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This town is giving families $500 a month. The results are remarkable | Natalie Foster

Recipients have used the money to apply for better jobs, spend more time with their children, or save for better housing On a recent Saturday morning, for the first time in months, Tomas had time to go to the pool with his kids. He sat at the edge of the water breathing in the smell […]

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America has an infant mortality crisis. Meet the black doulas trying to change that

In the US, black babies die at twice the rate of white babies. In Cleveland, the mortality rate is nearly three times as high. Can birth advocates make a difference in one of Americas most segregated cities? Rachel is a college-educated professional pianist who lives in a middle-class leafy Ohio, a former urban powerhouse which […]

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Sounding it out: Listening to white noise put my life back on track

Megan Nolan was searching for a way to switch off the stresses of modern life. Then she discovered white noise. Here, she charts how the flat frequencies helped her cope Late last year Spotify presented me with my Top 100 most listened to tracks of 2018 and, as ever when Im presented with some unknown […]

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The five: ways to slow the onset of Alzheimers

Various ways to check the progress of the disease Drugs Last week, a US biotechnology company suggested to reduce cognitive decline. Limiting saturated fats and simple carbohydrates benefit the cardiovascular system, having an effect on overall health. While evidence based on these dietary recommendations is not yet conclusive, increased consumption of fresh fruit, vegetables and […]

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The Guardian view on David Cameron’s memoirs | Editorial

Editorial: When great power comes with great irresponsibility The publication of extracts from David Camerons memoirs casts a chill light on the flaws of the British political system. The interest lies not in the detail of who stabbed whose back or which Closet racists, fruitcakes, he called them. However true this judgment appears now that […]

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Maine city offers homeless people tents as it faces affordable housing shortage

Officials in Bangor say rules mean they cant put people into temporary housing like hotel rooms in nice weather Facing a shortage of affordable housing or shelter accommodation options, Maines homeless people, or those at imminent risk of becoming homeless, are being offered tents and camping gear, according to officials. The general assistance administrator for […]

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I cant write about a world without rape because I dont live in one

Women read and write crime fiction as a way to understand real experience. I was raped and being told by the Staunch prize that books like mine are preventing justice is outrageous That rape cases are hard to prosecute is no shocker, but the claim that crime writers are partly to blame shocked me. The […]

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‘I see pain in her eyes’ the 3.6m masterpiece that went to jail

A powerful painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, depicting the torturing of Saint Catherine, is touring Britain. What did the women of Send Prison make of the chilling work? Two women are chatting in front of a painting of Catherine of Alexandria, a saint martyred in the fourth century. The figure is shown leaning on a wheel […]

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Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes surge in England and Wales

Offences double since 2014 against gay and lesbian people and treble against trans people, Guardian analysis reveals Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes, including stalking, harassment and violent assault, have more than doubled in England and Wales over five years, a Guardian analysis has shown. The rate of LGBT hate crime per capita rose by 144% […]

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Changing more than pronouns: a non-binary teen fights education laws

Santi Ceballos worked to change Arizonas curriculum laws that focused sex education on heterosexuality and left them out Sometimes, other kids call Santi it. Its sort of like treating me as a different species, said Santi Ceballos, who goes by they/them pronouns, looking straight into the camera for a video produced by the video was […]

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