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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

Her daughter, Helen, and granddaughter, Lily Mae, were living with her so she feared her whole family might become homeless. “You blame yourself and you feel a sense of total helplessness. “I remember not wanting to go on and wondering if I should end it.” ‘Breaking point’ The polling company ComRes carried out online interviews for the report in February this year with a representative sample of 3,509 adults from…

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HMP Garth: Increase in violence at ‘unsafe’ jail, report says – BBC News

However, inspectors raised the following concerns: Levels of violence had increased “substantially”, with many incidents linked to drugs, gangs and debt Assaults on staff had increased and much of the violence was “serious” Living conditions were “very poor” in the segregation unit and staff were “overwhelmed” 85 prisoners (in addition to sex offenders) were held separately because of fears for their safety The prison had a drug problem, even though…

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This Little Detail Could Cause A Government Shutdown

Congress in December extended health coverage for retired miners and their widows, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised the Senate would vote to permanently fund it when the next deadline came around. The Senate has enough votes for permanently fixing miner benefits, but the House is a different story. Talk of a 20-month extension instead of a permanent fix is floating around the chamber, according to multiple sources….

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New Study Suggests U.S. Has A Lot Of ‘Closet’ Atheists

But the percentage may actually be much higher, because the stigma surrounding disbelief in God likely prevents people from honestly answering pollsters questions about their beliefs, according to a newreport by University of Kentucky psychologists Will Gervais and Maxine Najle. Gervais and Najles report, to be published in the next issue of the journalSocial Psychological and Personality Science, concluded the true number of American atheists may be as high as…

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Prince William says keeping a stiff upper lip can damage health – BBC News

‘Tipping point’ Prince William’s comments came in an interview – alongside Prince Harry – with a magazine produced by the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (Calm), which is dedicated to preventing male suicide. The future king and his brother are using the intense interest they generate to focus attention on a cause they are increasingly passionate about, BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt says. Prince William talked about his “tipping point”,…

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Londoners work ‘100 hours a year more than rest of the UK – BBC News

The professor of work and employment at the University of Stirling told the BBC: “Certain industries, such as financial services, typically work longer hours and there’s a high concentration of these in London. “Younger workers are more likely to work longer hours too, especially if living in an expensive area”. Click to see content: Averag_Hours_Worked A 2012 study found Londoners also faced the longest commute in the UK, spending an…

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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

If Republicans on Tuesday manage to lose the suburban Atlanta congressional seat they have held consistently since the late 1970s, they can pin some of the blame on Sandy Rosenberg, a longtime resident of Marietta, Georgia. The House seat was recently vacated by Tom Price, who is now President Donald Trumpshealth and human services secretary. Before that, it was held by Johnny Isakson, now a senator. Before Isakson, it was…

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DNC Announces Members Of Unity Reform Commission

The panel was created at the partys national convention in July as a last-minute compromise between supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and those of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who were demanding the elimination of super-delegates from presidential primaries. At the 2016 convention, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and national delegates agreed that in order to capture the energy of Democrats from across the country it is critical that we enhance…

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Arkansas inmate has last meal as courts decide fate

(CNN)One of eight Arkansas inmates facing possible execution this month had a last meal Monday evening as his fate was being decided by federal and state courts. After the Arkansas Supreme Court stayed the execution of two inmates, the state’s attorney general asked the US Supreme Court to overturn the ruling so the execution of one could proceed. While Bruce Ward has one other stay in place, Don Davis —…

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Make it a crime to show killing on Facebook

(CNN)A manhunt continues for Steve Stephens, who is suspected of shooting dead 74-year-old Robert Godwin on Sunday near Cleveland, and then posting a video of the killing to Facebook. People are calling it a sad statement about social media. No question: it is. Given that live broadcast via social media is here to stay, with Facebook as just the beginning, there’s really no easy way to prevent the next fame-hungry…

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20 cherry blossom items to indulge in if you’re ready for spring

Sunshine. Warm weather. Flowers. Bees. Allergies. All of these things arrive with a little thing called spring. Much of the country has been suffering through the snow and cold, but it’s almost all over. There are many ways we can start preparing for spring, and one of the ways is to fully, shamelessly, immerse ourselves in everything cherry blossom. The cute flower has become synonymous with springtime, as thousands of…

