Day: October 11, 2020

Meghan discusses online abuse and being “the most trolled person in the entire world in 2019”

The Duchess of Sussex has spoken about the “almost unsurvivable” online abuse she was subjected to while on maternity leave in a podcast to mark World Mental Health Day.

Meghan appeared alongside Prince Harry on the Teenage Therapy podcast as she recalled being told that “in 2019, I was the most trolled person in the entire world – male or female”.

“Eight months of that, I wasn’t even visible, I was on maternity leave with the baby – but what was able to be manufactured and churned out, it’s almost unsurvivable, it’s so big you can’t even think what that feels like,” she said.

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The duke and duchess spoke with three of Teenager Therapy‘s hosts Gael, Kayla and

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We Are Doing It: Forte Fitness

As Chattanooga area businesses shift, pivot and change, trying to adapt to a new normal, many are tapping into the passion that led them to open their business in the first place. Over the course of the next number of weeks, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce will profile some of these owners and share their inspirational stories on how they are doing it.

As one of the first types of businesses to go into lockdown back in March, Forte Fitness, a 1-on-1 personal training studio located on Chattanooga’s Northshore, is happy to have most of its clients back.

“We opened back up in mid-May,” says Julian Kaufman, owner of Forte Fitness. “We have been training and in terms of clients, we are about 5 to 8 percent down. It’s not terribly down. However, in May through July, we were down 45 percent in sales. That is now more back

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Theismann impressed by Smith’s remarkable comeback

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Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Landover, Md.

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Joe Theismann didn’t cringe, but he was curious to see how Alex Smith would react to getting hit. Smith had been waiting a long time for this moment — and that contact.

He didn’t have to wait long after entering an NFL game for the first time since breaking his right leg in gruesome fashion 23 months ago. Following a standing ovation from his wife and children in the stands, he absorbed three sacks from Aaron Donald and six overall, got up each time and finished the game that Washington lost 30-10 to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

“The first one felt good,” Smith said. “It was obviously nice to know you’re fine, and it was nice to

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Kean in Congress would be bad for N.J. health | Letters

Health care is one of the most consequential issues facing Americans, especially today. Republican state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. is running for Congress, so voters deserve to know his positions on this critical topic. However, his views are conspicuously absent from his campaign website.

Unfortunately, Kean’s voting record during his years in the Legislature reveals he would not protect the health of New Jerseyans in Washington. He is running for the Seventh District seat against incumbent Democrat Tom Malinowski.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic and the fact that nearly 8 percent of New Jersey residents are uninsured, Kean voted against a bill to increase access to affordable health insurance through a small tax assessment on premiums of larger plans.

Kean also opposed creation of the New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange that can offer less expensive insurance to residents than the national Obamacare exchange. He has opposed coverage of family planning services.

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nice concept, shame about the reality TV wannabes

Twelve strangers meet in an isolated spot with the promise of winning £100,000. The money lies beneath a tower on an island in the middle of a vast reservoir. In order to reach it, they must cross 850ft of water – but are not allowed to swim or sail. Instead, they have to build a bridge, in 20 days, with the minimum of tools. Oh, and if they do make it to the island before the deadline, they must choose only one winner to take the prize money.

This is the simple and clever premise of The Bridge (Channel 4), which is based on a Spanish format. But because it is a reality show, it must adhere to certain rules. The location (Llyn Brenig in north Wales) and basic accommodation brought to mind Castaway, the 2000 show in which a bunch of people went stir-crazy on the Scottish island of

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Help Raise Awareness In Your Own Little Way

World Mental Health Day, a program started by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), was first observed on Oct. 10, 1992. Since then governments and different organizations around the world have been holding relevant activities to spread awareness about mental health.

The day has become more significant at present as people worldwide carry the emotional burden of the pandemic. COVID-19 has drastically changed people’s lives, creating a new normal that threw many people into depression, isolation and anxiety. 

The impact of the pandemic still sees no end, with social distancing and different restrictions still in place. The fear now is that not many people know how to handle the feeling of uncertainty and distress. For many, the burden of isolation is unfamiliar, and may not know how to talk about it or to reach out for help.

world mental health day The stigma surrounding mental illness still prevails and these negative stereotypes can

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Charlie Kirk Is Still Falsely Claiming That the Denver Shooter Is Antifa

Prominent conservative commentator Charlie Kirk is still blaming “antifa” for a shooting at a protest in Colorado, even after police debunked the claim.

The protest, which took place on Saturday outside of the Denver Art Museum, saw that right-wing protesters holding a “Patriot Rally” were met by counter-protesters running a “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive.”

After an altercation led to a conservative attendee being shot, the Denver Post incorrectly reported that the gunman was associated with left-wing protesters.

The claim quickly spread online and was shared by numerous popular Twitter users, including Andy Ngo and Tim Pool.

But the

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Meghan Markle Talks Social Media Harassment and Public Scrutiny

Meghan Markle may be literal royalty, but she’s human just like the rest of us. The Duchess of Sussex recently opened up about the impact of social media on her mental health — especially as it relates to online harassment.

During an appearance on the Teenager Therapy podcast in conjunction with World Mental Health Day, Meghan admitted that while social media can be a great way to connect with others, it’s also a place of “disconnection” and harm. “I can speak personally too,” she explained to three of the show’s five young hosts, saying that she’s been told she was the “most trolled person in the entire world” in 2019.

She went on to note that for a large portion of the year, she wasn’t very visible in the public eye because she was tending to her son, Archie. “But what was able to just be manufactured and churned out,

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33 Hair Products & Tools You Can Buy On Amazon Prime

It may be hard to believe, but it really wasn’t too long ago that you could only find certain hair products at the local salon. Well, a lot of things have changed since the age of the perfectly coiffed blowout; namely, picking up your favorite shampoos, conditioners, styling tools, and more is as easy as “add to cart.”From the crème de la crème of luxury brands (ahem, Oribe and Dyson) to drugstore gems like Herbal Essences and Pantene, here are all the best hair products and tools that you can shop on Amazon Prime — and get on your doorstep within two days thanks to that fast, free shipping. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff—and, while we do receive commission from Amazon, all of the goods linked to on our site

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First mammogram an easy rite of passage

Like a lot of women, I put off my first mammogram. Kaiser Permanente started pestering me to make an appointment approximately 13 seconds after I turned 40. That was in 2018.

But then my mom was diagnosed with uterine cancer. I was promoted to a more demanding position. My husband changed jobs. And, I admit, I’ve been avoiding doctors since I broke my shoulder five years ago. (Seven months of X-rays and physical therapy will do that to you.)

I embraced the “I’m too busy” excuse for two years — until editors here at The Columbian encouraged me to make that long-delayed appointment and write about it. I agreed to bare it all in hopes of convincing you to get your mammogram, too.

The appointment

Making an appointment was easy. I was able to go online and set a time and location. I could have even chosen to go on

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