Found 11 resource(s) in 'Looking at You', for August 2018.
Looking at You (all articles)Gambling – is it a good idea for churches? Beware taking your pills abroad What is breeding on your tea towel? Is it safe to breath in your home? Smell the coffee? Does your dog jump out of your car? How pocket money can affect your children The march of the unicorns There’s a tattoo... (1775 words)
Gambling – is it a good idea for churches?You are organising the annual summer church fete. Someone asks, ‘Why not have a raffle? That always makes money.’ They have bought some tickets and will sell them around the village in the lead up to the event. Another parishioner offers to have a ‘guess the vicar’s weight’ game or do a pound in the... (419 words)
Beware taking your pills abroadAre you going abroad on holiday? Be careful which medicines you pack – what is legal in this country may NOT be legal in the country to which you are going. And, as figures from the Health Survey for England show that 48 per cent of us are taking prescription medication, this will affect very... (119 words)
What is breeding on your tea towel?You will never look at your kitchen tea towels in quite the same way again: they could be harbouring bugs which will give you food poisoning. Here are the gruesome details: recent tests on tea towels found that E.coli is more likely to be found on towels which have been used for both dishes and... (152 words)
Is it safe to breath in your home?Is your home polluted? A recent study has found that indoor pollutants are all around us, and that they may lead to up to 9,000 deaths a year. Dozens of personal care products have been given the thumbs-down for what they can do to the air-quality in your home: nail varnish, deodorants, gas stoves, wood... (116 words)
Smell the coffee?Do you have smell blindness? Probably – if you are busy. It seems that when we are focussed on a task, and distracted, our sense of smell is diminished. Perhaps that’s where the saying ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ comes from? (42 words)
Does your dog jump out of your car?Do you carry dogs in your car? Be careful – letting them jump out of your car boot can risk damaging their legs, according to a recent Veterinary College study at Hartpury University Centre. Leaping out can increase the pressure on their front legs by as much as a quarter. That can cause muscular-skeletal pathologies. (55 words)
How pocket money can affect your childrenMost children get their first experience of handling money through their regular allowance. So, how you give, and what you give really matters, for research has found that our ongoing attitudes to cash, saving and spending can be formed as early as the age of six. Rooster Money, the children’s money app, finds that parents... (166 words)
The march of the unicornsIs there a unicorn in your home? If you have children (or even if you do not?!), there is bound to be one prancing towards you. From cupcakes to stationery, bagels to inflatable plastic pool toys, headbands to slippers, t-shirts and even the new Kellogg’s Froot Loops cereal, glittery rainbow coloured unicorns have taken the... (126 words)
There’s a tattoo for thatDon’t look now, but tattoos are everywhere, and with people stripping off, more of them have been exposed than ever this summer. Tattoos were once the domain of sailors and eccentrics. Not anymore – a walk down any high street will confirm that tattoos are now big business. Nowadays shops offering tattoos and body piercing... (208 words)
Dangerously addictive FortniteFortnite is one of the most successful – and most addictive – games ever. Thousands of worried parents worry that the game is taking over their children’s life. One father found his primary school aged daughter sitting on a urine-soaked cushion – after a non-stop ten-hour gaming session. And so, in desperation, parents pull plugs,... (207 words)
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