Nashaan Robinson

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Where Even Nightmares Are Classified: Psychiatric Care at Guantánamo

Every day when Lt. Cmdr. Shay Rosecrans crossed into the military detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, she tucked her medical school class ring into her bra, covered the name on her uniform with tape and hid her necklace under her T-shirt, especially if she was wearing a cross.<p>She tried to …

Mental Health

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs'

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

Mental Health

'Living in hell': 18,800 Indonesians shackled for mental health conditions

Despite 1977 ban on shackling thousands of Indonesians with perceived psychosocial disabilities are tied down by chains and lack access to mental health care<p>In a small faith healing centre in rural Indonesia, Sulaiman chanted in a confused fashion, tugged at a chain attached to his ankle, and …

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Budapest, Hungary on a Budget

There are lots of affordable ways to enjoy this city, which in case you didn't know, is divided in two by the Danube river -- hilly, more-residential Buda on one side and Pest, where all the action is, on the other.<p>(photo: New York cafe)<p><b>1) Relax in Old Cafes Restored to New</b><p>In their heyday, …

The World's Most Spectacular Hotel Pools

Indulge in a day of carefree bliss, relax in a luxurious cabana and enjoy a refreshing cocktail at a poolside bar. Where else could you do this than at one of the world's most spectacular hotel pools?<p>Rooftop pools are incredibly complex to create, but the reward is astonishing. Imagine sipping on …

7 Flippin' Awesome Recipes Of The Week

1<p>Chocolatey, nutty, fruity and fudgy - these brownies work. Everytime.<p>1<p>Chocolatey, nutty, fruity and fudgy - these brownies work. Everytime.<p>2<p>A mouth …

The slow return to Paris: how tourism is taking time to recover

Three months after the November terror attacks and the French capital’s bars, hotels and restaurants are beginning to see an upturn. But, convincing visitors to return hasn’t been easy<p>As bistros go, L’Ami Pierre, a low-key establishment on rue de la Main d’Or in the 11th arrondissement, is as …

France

Innovation comes from the students you would least suspect

As a result, there is an increased need to understand what drives innovation. Certainly traditional research and development, funded by both the private and public sectors, continues to remain a primary source of new ideas and products. But innovation demands innovators.<p>So where do innovators come …

Innovation

Students surprise teacher who says he can't remember the last time he had a birthday cake

His reaction to this act of kindness from a room full of teenagers is quite heartwarming<p>A teacher in Texas made an off-hand comment to his students one lesson that he couldn't remember the last time he had a birthday cake.<p>His students remembered this, made a note of his birthday and surprised him …

800,000 People Missing From Electoral Register - And Students Are The 'Biggest Casualties', Says Labour

Around 800,000 people have dropped off the electoral register since the new system of individual sign-ups was introduced, while students have been …

30th Anniversary of the Challenger Explosion: Pictures

Ronald Reagan

Isil exploiting migrant routes to smuggle jihadists back to Britain using fake documents

Intelligence officials fear terror groups are increasingly exploiting the huge migrant flows to set up jihadist sleeper cells throughout Europe<p>Isil jihadists are exploiting the migrant crisis to smuggle terrorists into Europe with fake passports they can then use to travel to the UK, British …

How to Deal With a Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

The tragic fate of the people who stop sleeping

A handful of families are cursed with “fatal insomnia”, a cruel disease that leads to months of sleepless nights and terrible exhaustion. Will a controversial cure save their lives?<p>Silvano was on a cruise ship when the family curse struck. An elegant 53-year-old with striking red hair who enjoyed …

Medical Journals

Your parenting is the problem: We spend more time and money on parenting than ever — but we are getting worse

Your kids only eat fries? Run the show at home? It’s on you: “Let kids decide” switched adult authority to children<p><i>Parents Adrift</i><p>I knew what I wanted to say. But I didn’t say it.<p>Al and Mary McMaster (all names have been changed, except where noted) have two daughters, Tara and Margo.<p>Mom brought …

Police arrest 3 men on suspicion of links to Jakarta attack

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police on Friday arrested three men on suspicion of links to the brazen attacks in the heart of the country's …

Extremism

4 Things About Managing People I Wish I Knew When I Started

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my first company when I was 17. Between then and now (I’m 33 as of this column), I’ve launched four additional companies and have managed hundreds of people directly.<p>The way you lead and manage people is the make-or-break skill …

The UK's most expensive studio flat could be yours... for £1.175m

The apartment in London's Knightsbridge comes complete with a loft bed and is smaller than a Tube carriage<p>The UK's most expensive studio flat has come on to the market at £1.175m.<p>The petite apartment in London's Knightsbridge costs £2,300 per square foot, and at 510 square feet is smaller than a …

‘Genetic testing is a responsibility if you’re having children’

Anne Wojcicki, CEO of California-based personal genetic testing company 23andMe, which enables people to check their DNA, on why she co-founded the project<p>23andMe <b>offers a saliva test to create a DNA profile covering health, traits and ancestry. Have you taken the test yourself?</b><p>My family and I were …

Molecular Biology

The Gender-Neutral Bathroom Revolution Is Growing

San Francisco has long been considered one of America’s most—if not the most–LGBT friendly cities. Yet in at least one increasingly watched area, the …

If Jennifer Aniston Is Making You Dinner, It's Probably This

What does Jennifer Aniston eat at home? And what food is she powerless against?<p><i>We’re endlessly fascinated by the breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices of celebrities. Welcome to My Morning Routine, where we talk with musicians, actors, politicians, athletes, and all-around interesting people about</i> …

Breakfast

Oculus Rift: Facebook’s virtual reality headset is here – at a price

Headset pre-orders open as Twitter users express dismay over prices<p>Universal Music Group – the label that boasts Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Madonna on its roster – has revealed it is teaming up with iHeartMedia to “virtualise” the gig experience, with the hardware now available for pre-order. …

Virtual Reality

Therapy wars: the revenge of Freud

Cheap and effective, CBT became the dominant form of therapy, consigning Freud to psychology’s dingy basement. But new studies have cast doubt on its supremacy – and shown dramatic results for psychoanalysis. Is it time to get back on the couch?<p>Dr David Pollens is a psychoanalyst who sees his …

Psychology

The Case of the Missing Booksellers Has Left Many in Hong Kong Fearing for Freedom

Causeway Bay is Hong Kong’s busiest, brashest retail district — think gilded Gucci storefronts, perfume clouds, and many, many mainland Chinese …

What's really on your plate: hidden world of food fraud revealed - in pictures

Three years on from the horsemeat scandal, food safety expert Professor Chris Elliott explains how common food products are still at risk of adulteration

Food Safety

‘Celebrity Big Brother': Danniella Westbrook Opens Up About Her Drug Addiction, Admitting She First Tried Cocaine At 14

Danniella Westbrook opened up about her past battles with drugs during Wednesday night’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, revealing she first tried cocaine …

This gadget simulates oral sex with suction

Fiera wants to jumpstart women's libido<p>Fiera Arouser for Her, on display at CES 2016, is one of the latest in a new trend of sex toys for women called suction oral sex stimulators. It's aimed at stimulating blood flow to the genitals, to help women suffering from low libido get in the mood before …

Airbnb racks up damage bills after New Year's Eve parties, orgy

In Oakland, it was a 200-person rager. In Montreal, it was a drug-fueled orgy in the living room. In London, it was a raucous party that ended with a …