April Fools' Dayis celebrated in different countries on April 1 every year. Sometimes referred to asAll Fools' Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when many people play all kinds of jokesand foolishness. The day is marked by the commission of good-humoured or otherwise funny jokes, hoaxes, and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, teachers, neighbors, work associates, etc.
Traditionally, in some countries such as Canada, New Zealand, the UK, Australia, Cyprus, and South Africa, the jokes only last until noon, and someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool" and taunted "April Fool's Day's past and gone, You're the fool for making one."Elsewhere, such as in France, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Ireland, and the U.S., the jokes last all day. In France and Italychildren (and adults, when appropriate) traditionally tack paper fish on each other's back as a trick and shout "april fish!" in their local language ("poisson d'avril!" and "pesce d'aprile!" in French and Italian respectively).
Our bodies can be embarrassing at times, particularly when things go wrong with them. Plodding off to the doctor and having to explain the issue can sometimes be worse than the problem itself! However you’ll be pleased to know that there are ways you can treat some things yourself, without having to visit your GP.* Read more
For parents, the teenage years means two things. More money and more problems. You can say that your kids get more independence at this stage in life, but it’s not true. Most of the time, you’re paying for it all, and the quintessential example of this is the car. At a certain age, your kid will be ready to learn to drive take to the roads. Here’s the question we want to ask. Can you afford the cost? Read more
You are well within your right to expect a safe workspace in which to spend your entire working day. No matter which industry you work in, your employer should always ensure that your health and safety is never at risk. There are certain precautions that your employer needs to take. These ensure that you are never in danger of having an accident or suffering an occupational illness. Here are some of the most important ones. Read more