Maybe you kick off your shoes at home because you don’t want to track dirt across clean carpets or floors, or maybe it’s just a relief to shed them. But if you regularly take them off because you’re worried about harmful bacteria from the outside getting inside and making you sick, relax. Those concerns are overblown, according to experts, who added that more pressing health risks are often overlooked. What’s on your soles? Charles P. Gerba, a professor and microbiologist at the University of Arizona, studied how many and which kinds of bacteria linger on the bottom of shoes. In 2008, researchers tracked new shoes worn by 10 participants for two weeks and found that coliform bacteria like E. coli were extremely common on the outside of the shoes. E. coli is known to cause intestinal and urinary tract infections as well as meningitis, among other illnesses. “Our study also indicated that bacteria can be tracked by shoes over a long distance into your home … [Read more...] about Should you take your shoes off at home?
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The million-dollar question at Newport Folk Festival Saturday was what to expect from the headlining performance, mysteriously labeled with four Venus symbols and the phrase “The Collaboration.” When the surprise was finally unveiled, it did not disappoint — but even before that, the festival’s second day offered much to enjoy. Wisely, the bookers seem to define “folk” pretty broadly. The Nude Party and Illiterate Light were straight-up rock bands, with the latter bashing out a cover of Neil Young’s “Vampire Blues” so explosive it earned a standing ovation (no small feat before noon). Though Maggie Rogers has the stage presence and slick hooks of a pop star, she played expertly to the Newport crowd with a reimagining of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery.” Meanwhile, Awaaz Do, who mixed rock and country with South Asian influences, and Jupiter & Okwess, whose hyperactive Congolese rhythms proved irresistibly … [Read more...] about Second day of Newport Folk Fest brings big surprises
PUBLISHED: 19:49 28 June 2019 | UPDATED: 19:49 28 June 2019 Joseph Norton The 2:30 race at Residents Raceday at Great Yarmouth Racecourse. Picture: Jamie Honeywood Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk Thousands of people roared on the horses on Residents Day at Great Yarmouth races. Residents Raceday at Great Yarmouth Racecourse. Picture: Jamie HoneywoodFrom young families to racing enthusiasts, can you spot yourself in a selection of photos we took from the day? The main grandstand was packed full of hopeful punters while others watched on from closer vantage points.With visitors dressing to impress, a number of eye-catching outfits were on display including flowing white dresses and immaculate three piece suits. A successful day of winnings was enjoyed by many with the £19,000 Moulton Nurseries Handicap topping the bill on the seven-race card.The next race meeting takes place on Thursday with tickets starting from £14.Residents Raceday at … [Read more...] about Can you spot yourself at Residents day at Great Yarmouth races?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Taking the $57-a-Day Challenge in Prague Advertisement Supported by Frugal Traveler That’s what a typical resident of the city earns. Can you get a real taste of the Czech capital for that much? Without skimping on the beer or the sights? BySeth Kugel May 9, 2019 In 1991, the last time I set foot in Prague, it was the Czechoslovakian capital, and things were so cheap to a Western college student bearing hard currency that if you ordered an ice cream cone and didn’t like the flavor, you were tempted to throw it away and get another one. Beer by the half-liter cost pennies. The most prominent crowds downtown were not of tourists but political gatherings in Wenceslas Square during the early days of democracy. Things have changed. Stare Mesto, the Old Town, is not a frugal paradise. … [Read more...] about Taking the $57-a-Day Challenge in Prague
This post about travelling with hand luggage was created in collaboration with Admiral Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is something you should never travel without no matter where you’re going! Two weeks away with just hand luggage sounds like a challenge but it’s more than possible if you follow these easy travel hacks! I always try to travel with just hand luggage as it saves a lot of time and money. I often book budget flights so it pains me to spend as much on luggage as I have on the actual ticket! I’ve also learned that I very rarely need as much as I think I’ll need and used to come home with piles of clothes I hadn’t even worn! I never wear those sky-high heels or that dress I bought on sale but have never found the opportunity to wear it (but I still used to pack it ‘just in case’!) Travelling with just hand luggage is all about removing the ‘just in case’ items, minimising, planning and learning how to pack … [Read more...] about Can you pack for a two week holiday with just hand luggage?