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Hindus Flock River Banks For Idol Immersion Ending 9 Day Indian Festival



The nine-day Hindu festival of Durga Puja culminated,Tuesday, October 8, with devotees across India immersing idols of Goddess Durga in water bodies, in a symbolic farewell.
In the eastern parts of the country, devotees, mostly women, participated in the social revelry with the conclusion of Navratri, which celebrates women in all their forms. They danced with joy and smeared bright red vermilion on each other, as a part of a tradition known as ‘Sindoor Khela’ to mark the end of the festival.


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  1. R S

    October 9, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Dumb religion

  2. Jerry Li

    October 9, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    dirty filthy race

  3. rapturous day

    October 9, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Baptize your idols.

    But don't baptize self?

    Talk about the greatest missed opportunity of your life.

  4. Rainbow Learn

    October 9, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    ھاں میں ابھی سمجھ گیا


    October 9, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Good ceremony. So don't forget Try your See Entitled Mantra Energi Nabi Ibrahim and Chanel PEKSI GARUDA CAHAYA NUR JANAHA. OKE thank you

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Plant a North American persimmon tree for shade and beauty




Plant a North American persimmon tree for shade and beauty

Posted: 2:50 PM, Oct 22, 2019

Updated: 2019-10-22 14:50:31-04

Garden expert Melinda Myers says to plant a North American persimmon tree for a bit of shade and beauty. You and the birds will enjoy over the seasons. Seasonal garden tips available at:

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Miley Cyrus Freed the Nipple in an Instagram Selfie




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  • Miley Cyrus posted an Instagram photo of herself in a very sheer white tank top.
  • Miley’s fans are lovinggg this confidence!

    If you absolutely love to keep up with Miley Cyrus’s life, you’ve probably noticed that Miley is living it up and doing whatever TF she wants lately. Case in point: Miley filed for divorce from her ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth, this past summer. Immediately following that, she started dating her now-ex-girlfriend, Kaitlynn Carter, and then moved on to her new beau, Cody Simpson. Homegirl has been busy!

    Now, to further radiate her IDGAF energy to the world, Miley saw it fit to post a “basic b*tch” mirror selfie to Instagram, where her tatas were basically on full display. “I’m getting more basic by the day. The only thing the ‘new me’ loves more than a mirror selfie is a self timed one,” Miley wrote underneath a pic of herself in an extremely sheer white tank top and frayed blue denim shorts.

    Peep this for yourself:



    Pretty sure this violates Instagram’s picture guidelines and someone, somewhere will report it, but for the most part, her fans l-o-v-e it! All the comments underneath her post were positive and glowing, meaning the internet is totally here for the new Miley.

    Below, some of the cutest comments:

    “‘New me’ aka prettier every selfie”


    “This is beautiful Miley. You are more than a mirror selfie.”

    “Yes, Miley! Stay focused on positive things, we love you”

    “I want your confidence!”

    “I love these mirror selfies and I guess you too…”

    Let’s hope Instagram doesn’t rain on Miley’s parade here, but hey—at least Miley got her moment!


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Anxiety, stress and motherhood — how Ali Fairbairn managed as things ‘started shutting down’





October 23, 2019 12:48:32

“I can feel it starting,” Ali Fairbairn said, pressing her palm to her chest.

Key points:

  • More than a third of all Australian women have experienced anxiety
  • Anxiety is the most pressing health topic among women aged 18-35
  • Experts want better understanding of how biology and social context affect women’s mental health

The mother of two is trying to leave the house.

Edward, 6, needs to get to karate. Susanna, 4, disappeared as soon as her mum asked her to get her shoes on.

Now both children are in the entrance-way of her house making loud, repetitive noises.

It is the kind of situation Ms Fairbairn tries to avoid.

Since the very early days following Edward’s birth, she has experienced crippling anxiety.

At times, it has stopped her from leaving home for several weeks, if not months.

It makes managing her children, particularly at their most difficult times, extra-challenging.

It also affects her physically. She feels clammy, goes hot and cold, her heart races and she experiences a buzz, like drinking a strong coffee.

“It’s like going to Westfield at Christmas time,” she said.

“It’s just completely overwhelming. Things start shutting down.”

What Ms Fairbairn experiences is felt, in some form, by more-and-more Australian women.

According to the Jean Hailes for Women’s Health annual survey released today, 39.4 per cent of women report experiencing anxiety.

For women aged 18 to 35, the survey shows anxiety is the most pressing health topic.

Launching the report today at Parliament House, Health Minister Greg Hunt said Australia had made progress in the are of women’s health, but there is still much to do.

“The challenges are real and we need to be absolutely upfront in [sic] those,” he said.

