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When Things Fall Apart

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

We were told that someone requiring treatment for Aids had died because they could no longer afford to pay their medical bills. Wives of some of the workers started to turn up at our house (R now worked from home as the company offices had no electricity) with babies and small children, asking for help we couldn't give.

Inequality Corrodes - Equality Must Be Pursued With Passion and Vigour

John Tizard | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Politics
John Tizard

Inequality is growing nationally and globally. It is corroding social cohesion and democracy. It is creating division. It is also holding back economic development and growth. However, too few politicians seem to regard inequality as important. Indeed, some of the Coalition government's policies have directly increased inequality and there is no indication that the Government has any strong desire to reverse this trend.

Will Prayer Power Rid The World Of ISIS And Ebola?

Jake Warren | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK
Jake Warren

The society has an outreach program and has a unique method of alleviating suffering in the world. They believe through channeling positive prayer energy and storing it in batteries, they can then release it around the world when critically needed.

The Problem With the 'G Word'

Anna Tippett | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

From my experience, many people who use this term have gay friends or even family members and are not in the least part homophobic. Why, then, do they continue to use the word gay in a negative context?

The Battle Between Oil and Electricity

Intelligence Squared | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Can we take the boundary between these two energy carriers for granted? Although the division appears clear and logical at the moment, history shows that nothing can be taken for granted. When oil was first produced, it was not to fuel the internal combustion engine.

Why Democracy Won't Win in Hong Kong, But Why You Should Watch the Show Anyway

Alessandro Fiorotto | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics
Alessandro Fiorotto

It is unlikely that these demonstrations seen today in Hong Kong will bring about significant change. Nevertheless, whether you are a democracy advocating global citizen, a government looking at how best to peacefully manage demonstrations, or just someone interested in international politics and what life in a future, more developed, China might look like, today's protests are a significant event worth watching closely.

The Power Behind a Man's Purpose

Becky Walsh | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

It would be wrong to stop women being fabulous achievers; in fact it is the feminine energy that will bring about world peace. We have been living with the beat of the drum for a long time. It is now time for a shift in the dynamic from masculine power to feminine.

Why We Shouldn't Ban the Video of James Foley's Murder

Louise Bond | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK
Louise Bond

watch, download or share a video, people will not watch it, download it, or share it. Surely, we have enough experience of the internet by now to know that this is simply not the case?

Getting With the Times: The Implications of 21st Century Technology

Peter Rolton | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Rolton

If technology allows us to virtually participate in meetings that take place anywhere in the world, is it so important that we are there to shake hands in person? As the cost of power creeps ever higher, I would imagine that priorities will shift out of necessity towards conducting more business through digital channels.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Contemplate Marriage

Suzi Godson | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Men are less emotionally invested in marriage. Research shows that partners who perceive themselves as less emotionally invested, also perceive themselves as having more power in the relationship.

Idealists, Convicts, Misfits and Russians: A Civilian's Tale in Eastern Ukraine

Tom Johnson | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

In times of war, except in cases of extreme tragedy, the plight of the civilian is often ignored. The devastating shooting down of flight MH17 served only to cruelly to remind us that the civilian costs in war are often just as great as the military ones...

Flexible Working: Let's Make It Mainstream

Jayne Morris | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

A recent study by Robert Half UK, revealed that nearly a third of UK HR directors cite 'inability to balance personal and professional commitments' as the primary reason for employee burnout. Could the new UK government legislation offering flexible working rights for all help make a difference?

Garden Capitalism

Tom Johnson | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Tom Johnson

It seems that studying Plato, master of the philosophical analogy has rubbed off on me. In a system in which the interlinking of government and capitalism has created a politically endorsed economy, the original foundations have been oft neglected and I wanted to get back to how, at least in theory, our public and private sectors interlink.

Fusion Breakthrough Just Stops Short Of Ignition 'Holy Grail' (For Now)

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Tech

An important step has been taken towards an era of virtually limitless energy from the nuclear reactions that power the sun. Scientists at a fusion...

How To Burn 100 Calories With Power Yoga (In Just A Few Minutes)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you think yoga was all about stretching and breathing deeply, think again. Personal trainer Mary Ramblin has shaken the ancient practice up a littl...

Role Model Rebels: The Women Rewriting the Rules of Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Sometimes it can feel as if women take two step forwards and one step on the path to leadership. But there's a groundshift taking place. I see it in the groups I work with, in the young women I coach. They want to change things...

The Young Vote: Why the Youth Are Politically Exploited

Blerta Berisha | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Blerta Berisha

There are so many issues which affect young people's lives and we are putting ourselves at a great disadvantage by not voting. How can you help to change something if you don't include yourself in political dialogue? With rising long term youth unemployment and trebling of university fees, now is the time to make our voices heard.

Your Reputation Is a Chemistry Equation (Men≠Women)

Tahreem Arshad | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tahreem Arshad

Competence is more than intelligence - it also includes political skills, such as social astuteness, networking ability, sincerity and interpersonal influence. And warmth can be understood as likeability. These reactants are on the left hand side and the product on the right is your reputation.

Upset That You Had A Power Cut Over All Of Xmas? Kirstie Thinks You're #SpoiltUK

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

Spent Christmas in the dark, eating peanut butter sandwiches round a couple of tea lights? Been washing in a freezing shower for the past four days be...

Misery For Residents Rescued On Christmas Morning From Flooding

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

Residents have told how they were rescued from their homes early on Christmas morning. Pat Tapply, 79, a retired civil servant, left her home in If...

Could Underwater Kites Solve Our Energy Needs?

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Tech

An American scientist believes he can generate electricity equivalent to tens oo nuclear power station - with massive underwater kites. David Oling...

Cause and Effect

Maggie Currie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

It's that simple. In any situation, if you can stop, ask that question of yourself and accept that no matter how much you want to answer it with "well, actually, I didn't create this"... you did. If you can accept 100% responsibility for what's going on, you put yourself at cause and you immediately grant yourself the power to change it.

Less Noise, More Poise: How Women Are Changing the Way We Lead

Neela Bettridge | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

It takes inner strength to lead without the limelight. But a lot of women have been doing this for years. This is the danger of light-touch leadership: it is often invisible and can go unrecognised, especially to those outside of your immediate circle.

What Jimmy Savile Has Shown Us About the Male Response to Power

Nick Clements | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

It is very easy to be righteously disgusted by his behaviour, and feel ashamed that we didn't take notice of his victims, however, the death of Jimmy Saville two years ago and the revelations which followed, still leave many unanswered questions about our relationship to fame, and particularly how men react to such power.

Big Six Must Explain Energy Price Rises, Say MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics

The heads of the 'Big Six' energy firms have been summoned by a committee of MPs to explain why they are increasing prices. The Energy and Climate...