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How can I use a local account in Windows 10?

Dec 2nd, 2016 by

Graeme was using a local account and needed Microsoft account to re-activate his copy of Windows 10. He would now like to go back to a local account

When I took the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I continued to use my local account to log on. When I had to replace my motherboard recently, I needed a 30-minute chat (and remote access) with a very helpful Microsoft tech to re-activate Win10. Hmmm. To avoid that in future, I would like to use a Microsoft account, but only to get my system details on file in case I replace another critical component.

The problem is that I’m told I need to set-up a new local account after logging on with a Microsoft account. But I don’t want to do that. I want to use my existing local account with the Microsoft one in reserve.

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Is it worth hiking? Exercise review

Dec 2nd, 2016 by

The hit of fresh air in your nostrils? The beauty of the countryside? Hiking is amazing

What is it? Just a nice long walk.

How much does it cost? Probably an initial outlay of about £50 for some decent gear, and then free for ever.

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At 20, am I too young to invest in buy-to-let property?

Dec 2nd, 2016 by

I’m not sure whether lenders will allow me a buy-to-let mortgage as a first-time buyer and a student

Q I’ve recently turned 20 years old and I’ve taken a year out from my degree course to get some industry experience, and I’ve also been saving up. I haven’t got enough to invest in an amazing property, but I do think my savings will go some way in helping me get my foot on the ladder.

I’ve always wanted to get into property development as something which I would do on top of the job I hope to have after I graduate.

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Can urban greenspace have on an effect on children’s behaviour?

Nov 2nd, 2016 by

In increasingly urbanised environments, there’s some evidence to suggest that dedicated greenspace might have a beneficial impact on childhood aggression and depression

Marianito sat in the clinic office looking downcast. He’d been referred to me in the primary care clinic because of fights at school. Despite complaints from the school about aggression, to me, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, he presented as a soft spoken and quiet 12-year-old of Salvadorean parents. After telling me a little about his favorite video games, he told me that some of the kids at school “have been messing with me” because “I’m fat and I smell.”

Marianito was morbidly obese, and to make matters worse for a twelve-year-old, he had a condition called encoporesis, in which he would have bowel movements without warning at school, leading to bad smells and social humiliation.

Related: Are Hispanics less likely to get diagnosed with ADHD in the US?

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Coroner says health services ‘missed opportunities’ before journalist’s suicide

Nov 2nd, 2016 by

Daily Mail advice columnist Sally Brampton died in May after apparently walking into the sea at St Leonards, East Sussex

Daily Mail advice columnist Sally Brampton killed herself after health professionals “missed opportunities” to help her, an inquest has heard.

The journalist, who had spoken publicly about her long-running battle with depression, died on 10 May after apparently walking into the sea near her home in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.

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So child mental health services are failing. Why’s that then, Jeremy? | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Nov 2nd, 2016 by

The health secretary recognises that the inadequacy of Camhs is leading to tragedies – and yet he refuses to fund it properly

Actions speak louder than words is perhaps the maxim that governments should live by; that governments should have as their desktop screensavers or written on Post-its on ministerial fridges. It came to mind when Theresa May made her Milibandesque inaugural speech as prime minister, and it came to mind again last week when Jeremy Hunt told us that the NHS is failing Britain’s young people on mental health. “Too many tragedies” occur because of weaknesses in the children and adolescent mental health services (Camhs), Hunt said.

It’s a popular opinion. So popular in fact, that people who work in Camhs have been saying it for years. Ditto the individuals who use the service, or would use the service if they were not languishing on waiting lists. Or those who are put off even trying to enter the system, or don’t know what help is available. Not to mention the parents and guardians of these young people.

Related: Jeremy Hunt says child mental health services are NHS’s biggest failing

Related: Worried about a child’s mental health? Here’s what you should do | Katie Argent

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Jeremy Hunt says child mental health services are NHS’s biggest failing

Nov 2nd, 2016 by

Health secretary pledges to improve diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions and put specialists in schools

NHS care of children and young people is the service’s biggest weakness and so inadequate that it is causing too many tragedies, the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has said.

Hunt has pledged to improve the diagnosis and treatment of troubled children by NHS children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Problems need to be identified earlier so that young people no longer struggle with debilitating conditions for years before receiving help, he said.

Related: Child and adolescent mental health services need a tangible commitment | Letters

Related: Quarter of a million children receiving mental health care in England

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Gay men are battling a demon more powerful than HIV – and it’s hidden | Owen Jones

Nov 2nd, 2016 by

Mental distress triggered by deep-rooted homophobia in society drives many LGBT people to abuse drink and drugs, and to harm themselves

It had been three years since I’d met up with my first boyfriend – let’s call him Steven. When he walked into a Brixton pub in June, it was a shock. I’d first met him well over a decade ago, and back then he was sporty, a bit of a health freak: other than the usual occasional student alcohol binge, relatively strait-laced. This Steven had dilated pupils, red marks on his arms, and his head jerked erratically as he spoke manically. He was addicted to crystal meth, and had an abusive relationship with other drugs and alcohol.

Related: Olly Alexander: ‘You start to think you’re alone and crazy but help is out there’

Related: Breaking the taboo over the mental health crisis among Britain’s gay men

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ABC’s Man Up tackles the tragedy of male suicide – but only among blokey blokes

Nov 2nd, 2016 by

The series is well-meaning but spends too much time trying to entertain and too little challenging the normalised, constructed identity of Australian manhood

According to figures released last month, Australia’s suicide rate is increasing, and death among men from intentional self-harm is three times greater than that for women.

In Man Up, a three-part ABC-TV series which aired its second episode on Tuesday, radio presenter Gus Worland is spurred by the 2006 suicide of a friend, Angus – and, more recently, conversations with his widow and daughter – to challenge stoic, self-reliant stereotypes of masculinity, and instead champion emotional vulnerability and communication as signs of strength.

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Express yourself: how a charity is using dance to improve mental health

Nov 2nd, 2016 by

A charity is investing in the arts to provide ‘wrap-around support’ for young people

Ten young people from Manchester mental health charity 42nd Street are struggling to spin their legs round their bodies while keeping their hands anchored to the studio floor as they’ve been shown. Instructor Kevin Turner stops them and explodes into his own demonstration of high-speed repetitions of the sequence, while they watch in astonishment.

“Look, my legs are all over the place,” Turner pants mid dance. “They are going like crazy. When I was ill, I often felt that things were happening that were out of my control. Can anyone else relate to that?”

Related: Mental health social workers aren’t giving up hope, nor are their service users

There is nothing fluffy about this. Dance work like this should be recognised as a pre-crisis intervention

Related: Mental health services won’t help children in temporary care settings

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