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Short breathing exercise will be your best friend when you’re stressed
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Short breathing exercise will be your best friend when you’re stressed

    Breathing Exercise For Anxiety It may sound cliché, but when I'm really stressed out, I like to find a quiet area and meditate for a few minutes. There are so many different kinds of meditation you can do, but there's one in particular I love, and it's the same one I recommend to my clients. This breathing exercise is called Nadi Shodhana, and it's usually referred to as alternate nostril breathing. It's a powerful technique that can help you relax the mind, calm the nervous system, and clear your nasal circulation. Take a comfortable, tall seat with your spine straight. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths through both nostrils. With your right hand, rest your index finger and middle finger in between your eyebrows as a light anchor. Close yo...
Smart speed bumps to automatically check tyre tread depth
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Smart speed bumps to automatically check tyre tread depth

    Drivers entering car parks could soon have their tyres automatically scanned for tread depth, after a Finnish company announced the expansion of its tyre-checking speed bumps. Nokian’s SnapSkan system features a ‘smart’ ramp that can be installed in public car parks and similar locations. When driven over, the speed bump uses 3D scanning to measure the tread depth of all four tyres. The system is free to use, and drivers wanting to make use of it can opt in via text message or email, signing up either before or after they have driven over the ramp. Those who decide not to opt in to the SnapSkan system will see their vehicle’s data automatically deleted, while those signing up will be sent a report on how much tread their tyres have left. The report will also includ...
Royal wedding could cost taxpayers more than £30m
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Royal wedding could cost taxpayers more than £30m

    The cost of the big event has been estimated at as much as £32m by wedding planning service Bridebook, with security costs predicted at more than £30m. Other estimates have put the security bill at closer to £24m. The policing for Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011 cost £6.35m, according to figures obtained by the Press Association. This included £2.8m in police overtime and covered approximately 5,000 extra police on duty on the day. An earlier freedom of information request revealed the total cost of the security operation undertaken by the Metropolitan Police was closer to £7.2m. However, the actual cost of all the security that was necessitated by the wedding is estimated to be somewhere between £10m and £20m, which would cover a heightening of ...
May wins crucial support over Northern Ireland border plan
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May wins crucial support over Northern Ireland border plan

    Yet quietly, officials were congratulating themselves on Thursday about making incremental progress on a closely interlinked issue the Irish border. After media reports overnight, Theresa May issued a carefully worded statement as she arrived in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Friday, repeating the familiar statement that Britain will be leaving the customs union. But Whitehall sources confirmed that away from the deadlocked Brexit war cabinet her strategy and negotiations subcommittee a fresh proposal has been agreed that Britain hopes would avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland, if all else fails. This backstop was written into the December agreement between London and Brussels, at the request of Ireland. It commits Britain to maintain full alignment with those rules of th...
EU takes Britain to court for illegal and dangerous air pollution levels
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EU takes Britain to court for illegal and dangerous air pollution levels

    British Prime Minister Theresa May The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against the governments of Britain and five other countries for repeatedly breaching legally binding EU air pollution rules. Environmental campaigners accused UK ministers of apathy after Britain failed to convince EU officials it was moving quickly enough to make its air safe to breathe while the EU said Britain had blown several last chances to put things right. Air pollution causes around 40,000 early deaths every year in Britain, according to the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The EU summoned Michael Gove, the environment secretary, to Brussels earlier this year to account for the UK's persistently high levels of toxic ni...