While big, bold and potential vote-winning policies like rent capping and lengthy tenancies sound great for tenants, they scare the living daylights out of landlords - the majority of which have just a single property, make a modest return and do a good job. Such policies give little thought to the impact and response in the round, or the consequences that will follow, despite the accumulation of evidence from around the world of what happens when these policies are introduced.
Lots of people think that fashion is something frivolous and not necessarily meaningful or full of purpose. That's not the case at all. Many retailers are now making more of an effort than ever before to reduce their impact on the environment and support local communities.
There's old theory in the villages of Ghana, which is no self respecting village girl should marry a man who can not afford to buy her a Singer sewing machine. There are a lot of married village girls in Ghana, armed with this data I decided fashion and manufacturing was probably the route to take and thus the LDNY Foundation was born.
The Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa is unprecedented in not only the scale of the epidemic but its spread. It has overwhelmed national health systems and left international experts wondering how to address an epidemic on such a scale.
Another five years of this neglect and falling investment will only make things worse. That's why Labour has set out a new and better plan to help all road users, including motorists, cyclists and bikers.
To make politics inclusive and win the vote of Britain's youth, parties must be talking about the issues that matter to young people. As political parties rally their armies in the race to parliament, sustainable international development is being overlooked as a factor that could tip the scales by encouraging young people to vote.
I'm a student, and I'm voting Lib Dem. These two statements should not forge some irreconcilable conflict, but to many of my peers, they do. When I announce my political predilection, I'm regularly met with a furrowed brow and a medley of phrases such as, 'don't you feel betrayed?' or 'they just let us down.'
Like many other companies out there, Protein World is attempting to shame women in order to push their product. The image features bold writing asking commuters "ARE YOU BEACH BODY READY?" when it might as well say "DO YOU FEEL RUBBISH YET?".
By challenging the status quo and making our world a fairer and more equitable place fashion can play a vital role in showing us what's possible - by its very nature fashion is constantly evolving, renewing itself, innovating and creating a world which we can aspire to.
Although men frequently complain about decreased sensitivity with condoms, a 2013 study found no difference in satisfaction ratings between men who wore condoms and those who didn't. The study, which was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, also found no significant differences in men's ability to have erections with, or without, condoms.
Of course as a maker and baker of a lot of kid's cakes I do love Oreos for their ability to imitate soil once whizzed up in a food processor. But these homemade Oreos are not for that. Oh no, they're for dunking and munching. Two noble pursuits in the world of biscuit eating.
If you are tired, bored, sick of everyone around you or just feeling inherently evil for no reason whatsoever you NEED to make your feelings known. They don't call it the 'Terrible Twos' for nothing - follow my simple guide to making this year horrific...
Periscope is not a new idea but the infrastructure exists now to enable it. 4G. Free WiFi. Fast phones. The world and our lives are Periscopable and I give it a month or so, maybe less, before someone vows to be a Life Periscoper, broadcasting every moment.
Someone recently said to me: 'you'll experience a lifetime of emotions in the nine months of the Volvo Ocean Race.' She could not have been more correct, and at the moment, there is nothing but ecstasy.
The children of the Rana Plaza disaster should be managing the factories of the future and their children should have options that those brave men and women never dreamed of. We will not get there until we ensure that all children everywhere have access to an education.
This has probably been the first ever election where mental health has started to be recognised as the crucial issue it is for millions of people across the country. It has been fantastic to see the focus here on the Huffington Post on mental health. But we have to make sure that this apparent consensus leads to action.
Although no one has any idea who'll win the election on 7 May, if indeed anyone wins, there is one absolute certainty: our voting system stinks. Correction: the system we use for electing Westminster MPs stinks.
We need everyone to be on side. Two women a week in England and Wales are killed at the hands of a partner or ex-partner. 750,000 children witness domestic violence a year. It is not 'someone else's problem' - it is everyone's problem.
This week I was joined in South Thanet, the seat where I'm standing for Labour against Nigel Farage, by documentary maker and actor Ross Kemp. Ross's self-assured brand of masculinity was the ideal tonic to the sly chauvinism of Ukip, and he was an unqualified hit with the people we spoke to. Next week he'll be writing to people in Thanet, urging them to support us on 7 May.
This weekend, matches across the country will fall silent for a minute before kick-off to commemorate the Bradford fire disaster, which occurred 30 years ago.
I've decided to do my best to "eat kind". Like sexuality believe there is no black and white and that labels aren't really helpful any more. Fluidity is. So I'm dispensing with "vegan"/ "vegetarian"/ "pescetarian" etc. If I want to eat some cheese or yoghurt I will.
The drowning of 800 people in the Mediterranean is a crime against humanity, the ultimate responsibility for which lies not with the people traffickers operating the boats involved, as some assert, but Western governments that have destabilised the nations from which those refugees are so desperate to escape they are willing to risk their lives in the process.