Why Does the United Kingdom Start Celebrating Christmas So Early?

Stuart Forster | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Why is the commercial exploitation of Christmas so readily accepted in the United Kingdom? Why don't people make an effort to lobby their Member of Parliament for change? Why don't Britons register complaints at the stores and malls displaying Christmas signs and décor unseasonally early?

The State of the Music Industry

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So alright, we're clearly not spending as much money on music as we used to. Maybe it's not that big of an interest or concern for some people, but it certainly is for me. To phrase it briefly, music (and other art forms) is a form of emotional expression, which can unite people across the world.

Pills for Rickets?

David Bond | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

Making PROJECT WILD THING I became interested in the public health benefits of prescribing 'wild time' to young children. If they catch the nature bug early, young children are far more likely to grow up to love the outdoors.

Re-Introducing Children Into the Wild

David Bond | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

All the science shows that getting outdoors is hugely beneficial to children and young people. It improves their health, reduces stress and boosts wellbeing. Just the view of greenery from an exam hall window helps students achieve better grades.

Valentine's - Christmas for Card Shops (and couples)

Dale Bilson | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Bilson

I once bought my dear dad a Father's Day card. He laughed, called me a silly sod, and asked how much money I'd wasted on it. My answer, £4.50, was ap...

Valentine's Day Blues

Tony Mckenna | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Mckenna

Perhaps you are fortunate enough to have already encountered your soul mate - or maybe you are still searching, but the sense that this person exists, somewhere out there, can at times feel compelling.

Silence Those Bells

B.J. Epstein | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

I'm not Christian and I don't celebrate Christmas. A number of English friends have informed me that I'm wrong: "everyone" celebrates Christmas and it's not a religious holiday. I think many Christians would beg to differ.

Coked Up to the Eyeballs... Commercialism, Patriotism and the Olympic Dream

Tom Davies | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Sport
Tom Davies

Yesterday the Olympic torch relay passed the top of my road. As a graduate (or "NEET" as we're called in the current climate), it was more intrigue than patriotism that caused me to break from my Jeremy Kyle marathon and leaving the house. For one reason or another, people were in excellent spirits.

We Are Rock and Roll

Tom Carter | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Comedy
Tom Carter

I enjoy a fish supper so I'm not very Rock and Roll. I like fish and I used the word supper. Paul McCartney was a member of the most famous band that ...

There's no Need to Be Afraid

Ian Watson | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

I'm not against Christmas, contrary to the view of the parent of a child that approached me once and asked if I was Santa's sister because his mum has said I was 'Aunty Christmas.' I love Christmas.

Give the Saudis a Break

Ziad Abu-Saud | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home
Ziad Abu-Saud

Saudi Arabia gets a lot of stick from Muslims in general. Whether religious, social, or economic, one is never hard pressed to find criticisms from believers facing the Meccan direction. And although many criticisms have justified grounds, on the following issue, I would like to stand in Saudi's defence.