Just as last year's referendum on Scottish independence had huge implications for Scotland's young people, so too the looming referendum on EU exit would fundamentally change our country for years to come and deeply impact on young people, especially on their job prospects... Liberal Democrat policy has long been to allow votes at 16 in all elections. After all a 16-year-old in Britain can get married, pay tax and join the army, so why on earth should they not be allowed to take part in the democratic process, especially when it involves a decision that greatly affects them?
I refuse to accept that today is 'No Bra Day'. As far as Twitter is concerned, 13 October is an official day when people should not wear bras - apparently to raise awareness of breast cancer. The problem is, it seems to be slightly creepy, and also bollocks.
For children suffering from the overwhelming and devastating emotional effects of abuse, every second without support can feel like an eternity... We must see improvements in access to child friendly trauma-based support that meet their needs, when they need it, and help them recover wherever they live. Failing to act risks creating a time bomb of mental health problems in the years to come.
In a world so afflicted by conflict, extremism, and displacement, we cannot rely only on the ripples of hope sparked by the extraordinary acts of ordinary people. We need the full strength of our collective action and the political courage of the leaders of the international community. Anniversaries, after all, must count for more than the passing of years. They must be the moment for us to turn words into action.
I am by nature an optimist. When I visited Palestine recently with a cross-party group of MPs, I went with the hope that the two-state solution was still a possibility, but now I'm not so sure...
Is this the type of organisation we want the EU to be? One that supports corporations over the welfare of its population. One that ignores referendums, lacks democratic legitimacy and is focused upon the privatisation of public services...
Mainstream cinema has an incredible power to influence, particularly in young people's formative years. With a close, emotional connection to the characters on our screens, girls often learn about femininity through these constructed portrayals of womanhood. The media industry, therefore, has a crucial responsibility to provide a range of truthful depictions of women.
Dogs are part of the fabric of British life, but some dog breeds are more likely to make it into our hearts and homes than others - and it seems that Instagram is the latest social media craze to impact on the type of dog that we are choosing.
Striving for perfection is exhausting. I found myself trying to be everything at once: the strict dad, the caring dad, the helper of homework and fixer of bikes. You can only keep that up for so long before you make yourself ill, before becoming enveloped in an emotional sandstorm.
The most watched television programme of the year was the final of a baking competition. Almost a quarter of the nation tuned in to see Nadiya Hussain win the Great British Bake Off, a competition comparable to those held at village fetes the nation over. But Hussain's victory is much more important to British society...
With Ada Lovelace Day upon us today (an international celebration of the achievements of women in the STEM sector), what better time to rally together and promote these inspirational figures, especially as 77% of the girls we surveyed felt that the science and technology sector lacks high-profile female role models.
The old saying in the sport of someone's '0' has got to go appears to be on it's way back on a more consistent basis than previous years, with the shift in mindset and perception of the professional boxing world waking up once again to what the fans really want to see - good competitive fights.
Most breast cancers aren't detected through screening - instead they're found in other ways such as women going to their GP after noticing changes. There's no right or wrong way to check your breasts.
You're beyond excited that Nineties fashion is 'in' again and discover there is the wardrobe of a Shoreditch hipster stashed in your loft. You knew one day you'd be glad you hung on to that satin slip dress from Snob and those Dr Marten's cherry reds.
Time heals all wounds. I believe this. I'll never forget him but remembering John-Ian in the right way has helped me move on. John Ian formed a big part of who I am but he also gave me so much in such a short period of time.
In spite of most of the general public appreciating the incredible engineering that goes into AI, the technology itself doesn't have the best public image due to the constant threat it represents in sci-fi films. People really are worried that AI will one day take over the world and wipe out the human race.
The truth is, I don't know what the hell to think. I don't want to drop bombs that kill innocent civilians. At the moment I cant see how more bombs upon bombs would help. But I also think sitting doing nothing is not an option either. I've spoken to Syrian constituents of mine who think the UK should take military action.
It's hard not to feel a tiny bit fraudulent when giving advice; as Mumsnet's early business trajectory was so - frankly - flat, I'd be hard pushed to genuinely recommend that anyone try to emulate it. That said, it worked - and while our story is very much a slow-burner, it also features things like dotcom crashes, working out of back bedrooms, and very small children...
In a modern economy a lot of productivity improvements which are needed for growth come from intelligent public interventions and spending. Osborne is wrong to think of public spending as inherently a burden on business.
Starter homes have two fatal flaws, and unfortunately one is their foundation stone. Firstly, they do not work for families on ordinary incomes. Shelter's analysis shows that Starter Homes will be unaffordable for families on average earnings in 58% of the country. It seems cruel to even mention how unaffordable they are for people on the National Living Wage...
Following the plague called the Black Death, France's population was reduced by half to around 8 million, 90% of whom were hard-working peasantry. Depending on their liege lords, some lived better than others but it is on these great princes that I will focus, for their lives and living conditions were far from austere or primitive...
Using children as a marketing tool with pester power and peer pressure to get parents spending is a sly trick played on us by the marketing departments of big corporates like Disney. Persuading consumers to buy a pink and a blue version of everything to comply with the gender rule results in those companies doubling their profits!