Federal Government data shows women are more likely than men to experience mental illness, with anxiety being a more common complaint than depression.

Despite this, women’s mental health experts believe female mental health does not receive the attention it deserves.

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre said the mental health issues women experience remain largely hidden.

“We cannot afford to lose women to mental illness in so many of our sectors,” she said.

“Women’s mental health should definitely be a national priority.”

The trouble with worry

When Ms Fairbairn’s firstborn, Edward, was a tiny baby, she did what many mothers do: she worried about him.

She worried about whether he was breathing, about whether she’d be able to feed him when he woke, about keeping him safe, about him crying if they went out, about having to breastfeed in public.

So, staying at home became the answer to everything.

“It was easy to just have everything in the house,” she said.

“If he cried I could just pace up and down the hall, I could stand on the verandah, I could make my cup of tea.”

Isolated at home while her husband worked a new job, Ms Fairburn started questioning her ability to look after Edward.

She struggled to fall asleep and found herself constantly asking, “what if?”

Gripped by anxiety, she went through the motions of caring for her son but struggled to bond with him.

There were times when she would cry in the shower for up to an hour.

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Family therapist and counsellor Jacqueline McDiarmid said it was normal to worry about being a good-enough parent.

But, she said, if the habit of worrying took over, problematic anxiety involving panic attacks, avoiding social situations, heavy drinking, irritability and not sleeping could develop.

“A lot of women, by the time they come to a counsellor, they have ruminated over so many things, they’re not really sure what’s normal and what’s not normal,” she said.

Ms McDiarmid said women tended to worry more than men, with many carrying the mental load of family life and caring roles, as well as hormonal changes — all of which made women more prone to anxiety.

Chemicals in the equation

According to Professor Kulkarni, women experience mental health differently to men, both socially and medically.

Because of this, she wants to see women’s mental health studied and treated separately.

She said there were some psychological conditions that only women face, particularly around childbirth, during menopause and as a consequence of monthly hormonal fluctuations.

Reproductive hormones such as estrogen were significant neurosteroids and had a significant effect on the brain, Professor Kulkarni said.

“We need to understand how that’s playing out because the treatments are different,” she said.

Likewise, experts said a woman’s experience as a mother or in a caring role needs to be fully understood so that she receives the most effective treatment.

Clinical Psychologist Jodie Lowinger, of the Sydney Anxiety Clinic, describes the condition as a “physiological reaction to perceived threat” from a fear of uncertainty, or that something bad might happen.

She said women today faced a barrage of uncertainties — what they should feed their children, how to keep them safe online, and whether they have made the right choice to either stay home or go back to work.

“It’s wonderful that we have opportunities, and that society is moving in the right direction to recognise the equality of men and women, however, there is still the heightened expectations at home alongside the expectations in the workplace,” she said.

Holistic care for women

Dr Lowinger and Professor Kulkarni are among a chorus of professionals calling for a more focussed approach to the specific medical needs of women.

Professor Kulkarni said medical research did not pay enough attention to how gender affected physiology — partly because more senior researchers were men and because women’s health is not a topic close to their hearts.

According to Professor Kulkarni, this also meant men were the predominant sample group in clinical trials, and when women were involved, researchers did not always ensure equal representation of postmenopausal women and those of reproductive age.

“When the dosing guidelines come out [following a trial] they may not actually meet the needs for the woman patient, and that may be a problem in terms of either under-dosing or overdosing,” she said.

She wants to see more women’s health clinics across Australia.

“I think the holistic care for women is best practised in a women’s clinic set-up,” she said.

Ms McDiarmid agreed that women needed to be heard and given more support — not just around the early years of motherhood.

“I think women do know really what’s wrong with them, they have a good sense of when something’s wrong with them,” she said.

Finding a solution

Ali Fairbairn has gone through peaks and troughs of motherhood.

Just as she was getting to grips with the anxiety that set in after the birth of Edward, a much-anticipated IVF baby, she fell pregnant naturally.

“I went and did a pee on the test kit and came out bawling my eyes out,” she said.

Instead of elation, Ms Fairbairn feared sleep deprivation and her psychological state would leave her suicidal.

Her daughter, Susanna, is now four and a half years old and Ms Fairbairn has found a GP to keep a close eye on her mental and physical well-being.

She finds medication helpful and has discovered the calming effects of pottery.

“It’s really hard for me to think about school pickup and all the things I need to get on the grocery list if I’m playing with the clay,” she said.

She has started a small business selling her wares and now carefully manages her day to avoid the trigger points that set her off.

But it is still a daily struggle.

“At the end of the day you don’t have a lot left and you fall asleep exhausted,” she said.

“You wake up. You just get on with it. You do it the next day,” she said.










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October 23, 2019 09:33:20


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