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LONDON - It's time to get the bunting out again. After months and months of speculation and glossy magazines waiting with bated breath so they can roll out the pregnancy tips and photos of Pippa Middleton's gloomy, baby-envious face, we can all rest assured: Kate is preggers!

With the London Olympics over and the Royal Jubilee a hazily boozy memory, the United Kingdom once again has something to "hurrah" over. Obviously, the nation is ecstatic:

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Although, everyone is still a tad anxious as to what hyperemesis gravidarum actually is.

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But that hasn't stopped anyone from wondering whether the royal baby will be a boy or a girl. Maybe one of each?

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Whereas some just couldn't help themselves and are already trying to guess how one does get in the mood:

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Those Brits.

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Face In The Mirror: Dutch Hairdressers Trained To Recognize Domestic Violence

Early detection and accessible help are essential in the fight against domestic violence. Hairdressers in the Dutch province of North Brabant are now being trained to identify when their customers are facing abuse at home.

Hair Salon Rob Peetoom in Rotterdam

Daphne van Paassen

TILBURG — The three hairdressers in the bare training room of the hairdressing company John Beerens Hair Studio are absolutely sure: they have never seen signs of domestic violence among their customers in this city in the Netherlands. "Or is that naïve?"

When, a moment later, statistics appear on the screen — one in 20 adults deals with domestic violence, as well as one or two children per class — they realize: this happens so often, they must have victims in their chairs.

All three have been in the business for years and have a loyal clientele. Sometimes they have customers crying in the chair because of a divorce. According to Irma Geraerts, 45, who has her own salon in Reusel, a village in the North Brabant region, they're part-time psychologists. "A therapist whose hair I cut explained to me that we have an advantage because we touch people. We are literally close. The fact that we stand behind people and make eye contact via the mirror also helps."

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