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‘Andys Man Club’: The Male Suicide Prevention Group Smashing Stigma And Proving #ItsOkayToTalk

Earlier this year, on a Monday night in April, Luke Ambler’s brother-in-law Andy Roberts took his own life. Ambler and his family were left devastated by the news. Two days before, Roberts had been at Ambler’s house, joking and laughing – he even played football on the Sunday. But then he was gone. It was in…

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This Student’s Chatbot Will Offer Free Legal Aid To The Homeless And Refugees

It seems there’s no problem that Joshua Browder’s chatbot cannot tackle. First, the Stanford undergraduate programmed the AI assistant to help people challenge parking tickets.  Then he set his sights on the law, directing the bot, called DoNotPay, to provide answers to users’ complicated legal questions.  Now, Browder, a 19-year-old Brit from London, is turning his…

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NSPCC Launch Free Helpline To Support Parents Worried About Children Being ‘Radicalised’

Parents worried about their children being “radicalised” and the impact of terrorism can now call an NSPCC helpline for advice. The national children’s charity launched the free, 24-hour service after the spate of terrorist attacks in 2016. It will be the first national point of support for parents who might be concerned or need advice…

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‘Rock Band’ And ‘Guitar Hero’ Are Coming Back, Because The World Doesn’t Have Enough Plastic Toy Guitars

From about 2005 until 2010 the western world was blighted by the arrival of video games which ostensibly simulated playing the guitar, but actually involved mashing spongey plastic keys on tiny, humiliating pretend instruments. And now – even though we have the technology to play video games with actual, real guitars – they’re coming back….

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‘Coronation Street’ Star Paula Lane Reveals She Chose To Leave The Soap To Concentrate On Motherhood

Former ‘Coronation Street’ actress Paula Lane has revealed becoming a mother was a driving force behind her decision to her quit the soap.  The 30-year-old, who played Kylie Platt in the ITV soap, is mum to Arthur, 18 months, and is currently pregnant with her second child. Lane said going back to work when her son was…

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Background Noise Makes It Harder For Toddlers To Learn Language: Here’s How Parents Can Help

Children find it harder to learn new words if they are surrounded by background noise, a study has found. “Modern homes are filled with noisy distractions such as TV, radio, and people talking that could affect how children learn words at early ages,” said Brianna McMillan, doctoral student in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who…

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