In a small group of patients, who seem mainly to be the elderly or those with long-term illnesses, it can lead to pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection in which the insides of the lungs swell up and fill with fluid. It makes it increasingly difficult to breathe and, if left untreated, can be fatal and suffocate people. … [Read more...] about China announces just 394 new cases of the killer coronavirus – the lowest daily toll in a MONTH as Beijing says outbreak control efforts ‘are working’
All the cliches about black are true: like a cloak of invisibility, it hides a multitude of sins but retains an air of unknowable cool and (in my wildest fantasy) a bit of protective menace. Perhaps this guy – and this look – is irresistible. Or are my eyes just blinded by the imaginary kohl eyeliner I feel I should be wearing? … [Read more...] about How to wear the new emo look
A recent tweet read: 'Just had a nice playful interaction with long-legged girl trying to find a hairdresser at 3:30 on a Sunday. Good hooks like crossed legs and hair flicking. Thought the close was on but she had a boyfriend and wouldn't go for it. Decent. Better than last set. A** like a six-year-old boy.' … [Read more...] about New ‘Daygame’ dating trend sees men pay £4,000 for bootcamps to learn how to ‘hook’ women in the street without the need for apps or alcohol – but their targets brand the technique as ‘creepy’ and ‘fake’
It's essential for my daughter to grasp this rich heritage if she is to understand who her father is, but I'm not sure she was listening. She was trying on the free facial hair that came with the Horrible Histories magazine (putrid pirate's beards, RAF moustaches etc). I know where all that's going to end up. Even though my manifest destiny once was to be waited on hand and foot like Lord Snooty, my reality is picking discarded comic freebies from a vacuum cleaner dust bag. It's rubbish being a grownup. … [Read more...] about The Beano – a happy 75th anniversary
Lady Susan promises much. The eponymous leading character is intelligent, accomplished and utterly amoral. Lady Susan is a beautiful widow in her mid-30s who gets her kicks from flirtation and psychological manipulation. At the beginning of the book we find her entertaining herself by causing emotional mayhem in a household in which she is a guest. She gets her friend’s husband to fall in love with her, while also tempting the idiotic aristocrat who is courting her own daughter to turn his attentions to her instead. This being England rather than France, she is too canny to let any of these men get anything more than sweet talk from her. … [Read more...] about Does Love & Friendship improve Jane Austen’s ending?