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Bike theft: how to stay safe as UK cycle sales soar

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The coronavirus crisis has resulted in Britons buying bikes in huge numbers, but in tandem with increased sales has come an epidemic of theft. Insurers are warning that claims have leapt by 46% in the past seven weeks compared with last year.In April, at the height of lockdown, the number of bikes sold rose by…

Hints From Heloise: Helping out a particular polo-wearer

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Dear Heloise: My husband the golfer is very particular about his polo shirts. The collars no longer lie flat, and he wants me to buy new shirts. I think that's silly. So, is there a way to perk up the collars?— Kay in CaliforniaKay in California: Yes there’s an easy fix. The sizing (a starch-like…

Why this 90-year-old man decided to come out as gay during the pandemic

Kenneth Felts, 90, after participating in the 2020 Denver Pride Virtual 5K on June 20. Felts hid his sexuality for nearly a century but decided to come out as gay while writing his memoir. (Rebecca Mayes)Kenneth Felts spent his entire life in the closet. But at 90 years old, he felt ready to come out.Since…

Kids use art to tell the story of the coronavirus outbreak

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Full ScreenAutoplayClose'Kids Paint Corona': How readers picture their lives in the pandemicKidsPost readers joined an international children's art project to document what they are feeling during the coronavirus outbreak.CaptionKidsPost readers joined an international children's art project to document what they are feeling during the coronavirus outbreak.Buy PhotoWait 1 second to continue.Art will be one of…

Hints From Heloise: Whole grain benefits

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Dear Readers: We’ve all heard that when we choose bread, we should consider whole grain for its health benefits. To learn more about what whole grain means, we turned to the Whole Grains Council (wholegrainscouncil.org), and here’s what we found:A whole grain is, as you would imagine, the complete seed (industry term: kernel) and is…

Everything is cake, except fondant hate, which is very real

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This week, images posted on social media plunged us into a world that could have been conjured up by the love child of Betty Crocker and the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard, who believed that modern society has become so saturated with copies and images and simulations that their original forms — that reality itself — have…

Jenni Murray to quit BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour

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Dame Jenni Murray, whose mellifluous voice has graced the airwaves as the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour for more than three decades, is to leave the programme.Murray, 70, who is the longest-serving presenter in Woman’s Hour’s 74-year history, would be “moving on to a new stage in her long and distinguished broadcasting career”,…

The duty and burden of the black police officer

The duty and burden of the black police officer - The Washington PostsearchmenumenuWashington Post LogoprofileprofilehomeshareShare on FacebookEmail this linkShare on TwitterShare on PinterestShare on LinkedIncommentWashington Post LogocloseEmailBioFollowcloseEmailBioFollowarrow-rightcomment We noticed you’re blocking ads!Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker. Or purchase a subscription for unlimited access to real news you can count on.Try…

Children’s sleep severely affected by impact of coronavirus, say experts

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The coronavirus crisis is having a significant impact on children’s sleep, with anxiety and lack of routine causing serious disruption, experts and charities have warned.The Millpond sleep clinic, in London, says there has been a 30% rise in sleep inquiries from parents about children aged five to 13 compared with the same period in 2018-19.…

4 Ways to Support Someone with Anxiety

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Having someone who is suffering from anxiety is a painful journey.It is painful to see the one you love feeling tired and weak all the time, and having no will to do the things they once truly enjoy.If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, you might have probably felt the need to…