YOU'D better watch out... don’t get those festive tunes going too early in your pharmacy, because it could be a threat to mental health.
That’s the conclusion of a British clinical psychologist, who says for some people, hearing Christmas music too far ahead of the holiday can generate feelings of stress.
Linda Blair said carols remind people of all the presents they haven’t bought and whom they need to invite to Christmas parties, adding that retail staff are among the most likely to experience mental health issues due to the music.
Her concerns were echoed by UK shop employee union USDAW which said “we ask employers to consider the staff who have to listen to Christmas music all day, because playing the same songs repeatedly can become very irritating and distracting”.
SMALL knives can once again be carried on flights in Canada - but baby powder has been banned, under new regulations being introduced there this month.
Blades of up to 6cm in length are OK but powders and granular materials in containers bigger than 350ml may not be taken on board - including sea salt, sand, baby powder and foot powder.
Baby formula and protein powders are still OK in any size.