Cooking In Merida, Mexico

Cassie Pearse | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cassie Pearse

I had an entirely different kind of adventure last week when I was invited to join a cooking class, which, needless to say, I jumped at. Who doesn't love a cooking class, especially one that involves wandering around the market gorging on all the delicious local foods before we even consider cooking for ourselves?

Tinder Online Is The Brand-New App That Lets You Swipe From Your Desktop

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Tech

If Tinder isn’t already sucking up far too much of your spare time then we’ve got some bad news, it’s about to take the rest. The company has ju...

Trainee Doctors Sacked After Tweeting Pictures Of Amputated Foot

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK

Two trainee doctors have been sacked after they posted a photograph of themselves holding an amputated foot on social media. The women were dismissed ...

Can The Power Of Mobile Innovation Radically Disrupt Systems Of Poverty?

Farah Ramzan Golant | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Farah Ramzan Golant

all women everywhere At Girl Effect, we recognise the incredible work and impact these initiatives are having. However we believe that, in order to make lasting change, we need to stop poverty before it starts. To do this we need to tackle the cause: we have to reframe what it means to be a girl in her community.

Trying, And Failing, To Assimilate Into Mexican Birthday Culture

Cassie Pearse | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Parents
Cassie Pearse

So then they asked if we were taking our kids home early with us. We looked horrified and reminded them we were paying them to look after them. And then small one cried that she wanted to come home (ah ha, so you do understand Spanish you little beast!) so we took them with us, leaving a mountain of the detestable party bags rammed full of sweets.

MY Favourite Eats Around The Yucatan Peninsula

Cassie Pearse | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cassie Pearse

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Mexican Man Took His Own Life After Being Deported From US For Third Time

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK

A Mexican man has reportedly taken his own life almost immediately after being deported from the US. The BBC reported that Guadalupe Olivas Valencia j...

Arts Must Be At The Forefront Of The Fight Against Fascism

Nir Paldi | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nir Paldi

Photographer: Jack Offord It looks like in the next few years all of us who believe in human rights and peace will need to do a lot of protesting. We...

Finding Fun For Kids In Merida, Mexico

Cassie Pearse | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents
Cassie Pearse

Actually, come to think of it, maybe it isn't them who has an eternal quest for good playgrounds, but their dad and me, well, maybe just me. I am completely obsessed with trying to find the best play options for them.

From War Bonds To Wall Bonds: How To Pay For The Great Wall Of America

Dr Ioannis Glinavos | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Ioannis Glinavos

However, grand projects come with large bills. How is Mr Trump to pay for his Great Wall of America? Is this destined to be another white elephant infrastructure project, beloved of nationalistic leaders across the ages and around the world?

You Weren't Supposed To Take Trump Literally But He's Literally Building That Wall

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

Possibly the most over-used phrase in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election victory was that the media took him “literally, but not seriously...

More Language Acquisition In Mexico

Cassie Pearse | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Cassie Pearse

School tells us that the small one will ask to go to the loo in Spanish (or more likely, announce she's weed herself given her total disinterest in getting to the loo on time). The big one has been overheard speaking Spanish with his friends although he refuses to speak to the teachers in Spanish since he knows they speak English.

Language Learning Through Immersion - How Do Children Cope?

Cassie Pearse | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Parents
Cassie Pearse

For a variety of reasons, my family is currently in Merida, Mexico and our small kids (two and four) are in a local school where they are expected to learn and play in Spanish. Below, I document our journey from monolingual children to being in a position where we feel secure enough to leave our kids in an entirely Spanish environment.

Shooting At BPM Music Festival In Mexico Leaves 'At Least 4 Dead'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK

At least four people are said to have been killed and 12 other wounded after a gunman reportedly opened fire at an electronic music festival in Mexico...

Considering A Foreign Adventure With Young Children?

Cassie Pearse | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents
Cassie Pearse

The kids were super excited about the trip, they didn't complain, they loved the packing and they were fine saying goodbye to toys, family and friends. But, behaviour did take an understandable nosedive. They went from being pretty helpful and calm to being far trickier than normal.

Feeling Down Is A Great Pick Me Up

Rico Griffiths-Taitte | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rico Griffiths-Taitte

The whole furore of Christmas and talking to my friend left me with a great sense of depletion. I recently found employment and I even worked in the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. While I was working I thought about my friend, who told me that she did not want any medication and preferred to live with just her memories.

This Former Mexican President Has An Exceptionally Strong Message For Trump

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK

Perhaps the best known of Donald Trump’s election promises was to build a wall at the US border with Mexico, which he claimed would be funded by the...

All Hat And No Cattle: Is Trump's Bullying Of Manufacturers Just Empty Threats?

Dr Ioannis Glinavos | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Ioannis Glinavos

Is Mr Trump likely to act on his threats and use his Twitter feed as a blueprint for policy? It is very doubtful that this is anything other than posturing. However, Mr Trump has clearly shown us one thing: he has a very different understanding of trade relations that any other American President in living memory.

Man Trampled To Death By Horse At Teen's 'Viral' Birthday Party Attended By Thousands

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A man has been trampled to death by a horse at a 15th birthday party that hit the headlines earlier this month after the invitation went viral. More ...

Terrifying Footage Shows Fireworks Market Explosion That Killed At Least 29

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK

At least 29 people are dead and dozens more badly burned after an explosion at a fireworks market in Mexico tore through stalls setting off a chain re...

Mexico, We Are Watching

Vanessa Berhe | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK
Vanessa Berhe

Solidarity needs to cross borders and in this case, international solidarity will be essential if we want stop this bill from going through. We do not need more victims, we need more survivors. We do not need more numbers, we need more Karla's. Mexico, be careful on how you vote. The world will be watching.

Celebrating The Corona Beer Boss Who Made Everyone In His Village A Millionaire In His Will

Jon Wilkins | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Jon Wilkins

It's my 50th birthday this week and I am going to drink a lot of alcohol. In fact, to be more specific, a lot of beer. In fact, to be even more specif...

A Home Away From Home - There's Truth To The Cliché At El Taj, Playa Del Carmen

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Our days at El Taj had the most wonderful routine to them. Waking up to sunshine and a cup of coffee in our own kitchen. Skipping into swimsuits to splash into the beautifully blue (and wonderfully warm) Caribbean sea from the old dock.

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Created A Mountain Higher Than Everest In Minutes

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech

When the asteroid which wiped out the dinosaurs struck Earth, the surface of the planet rebounded so fast it formed a mountain higher than Everest in ...

Mayan Medicine Retreat In Rural Kent

Jane Egginton | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

My intention is to let go of negativity and the past, and the candle in my meditation stops in a little dark cave, its light inviting me to stay with it. It seems emblematic of the lodge itself, dark, primeval, womb-like, a place of death and burial and also of re-birth.