6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

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 on real-life blind dates. Of course, there’s crippling nerves, wardrobe malfunctions, …

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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… highlighted the extent to which housing has an impact on mental health. Housing difficulties can be particularly harsh for people “on the line of coping or not coping. Then, they really do tip over the edge”, said one London GP. A Sheffield GP said parents could become depressed because “they’re unable to provide a nice environment for their children”. “In the children, they tend to get a little bit, sometimes withdrawn, sometimes a bit anxious and …

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

April 18, 2017

… services at children’s mental health charity Place2Be said: “Prince Harry’s willingness to talk so intimately about the impact of the loss of his mother 20 years ago, as well as how he has processed his grief, is a gift from the young royal.” The two princes, along with the Duchess of Cambridge, are promoting the Heads Together mental health campaign, the London Marathon’s charity of the year. A two-part series, Mind Over Marathon, starts on BBC One at 21:00 BST on …

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

April 18, 2017

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”. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { …

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

April 17, 2017

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, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life …

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The drink Brits go to bed with and Indians wake up with – BBC News

April 5, 2017

The fact that the same liquid can be perceived in two such different ways is a great example of the “crazy nonsense and beauty of marketing”, says Andrew Welch. As London managing director for brand consultancy Landor, Mr Welch’s job is to help brands build and improve their reputation, and ultimately create higher sales. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A well-known brand in the West, eBay had to change its tactics to succeed in China But it’s not …

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The enduring appeal of Adrian Mole, aged 50 – BBC News

April 2, 2017

… observing the London literary scene of the 1980s (she was employed as a nanny by Kay Wilmers, editor of the London Review of Books, and frequent visitors to the houses included Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller). “When the first diary came out I was living in London, I was a nanny, and I was around all these very accomplished writers and playwrights, and they were all loving [Mole],” she adds. “I think people can identify with him – the way he worries about things that …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 2, 2017

Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals was threatened with demolition in 1966 When Glasgow council was planning to demolish one of Thomson’s landmark churches in 1966, influential American architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock made a plea for them to stop. He said: “Glasgow in the last 150 years has had two of the greatest architects in the world.” Image caption The church was described as one of the finest Classical Romantic churches in …

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Understanding Japan’s unique ‘scrap and build’ design culture

March 31, 2017

(CNN)Whereas western architectural tradition aspires to permanence — an Englishman’s home is his castle, after all — Japanese architecture is focused on flexibility. A close harmony with the natural world combined with acute awareness of its dangers has cultivated a special approach to building. Sarah Ichioka, a Japanese-American urbanist currently based in Singapore and former director of the Architecture Foundation in London, explains how earthquakes and tsunamis forge a …

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Futuristic fragrance: New biotech unlocks scents that have never been sniffed

March 30, 2017

(CNN)Perfumery has always been an intricate science; much more effort goes into capturing a scent than those outside the industry might imagine. Over the last two decades, chemists have used innovative new technology to add an even larger array of scents to the perfumer’s palette, enabling them to create fragrances that have never been smelled before. For thousands of years, scents came directly from nature. Resins were collected from trees and burned as offerings to the gods; aromatic …

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10 species and objects that are blessed with sharing Sir David Attenborough’s name

March 27, 2017

… Building at Cambridge University. Image: Photography/REX/Shutterstock 8. Attenborosaurus The Attenborosaurus is a genus of aquatic reptiles that was named after Sir David Attenborough. The dinosaur lived millions of years ago and was was discovered in Dorset, England. Its fossil resides in the Natural History Museum, London. This is an image of what the Attenborosaurus might have looked like. Image: wikimedia commons/Nobu Tamura 9. Sirdavidia solannona Sirdavidia solannona was …

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Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

March 23, 2017

… economics professor at Kings College London, said there was plenty of evidence to suggest that the single market had been good for the UK. “A lot of industries are dependent on the EU not just for zero tariffs, but also for regulation,” he said, pointing in particular to the car and pharmaceuticals sectors. After leaving, the two alternatives are either setting up the country’s own regulatory structure, which takes time and is complicated, or using the EU’s, in which case …

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Trump’s wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

March 20, 2017

… chase because what the President said was just patently false.” Allegations makes waves among allies at home and abroad Trump’s tweets are not just causing a political kerfuffle; they’ve sparked international diplomatic fallout. Trump, Merkel meet at White House White House efforts to support the claims ended up embroiling two key European allies: Britain and Germany. Officials in London were livid that White House spokesman Sean Spicer cited an …

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Four-hour accident and emergency waits rise 300% at some hospitals – BBC News

March 16, 2017

… University Hospital, with a 380% rise, the Royal Free Hospital in London, with a 366% rise and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals at 351.5%. Pennine Acute Hospitals has experienced the biggest rise in patients waiting more than four hours. In 2013-2014, 13,867 people were not dealt with in four hours. In 2015-2016, that number rose 296% to 54,945. The trust’s medical director Prof Matt Makin said: “Our (three) accident and emergency departments have continued to face real pressures throughout …

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