Identity

Can 'Big Data' Value Who We Truly Are?

Tony Lobl | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Lobl

As the move to mine big data gains momentum, we remain forever free to dig deeper for healing solutions and seek the spiritual growth and better health that a divinely accurate self-assessment can bring.

Who Does Not Agree With British Values That Are Universal?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The discussion is indeed a positive move. But I think there will be hardly anyone, including those who are constantly being sniped at (Muslims), who would disagree with British values that are universal. ..

'You're From Bombay? I'll Call You Slumdog' - Trials In How To Be British

Sorab Shroff | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Politics
Sorab Shroff

In my view each person decides who they are, what their identity is. Some Scots feel Scottish and don't identify with a British identity. Other Scots feel Scottish and British, and proud of both. I am from India - but if we were limited to our ethnicity and ethnic stereotypes it would be a dull world indeed.

Why We Should Be Grateful to Football: Sport and the Decline of Conflict

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Sport
Steve Taylor PhD

I'm not a big football fan either, but, as a psychologist, I'm aware that the game carries a lot more weight than may be at first apparent. In fact, I believe that the world as a whole has a great deal to thank football for, because of the social and psychological benefits it has brought over the last 100 years or so.

Are You a "Motherist"?

Francesca Richards-Spiller | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Richards-Spiller

As a child of a working mum, I always wondered about mothers who stayed at home. I was a bit jealous when my friends were picked up from school but then, I thought, why aren't their mothers doing something proper? I was sure I would never end up something as boring as a stay at home mum.

You Big Kent

Caroline Feraday | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Feraday

Kent is South East of London, so Stuart - by all means head north of Kent...but when you start to get the overwhelming waft......of fake tan and your socks feel a little soggy...that's the Thames, separating Kent from Essex. If you see any of the cast of TOWIE then you've gone too far.

The New Face of Identity in the Digital Age

Patrick Salyer | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

With the introduction and rapid take up of technologies like social login, many companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter have become 'identity providers'. If you've ever signed up to a new website and chosen to log in using a social media account rather than input all of your personal details then you will appreciate the advantages of this.

Selfies and the Search for Personal Identity

Paul Blanchard | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

What I don't do is take selfies just to illustrate how gorgeous I am. Mainly because I'm not gorgeous but also because it just seems a bit pointless. I mean, who cares? And everyone knows that you don't really look like the primped, posed, toned selfies you take in the bathroom mirror!

On Language and Nationalism: A Letter to Wales

Leigh Jones | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Politics
Leigh Jones

To my dearest Wales, Cymru, cartref. I use the word "cartref", Welsh for home, despite not having lived there for six years or more. Somehow one's heart is always located deep in one's roots.

Fair Trade Insights for Fairtrade Fortnight - What Do Consumers Think About Brands With a Fair Trade Ethos?

Jack R. Miles | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Jack R. Miles

As we're approaching the conclusion of Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 24th February to 9th March, it feels appropriate to look in detail at what fair trade means for brands and consumers today.

To Thine Own Selfie Be True

Caragh Little | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Tech
Caragh Little

The selfie is so last year perhaps, but it's hardly a new concept: it's today's equivalent of the artist's self-portrait, in the same way that instagramming your lunch is just the current version of still life. Humankind has always tried to bear reality through gazing into its own identity.

Of Bagpipes and Burns - Scottish Stereotypes

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Every country and culture has stereotypes that go alongside it, some truer than others. Scotland of course, is no different. However, what I have noticed is that while Scotland is part of the UK British stereotypes tend to be more closely associated with the English portion of the country. It is a common mistake to think of the U.K. and England synonymously, when this is not true. As a Scot, I have no objection to being called British, but I am certainly not English.

Josh: Against the Grain (Hunger in District 131)

Tahreem Arshad | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tahreem Arshad

I often get asked what Pakistan is like. There's a lot of interest in this country, for obvious reasons: Taliban terrorizing, drones blasting, Osama lurking, law and order dissipating, Malala emerging...etc.

The Bigotry of Our Medieval Society

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Everyone should have the same rights (I'm especially thinking of the marriage laws here), and be allowed to love who they want. In fact, "be allowed" isn't the right term here. No one has to give heterosexuals permission to love, so why do homosexuals need it?

What's in It for You?

Jilly Forster | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jilly Forster

A common characteristic of individuals who are successful as business leaders, teachers, parents, spouses, or healthcare professionals is their ability to be empathetic. Empathy builds connection, eases one's stress and allows others to know that they are not alone in the world.

Why You Deserve Everything You Get

Jamie Flexman | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

Next time you feel the need to publically pour out your emotions, whether it's to a friend or God forbid, the internet. Stop and have a think about whether you could have done anything different and ask yourself if you are partly to blame for the situation.

A London Politico's View of Birmingham, its New Library and the Source of Milk

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

I declare that as of today Birmingham will be the home of this London politico: no ifs, no buts. And to Birmingham being my home, I intend to visit its new library very soon with the express intention of finding out once and for all exactly where milk does indeed come from.

Beyond Mental Health Labels Through a New View of You

Tony Lobl | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Dr Allen Frances warned that in the world of mental health care a label "can begin in a moment and live on for the rest of your life". It was vital, he said, that the labelling of mental health challenges was always undertaken very responsibly.

Full Circle: A Journey to Acceptance

Gwennan Thomas | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gwennan Thomas

It is not uncommon in my world to be approached about being a woman who is bald. I can't be defensive, annoyed or upset about this. Lets be honest, I'm a woman in my mid-thirties, who happens to be completely hair-free. People will be intrigued and want to know why I don't have any hair, especially children who are naturally more inquisitive.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Sara Sheridan | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Sheridan

I have to admit to a certain amount of confusion of late. I was asked recently by a friend 'what' I considered myself. I live in Scotland and here, in the run up to the referendum on independence next autumn, most people are trying to figure out, in essence, if they're more Scottish than British or vice versa.

Taking a Healthy Look "Beyond the Genes"

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Over several decades I've found that identifying ourselves in terms of such spiritual qualities can be liberating. It can loosen the grip of the conviction life is primarily shaped by material factors and bring out a sense of health, rather than sickness, being the divine default.

Us & Them: Some Lessons From the Ancient Greeks

Llewelyn Morgan | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Llewelyn Morgan

What are we? English? Welsh? British? Are we bothered? Most of the time our "identity", national, religious or whatever, probably isn't at the top of our list of concerns. But sometimes circumstances come along which make us less secure in ourselves, less able to take our place in the world quite so much for granted.

Social Identity Is Coming: Are You Ready?

Geoff Webb | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Tech
Geoff Webb

Using a social identity to access web sites, life could be made easier for individuals. They could browse the internet, purchasing goods and using services very quickly without having to find passwords, or request resets constantly.

Don't Let a Disease Define You

Elaine Benton | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

When diagnosed with a disease such as Parkinson's that literally takes over your life and changes everything you could possibly think of, it's hard not to be enveloped by the enormity of the situation. However, don't lose your identity and let a disease define who you are.

Blame Bad Policy, Not the Technology

Raconteur Media | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Tech
Raconteur Media

High costs, along with time-consuming testing and technology, have made DNA analysis inaccessible to many law enforcement agencies to date. But emerging standalone sample-to-answer products, such as IntegenX'S RapidHIT 200 system, claim to offer the answer.