Choice.

How Come Patients Sometimes Stop Treatment?

Lykke Scheel Lyons | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lykke Scheel Lyons

How come we don't know when to give up and when to keep going? What price are we willing to pay for life? Would we do whatever it takes to prolong it? Should we be allowed to determine when to stop treatment, when we or a relative become seriously ill?

Saying Yes, Saying No

Maggie Currie | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

If you have all this choice, why is it sometimes you reach a point where life seems so incredibly cluttered and pressured? Probably it is because you have lost sight of what you're saying yes to and what you are or are not saying no to. And you have equally lost sight of why you are saying yes or no.

Cause and Effect

Maggie Currie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

It's that simple. In any situation, if you can stop, ask that question of yourself and accept that no matter how much you want to answer it with "well, actually, I didn't create this"... you did. If you can accept 100% responsibility for what's going on, you put yourself at cause and you immediately grant yourself the power to change it.

Jamie Oliver Fights Food Poverty - Will He Win?

Sian Breslin | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

I can't wait until Jamie Oliver's new 'Money Saving Meals' is broadcast. Everywhere I turn, it is Great British Budget Menus, frugal blogs and rising food prices. Jamie's tasked himself to improve the situation and he's already created massive interest with his controversial, honest and upfront comments on food poverty

Historian's Surprise At Prince George Name Choice

PA | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

One historian expressed surprise that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge named their baby George, just like the last Prince of Cambridge. Judith Row...

Meat-Free Diets Are Becoming Increasingly Accepted

Danielle Lowe | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Being a vegetarian or vegan can be because of very different reasons, and the reasons why have spread over the last few decades as people have been able to see what is happening in factories, get scientific facts and consider cost and other cultures food more

BLOG: "It's Easier and Cheaper to Eat Badly"

Amy Leech | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Leech

The horsemeat scandal has served to highlight the inadequacies of a food system driven by profit, and the fact that it's those buying the cheapest food who are falling victim to them. Processed food makes money. But, it does not make us well.

Valentine - The Bringer of Arguments, Impending Loneliness and Vagina Envy

Alfie Evers | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

So, here it is again. Valentine's Day. The day of alleged love. The day when single people self-harm and lovers spread magical love juice around the world. The day my friends and their other halves collectively let out cold-ridden sighs at the mention of the date.

Some People (May) Choose to be Gay, Get Over It

Darian Meacham | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Politics
Darian Meacham

Sexual orientation is, I think, a complex thing and not reducible to the facile and outdated categories of nature or nurture. Likewise, rights can be complex. But the case here is simple, whether that way by chance or choice, gays and lesbians deserve the right to marry. Granting that right in the UK is a good choice, let's make it now.

Why Consumer Culture Must Shoulder Some Blame for the Riots

Steve McKevitt | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home
Steve McKevitt

I believe that the riots were, in part at least, a consequence of keeping people in a permanently dissatisfied state and persuading them that their lives will be improved by owning something they haven't got, can't afford and almost certainly don't need.

We've Got Everything We Want - So Why Are We So Bloody Miserable?

Steve McKevitt | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Steve McKevitt

We are living through a time of endless choice and unlimited convenience. Whether we're deciding on cars, mobile phones, holidays or simply which sandwich to have for lunch, the range of available options can be genuinely overwhelming. Yet with so much effort dedicated to giving us what we want, and enjoying unprecedented levels of income, entertainment, and calories as 21st century Britons, we don't appear any happier for it. In return for having Everything Now, we have to work harder and longer. According to the TUC, UK employees work some of the longest hours in Europe, so it's no surprise that unhappiness at work is often cited as a major cause of this broader discontent.

'World Domination' - How 'Green' NGOs are Harming International Development

Raheem Kassam | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics
Raheem Kassam

I've written previously about 'green' non-governmental organisations and their penchant for protectionism. But as the European Environmental Paper Network met over the past few days in Portugal (my invite must have been lost in the post), I thought I'd bring to you a video worth watching and sharing.