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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

Inclusive marketing is a technique that consumers may not be able to pinpoint, but for many businesses, it’s the secret ingredient behind creating ads that set out to empower people and create confidence amongst consumers. SEE ALSO: Pepsi pulls cringeworthy Kendall Jenner ad after massive backlash Inclusive marketing is marketing that doesn’t specifically target one demographic nor does it rely on the traditional stereotypes we set up amongst ourselves and…

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William and Harry talk to Kate about the impact of their mum’s death

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have spoken candidly about the impact of Princess Diana’s death on the their mental health in a new film as part of their Heads Together campaign to end mental health stigma. In the film above streamed on Facebook Live on the Royal Family’s account the three royals talk about the various pressures they’ve experienced in life, and the importance of speaking…

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The Queen is 91 and to mark it the Royal Family are tweeting lovely old photos

Image: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Turning 91 years old is certainly something to be celebrated no matter who you are. Queen Elizabeth II is 91 today and to mark the occasion, the Royal Family is tweeting black and white photographs of Elizabeth at special moments in her life. SEE ALSO: Living like the Queen for a day is harder than it looks If you visit the Royal Family’s official Twitter account…

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First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution – BBC News

Cordi O’Hara of the National Grid said: “To have the first working day without coal since the start of the industrial revolution is a watershed moment in how our energy system is changing. “The UK benefits from highly diverse and flexible sources of electricity. Our energy mix continues to change and National Grid adapts system operation to embrace these changes.” But Ms O’Hara says that while the country makes the…

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Earth Day Pioneer Calls It A ‘Day Of Mourning’ This Year Thanks To Trump

Pete McCloskey, who co-chaired the original Earth Day celebration in 1970, said theres little to celebrate this year as President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress set out toslash budgets for environmental agencies and undermine laws that protect water, air and wildlife. The first Earth Dayis credited with galvanizing public support behind sweeping changes to how the government managed natural resources. Months later, Congress created the Environmental Protection Agency. The…

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White House downplays Australia tensions ahead of VP visit

(CNN)As Vice President Mike Pence heads to Australia on Friday on the next leg of his Asia-Pacific tour, a White House foreign policy adviser on the trip downplayed President Donald Trump’s early feud with the Australian Prime Minister. The adviser also said the two countries will reaffirm their partnership on security, trade and immigration issues during the visit. But concerns about the US-Australia relationship go beyond a sour first impression,…

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It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

Britt Robertson as Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso in 'Girlboss.'Image: Karen Ballard/netflix When Netflix signed on for Girlboss, it probably sounded like a great idea. Feminism, fashion, and San Francisco? We were about to have our first female president, so what could go wrong? When the show starts streaming on Friday, things will be a little different. Not only are we living in Trump’s America, but Nasty Gal, the multi-million-dollar startup…

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Fox News stares down a decidedly pro-Trump future

Image: JUSTIN LANE/EPA/REX/Shutterstock A year ago, it would’ve felt pointless to imagine Fox News without its mastermind (Roger Ailes), its marquee star (Bill O’Reilly), or its young dynamo (Megyn Kelly). And it would’ve been laughable to imagine those three gone as the network scores record ratings, all while under one President Donald Trump. And yet: Here we are. O’Reilly and Fox News split on Wednesday, just months after Kelly left…

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

Looking for love is far from easy. Sometimes it can feel like you’re doing it all wrong. But one British reality dating show is bringing joy, laughter, and even the odd tear, to viewers by showing the more human side to first dates. SEE ALSO: Online dating is a total nightmare for farmers Set in a restaurant in the heart of London, Channel 4’s First Dates allows viewers to eavesdrop…

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

Cinema tickets Entertainment – such as cinema and concert tickets, takeaway orders and music downloads – accounted for one in four online card purchases in the UK. Some 67% of concert ticket spending and 61% of cinema, theatre and dance spending was made online, the association’s figures showed. The popularity of renewing contracts such as insurance cover online, and payments into bank accounts over the internet also meant financial services…

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Is Bangkok really banning street food?

