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Advice for Left Handed DIY and Gardening

Confession time: In the past I have been guilty of thinking that left handed tools were just a ‘nice-to-have’ rather than being essential. Surely us lefties are skilled enough to muddle through with cheaper right-handed tools right? Anyway, we recently moved into a new house that needs a lot of

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James May left-handed science

This fantastic video from BBC’s James May (as part of his YouTube ‘Head Squeeze’ series) looks into the science behind why people are left-handed. Is it genetic? Is it a disadvantage? These questions and more are covered in his video below: From the James May video post: Once thought to

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Positive left-handed sayings

We often see so many negative things said about lefthanders and language often works against us so we thought we would start this newsletter by focussing on some POSITIVE quotes and sayings about lefthanders. Here are some of the best ones we have seen and you can use this link

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Left handed presidents of the United States

There have been far more left-handed Presidents of the United States than would be expected from the proportion of the population that are left-handed, and in recent years the left-handers have almost completely taken over! 5 of the last 7 US Presidents have been left-handed – that must say something!

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Left handed golf tournament

The 2013 Left Handers Open Golf Tournament will be held at North Hants Golf Club, Fleet, Hampshire on Monday 15th July 2013 starting at 9.00 am.   For entry forms and further details please contact Katie Fewster, o1252 616443, email kfewster@northantsgolf.co.uk If you know of any other “Left Handers Only”

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What day starts the week?

We have traditionally produced our backwards calendar with the week starting on a Monday, which is the standard format in the UK, but in the USA it is normal to have calendars starting the week on a Sunday – which is correct? The short answer is it is a matter

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Posted in Left handed life, Product info, Product news

Left hand equals bad hand?

Over the centuries, customs, religions and habits have made sure that the left hand is almost universally damned and unwelcome. Only very recently has the use of the left hand been accepted as more ‘normal’. We have picked a selection of items that make the point. In popular folklore in

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Teacher training and left handed children

We have now produced a follow-up article and analysis of all the comments we received on this item and you can see it here Over many years we have been encouraging teacher training organisations to give more consideration to the requirement of left-handed children and providing information to help raise

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Posted in Children, Left handed life

Left handed playing cards

Have you noticed that most playing cards only have the number on two diagonal corners, which become covered up when the cards are fanned in the right hand so you can select and play them with your left! Most lefthanders hold cards this way (or would if it did not

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Pens chained on wrong side for lefthanders

In a lot of places like post offices and banks you find pens chained to the desk or counter and of course they are chained to the right hand side and usually on a chain so short that they cannot be used by lefthanders!   We have complained about this

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