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Lucky in love… in Slovakia

Living By 5 November, 2020 No Comments

Swedes are the unluckiest in love, garnering the highest unluckiness score across Europe Slovakia is the luckiest nation when it comes to finding love! ManySpins.com can reveal that Slovakians are in with the best chance of finding a lover. With a divorce rate of just 1.8, 22% of single person households and a mere 21,000 monthly searches to try to find love, the country scores 12 out of 75 for unluckiness – singletons and married couples must be doing something right! 72% of Europeans say refusal to compromise is the biggest difficulty with finding a partner. The UK has the highest divorce rate in Europe (8.4 per 1,000 people), with Latvia second highest (3.1). Sweden has the highest proportion of single person households (51%), with Denmark close behind (45%).

Mental health is in danger

Living By 2 November, 2020 No Comments

Many people cannot cope with the current social distance and isolation. They feel stressed by constant change and insecurity at work. The demand for psychological help has increased in all cultures, divorce have increased and we still have no idea about the impact of the pandemic on our kids. The webinar, titled ‘Inspiring Mental Wellbeing In The Workplace In a Post-COVID World’, will be hosted by former vice president of HR at Unilever Geoff McDonald. Through the webinar, themes will include how we should inspire leaders to drive practical solutions and change, while also exploring how you can impact mental wellbeing, especially in the workplace, and its challenges. McDonald will also discuss the challenges that working from home in a pandemic can bring, finding solutions to overcome these challenges, and how leaders can be inspired to drive these solutions.

Good sleep garantuees success

Living By 3 September, 2020 No Comments

We all have our preferred sleeping habits and without them, it can make a good night’s sleep near impossible, but we often disregard its importance in our daily lives. It is well known that a good night’s sleep results in increased productivity the following day, but does our sleeping position affect our working output? OnBuy’s Furniture Department discovered that the most common sleeping position is the fetal position, with a whopping 29% admitting that this is their preferred way to sleep. The second most popular position is the pillow hugger (24%). The freefall, the thinker and the soldier follow in third, fourth, and fifth with 14%, 13% and 10% choosing these positions as their favourite.

Healthier sex life helps women

Living By 28 August, 2020 No Comments

Guttmacher Institute finds that 218 million women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have an unmet need for modern contraception. In the 132 countries studied, the need is disproportionately high among adolescents aged 15–19 who want to avoid a pregnancy (43%, compared with 24% among all women aged 15–49). Fully meeting the needs for sexual and reproductive health care would result in immense health gains, including a reduction of about two-thirds in unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and maternal deaths. Commitment to providing this essential care for all women is critical to upholding sexual and reproductive rights during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sardinia is not Italy

Living By 13 August, 2020 No Comments

by Dr. Stefanie Claudia Müller

The history of the second-largest island in Mediterranean after Sicily is tempting as its food. But you have to distinguish very well between touristic and cheap places and the real local kitchen. However, the ice cream never disappoints. The fact that Sardinia is almost as far from the Italian mainland as Tunisia surprises most people. There is an obvious link to Africa and its culture as well as to prehistoric times. Thousands of nuraghe (stone buildings) dot the landscape. They proof that people have been enjoying the island for millennia.