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Are You Saving Towards Your Pension?

Posted 14 December 2011 | 16:41:15 (EST)

I was having a conversation with my colleague earlier this week about pensions.

I'm not putting any money into a pension fund. I never have and I never will.

Maybe this is a little short-sighted of me, but I honestly don't believe that the banks will keep it safe and...

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Is Social Media Making Us More, Or Less, Social?

Posted 3 October 2011 | 18:08:08 (EST)

Social media isn't really a 'new' thing anymore. I don't think it can be described as a 'fad' and I don't think people can convince themselves that it's merely a 'craze' that will pass in time. I think that social media is here for good. I'm not saying that I...

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Facebook and the pop-up Instructions

Posted 5 September 2011 | 18:19:28 (EST)

So, Facebook rolled out a whole load of new updates last week.

Did you notice the little pop-up giving you instructions to explain all the new features?

Did you read it?

I have to admit that I didn't. Maybe it's because of where I work and because I had...

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The Fashion Book Rules vs Personal Style

Posted 22 August 2011 | 18:09:19 (EST)

Do fashion books actually help us to hone our 'personal style'? Or do they merely serve to
make us cardboard cutouts of each other?

I have quite an extensive collection of fashion books claiming to overhaul my personal style and
make me look instantly sophisticated, chic and timeless...

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What To Do When It Rains All Summer

Posted 18 August 2011 | 14:51:16 (EST)

I'm definitely not the first English person to complain about the weather and I certainly won't be the last. Given that it's now mid-August, I think it's official that this summer has been a total wash-out.

So, what are you meant to do with your time at the weekends...

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Rebecca Black and the Perils of Being an Internet Celebrity

Posted 17 August 2011 | 18:15:04 (EST)

I read an article today saying that Rebecca Black has had to quit school due to bullying.

The article posed the question of whether online fame was worth the offline consequences.

This really got me thinking. We are all so quick to jump on the bandwagon and laugh at the...

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