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The Power Of The Paintbrush: How Art Therapy Is Saving Children With Mental Health Issues

For an adult suffering with a mental health problem, talking about how they’re feeling can be difficult. So, for a child with limited language skills, opening up about their feelings can be almost impossible. That’s where art therapy comes in. It uses activities, such as painting, to help children understand and discuss thoughts they may…

Lego Boss Explains It Wants To Make A ‘Positive Impact’ But Mustn’t Be Too ‘Self-Absorbed’

Lego needs to avoid being too self-absorbed and ‘Danish’, one of its bosses has said as she claimed the company wants to leave a “positive impact on the planet”. Lene Friis, a managing director at Lego’s Education division who has worked at the company since 1998, said that Lego’s fame could be a “double-edge sword”. Speaking…

Madonna Shares First Video Of Adopted Four-Year-Old Twin Daughters Singing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle’

Madonna has shared the first video of her newly-adopted twins singing along to a well-known nursery rhyme. The 58-year-old, who confirmed she had adopted the two four-year-old girls from Malawi on 8 February, captured them singing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle’ on the sofa while wearing matching striped pyjamas. In the background, someone played the tune on the piano…

Asda ‘Wonky Veg’ Boxes Have Already Sold 160 Tonnes Of Misshapen Produce

Asda says it has seen a “unprecedented” response to its ‘wonky veg’ boxes, selling more than 160 tonnes of misshapen fruit and vegetables since launching the waste-busting product in February. The supermarket has revealed it has quadrupled sales for the £3.50 boxes since launching the scheme, which sell produce that had been considered too ‘ugly’ to…

Bryony Gordon On Coming Out As A ‘Mad Girl’ And Setting Up A Mental Health Peer Support Group

Most people associate obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) with simply being a “neat freak”, but in reality the condition is far darker and can leave sufferers paralysed with fear. Journalist and author Bryony Gordon, who has lived with the condition for the past 22 years, is often convinced she has inflicted harm on those she loves the…

Kickstarter Wants To Replace All Tube Adverts With Pictures Of Cats

An organisation on crowdfunding website Kickstarter is spearheading a plan to make London a better place – by replacing all Tube adverts with pictures of cats. The Underground station of the future could be littered with adorable feline pictures rather than the advertisements we’re currently plagued with if the Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (CATS) gets its…

Asda Store Creates ‘Quiet Hour’ To Help People With Autism And Disabilities

An Asda superstore in Manchester has been praised for introducing a ‘quiet hour’ to make shopping easier for people with autism and disabilities. The Asda Living store in Cheetham Hill will be completely silent for sixty minutes every Saturday. Escalators will be stopped and in-store music turned down during the hour, in which its boss…