Happiful November 2019

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Going up

138 seal pups

were born on the

shores of the River

Thames in 2018

Downton Abbey

is being listed on

Airbnb for one

night only!

Lego has

released a book

on the wellbeing

power of play

Bromances

1 in 5 men have no

close friends – it's

time to reach out

Distractions!

New 'focus mode'

on Android is

coming

Going down

The

wellbeing

wrap

Puppy love

They're called man's best

friend, and it could be for a

good reason, as 69% of people

say their dog is the favourite

member of their household.

The 2019 US study also found

that 40% of owners admitted

to spending more on

their canine

friend than

themselves.

#EveryTreeCounts

On 30 November, the Woodland Trust is leading the Big

Climate Fightback, where it's urging one million people to

take part in local tree-planting events, plant a tree in their own

garden, or donate so it can plant one on their behalf.

Supporting wildlife, absorbing carbon, helping to

prevent flooding, and reducing pollution, trees really

can lead the charge in the fight against climate

change. Get involved at woodlandtrust.org.uk

YOUTUBE HAVE

INTRODUCED

ABBREVIATED

SUBSCRIBER COUNTS

IN A BID TO PROTECT

USERS' MENTAL

HEALTH. IT HOPES

THIS CHANGE WILL

ALLOW CREATORS

TO FOCUS ON THEIR

CONTENT, RATHER

THAN STRESS ABOUT

REAL-TIME NUMBERS.

In September, cancer

survivor and US

marathon swimmer,

Sarah Thomas, became

the first person ever to

swim the Channel four

times non-stop! She

achieved this incredible

feat in 54 hours 13

minutes, and dedicated

her swim "to all the

survivors out there".

PART OF YOUR WORLD

The mysterious beauty of mermaids has been expertly

captured, and no we're not talking about the new

Little Mermaid film. Since 2017, the Newfoundland and

Labrador Beard and Moustache Club has released an

annual MerB'ys calendar for charity, starring their own

members rocking fishtails, and embracing their 'just

washed up on shore like this' looks.

#Inflatable

Amnesty

Having a clear-out? Donate your

old pool inflatables and beach toys

to Wyatt and Jack®! This company

creates unique, sustainable bags

from these materials in a bid to

Spidey

senses

tingling?

It's that time of

year when those

pesky eight-legged

critters become our

unwelcome house-guests, but do you

know how to put them off? Conkers

in the corners of rooms are an old

favourite, and peppermint oil around

your home. Plus a new study has

found spiders are drawn to the colour

green, so avoid that at all costs!

keep as many as possible

from landfill.

DISCO FEVER

Putting a wellbeing twist on the

life of the party, silent discos are

taking place across Glasgow in care

homes and for dementia patients

in hospitals. Organiser Gillian

Machaffie says the idea is to spark

memories, and give people back a

much needed sense of 'normality'

by listening to their favourite tunes.

Music is a powerful thing, and

alongside the wellbeing benefits

of dancing, Gillian's seen how the

music is a welcome distraction from

the anxious thoughts and confusion

many people with dementia face.

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED

We all know the difference it makes to have someone there for us, but

did you know the effect is scientifically proven? A 2018 study revealed

that people can actually become more resilient to pain just by holding

hands with their other half! It's believed that when we're in physical

contact with someone we love, our brainwaves become in sync, and

the pain doesn't seem as bad.


People can become more resilient to pain

by holding hands with their other half!

But it doesn't stop at hand-holding. New research published in the

Scandinavian Journal of Pain found that being in the same room as

our partner can have a similar effect. We don't need to touch, or

even have verbal support. Just the presence of someone we

love can improve our tolerance for pain.

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