To Boost Mental Health, Spend Time in ‘Blue’ Spaces

OFFICIALS ARE INCREASINGLY recognizing that integrating nature into cities is an effective public health strategy to improve mental health. Doctors around the world now administer “green prescriptions” — where patients are encouraged to spend time in local nature spaces — based on hundreds of studies showing that time in nature can benefit people’s psychological well-being and increase social engagement. Much of this research to date has focused on the role of green space in improving mental health. But what about “blue” space — water settings such as riverside trails, a lake, a waterfront…

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Launch Your Career as a Full-Stack Developer With This 26-Hour Course

When you decide to change careers, there’s never any time to waste. This particularly holds true if you choose a career in code, where practical knowledge is everything. The Ultimate Web Designer & Developer Course helps you turn pro faster, with 26 hours of video tutorials and 23 exciting projects. You can get the training now for $11.19 at the XDA Developers Depot, using discount code GREENMONDAY20 for 20% off the sale price. You can think of this course as the ultimate accelerator program for your new career in code. The training focuses on the skills…

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Dear Fashion Industry, Stop Treating Plus-Size Women Like Second-Class Citizens

Listen up, retailers. As fashion rapidly shifts to accommodate the plus-size market there are a few things you may not have taken into account. When asked to submit the urgent messages they’d like to share with the fashion industry, 80 plus-size women responded overwhelmingly with five demands. The overall message? Stop treating plus-size shoppers like second-class citizens. Here’s a deeper look at what they had to say: 1. No more online-only collections “It is isolating to be fat and to shop online at brands with a store in your area.…

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Mental health: young people in crisis waiting hours for A&E help

 Across the 65 trusts that supplied data to Labour, 2,357 of the 13,205 under-18s with a mental health problem waited longer than four hours to be seen. Photograph: Hannah Mckay Thousands of young people undergoing a mental health crisis, including those who are potentially suicidal, are having to wait more than four hours for A&E care, NHS figures show. Almost a fifth of the under-18s who seek A&E help in England for psychiatric problems such as depression and self-harm are not seen within the supposed maximum of four hours. Figures released by…

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We’ll have to change how we enjoy and use fashion: Janne Einola

With 2020—a year that had people setting targets for transformation throughout the 2000s—just weeks away, Mint is inviting corporate leaders to share their vision for the next decade. Janne Einola, H&M India’s country manager, discusses trends for the coming decade with Suneera Tandon, and says that sustainability and responsible choice will be key words of the future. WORKING IN TANDEM FOR SUSTAINABILITY The new trend in the fashion industry will be sustainability. Retailers will need to start taking care of their environmental impact and companies will need to figure out how they become…

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HPC Career Notes: December 2019 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high-performance computing community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Check in each month for an updated list and you may even come across someone you know, or better yet, yourself! Ari Berman BioTeam, Inc. promoted Ari Berman to chief executive officer. In his new role, Berman will expand the company’s reach into the scientific and business communities, helping to bring innovative solutions to leading…

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Ten People To Be Thankful For In Your Career

While giving thanks this holiday season, don’t forget all the things to be grateful for in your career, especially the people who enable your career to flourish. People hire people. People decide who to retain, promote and advance. Even if you’re self-employed, your clients hire you, and you benefit from word-of-mouth and other people-powered promotion. Here are 10 people to be thankful for in your career: 1 – Role models to inspire you You need role models at every career stage. At the very least, seeing other careers gives you…

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‘Have a one-night-stand with a dress’: the fashion rental revolution

Victoria Prew, co-founder of Hurr Collective, in the peer-to-peer fashion rental company’s pop-up shop. Photograph: Chloe Winstanley Photography Late in 1876, William Orton, then president of Western Union, received a proposal from Alexander Graham Bell. Bell offered to sell Orton the patent for his new invention, the telephone, for $100,000. Orton turned him down. “Why,” he scoffed, “would any person want to use this ungainly and impractical device when he can send a messenger to the telegraph office and have a clear written message sent to any large city in…

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Career in art and photography: How to turn your hobby into a profession

What if your hobby could become your profession? Here’s how you can turn your hobby of art and photography into a career. The Oxford Dictionary of English defines hobby’ as an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure’. If this leisure time’ activity can be converted into a livelihood generator then so much more better earning a livelihood from what you love to do. A walk down in a well-frequented park will bring you across many people walking around with a sketch book and pencil or a camera,…

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US charges 3 Indian-origin ex-executives of health tech start up in $1 bn fraud

Washington: Three Indian-origin ex-executives of a Chicago-based health tech start-up have been charged by the federal authorities for their alleged roles in a fraud scheme which involved falsifying the company’s financial performance to raise nearly $1 billion in debt and private equity. The co-founders of Outcome Health Rishi Shah, 33, and Shradha Aggarwal, 34, and former executive Ashik Desai, 26, are among six people accused of fraud “that targeted the company’s clients, lenders and investors,” the US Department of Justice said on Monday. “Outcome’s former executives and employees allegedly deceived lenders,…

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