Smoke, Mirrors and False Assumptions

Lisa Valentine | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Valentine

In a world filled with social media, filters, bloggers (hands up) and newspaper scandals, it's easy to assume that the edited versions we see of people a true reflection of reality. However smoke and mirrors can be deceiving...

A Cautionary Tale

Debbie Cleaveley | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
Debbie Cleaveley

So next time your train is late, overcrowded and, despite paying the highest fares in Europe, you don't have a seat, remember that this is a direct result of privatisation where shareholder profit is far more important than you as the paying customer. And then ask yourself, is this what you want for your health? Because, unless we challenge NHS cuts and privatisation, that is exactly what we will get.

#InMyShoes: Immigration - A Boom to the Economy or a Curse to Society?

Mohammad Ali Salik | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mohammad Ali Salik

We need to protect and respect our immigrants and minority group instead of attacking them and alienating them all the time. I'm not suggesting we open our doors to everyone in the world. Controlling immigrations is important but it's about how we control it.

Don't Feed the Professional A**holes

Pat Higgins | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

Whether we pay them by the mouse-click, pay them by the purchase of a newspaper or pay them by the phone votes on a TV talent show, we pay them nonetheless. Whether they're providing us with loathsome viewpoints, shouting at unknown singing hopefuls or just misrepresenting evidence in order to demonise a section of the population, paid assholes seem to be everywhere.

Katie Hopkins Is a Cancer on Society That We Now Need to Address

David Mooney | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
David Mooney

I begin with a question. How far up your own arse do you need to be in order to regularly demonise groups of people just to preserve your own position...

"You're the No. 1 Worldwide Trend on Twitter Right Now"

Tami Mir | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Tami Mir

We go to the Social media for information. Who do you think provides that information? People like you and me. Our opinions are a collection of not only our own experiences, but the shared experiences of others as well.


Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Feminism has risen to the forefront of many people's minds this year, in no small part thanks to Emma Watson's inspiring UN speech. But one of my favourite things to appear recently is Caitlin Stasey's new website, herself.com.

The Perks of Living in a Co-Ed Dorm

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

During the hectic college application process last fall, I forgot to research whether my dream school would use a co-ed housing system. Right before starting school at Pomona College in Claremont, California, I discovered that that boys and girls in my university would be housed in great proximity.

Name and Shame?

Ema Borges | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Ema Borges

I reacted yesterday to a Twitter post where someone named and shamed a lady who had killed her kitten in a microwave. This disturbed woman's picture went up, just to show her face, and beneath the picture were many comments from naturally reactive, sickened people.

The Great Red Sauce/ Brown Sauce Debate

Matt D Ryan | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt D Ryan

I'm just drawing your attention to the human disease of judging other people based on your own opinions. And I'm talking at a very base every day level here. The way when someone tells us they are going to Greece for a holiday and we pour scorn on that idea - basically because we don't like Greece for whatever reason.

The Difference A Shake Makes?

James Mahon | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Politics
James Mahon

First the Queen visits the Republic of Ireland, speaks Irish and then she surprises us once again and goes a step farther by going to Northern Ireland and shaking hands with Martin McGuinness.