Health and Lifestyles

Welcome to my nightmare: researchers to investigate the strange world

How Covid-19 is impacting people’s dreams is the subject of a study being run by a cross-disciplinary team of academics from Australia, the UK and Finland.“Pandemic dreams” are already the subject of a book of essays from Harvard research Deirdre Barrett, alongside reams of popular audience articles and social media posts.“Certainly there were different lines…

Screen burn: why the glare from your computer could be

Pass notesHealth & wellbeing Researchers have suggested a week in front of a screen is the same as 25 minutes in the sun. So should you be slapping on the sunblock every morning before sitting down to work? ‘Blue light’ may cause premature ageing, although it is unclear what dose may be required. Photograph: Westend61/Getty…

Pregnant women in hospital with Covid-19 may not show symptoms,

Pregnant women in hospital with coronavirus are less likely to show symptoms and may have a greater risk risk of being admitted to an intensive care unit than non-pregnant women of similar age, a study has found.The analysis, which encompassed 77 studies conducted globally and was published in the British Medical Journal, looked at 11,432…

Grilled Lamb Burgers with Yogurt Sauce and Fresh Tomato Salsa

Jump to Recipe Juicy and tender grilled lamb burgers topped with a fresh-flavored Greek yogurt sauce and a quick tomato salsa.This post is sponsored by Superior Farms.If you’re looking to spice up your summer grilling menu this year, grilled lamb burgers are the way. Ground lamb has this lovely mild flavor that pairs well with…

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Tropical Sriracha Chicken Salad

Jump to RecipeChange up your usual salad game with this spicy and sweet Tropical Sriracha Chicken Salad. It’s packed full of veggies and flavor with an added boost of protein from the Sriracha-Pineapple Marinated chicken breast.  Are you someone who thinks that all salads are boring? Not filling enough? Not enough flavor? I 100% used…

Ditch the gloves, buy a litter-picker, but don’t carshare! How to be eco-friendly in...

With planes grounded, roads clear, emissions slashed and less noise and light pollution, at first it seemed the coronavirus pandemic might have an environmental benefit. But now the temporary respite is over and, as we venture back outside, it is clear that in other ways, things have got worse. Online shopping (with its excess packaging),…

Bike repair voucher website for England struggles at launch

Boris Johnson’s ambitious plan to get people in England cycling has got off to a wobbly start, with the website offering bicycle repair vouchers crashing at launch.As part of the prime minister’s £2bn scheme to boost active travel, the UK government has made 50,000 “fix your bike” vouchers available in England to be used for…

Ask Amy: Working from home reveals unsavory habits

Dear Amy: Working at home during the pandemic has given me a glimpse into how my wife conducts business.She is often rude to her customers and co-workers, with a particularly annoying habit of loudly talking over them to try to gain the verbal upper hand. She also frequently battles with her boss instead of trying…

Miss Manners: I’ve been squeezed out of a tiny wedding!

Dear Miss Manners: My stepson is getting married during the pandemic and is now able to invite only a tiny number of guests. He plans to have his big wedding at a later date. The guests now include only the bridegroom, their son, the couple standing up for them and their biological parents.I feel that…

Hints From Heloise: The dangers of co-signing a loan

Dear Readers: What happens if someone you know, a friend or family member, asks you to co-sign a loan? Most financial advisers will discourage you from saying yes. Why? Let’s take a look.According to the Federal Trade Commission (ftc.gov), when you co-sign a loan, you are saying that regardless of any situation, this loan will…

For the best stargazing, head to a patch of dark sky

To see meteors, stars and star groups, it’s best to head at least 60 miles from a big city. One such place is Shenandoah National Park, above, where the Milky Way can be seen above Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)Stargazing is fun to do in the warm summertime, especially during the Perseids…

The Goya boycott could impact the brand, experts say — just not the way...

First came the boycott of Goya foods after the company’s CEO, Robert Unanue, appeared this month at a White House event and praised President Trump.[A Goya boycott has people sharing alternatives for adobo, sazón and more pantry staples]That was swiftly followed by a “buycott,” the reaction from Trump supporters who pledged to buy up the…

5 Books to Read This Summer

Welcome back to another round of seasonal reads! As a reminder, we try to stop in every few months to round-up what we’ve been reading. We tend to stick to a 5-book format since it’s a pretty attainable goal and prevents you from getting stuck in indecision paralysis. Also we stick to fiction + occasionally…

Is my wife’s masturbation killing our sex life?

My wife loves me, and she’s had multiple orgasms when we’re together, but from time to time she likes to go solo. I’m 65 and she’s 60 – we’ve been married for 40 years – so I know what she likes. During the day, she’ll go into the bedroom and lock the door – there’s…