Delays in NHS mental health treatment ‘ruining lives’

People with mental health problems are waiting so long for NHS care they are ending up jobless, divorced or in financial distress because of the delay, according to a report. A Royal College of Psychiatrists survey of the experience of 500 diagnosed mental health patients found that some had waited up to 13 years to get the treatment they needed. “It is a scandal that patients are waiting so long for treatment”, said Prof Wendy Burn, the college’s president. “The failure to give people with mental illnesses the prompt help they need…

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10 sweet dishes your Bengali friend lives for

1. Mouth-watering Bengali desserts Besides their extensive knowledge of literature and music, the one thing that Bengalis are proud of and unconditionally love is their food, especially the sweet-dishes. If you too have a Bengali friend, then we certainly understand the pain you suffer while waiting for your buddy to come back after the festive season. Well, waiting for the sweets that your buddy will bring back! Bengali sweets are every foodie’s dream come true and below is the list of some mouth-watering Bengali desserts that your Bong friends can’t…

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Repast lives: a history of food photography – in pictures

In this taster from her new book Feast for the Eyes, curator and writer Susan Bright brings into focus the rich history of food in pictures. From Man Ray to Cindy Sherman and Martin Parr, it is an artful exploration of how the edible vastly exceeds the simple things we put on our plates. Anna Wilkins Friday 8 September 2017 11.42 BSTLast modified on Friday 8 September 2017 18.24 BST Nickolas Muray, Lemonade and Fruit Salad, McCall’s magazine, ca. 1943; from Feast for the Eyes (Aperture, 2017). Photograph: Nickolas Muray/Aperture.org FacebookTwitterPinterest Nobuyoshi Araki, Colourscapes,…

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Those lives unparalleled, spirits sublime: Shebaba by Renuka Narayanan

A happy Christmas to you, dear HT readers. Christmas, like Janmashtami, is dearly beloved to us for its spirit of joyous welcome to a divine energy believed to have taken form in our midst. Christmas, like Janmashtami, makes us want to believe in positive transformation, in redemptive spiritual ‘magic’. How curious that both Krishna and Christ were born in humble places, that their death was sought by tyrants even as babies, that they were both charismatic rebels. Such facts may be well-known but their festivals are a chance to remember…

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‘Lives Are At Risk,’ Hillary Clinton Warns Over Fake News, ‘Pizzagate’

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke about the dangers of the promulgation of fake news on Thursday after conspiracy stories involving her campaign spurred violence recently. “The epidemic of malicious fake news and fake propaganda that flooded social media over the past year, it’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said. She was referring to the “Pizzagate” incident in D.C. this weekend, which came to a terrifying head. A man believing a fake news story that Clinton and her aides were running a child…

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Sadie Robertson says she lives a ‘Hannah Montana’ lifestyle

Sadie Robertson says she’s living a “‘Hannah Montana’ lifestyle.” The “Duck Dynasty” star spoke to NKD magazine about how she splits her time between her “normal” life in West Monroe, Louisiana and her life in the spotlight. Robertson’s entire life changed when her family landed their hit A&E reality show. But it wasn’t until she was asked to compete on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2014 that the teenager gained her own fame. Sadie Robertson on leaked Trump tapes: I’m still voting for him “That was the first time that…

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State safety laws key to saving kids’ lives in car crashes

Traffic crash death rates for American children vary widely among states, and safety regulations are a major reason why, a new study suggests. Researchers examined 2010-14 federal government data and found that crash deaths among children are 12 times more common in some states than others. For example, rates ranged from a high of 3.2 deaths per 100,000 in Mississippi to a low of 0.25 deaths per 100,000 in Massachusetts, reported a team led by Dr. Lindsey Wolf. She’s a research fellow at the Center for Surgery and Public Health…

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Are we ready to welcome velvet back into our lives?

As a millennial, your last memory of velvet was probably a party frock from when you were in school. Having stayed away from the soft-to-touch yet what seemed like a horribly dated fabric, fashion has come a full circle to celebrate the decadence of velvet. From glove shoes to band jackets and skirt hems, the fabric is what you need to bring the party to your closet. Whether it’s the texture of your sunglasses or a date night dress, these are the pieces you should be eyeing night now.  [Source:-Vogue]…

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