Aside from financial instability, all kinds of stressors accompany this literal gig economy: loneliness; being surrounded by drugs and alcohol; strain on relationships; poor sleeping and eating habits; lack of access to quality health insurance and care, and so on. “Creatives in the industry today suffer more because their routines are so destabilized,” says Dr. Chayim Newman, a Toronto-based clinical psychologist whose private practice focuses on performers and touring artists. “The intense, long hours on the road or in the studio create a challenge in maintaining health routines and healthy relationship routines.” Or, as Osborne puts it, “it’s the perfect collision” for a breakdown. … [Read more...] about ‘We Can’t Have All Our Artists Die’: How the Music Industry Is Fighting the Mental-Health Crisis
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Bigg Boss, the much-loved show has returned to the Malayalam television screens with its second season, this January. Mohanlal, the complete actor of Malayalam cinema returned in the role of the host with Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 2, which has already won the hearts of the Malayalam television viewers. … [Read more...] about Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 2: Somadas Walks Out Of The Show!
RELATED: Will Goosebumps Scare Up Big Box Office This Halloween Season?Bridge of Spies also stars three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing Boeing) as Rudolf Abel, a KGB agent defended by Donovan; Scott Shepherd (Side Effects) as CIA operative Hoffman; Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan (Birdman, Gone Baby Gone) as James' wife, Mary; Sebastian Koch (A Good Day to Die Hard) as East German lawyer Vogel; and Academy Award nominee Alan Alda (M*A*S*H, The Aviator) as Thomas Watters, a partner at Donovan's law firm. … [Read more...] about Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies Loses Composer John Williams
But a set of recent legal cases argues a direct connection to occupational exposure can be made. Expert testimony in lawsuits by dozens of Louisiana oil-and-gas industry workers going back decades and settled in 2016 show that pipe cleaners, welders, roughnecks, roustabouts, derrickmen, and truck drivers hauling dirty pipes and sludge all were exposed to radioactivity without their knowledge and suffered a litany of lethal cancers. An analysis program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined with up to 99 percent certainty that the cancers came from exposure to radioactivity on the job, including inhaling dust and radioactivity accumulated on the workplace floor, known as “groundshine.” Their own clothes, and even licking their lips or eating lunch, added exposure. Marvin Resnikoff, a nuclear physicist and radioactive-waste specialist who served as an expert witness, says that in every case the workers won or the industry settled. “I can … [Read more...] about America’s Radioactive Secret
Olivia Wilde, Gloria Steinem, Katie Couric, attorney, educator and chair of the Hollywood Commission, Anita Hill, former Congresswoman Katie Hill and HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen are set to headline this year's annual women's summit, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. … [Read more...] about Olivia Wilde, Gloria Steinem, Katie Couric to Headline 2020 Makers Conference