science, writing

Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you)

Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you) I have always enjoyed writing—whether it’s stories, poems, scripts, silly notes to myself or pages and pages of unnecessary commentary on my favourite television shows. There is something about putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) that soothes me. One of my… Continue reading Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you)

Public Health

Some people aren’t made for winter

Winter is known as the gloomiest season due to the weather it brings, but if you find yourself feeling lower than usual, there could be a reason why. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a kind of depression that has its onset during different seasons of the year. Most people tend to be affected during winter but… Continue reading Some people aren’t made for winter

coronavirus, Public Health

Don’t ditch your face masks just yet…

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Another COVID variant has been identified. Known as XBB.1.5. or the 'kraken' variant, it has been detected in 28 countries and is showing signs of being able to evade national immunity or protection offered by vaccines. It is cause for concern due to low vaccine intakes in countries such… Continue reading Don’t ditch your face masks just yet…

Infographic

Merry Christmas! [+ free infographic]

I would like to wish all readers and followers a Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays! Photo by picjumbo.com on Pexels.com Christmas is always a very stressful period! It is easy for things to spiral and end up in disaster, but have no fear! Here are FIFTEEN tips for a less stressful Christmas! I think the… Continue reading Merry Christmas! [+ free infographic]

Public Health

7 quotes that sum up seasonal affective disorder

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com According to the NHS, Seasonal Affective Disorder is: a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. NHS, Overview of Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms include: ongoing low mood a loss of pleasure or interest in daily activities irritability feelings of despair, guilt and worthlessness lacking in energy… Continue reading 7 quotes that sum up seasonal affective disorder

science

Glug, glug, glug – how much water DO you need to drink per day?

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com According to research posted in Science, eight glasses of water a day is too much. As someone who needs water with a little flavour, this is good news! No one is quite sure where that figure (eight glasses) came from, although I'm assuming someone divided two litres by a 250ml… Continue reading Glug, glug, glug – how much water DO you need to drink per day?

Public Health

The Big Question – 02 – Cost of living crisis

How will the cost of living crisis affect people in the UK? It all began a year ago. I had just finished self-isolating and the first place I ended up in was my local Tesco store. The joy of being released was swiftly overcome by sadness when I saw the increased price of my favourite… Continue reading The Big Question – 02 – Cost of living crisis

Life

Where to start saving money on energy bills — The Earthbound Report

I regularly speak to people and groups about how they can reduce their carbon footprints. And of course, most of the things that reduce your carbon footprint also reduce your energy bills. As I’ve tried to make our 1920s family home zero carbon, we have also seen our bills fall. According to Ofgem, the average […]… Continue reading Where to start saving money on energy bills — The Earthbound Report

Questions

The Big Question – 01 – Foil in the Microwave

In this new series, I will be examining the day-to-day questions in which the answer lies in science. You know, those questions that you get when something happens and you find yourself wondering why? Today's question is based on a little incident that happened to me recently. And, if I'm being honest, it's not the… Continue reading The Big Question – 01 – Foil in the Microwave

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5 ways to reduce stress [infographic]

1. Make sure you get enough rest. It's normal to feel overwhelmed and like there aren't enough hours in the day, but ensuring you're getting a good night's sleep is vital.  2. Eat healthy and balanced meals. It's easy to fall into bad habits when stressed, but overeating junk food can make you feel worse.… Continue reading 5 ways to reduce stress [infographic]