Last modified on Feb 18, 2021 15:15 GMT Katherine Robinson Face masks with filters: Best non-medical, reusable and washable face coverings with filters that you can buy online in the UK for added protection against coronavirus Face masks have become part of our everyday lives to help stop the spread of coronavirus. But did you know there are face masks with filters that can provide a little extra protection? SHOP: Best petite and XS face masks for small faces The current government advice states that medical-grade masks should continue to be reserved for those who need them to protect against risks in their workplace, such as health and care workers, and those in industrial settings, like those exposed to dust hazards. N95 masks fall under this category and you really don’t need one unless you are coming into regular close contact with people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Loading the player... WATCH: Check out these celebrities wearing face masks MORE: Best lightweight and cooling face masks What is a face mask filter? Face mask filters are used as an extra layer of protection to filter out particulate in the air. They usually sit in between the two outer layers of the mask. Several types of face mask filters exist, from basic cloth pieces to carbon filters and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters. How often should I change my face mask filter? There are several great reusable, washable non-medical face coverings on the market that come with removable filters. You should replace the filter regularly – ideally after each use – and wash your mask daily, waiting until it is completely dry before you put it on again. For filters to work effectively, the mask should fit snugly to your face, with no gaps where air can escape. RELATED: Face masks for glasses wearers: best styles and hacks you need to know to stop them steaming up MORE: Fun face masks for … [Read more...] about Best face masks with filters: Reusable & disposable face masks
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Last modified on Feb 25, 2021 12:23 GMT Megan Bull Struggling with ideas on what to do in lockdown? Here are 35 productive things to do during a lockdown in 2021 from learning a language to updating your CV, taking a course and more. Struggling with ideas on what to do in lockdown? If you've reached the end of Netflix and the idea of spending another day on the sofa looking at memes is too much to bear, it's time to change up your routine and get those creative juices flowing. Staying at home may be limiting but it doesn't need to be boring - from learning a language to organising your wardrobe, updating your CV to writing a novel, there are plenty of fun and productive things you can take up to pass the time - why not start right now? RELATED: Fun things you can do to keep yourself busy at home while in isolation mode Productive things you can do while isolating at home: 1. Set goals Productivity is about progress - it's about breaking our long-term goals down into daily action so that we can grow and develop. Yes, we're set to have an abundance of free time on our hands at the moment but that doesn’t mean having to spend every second of the day rushing about in a bid to get everything done. Instead, by setting regular daily or weekly goals we can prioritise what's really important without feeling overwhelmed or overstretched. Depending on what you're looking to accomplish, there's a range of goal-planning journals and notebooks covering everything from cleaning, exercise and diet to business and life goals. We're particularly obsessed with Mrs Hinch's The Little Book of Lists. Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists, £7.50, Amazon SHOP NOW PLAY: The best puzzles for adults to keep you occupied during isolation READ: 17 best flower delivery services to brighten your home 2. Learn a language Remember all those times you said you'd learn … [Read more...] about 35 fun & productive things to do during lockdown 2021
S(he) be(lie)be(d). Photo: Justin Bieber/Instagram Can you beliebe? Justin Bieber announced today that his new album, titled JUSTICE , will be released on March 19 (and yes, the ‘t’ in ‘justice’ is a cross). The album’s singles include “Holy” (featuring Chance the Rapper), “Lonely” (featuring Benny Blanco), and “Anyone . ” We’re sensing a theme here, and that theme is do not use more than one word for a song title. Bieber tried to explain the JUSTICE concept in an Instagram caption , saying, “In a time when there’s so much wrong with this broken planet we all crave healing and justice for humanity. In creating this album my goal is to make music that will provide comfort, to make songs that people can relate to and connect to so they feel less alone,” he said. “I know that I cannot simply solve injustice by making music but I do know that if we all do our part by using our gifts to serve this planet and each other that we are that much closer to being united. This is me doing a small part. My part. I want to continue the conversation of what justice looks like so we can continue to heal.” What does this mean? Will Justin be donating the proceeds to mutual-aid funds? Which single will solve injustice and heal humanity, and why is it “Lonely?” Why does the album cover look like it’s from a mid-2000s Christian rock group? Will Lifehouse be featured alongside Chance? Was this all Hillsong’s influence ? Guess we’ll find out March 19. … [Read more...] about But Who Will Bring Justin Bieber’s Album Announcement to Justice?