Saturday, 23 June 2018

Features

Child Abuse: Prevent it before it occurs

Child abuse can happen to children of any race, socioeconomic group, religion or culture. It can be in physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual form. Child abuse is of many types. It can also result from neglect. It can emotionally damage our kids. We teach our young children all sorts of ways to keep themselves safe. We teach our kids about smoke alarms and how to escape a fire. We teach our children how to cross the ...

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People with sisters are happier and more optimistic

People with sisters are likely to be happier and optimistic, research from De Montfont University and Ulster University claims. The study quizzed 571 young people aged 17 to 25 on their lives and found that those who grew up with sisters were more likely to be happy. Participants filled in ...

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Most depressing day of the year – BLUE MONDAY – what can you do

The fun and frivolities of the holiday season have faded, purse strings are tightened as pay day seems further away than usual and, as if that wsn’t bad enough, it’s raining. These are some of the different factors which have resulted in Monday, January 15, being dubbed the most depressing day ...

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Plants in the workplace could prevent sick days and reduce stress

Filling up the workspace with plants could help combat sick days and reduce stress levels, a new study has discovered, as reported in The Independent. Illness spread fast in high-rise office buildings and this is often associated with poor ventilation and chemicals used in office furniture which can cause an ...

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Aussie flu: what are the symptoms and what should I do?

FLU

The flu has arrived, folks. With latest figures showing a doubling in the rates of ILI (influenza-like illness) in the community, it’s time to batten down the hatches in advance of what some experts have said will be an especially bad flu season. Predictions of so-called “Aussie flu” – a ...

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Facial yoga can make you look younger

Yoga has been a popular as an exercise and for overall well-being of the body. It has been extensively practised and loved by celebrities and people all over the world. As yoga evolves further, facial yoga has also been developed. It is a series of exercises that promise to do for ...

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The effects of sexsomnia

Sleep; a time for relaxation, peace and rejuvenation, orelaxationr, a time for sex! But how can a person engage in sex when asleep? Well, turns out, a person can. Sleep sex is not a myth; it is a real condition and is termed as sexsomnia. Where you may have heard ...

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These are the 100 worst passwords of 2017

LONDON: Need a New Year’s resolution? How about this one? Start taking password security more seriously. New research released by SplashData reveals that many people are still making woefully poor decisions when it comes to the passwords they use to secure their online accounts. As we all know, passwords often ...

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Inside the Royal Family’s Very Meghan Christmas

There was a general sense of astonishment among seasoned royal journalists when an announcement was made this week that Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle had been invited to spend Christmas Day at Sandringham with the queen. It wasn’t so much the content of the briefing – “You can expect to ...

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Improve sleep quality by opening doors and windows

A new study in Netherlands suggested that leaving a bedroom door or window open may help people sleep better. Open windows and doors helped reduce carbon dioxide levels and improve ventilation and air flow, which was related to better sleep quality for the healthy young adults in the study. “We ...

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