Lifestyle

All aspects of our lives are interwoven in one way or another. Just like your physical wellbeing can influence your mental state, so can your surroundings. Seeing as how we have all been spending more and more time at home lately, it’s important to create a home environment that will benefit your psychological wellbeing. By having a living space that oozes positivity, you will start feeling less stressed and anxious. In case you are not sure where to begin, keep on reading for a handy guide that will help you decorate your home in such a way that your mental health is at the forefront. Get rid of clutter No one can feel good when surrounded by clutter. To clear your mind, start clearing your home of the things you no longer need. Decluttering can be tackled in various ways but the...
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To Sir John Kingman, Chair of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Professor Rory Duncan, UK Director of Talent and Skills, Professor Jennifer Rubin, Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), We, the undersigned, represent postgraduate research students from the NINE doctoral training programme based across Durham University, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Sunderland, Teesside University, and Ulster University. There have been several attempts on behalf of postgraduate research students and doctoral training partnerships to negotiate a fair response to the pandemic from UKRI since the beginning of the crisis in...
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It has been nearly a year since this world-wide pandemic has taken over. It has been nearly a year since we learned just how far Rutherford County School Board and Governor Bill Lee are willing to protect the teachers and staff of their schools. At the end of the day, yes, students choose whether or not they would like to attend a physical or online school. Unlike the students, teachers, and workers of these in-person schools do not have such a luxury. Instead, they are told that they are out of a job if they choose not to attend. Mind you, this not only goes for the healthy and able-bodied teachers- but the teachers who suffer from susceptibility, chronic illnesses, and many other factors that qualify them as high risk. While attending high school, I made many friends along the...
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We are at a crossroads right now. The Globalist Elite have created a situation to further their agenda that seeks to take all individual rights away through fear and dependence on governments. While they have done a great job creating this situation it has had a side effect in our favor, people all over the world have snapped out of their slumber and awakened to the harsh reality of what is really going on. They are banking on people thinking we are past the point of no return and just going along to survive. With the implementation of ID2020 technology in vaccination and internet service providersrefusing service to anyone without a vaccine certificates, voices like mine will soon be censored completely so I have decided to write this letter and offer a better option, one that will...
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(And Avoid Debilitating - often Death-Ushering - Diseases) My name is Jack Richard. I was born in 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and have lived there all my life. I am of American and Scottish stock. Should you desire to live as long as I have (87 years . . . so far), here is the recipe of what you are not obliged to do and what you must do. You may take issue with some of my dos and don'ts which, as you will see, do not agree with what is recommended elsewhere. However, before passing judgement on my say-sos, keep this in mind: I am the living proof that it works; my vital statistics are all normal (blood pressure of 120~130 over 60~70, cholesterol and triglycerides in the normal range, et cetera). The cardinal rule of what you should do is to do what you like...
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Greetings! On behalf of the children enrolled in the programs operated by the Parkgate Society, we are requesting access to the gym and/or dance studio facilities at the Parkgate Community Centre. Prior to the implementation of COVID 19 policies, children in the care of the Parkgate Society were permitted to use the large gym and dance studios for playtime. We no longer have access to these facilities that provide a safe location for play during the dark and wet winter months. Activity levels for children have plunged since COVID restrictions have been put in place. Fitness facilities are open and classes have resumed at the Parkgate Community Centre for adults. Why have our requests for access to the large gym or dance studio been denied? There must be a solution that would...
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This past week, Facebook has been filled with hate and negativity. With a sad and heavy heart, Overton lost a beautiful soul because of that boisterous hate some of you spread behind your screen. Even after her passing, you still made rude and ugly comments and posts. You bash families that have made great improvements to a town most of the citizens love and families that have been in Overton for decades. You judge people without knowing their situation or their life story. You call people names. You lash out behind a screen but we all know you would never say these things in real life. You claim to know what's best for Overton, but your actions and words so otherwise. It is incredible sad that a post based on hate gets more likes and comments than the one informing the town of the recent...
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For some reason, realizing the COVID-19 pandemic is approaching its first anniversary, prompted me to think of quicksand. My knowledge of that sticky gunk is limited to what I learned from Gilligan’s Island, back in the 70s. The only TV my brothers and I could watch as kids was what our Dad watched. Let’s just say, the three of us probably know more Hee-Haw, John Wayne, Lawrence Welk, and Clint Eastwood trivia than most 50-60-year-old. However, given Gilligan’s Island aired from 4 – 4:30 p.m. each weekday, we could sneak watch most of each episode while Mom made supper in preparation for Dad’s return from work. My most vivid memories of the show involve quicksand. One or more of the castaways seemed to get bogged down in it quite often. As I recall, they made a big deal out of not...
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Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that a lot of people encounter (as its name suggests) in their sleep. The reasons why this is so troublesome are numerous. First of all, it causes snoring, which can disturb your partner, thus affecting your personal relationship. Sleep apnea can also lower the quality of your sleep, which is a major medical concern, on its own. It can lower your level of alertness, make you worn out, destroy your immune system and much, much more. In order to deal with this issue, you should learn a thing or two about sleep apnea and then explore your options in treating it. Here are some of the best home treatments for sleep apnea. Use a humidifier Dry air can make your sleep apnea situation much worse. So, you could...
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Smoking is a nasty, highly addictive habit that is quite difficult to quit. What’s more, people who smoke know that it is bad for their health and still can’t quit. This is so because cigarettes contain nicotine, which acts as a stimulant. However, even though it sounds impossible, it is in fact possible to quit smoking. What you need is to see and analyze the smoking and quitting experiences of some people and try to apply them to yourself. Most people agree on a few important things – you need to have support, you need to be motivated and have strong willpower. These things are crucial, and I had realized how important these were only when I decided to leave this disgusting habit behind me. The following pieces of advice are for those people who want to quit so badly...
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