Accordung to a study by the Automation Innovation Lab people want to maintain the new mobility habits acquired during the pandemic. 55% have incorporated the habit of walking and 40% have increased the use of bicycles, as these are healthy mobility options. Many people are considering starting a new, more balanced way of living, fostered by working remotely. 38% of Europeans are thinking of moving from the city centre to suburban or rural areas. New countryside people.
by Loretta Oddi
*Lorretta Oddi is the pastor’s wife in Santa Ponsa, Mallorca. They helped to set up a Foodbank with many others. On the picture you see her with her family.
Yes, I believe the situation in Mallorca is as bad as it is being related by the media and/or documentaries. The majority of people I personally know have been negatively affected by the pandemic, specifically in loss of jobs, loss of income, and consequently their emotional well-being has been affected. Some dear friends had to leave the island after losing everything and not being granted any support by the government as it took time to react to the sudden and destructive effect of the lockdown measures on self-employed, small business owners.
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%).
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.
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.
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.