gutted

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  • I’ve never been stung by a bee but have by a wasp a fair few times. I’ve always found they hurt, something quick and sharp, then they ache a bit after.

    Last time I was stung it was at a picnic in St James Park. I felt something near my arm pit, moved my arm to look and the damn wasp stung me. Then when I tried to swat it away the jerk had the…[Read more]

  • gutted replied to the topic kills 99.9% of germs? in the forum Health 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    99.99% i think you’ll find.

    The funny thing is that few seem to question, is whether it kills all species to the same 99.99% level… which they don’t. Some bacteria are completely annihilated, others survive relatively unscathed. Whether the one that is unscathed is pathogenic or not is anybody’s guess. Even if the pathogens are always being…[Read more]

  • gutted posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    While waiting for a train in Germany last week, I noticed how much cleaner their stations and tracks are than ours. Litter bins in Germany quite often have sections for paper/plastic/waste/metal.

    £1 bn seems quite cheap. Just £16 / person / year to reduce waste. And much of the £1 bn will grow the economy (more jobs, etc).

    To put into pe…[Read more]

  • gutted posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    Whilst there might be something in extreme events, sleep deprivation, etc.. triggering different reactions in the body to store more. Plus varying metabolic rates. I doubt these effect more than a few percent of the population and don’t remove the fact that if you don’t eat it, you can’t store. We are genetically cut out for having so much food…[Read more]

    • They reckon that as few as four nights of reduced sleep (I think they said 6 hours or less) has a significant impact on weight. In our fast paced, 24/7 world this is a serious problem.

      Yes, you are right that if you don’t eat it, you can’t store it. Hence why food is so much more important than exercise! The studies on sleep deprivation causing…[Read more]

    • “I doubt these effect more than a few percent of the population and don’t remove the fact that if you don’t eat it, you can’t store.”

      It is easy to say this until you have been in a situation where something unusual for you impacts on your appetites…Steriods being a common example.

      I gained significantly more weight than I should have when…[Read more]

  • gutted posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    The solution is activity levels as much as diet. Driving short distances has to be made less attractive than walking and can only really be done through cost. Easy in theory, tough in reality.

    • Activity doesn’t burn many calories in many of us. I am more hungry when I have exercised, but I don’t need any more food. I got fatter when I was training for my winter mountain leader assessment. 5 days a week winter mountaineering and I got more flabby. I ate a tiny fracture more than normal, but really only a tiny bit more. It wasn’t that I…[Read more]

      • Whilst there might be something in extreme events, sleep deprivation, etc.. triggering different reactions in the body to store more. Plus varying metabolic rates. I doubt these effect more than a few percent of the population and don’t remove the fact that if you don’t eat it, you can’t store. We are genetically cut out for having so much food…[Read more]

        • They reckon that as few as four nights of reduced sleep (I think they said 6 hours or less) has a significant impact on weight. In our fast paced, 24/7 world this is a serious problem.

          Yes, you are right that if you don’t eat it, you can’t store it. Hence why food is so much more important than exercise! The studies on sleep deprivation causing…[Read more]

        • “I doubt these effect more than a few percent of the population and don’t remove the fact that if you don’t eat it, you can’t store.”

          It is easy to say this until you have been in a situation where something unusual for you impacts on your appetites…Steriods being a common example.

          I gained significantly more weight than I should have when…[Read more]

      • Eating 100kcals of sugar and sitting on your butt, will force your body to store fat just the same as 100kcals of slow release carbs and doing nothing. There is a greater chance you’ll move in the 3hr hours after a pile of pasta, so even for the most lazy some of pasta might not be converted to fat. The sugars and their boost/ subsequent slump…[Read more]

  • I’ve seen a lot SMEs to corporates on campus to meet/recruit students for junior roles. Contact your local university to see if they have any careers events or if they want a guest speaker from industry.

    Some of the SMEs I know are doing Hackathons.

  • @frosty this survey indicated that of the 2.9 million vapers in the UK, 1.5 million were ex-smokers. Which leaves 1.4 million who started vaping despite being non-smokers.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/08/majority-of-vapers-have-quit-tobacco-survey

    So yes, 1.5 million is more than half of 2.9 million, but only just. Obvious…[Read more]

  • @bob Many millenials have not benefitted from the crash, as mortgages are only any use if you can save up for a deposit. If you can’t, you just get screwed from not earning interest on any savings you can save, rising rent prices and wages dropping in real terms!

    I have been incredibly lucky in that I have always been able to find rental…[Read more]

  • I find the smell unpleasant and in a very vapy environment find it makes my throat sore, in the same way as in a smokey environment or if someone had been spraying aerosols around.

    Doesn’t necessarily mean it’s damaging my health long term, but it certainly does have a short term negative effect.

  • gutted replied to the topic Big Game Trophy Hunters in the forum Banter 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Didn’t see the documentary, but suspect I would have struggled to watch.

    Trophy hunters should have their eyes gouged out slowly with rusty screwdrivers.

  • As a species we haven’t changed, so should the need arise I’m sure the snowflakes could toughen up if required.

  • Bloody hell, that’s a lot of replies. I should have mentioned in the first post I have zero intention of going to a casino to try this and I don’t trust the online stuff, I’m sure it’s regulated but no thanks.

    To those saying it won’t work, it certainly worked for a couple of hours on the free app today, placing a £10 bet and doubling each…[Read more]

  • Time to dip in to the collective knowledge.

    A kid I work with reckoned that he had a fool proof method of winning at roulette.

    I have been testing it today on a roulette app and it works but you need a lot of money behind you to ensure you win.

    I have never actually been in a casino so I don’t know the rules but would this be allowed as it…[Read more]

  • Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go (or – better – the film adaptation of that novel) addresses this really will. It doesn’t deal with specific dates of death but it DOES deal with people knowing that they are not long for this world, touching on issues of destination/pre-destination, free will, motivation to get on with things etc. Highly recommended.

  • gutted replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    I get migraines when I read liberal posts on the internet 😀

  • You need to wear proper supportive insoles. I had plantar fascitiis and wearing insoles in my everyday shoes really helped. The best insoles for plantar fasciitis in my opinion are Footrevivers they will give your feet just the right amount of support and wont make your shoes feel bulky or tight. I have tried other brands such as scholl and…[Read more]

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