‘Most excitingly, we also identified a completely new phenomenon which we called the "uteroplacental pump". This is a contraction of the placenta and the part of the uterine wall to which it is attached and it is not the same as the well-known Braxton Hicks contractions in which the entire uterus contracts in practice for labour. … [Read more...] about Scientists discover a new type of contraction in pregnant women – but it DOESN’T mean the baby is on its way
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But I also think you should consider seeking help. When the lockdown is over, it would do you good to research CBT treatments available in your area. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a ‘talking cure’ which aims gradually to change the way your mind works — hopefully giving the jolt (or ‘yank’ in my word!) you need. Look it up online, and note that online help is also available. … [Read more...] about BEL MOONEY: Can I stop my nasty wife ruling every part of my life?
That’s just what’s there. What’s missing is worse, namely, any sense of Marilyn’s own agency. This doesn’t come across as her own cute idea – there’s the sense of a valuable doll being positioned by powerful men, who just want her to tell the world about another powerful man. They pull the cord on her back and make her do “her thing”. They don’t go so far as to make her jump out of a cake, smeared with buttercream, but they might as well have done. When Monroe opens her mouth to sing, it’s in her signature breathless little-girl voice that says in an unspoken way: “Please don’t hurt me, but I know you will”, and the crowd go wild. … [Read more...] about We shouldn’t try to dress up what happened to poor Marilyn Monroe
Maxwell monopoly – Serial owners of the 1980s The serial football team manager Tommy Docherty used to make a joke about having had more clubs than Tony Jacklin. But he didn't actually own them - unlike Robert Maxwell. How many clubs is too many for one person to own? For some there seems to be no limit, especially the perennial interferers of the 1980s, Anton Johnson and Robert Maxwell. Johnson, formerly a butcher in Essex, had interests in Rotherham, Southend and Bournemouth at the same time, which resulted in him from being banned from football for life in 1985. That did not stop him making approaches to Scarborough and Doncaster years later. Maxwell controlled Derby, Reading and Oxford in the mid-80s, though strictly speaking his sons and daughter were in charge. Of current chairmen, Ken Bates has been through Oldham (in the 1960s), Wigan, Chelsea and now Leeds, as well as a spell at Partick Thistle. MT … [Read more...] about Gluttony – part three
Christopher Harris, one of Floyd’s lifelong friends, said Floyd moved to the city to start over to find a job, telling the Atlanta Journal Constitution: ‘He was looking to start over fresh, a new beginning. He was happy with the change he was making.' … [Read more...] about Prosecutors warn there is ‘evidence that does not support criminal charge’ in case of four cops accused of killing George Floyd