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6 tips for living with eczema: from identifying causes to skin care

standard.co.uk — Eczema is a medical condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. It mostly affects children, but can affect adults too - more than six million people in the UK suffer from it. So what can you do to improve your condition?

6 tips for how to talk to a person with dementia

standard.co.uk — Here, Professor Graham Stokes, Bupa's Global Director of Dementia Care, shares five tips on what you can do when talking to a person with dementia, to ensure you put the person first, not the condition, making them feel at ease and reduce their feelings of fright, emotion and insecurity:

Tough Mudder 2016 in London: How to train for the obstacle course race

standard.co.uk — September sees Tough Mudder madness descend on the capital, with the London South half event taking place on September 17 and the full race happening on September 25 and 26. Training for an event like Tough Mudder is a real test of physical fitness and mental determination.

How to make a Laurent-Perrier raspberry champagne cocktail

standard.co.uk — Last night, the Evening Standard threw its Progress 1000 party at the Science Museum, celebrating the most influential people in London. Guests were treated to a speech from Prince Charles, an intimate gig from Benjamin Clementine - and some very fancy Laurent-Perrier champagne cocktails.

8 super easy back to school recipes for students

standard.co.uk — University terms are about to start, which means students are heading to halls and flats for more studying - and partying. It's important to remember that it is possible to cook properly during your university years, in stead of relying on take-away pizzas and tins of baked beans.

What is dementia? 5 ways to recongnise the signs and symptoms

standard.co.uk — There are 7.7 million new cases every year, which means that every three seconds, somebody in the world develops the condition. In the UK alone, the number of those living with dementia is expected to rise to more than a million in the next few years. But what is dementia?

Japanese recipes: how to make savoury Japanese pancakes

standard.co.uk — Okonomiyaki pancakes are very easy to make. Meaning literally 'grilled as you like it', okonomiyaki are made in a frying pan just like an ordinary pancake and are eaten at either lunch or dinnertime. This recipe mixes together prawns, squid and cabbage.

7 gorgeous Greek islands that are perfect for fitness fans

standard.co.uk — Greek island hopping is up there on most travellers' holiday bucket lit. It has about 6,000 islands and islets with cystal clear water and lovely beaches, so it's easy to imagine yourself lazing about in the sun for a couple of weeks, cocktail in hand.

It’s OK to pray in the courtroom, Texas’ top attorney says

revealnews.org — Judge Wayne Mack's courtroom could have been mistaken for a Sunday morning church service. Christian prayers were routine. So were Bible readings. But no one seemed to mind until one resident appeared in Mack's courtroom for a case in August 2014.

Judge’s controversial crusade renews diversity debate

revealnews.org — As the first black trial judge in Louisville, Kentucky, Olu Stevens wasn't afraid to talk about race on the bench. There was the time in 2015 that he publicly accused a mother of being racist when she said her 3-year-old daughter was "terrified of black males" after a black man invaded their home and robbed them at gunpoint.
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Sep 27, 2016

RT @Fahrenthold: .@realDonaldTrump folks have said he gives quietly, from own pocket, to keep other charities from finding out and b… https://t.co/kKgvSZiuXg

Sep 27, 2016

"Clinton did very well, but she didn’t soar. Trump did very badly, but he didn’t bottom out."  http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/clinton-trump-and-the-fate-of-debate  via @newyorker

Sep 26, 2016

Trump directed $2.3 million owed to him to his tax-exempt foundation instead--which, again, might be illegal  http://wpo.st/iH902 

Sep 26, 2016

RT @spulliam: "My pastor told me it was a sin not to feel joy. Here's what happens when churches ignore mental illness." https://t.co/OrVlEi9SRN

Sep 26, 2016

RT @ProPublica: "I received over 400 to 500 emails from parents and they told us the exact story that we wrote about in our article" https://t.co/0Uc97TtCrH


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