Homeless girls bond in Girl Scout Troop 6000

April 24, 2017

… are proud of. “That number signifies so much more than the troop number. They see a girl wearing 6000 and they know they are either going through the same thing or have gone through it.” Burgess’ daughter Karina said, “We’re like a pack. If one of us is down the rest of us will be there to pick them back up.” …


Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… “But equally I see the opposite, I also see that senior men in the City are talking to me about how they can help. “So I don’t want to portray a picture of bleakness – there are definitely pockets that haven’t improved, but there are definitely very influential men and women who want to make it [greater gender equality] work.” ‘Out of control’ Ms Gadhia revealed that one of her toughest periods in work was following the birth of her daughter, Amy, …


Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

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 across England. Of these, about 30% or 1,050 …


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

April 18, 2017

… Donald Trump, only beat Clinton in the district by less than 2 percentage points. Rosenberg spent election night in tears, and her 16-year-old daughter cried on the way to school the next day, dreading the prospect of facing a pro-Trump teacher whod been relentlessly stumping for his man. Rosenberg called the school counselor to make sure her daughter would be okay. When Trump tapped Price and a special election was called for his vacant congressional seat, Rosenberg jumped into the game. I …


When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

… actor. He was found in his room and had died hours earlier from a fatal overdose. Another friend, Greg, died just a few short weeks after. I will never forget getting those messages, or how I realized, days later, that my friends were only four out of hundreds of people who die every day from addiction-related issues. It seemed that, everywhere I turned, someone had lost a son, a daughter, a friend, or a mother or father. Addiction, I realized, was lethal. And staying silent was our death …


Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

(CNN)As Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, descended into Baghdad on Monday, the highest-profile passenger aboard his military aircraft was neither a seasoned Iraq hand nor even someone who’d visited the country before. It was Jared Kushner, the 36-year-old commercial real estate magnate, whose marriage to President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter has thrust the otherwise inexperienced diplomat into the center of US foreign relations — and …


Co-sleeping: ‘My baby died after we fell asleep on the sofa’ – BBC News

March 29, 2017

Media captionDawn Barclay’s daughter, Fern, died in 2014 As many as half of all babies in England have slept in the same bed as their parents by the time they are six months old. But in some instances, it has resulted in tragedy. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has discovered that many parents who co-sleep are so fearful about being judged they are not telling health visitors about it. Experts say they are concerned that guidance on how to minimise the risks is not being passed on. Dawn …


Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… url(https://news.files.bbci.co.uk/vj/live/idt-images/data_pic-absences_birmingham/GettyImages-1825166671_cd0m0.jpg); } Unauthorised absences Number of pupils missing one or more session of school 691,910 in 2014-15 Source: DfE Getty Images The figures cover 2015-2016. In May 2016 a father won a case at the High Court to overturn a 120 fine levied for taking his daughter to Florida during term time. Isle of Wight Council appealed against the verdict and Jon Platt’s case went …


In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …


Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… 1, and spoke to a woman who expressed regret that he had been “left in the dark,” promised to keep him informed of further findings and assured him there would be no more contact between his daughter and Cummins. Whatley wrote in his February 6 letter that since that February 1 call, Elizabeth had told her father she still had a class with Cummins, and her phone history indicated the two were still in contact. “If it is true that contact between this student and Mr. Cummins …