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

Image: mashable composite. hgtv. kimkardashian/instagram. When Joanna Gaines wore a choker on Fixer Upper, I knew the transformation was complete. You can buy a mug on Etsy for $15 imploring you, “In a world full of Kardashians, be a Joanna Gaines.” But Kim and Jo’s lives in Calabasas and Waco, respectively, have plenty of parallels. They’ve built empires. And if you’re so inclined, you can buy a similar wrap-around necklace…

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Celebrate Easter with this Goldendoodle wearing a basket on its head

You totally got this, Murphy.Image: thatgoldendoodle Hey, Easter Bunny: you’ve been put on notice. Murphy the Goldendoodle is gunning for your gig as floppy-eared distributor of colorful eggs and springtime cheer. The brown-haired Goldendoodle part golden retriever, part poodle recently transformed a plastic cone collar into an Easter basket, replete with rainbow-colored filler and plastic eggs (that were hopefully not filled with chocolate candy). Murphy donned the cone collar on…

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Prince Harry sought counselling after hiding Diana death grief – BBC News

Along with his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, he is promoting the Heads Together mental health campaign, the London Marathon’s charity of the year. Profile: Prince Harry Princes commission Diana statue Speaking to the paper’s Bryony Gordon, Prince Harry said: “I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years,…

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New United Airlines Policy Scraps Last-Minute Boarding for Crew Members

We issued an updated policy to make sure crews traveling on our aircraft are booked at least 60 minutes prior to departure, United spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin told The Huffington Post on Sunday, noting that previously crews could be booked up until the time of departure. This ensures situations like Flight 3411 never happen again, she said. This is one of our initial steps in a review of our policies in…

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed…

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Ted Lieu, Congressman and Twitter King, is beating Trump at his own dumb game

Image: J. Terrill/AP/REX/Shutterstock It’s depressing to admit, but let’s do it anyway: there are few politicians in the world more skilled at manipulating Twitter than President Trump. So over the past few months, 48-year-old Congressman Ted Lieu (D-California) has decided to try and master the platform, slowly emerging as the President’s most adept social media opponent. It might seem like an embarrassing game to play after all, world leaders don’t…

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These ‘Game of Thrones’ photos are full of Easter eggs

You know how, whenever a highly-anticipated new trailer or promo comes out, people scour it for Easter eggs? Those small, hidden, and usually fan service-y morsels of information? You know what we’re talking about. Anyway, those are fine, but regular Easter eggs like, literal eggs are better. So we put a bunch of them in photos from Game of Thrones. See if you can find them! Bet you can. SEE…

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Swimwear options for beachgoers sick of the gender binary

Image: ambar del moral/mashable Going to the beach and picking out a hot swimsuit are some of the greatest pleasures summer has to offer for approximately .00000001% of the general population. Unless you’re, say, a hairless Justin Bieber, nothing is more torturous than buying a new swimsuit. You’ve got to find something that remains *on trend* and accentuates your butt *just right* but if you text one more anxious changing…

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Harry Styles bought kiwi for everyone in the ‘SNL’ line

Image: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Celebrities often buy food for the people waiting in line to see them that’s nothing new. But Harry Styles went above and beyond: he sent line-dwellers queued for Saturday Night Live some big plates of sliced kiwi. And, no, it’s not just because kiwi is delicious (although it is). Styles, who is the musical guest on this week’s SNL, is expected to perform…

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This is how a Russian social network spread the #SyriaHoax conspiracy

A video grabbed still image shows Syrian people receiving treatment after a chemical attack at a field hospital in Saraqib, Idlib province, northern Syria.Image: STRINGER/EPA/REX/Shutterstock A conspiracy theory about whether a chemical weapons attack was actually perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad started making the rounds shortly after that tragic incident shocked the world. Surprise, surprise, now we know Russian social media posts fueled that conspiracy, according to ABC. SEE…

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UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases – BBC News

Over the next four years, the UK will spend a total of 360m on programmes to tackle diseases such as: Visceral leishmaniasis – a parasitic disease, caused by infected sand flies, which destroys the internal organs Guinea-worm disease – an infection transmitted through dirty drinking water containing water fleas Trachoma – infection from poor hygiene practices which can cause blindness Lymphatic filariasis – infection transmitted by mosquitoes which can cause…

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Republicans Catch Up In Early Voting For Georgia’s Special Election

There were roughly the same number of Republicans and Democrats who voted when early voting ended on Friday, according to New York Times election expert Nate Cohn. Michael McDonald, a political scientist at the University of Florida, came up with similar figures. The virtually even turnout among Democrats and Republicans in the district is a major change from the first week of early voting, in which Democrats enjoyed a significant…

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