Found 12 resource(s) in 'Looking at You', for April 2019.
Looking at You (all articles) for April 2019Waiting for your stuff to be delivered Why we are turning to soap bars Keep an eye on your teenage daughter Beware of dating fraud You are what you think about Mind the potholes! Will you become a victim of crime? Waste not, want not Get moving How to live longer Seen but not heard... (1716 words)
Waiting for your stuff to be delivered‘Harran, Kanneh and Eden and merchants of Sheba, Ashur and Kilmad traded with you. In your market-place they traded with you beautiful garments, blue fabric, embroidered work and multi-coloured rugs with cords twisted and tightly knotted. The ships of Tarshish serve as carriers for your wares. You are filled with heavy cargo as you sail... (407 words)
Why we are turning to soap barsIt’s official: we are buying more soap bars these days. And that is a good thing. It is all a part of the major consumer backlash against unnecessary plastic waste. More and more of us want eco-friendly versions of our everyday needs. Thus, we have ‘bags for life’, loose fruit and veg, and now –... (132 words)
Keep an eye on your teenage daughterIf she is spending more than three hours a day on social media, she may well need your help. A recent study has found that such girls are more than twice as likely to have depression as their male classmates. A government-funded study by UCL found that more than 25% of teenage girls who average... (164 words)
Beware of dating fraudMiddle-aged women who are open to a bit of romance should be careful: they are in the age group which is most vulnerable to dating fraudsters. Dating fraud begins online. You think you have met someone rather special on that dating website, app or social media. But as your friendship develops, they suddenly hit a... (142 words)
You are what you think aboutNegative thoughts can actually harm you, physically. In a recent study by the universities of Exeter and Oxford, it was found that if you listen to that critical inner voice, you will end up with an increased heart rate, consistent with feelings of being under threat and distress. On the other hand, positive thoughts have... (136 words)
Mind the potholes!Our roads are full of holes. Potholes. There is now a two and a half times greater chance that your car will be damaged in a pothole than there was 13 years ago. One in five local roads in England and Wales is in a poor condition, and road resurfacing has declined, according to the... (119 words)
Will you become a victim of crime?Do you ever worry about burglars, or being physically attacked? Probably. It seems that 14 per cent of us believe we WILL be a victim of crime this year, 52 per cent of us would not be surprised to become a victim, and only about one third of us are confident that we will NOT... (131 words)
Waste not, want notRoot-to-flower eating is the latest craze in many British restaurants, as more and more waste-conscious chefs aim to use the whole plant instead of throwing away the leaves. So now you can enjoy carrot tops, beetroot stems, cauliflower leaves and cucumber flowers. As one chef says: “Most plants are all edible. But what we usually... (109 words)
Get movingIt is April – time to get the family outside and enjoy more exercise! One in three children are doing less than 30 minutes exercise a day, according to a recent Sport England report. That means that 2.3million kids nationwide do less than half the Chief Medical Officer’s recommended level of daily activity of at... (87 words)
How to live longerIf your diet is full of fibre, you may cut the risk of early death by up to a third. Fibre is found in fruit, vegetables, wholemeal bread and pasta, as well as high-fibre breakfast cereals. Overall, people who eat such things tend to have lower body weight and lower cholesterol levels, which in turn... (71 words)
Seen but not heardChildren below the age of 14 are spending on average three hours and 18 minutes a day on their devices. In contrast, they spend about one hour and 43 minutes a day talking to their families. That works out that children are spending an average of 23 hours a week on their smartphone and other... (96 words)
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