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9 Things to Read This Week (6 March 2020)

9 Things to Read This Week (6 March 2020)

Zissy Lewin
9 Things to Read This Week (6 March 2020)

1. Yes washing your hands can really slow down an epidemic. But you need to do it correctly which includes using soap and washing the backs and fronts of your hands for at least 20 seconds. Roughly, as popular thought goes, for the amount of time it takes you to sing Happy Birthday twice. But if you’d rather vary your song choice here’s a thread on 20 second choruses to accompany your hand washing moments. [Medical News]

 

2. A fantastic guide to the best food shops in Cape Town. [Drizzle and Drip]

 

3. An essay on body positivity, weight and being a good girl. It’s a topic that’s come up in my viewing [this viral clip entitled “be a lady”] and reading – it’s a theme in The Shelley Bay Ladies Swimming Circle,  a book I have just finished and have yet to review [Health].

 

4. What colour is your name? Synesthesia is a rare sensory trait. It manifests differently, but one of the more common ways it shows up is in grapheme-color synesthesia. This is when people see letters and numbers in colors. Bernadette Sheridan explains how she sees words in colors and it’s fascinating. At the end of the article she links to the website she created called synesthesia.me which gives people a chance to see what she sees. You type in your name and it comes out in colours which you can then download. It’s pretty awesome. [Medium]

 

5. Discovery put out a very comprehensive guide to understanding Coronavirus. From how it’s transmitted, to symptoms and what you can do to prevent it. [Discovery]

 

6. If you’ve used fresh or dried turmeric,you’ll know how quickly and badly it can stain anything from cups to counters to pots to your shirt. I avoid putting it into plastic jug blenders and have a wash-immediately policy when it comes to turmeric related drinks. This guide details how to get rid of turmeric stains from linen, counters and ceramics. [Food52]

 

7. Small things you can do to bring your best to everything you do. [New York Times]

 

8. Processed food isn’t always bad for you. Here’s how to differentiate between the good and the bad. [Well + Good]

 

9. I laughed at this analysis of common insta-worthy outdoor poses. [Outside Online]

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