WE MIGHT not talk about it very much, but agoraphobia is one of the most common panic-related disorders in the UK. While it's commonly associated with a phobia of open spaces or leaving the house, there can be a lot more to it than that, and for some people, the fear may revolve around specific circumstances or places – such as being in crowded public spaces.The NHS estimates that in Britain and Northern Ireland, up to two people in every 100 have some form of panic disorder, and it's thought around a third of them will go on to develop agoraphobia, which can affect both men and women and develop at any age.:: A complex conditionIn its essence, agoraphobia is a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult and help wouldn't be available if things go wrong – but this can look different for different people."It has a wide definition and includes many different fears, such as open spaces, crowded places and being alone," says Nicky Lidbetter of Anxiety UK … [Read more...] about More than just a fear of open spaces: What is agoraphobia and how is it treated?
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0 Have your say In recent years, Leeds has won a number of accolades for being a city that is going places. And there is still a lot more to come: from rising through the retail rankings, having the largest ethnically diverse population and financial and legal sectors outside London, to redevelopment of the city’s train station, introduction of High Speed Rail and redevelopment of the South Bank.However, city leaders admit there is one thing that hasn’t enjoyed so much attention – but is now a crucial part of what Leeds perceives to be one of its greatest assets. Open spaces.The city, through Leeds Council, Leeds Business Improvement District and other agencies, is now working on a “challenge for our public realm to become the city’s greatest cultural asset”.Over recent months a document called the ‘Our Spaces Strategy’ has been drafted up which looks at key areas of public open space such as parks, squares, … [Read more...] about Leeds City Council unveils plans to make more use of open spaces
Kenneth Rodrigues & Partners, Sand Hill Property Live-work village of offices, homes and retail that's proposed for north San Jose by Sand Hill Property, in a visualization. A big mixed-use development is being eyed in north San Jose, an ambitious project that builders tout as a live-work complex of offices, homes and retail that could help ease the region's traffic woes. Kenneth Rodrigues & Partners, Sand Hill Property Office buildings that would be part of a live-work development proposed in north San Jose by Sand Hill Property, in a visualization. A big mixed-use development is being eyed in north San Jose, an ambitious project that builders tout as a live-work complex of offices, homes and retail that could help ease the region's traffic woes. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds George Avalos / Bay Area News Group The Orchard Station light rail stop is next to the site of a proposed mixed-use development of office, homes and retail in north San Jose. A … [Read more...] about Big north San Jose live-work development of offices, shops, homes is proposed
Viet Nam News Many people sneered when he opened his first co-working space on Tràng Thi Street in Hà Nội. Few believed the concept, new and “odd” at that time, could succeed. Years have passed, and Dương Đỗ’s ambition has come true, and his Toong co-working space has become a smashing success, even spawning copycats. Lê Thu Ngân speaks to Dương. Inner Sanctum: You used to be the managing director of a reputed foreign company. Why did you quit a job that is even now the dream of many young people to start Toong? How did the idea of opening a co-working office first come to you? Repetition will not add more new value to society. So, since the start of my professional career, I have always chosen unconventional routes. I joined Galaxy Studio when the cinema industry in Việt Nam was at a nascent stage. Then I joined Richard Moore Associates when branding was still a foreign concept in … [Read more...] about Unconventional entrepreneur develops Việt Nam’s best-known co-working space
By Jordan Graham | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: May 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm | UPDATED: May 16, 2018 at 7:02 pm In a county with a nearly equal number of registered Republicans and Democrats, it might be surprising to some that the board of supervisors has been all-GOP for a decade. During this year’s elections for the Orange County Board of Supervisors’, the biggest question is whether that will change. Nine candidates, a mix of Democrats and Republicans, are competing for two available board seats, each of which draws a base salary of about $156,500. The Democratic-leaning 4th District features six candidates hoping to fill a seat held by soon-to-be-termed-out Shawn Nelson. The big field isn’t likely to produce a majority winner in the June 5 primary, meaning the top two finishers, regardless of party affiliation, probably will face off in November. And in the GOP-leaning 2nd District, incumbent Michelle Steel is fending off two challengers in a … [Read more...] about Can Democrats win a seat on the all-Republican O.C. board? Steel fending off 2 challengers, 6 candidates run for Nelson’s open seat