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Of Refugees and Realities

Gerry Flynn | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK
Gerry Flynn

Somewhere as a species we made a wrong turn and ventured forth down a bleak alley that leads to the veritable knife fight in a skip that modern society is becoming. Because what else are money, economics, politics, state borders and so on, but a fiction in which we collectively believe.

Whatever We Believe Becomes Our Reality

Maggie Currie | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

We usually act in a manner consistent with our beliefs. The most important belief system we can build is one where we absolutely believe that we are going succeed. This is called positive thinking, confirming our reality that we absolutely know that no matter what, we will be successful.

It's Not the Counting It's the Taking Part That Wins: How Al Zebab Beat UKIP

Brother Faisal Ibn Bertiyyah | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Politics
Brother Faisal Ibn Bertiyyah

Was our victory any more radical than that of the Tories? Was our campaign any more bizarre than that of UKIP? Is our religion any less reasonable than the blind worship of England - that wounded Leviathan made of real ale, fake history and potato-faced aggression?

A Picture-Perfect Family Holiday

Laura Kenny | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Kenny

The postcard version doesn't tell of the lunchtime we were sitting in a super-busy tourist trap restaurant on a seafront waiting for our lunch. A six-year-old was hungry, and started feeling 'cold' because we were in the shade, you know, to avoid burning in the hottest part of the day.

If You're on the Wrong Path, Find Another One

Suzanne Hoare | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Hoare

When considering my 16 year old self, I see a naïve, but ambitious, girl who wants to make her parents proud. At 18, she knows she is good at Law - her exam results say so - and she can't think of anything she would rather do at university. So, that's the path she chooses.

Why the Truth Is Not So Simple

Tony Sobrado | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK
Tony Sobrado

Truth is a concept as old as reality and both are a backbone of philosophical discussion. As with the conceptions of reality that have occupied thinkers for over two millennia, truth and its contention has a rich and diverse history..

University: Expectations Vs. Reality

The Huffington Post | Tasha Kleeman | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Don't get us wrong - university is great. However, with all the wild stories, shiny prospectuses, and exaggerated film depictions, students often rais...

The Right Way to do Wrong or How to Deceive Others

Ali Cook | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Ali Cook

We're taught that everything happens due to cause and effect. Whereas a magic trick is an effect without a cause (at least no acceptable cause within the normal parameters of reality). This is why magicians refer to tricks as "effects".

Freshers Expectations vs. Student Reality

Madison Taylor | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

Despite it being the summer, Freshers and the beginning of term will be upon us before we know it. There will be thousands of fresh-faced, nervous 18 year olds in the pool of trepidation which is first year. They will currently be dreaming of freedom and what university life in Plymouth (of all places) will be like.

Science and Reality - Is Science Really Real?

Tony Sobrado | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Tony Sobrado

We live in a world where science prevails. After all who would argue with it, science has given us computers and planes. On the path to reality many o...

The Top Five Perils of Working in the Sex Industry

Jacky Donovan | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacky Donovan

Contrary to society's beliefs, as a dominatrix I have never been in any physical or mental danger. Only at the mercy of everyday life, people's prejudices and annoying habits...

The Dark Side of Social Media - My Story

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie O'Brien

With constant stories in the media of trolling and abuse on social media sites - I've decided it's time to tell my story of how I got caught up in a dark and elaborate 20 month long hoax at the hands of one twitter follower

It's a Fine Line Between Imagination and Fantasy, and Most of Our Young Men Are on the Wrong Side

Nick Clements | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

We can't afford to look away from this. Our present addiction to gaming and porn is a very serious matter, which needs confronting, just as any other addiction does. Our addictive fantasy world existence is actually hindering our development as a species. It is stunting us all, by suppressing our imaginations.

Channel 4 To Air 'Date A Porn Star' TV Reality Show

PA | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

Porn obsessives are to be given the chance to meet the women of their dreams by dating sex film stars to look at the realities of their lives for a Ch...

Society Should Let People Go About Their Business Without Fear

Danielle Lowe | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

The reality is, whatever we are scared of and whatever the solution might be, we shouldn't force ourselves to do it and carry on regardless. Sometimes we need to look for alternatives or a way to discuss our fears and find somebody that is willing to help you resolve them.

Low Fidelity

Caragh Little | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

I don't see the point of photo apps which exist to make reality look prettier. Well: I mean I see the point; it's perhaps more the case that I don't see the value. Surely a photograph is a representation of reality with the kind of accuracy which a sketch or a painting can't achieve?

Redefining 'Pimp'

Julian Vigo | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Vigo

Danielle tells me how she came to organise a campaign against the Merriam-Webster dictionary's definition of the word 'pimp': 'I am a survivor of se...

Reading Books Will Ruin Your Life

Hayley Morgan | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hayley Morgan

One day, books will be like antiques. A standard paperback will cost hundreds of pounds depending on the year and edition. War and Peace will be out of print. And I will be an old lady with only dreams of ghosts of cats, telling the illiterate kids on the block how these same streets were once paved in books, each one costing less than a halfpenny.

Caroline Frost

Why Director Cast A Convicted Double Murderer As His Leading Man | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Reality' is a charming, lightly witty, Italian film that looks at the curious world of reality TV. But the circumstances in which the film were made ...

Reality Bytes: Remaking the World with our Mobiles

Tamara Sword | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

One of the truly great things about augmented reality - or AR for short - is its almost endless potential to refresh our take on the simple, everyday things in life by effectively them for our digital age.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Augmented Reality but Were Afraid to Ask

Tamara Sword | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Cast your mind back five years ago. If you work in media, marketing, business or tech, you'll no doubt remember a debate that raged in blogs, board rooms and bars after work. Was there really a business case for the then new-fangled craze of Social Media?

Plan B's Plan to Help the Young

Rollo Ross | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Rollo Ross

I got very irritated during the festival in Cannes by critics and reporters alike remarking that Plan B's debut movie Ill Manors is 'bleak.' I'm not sure what it is about 'bleak' that annoyed me so much but I tend to feel that the word has a dismissive quality that suggests that nothing good can come out of watching the movie.

Dancing On Ice: Judge Jason Gardiner Replaced By Louie Spence, Following Spat With Karen Barber

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Louie Spence has promised to encourage the Dancing On Ice skaters after he took over from acid-tongued Australian Jason Gardiner on the ITV1 show. ...

What are the X Factor Auditions Really Like?

Scott Bryan | Posted 21.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Scott Bryan

Oh the X Factor audition process. Great singers. Average singers. Sob stories. People of society who smell of cats

Essex Stars Lauren And Kirk Split After Joint Nose Ops

The Sun | Posted 03.09.2011 | UK Entertainment

The Only Way Is Essex's Kirk Norcross and Lauren Pope have announced their split just weeks after getting matching nose jobs. The pair's management...