(CNN)When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city’s famously cheap eats as the story racked up global headlines. Cue the backtracking. Government officials now say that while some areas will be cleared of street vendors in the name of public safety, they’ll impose stricter rules on cleanliness and hygiene in…

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As the seas around them rise, fishermen deny climate change

Cameron, Louisiana (CNN)People live and die by the water in southern Louisiana. The water brings food, livelihoods and culture. But it also takes. Rising seas have swallowed more than 1,800 miles of coastline in the last 78 years, according to the United States Geological Survey. That puts residents here at the forefront of areas affected by climate changes. But among four people who spend most of the day outside, whose…

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Utah Physician Says She’ll Happily Do The Job Jason Chaffetz Won’t

Kathryn Allenhoped to deliver Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) a dose ofstrong medicine (read: a loss) in the 2018 election. Now she wont have to. Chaffetz bowing out adds uncertainty to the future of Utahs strongly Republican 3rd Congressional District. For Allen, who has described Chaffetz as a That is what we have run on all along and will continue to run on, she told The Huffington Post on Wednesday. Our…

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This couple met through a dating app for marijuana users

(CNN)It wasn’t just a swipe to the right that brought these two kindred spirits together — it was a mutual love for cannabis. One year ago, Chloe Lebbate and Dakota Shyface were single marijuana users in their 20s, living in Las Vegas and looking for “something.” But love, friendship and connections evaded them on mainstream social networks like Tinder and Match, they said, because the sites failed to weed out…

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Arkansas executions temporarily on hold

(CNN)All executions are on hold in the state of Arkansas after a judge issued a restraining order on a key lethal injection drug Wednesday. Court decisions in recent weeks, both from the state and US Supreme Courts, had granted all eight inmates a temporary reprieve, but some were overturned. The state Supreme Court granted inmate Stacey Johnson a stay Wednesday night, ruling 4-3 that he has a right to an…

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FLDS community is ordered to reform police department

(CNN)Police in a predominantly fundamentalist Mormon community along the Arizona-Utah border must retrain officers and hire an independent mentor after discriminating against non-members of the sect and turning a blind eye to church misconduct, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, stopping short of a 2016 request by the Justice Department to disband the entire force. The Arizona judge’s ruling, which follows a jury verdict in March of last year, caps a…

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young…

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How prisons keep their suicidal inmates on watch

(CNN)The suicide of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez in his prison cell is one of several recent suicides of people in custody, prompting experts to question whether these deaths were preventable. Hernandez, who was convicted of murder in 2015, hanged himself Wednesday morning with a bedsheet tied to his window, according to prison officials. A Washington state inmate accused of fatally shooting five people last year also hanged himself this…

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EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

(CNN)Environmentalists say USS Lead Superfund in East Chicago, Indiana, is the poster child of environmental injustice. The people who live there are at risk of lead contamination at every turn. It’s in their drinking water and it’s in their soil. More than one thousand people were forced to evacuate, according to Debbie Chizewer at Northwestern Law School, who has worked very closely with the affected residents. A local school was…

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Lady Gaga FaceTimed Prince William to talk about the stigma surrounding mental health

British Royalty and Pop Royalty joined forces today to create a powerful video encouraging people to speak more openly about mental health. The video which starts at 1:50 shows Lady Gaga sipping her morning coffee in her Hollywood abode as she FaceTimes Prince William, who’s sitting in his study at Kensington Palace. The pair chatted about the importance of having conversations about mental health; an issue they’ve both been vocal…

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

Ms Gadhia was speaking to mark the publication of her autobiography, The Virgin Banker. In it, she describes how many business leaders still act like “dinosaurs” towards women. Collective gasp On one occasion when Ms Gadhia was finding an issue at work difficult, a senior male colleague asked her “if she was going through the menopause”. “I was at a dinner with some of the [banking] regulators last year and…

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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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Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies At 72

Jack Shainman, Hendricks gallery, released a statement confirming his death: It is with great sadness that we announce that Barkley L. Hendricks passed away this morning. He was 72 years old. He is survived by his wife Susan of 34 years. We have had the great honor of working with Barkley since 2005. He was a situational painter, documenting the world around him in vivid and highly detailed paintings that…

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