️ Take 5 Put your thinking caps on and tackle this month’s puzzling fun Diagonal sudoku Similar to a normal sudoku grid, but with an added challenge – fill in the empty boxes so that the numbers one to nine appear once in each column, row, box, and the shaded diagonals. How did you do? Search 'freebies' at shop.happiful.com to find the answers, and more! 1 9 3 4 5 2 1 6 6 4 6 3 4 7 2 1 3 4 9 7 2 4 6 3 1 2 9 4 2 9 1 5 3 4 Emoji-nary Use the emoji clues to decipher the titles of the following books, films and TV shows. FILMS: BOOKS TV SHOWS: ️️️ ️️️ ️️️ ️️️
Emojis | emojipedia.org 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.