People

Knowledge And Education Should Be Unbounded And It's The World's Citizens' Responsibility To Ensure This

Sherina Rathor | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sherina Rathor

I often wonder whether the trials and tribulations of the world go hand-in-hand with a lack of wholesome knowledge and education; that negative sentiments and inhumane choices are the consequences of poor literacy and teaching.

Cambodia, A Country I Will Never Forget

David Ready | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Ready

What you need to get used to in Cambodia is the heat. In March, the weather in Cambodia hovered around what felt like a scorching 40 degrees celsius, causing me to sweat profusely. It was tough doing physical activity on these days and I was often exhausted, not so much from the exercises themselves but from the heat and the resulting lack of sleep.

The Philosophy Of Conservation

Frontier | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK
Frontier

There are many branches of philosophy, within which an entire web focuses on how we humans think and feel about the natural world. Yet, despite severa...

The Case For A Strong Selfless Parliamentary System

J.N. Paquet | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

The creation of a selfless parliamentary system is a real revolution in itself. It is a new way of doing politics, but it is also and mainly a way to restore the people's trust in politics, and send the populist and nationalist preachers of our time back to the one place they belong: the History books.

What Life Is Like In Mosul Now

Bathoul Ahmed | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Bathoul Ahmed

People are trying hard to rebuild their lives. Schools are now open for registration and local primary health care centers are slowly opening up again. Some professionals who fled, such as teachers, doctors and nurses, have started to return. Although the local hospital in Hay el Sucar was largely destroyed, residents are adamant that it will re-open and a group of young locals are volunteering to clean it up, to get it running again.

Random Acts Of Kindness Day, Or Week, Or Whatever...No Thanks

Alex Muller-Nicholson | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Muller-Nicholson

Having an allotted window in which we're meant to up our kindness efforts only makes us look at ourselves in a negative light and consider that we're 'not kind enough' already. It might not be said out loud, but it's implied. Surely we don't need another thing to criticise ourselves for?

How Do You Know Whether You Are Classy?

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

But we forgot that the tiny, messy details of life have a way of peeking out of unexpected corners and hinges. And in our apartment we didn't have to go looking for them, we found them staring in our faces at all times. We just chose to ignore them.

Finding Our Natural Space On Earth

Sam Williams | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Williams

Reconnecting with nature is not just beneficial for us and our health; it is beneficial for all species. The more we can learn from the ecosystems that we depend upon, the better we can protect them, for everyone's survival.

Disability And Description: Disabled People Or People With Disabilities?

Sarah Ismail | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Sarah Ismail

Since becoming a disability rights campaigner, I have realised that my disability is the most important part of my personal identity, to me personally. So why can't I show that pride, that importance, by calling myself a disabled person with the same ease with which I call myself a woman or a Muslim?

Fascinating Photo Series Shows How People Transform From Morning To Night

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A photographer has captured people at their most vulnerable and most in control by snapping photos of them at 7am and 7pm. Barbara Iweins is a photogr...

Who to Blame for Brexit

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Tinsley

What a ride it's been. After all the mud-slinging, roaring and shouting, the dust has cleared, and it's a rather sorry sight. Feels a bit like that moment when, even though it's 3am you decide the best thing to do was tp keep drinking. The hangover is much, much worse. As is the clearing up.

Are We Losing the Art of Communication?

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

As a bank holiday treat, my son and I headed out to find some nice food and stumbled upon Inamo, a Pan-Asian restaurant in Covent Garden. You order off a tablet placed on the table, giving you a really good idea of what's to come which encouraged us to try new things we might not have risked off a simple written menu.

The Five Types of People to Surround Yourself With for Success

Bev James | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK
Bev James

Success is made up of hard work, commitment and passion but perhaps one of the most crucial factors to take into account is who we choose to surround ourselves with. As the old adage goes, 'you are who you hang out with' and the people we invite into our world on a daily basis can impact the way we think, feel and act.

Why You Don't 'Deserve' Anything

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

Richer households are less likely to give to charity. Having money removes us more and more from the rest of society (no bus, no shared accommodation) so bit by bit we find ourselves less empathetic, less charitable. And we don't deserve it. The world is a rigged game of Monopoly.

"What Is Wrong With You?"

Jodie Louise Connor | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jodie Louise Connor

Naïve of me I know, but I always thought that it has to be the minority of people behaving like this. Surely society as a whole couldn't fail to accept these wonderful people, could it?

A Right for Silence

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Have you ever wondered why the most prestigious areas in the city are usually the quietest? Why executive business lounges in the airports have no bright screens/ads/loud music/shouting announcement (very different from normal waiting areas)?

2016: It's Time to Bring "Mx" to Offices

Rima Amin | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rima Amin

Honorifics are problematic for people outside of gender binary, those who self-define as neither woman or man, or both. Not fitting into these boxes can leave them feeling that they don't quite belong.

The Only Resolution You Need

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

Ok, I'm a bit late. All the fuss has died down, the gyms are already full (for at least the next couple of weeks), diets have no doubt started in earnest and your Facebook feed is full of smug sweaty people showing off how many miles they've swum/cycled/run/hopped and how much weight they've already lost.

Are Your 'Closest Circle' Impeding Your Progress?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Whether young or old; male or female; rich or poor; the new calendar year is upon us all and represents a fresh opportunity for change for many. Although, psychologically, change can occur at any moment on any given day of the year, you cannot deny that people ooze positivity at this time of year.

Guidance for the Naive Undergraduate - Part Thirteen: Your Kind of People.

Thomas Hurdsfield | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hurdsfield

During your time as an undergraduate you are likely to encounter an array of people, some of whom you will like and some of whom you would pay to see ...

What's Your Story?

Sarah Kwong | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

One post I saw recently was about a man who went from having only $1 for dinner some nights to owning and running his own shop. He said that even though it closed three years later, he saw it as a success, because he saved up and did it all himself. He added that most of his friends were in jail.

The Power of Exchanges

Sarah Kwong | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

There's nothing new or groundbreaking about speaking to people, even in a world of ever-growing virtual interactions. But I think that's what's baffling. If it's so normal and easy (and the benefits outweigh the effort) why aren't we doing it more often?

Dear Tourist - This Is What It's Really Like to Live in London

Shannon Colman | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Colman

I've been making notes of the times pleasant things have happened on the way to work, like the time I spoke to a stranger on the tube or witnessed a man offer to help a woman lift her buggy up the station stairs.

London's Pets and their People

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trisha de Borchgrave

London living with a dog has one exceptional joy and that is access to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, particularly during the months of meteorological misery when one can pretty much have this oasis to oneself.

Why This Woman Hasn't Eaten Any Food For Seven Years

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us get grumpy if we miss a meal, but Nicola Nichols hasn't been able to eat any food for seven years. In 2008, the 25-year-old thought she ...