Responsibility

Women Changing the World One Word at a Time

Rebecca Laura Cracknell | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Laura Cracknell

It may surprise you to hear that, as a woman living in the 21st Century, I had spent my entire life believing that Feminism didn't concern me. I thought the issue (yep, just the one!) had gone away. At school, I could wear trousers just like the boys if I wanted to. Of course, I didn't, they were horrible, but the option was there if I felt that strongly about it. I didn't.

Drunk in Charge of a School Football Team

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

'Teachers in a 'drunken brawl' on school trip to Barcelona'. That was the headline that I returned to when emerging from a detox retreat (my partner chose not to tell me the 'news' until my 'quiet time' was over to avoid any disruption to my focus on mental and emotional peace!).

What Role Do Parents Play in Their Child's Marriage?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Involvement of parents and family members has a more likelihood of bringing a better spouse with matching backgrounds in terms of family and upbringing - not just on external features. Morally upright young people would obviously look for morally upright life-partners and they would go the extra mile to find a reasonable match.

Are You a Smoaster?

Steph Weller | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech
Steph Weller

I've certainly been guilty of sharing and Smoasting, especially the F***-Off Boasting About Your Child posts: when our 19-month-old completely surprised us by counting to 10, I was bursting with pride and wanted to shout it from every rooftop but I stopped myself. Because, actually, do I really need 40 likes to affirm that our son is as bright as a button?

My 20-Something Quarter-Life Crisis

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

I was born into a generation with the world at my fingertips, raised on the assumption that my financial prospects would be the same, if not greater, than those of my parents but instead the world we were told we could have, is out of reach; that career ladder we were all aiming to get on, is a high-chair away.

Roles and Responsibilities

Beth Phillips | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Phillips

My roles have shifted unexpectedly and quite dramatically, but it is my responsibility to make the best of the situation in which the boys and I now find ourselves. It's a responsibility I intend to take very seriously.

Facebook and Fluoride: Social Media Are Not Exempt From Social Responsibility

David Emm | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Tech
David Emm

If I, as an individual, have the opportunity to prevent someone, particularly a child, coming to harm, I should. If society as a whole has the opportunity to prevent this, it should. And if a company has the same opportunity, it should too.

Abortion: What Are We Really Getting Rid of?

Esther Rich | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Rich

In order to truly understand the magnitude of what we are considering, we must return to the child at the centre of it all. A child who did not ask to be conceived in such a way, nor ask to be unwanted in any way, but could have grown up to be a child with a voice asking for love, respect and dignity. For now, we must be their voice.

Disability Rights Are Meaningless Without Responsibilities

Simon Stevens | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I feel that many disabled people are very good at understanding and claiming their rights but when it comes to their responsibilities, they are somewhat reluctant, often reverting back to playing the victim.

I Am Disabled and I Am Not a Socialist

Simon Stevens | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I believe the disability agenda as been hijacked by the wider socialist movement. By socialism, I am referring to people whose politics is Left of Labour and purport to believe in social justice.

Only 3 Days Left to Nominate - All Ends on Friday!

Lara Solomon | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Solomon

The race is almost over for this year's 10th World Responsible Tourism Awards hosted at the World Travel Market and sponsored by the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism.

An Open Letter to Michelle Obama: BTW Beyonce No Longer A 'Role Model'

Rakhi Kumar | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rakhi Kumar

I'm writing because I think it's time to stop suggesting to very young girls that ultimate feminine success - in the music industry or anywhere else - comes with the need, or the expectation for them to undress.

Take Responsibility for Your Relationship Breakdown And Divorce

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Very often when I speak about taking responsibility for one's relationship breakdown, I'm met with strange looks, actually some of them are angry, antagonised looks that demand, "Are you trying to say that I put myself in this situation?"

Why We Might Want to Invite Marine Le Pen to Cambridge

Jinho Clement | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jinho Clement

If I am very honest, I do not really know much about her. I do know she's controversial, and I do know she has some bad views. I also know that some people even call her a neo-fascist. However, I have never heard her speak or explain her views.

Press Freedom is Vital... But So Are 'Our' Rights

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Lord Leveson has delivered a damning verdict on the state of Britain's 'Fourth Estate', its hitherto powerful newspaper business. In his report An Inq...

In a World Where Anything Goes

Pippa Smith | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Smith

Do we really live in a world where anything goes? According to the BBC's Cherry Healey, we do. In a recent programme, 'How to Get a Life' on BBC One, she repeated this statement more than once.

Think You Should be Doing Something Else?

Emma Brooke | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

Is there something you wish you could do, or be, or go see... But you can't because of whatever reason? Whenever you're doing something which isn't r...

Knowledge is Porridge

Fiona Melville | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Politics
Fiona Melville

Ben Gummer's Ten Minute Rule Bill (to be introduced tomorrow) builds on something we suggested years ago. Well, two things, in fact.

How Ed Miliband Could Build on His Conservative Idea

Fiona Melville | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Politics
Fiona Melville

The more I read about this welfare cap, the crosser I get.

The Age That Brits 'Grow Up' Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Britain is a nation of Peter Pan characters, according to a new survey, as nearly half of British adults admit to finally feeling ‘grown-up’ when ...

Greater Social Cohesion the Solution to Economic Inequality

Amir Eden | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK
Amir Eden

It's always been argued that economic inequality is something which cannot be perfectly addressed. Although many great individuals have fought and die...

Criminal Responsibility Is Social, Not Scientific

Luke Samuel | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK
Luke Samuel

On Tuesday the Royal Society published a report called 'Brainwaves and the Law' into how developments in neuroscience may integrate into the legal sys...

Billionaires; Is Such Extravagance Sensible Just Now?

Peter Martindale | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

As the globe reels from the uprisings around the world, and the rulers of each country affected are accused of corruption and pilfering the country's ...

The Stormageddon Effect, and Other Parenting Emotions

Kate Harrad | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Harrad

When you tell people that becoming a parent has introduced you to a whole new range of emotions, they probably expect you to start going on about loving your child in a way you'd never loved anyone before, that kind of thing.

I Have the Right to Choose. So I Should Also Have the Right to Choose Where I get my Information From

Fiona Melville | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Politics
Fiona Melville

I am all for sensible discussion of medical facts. But I absolutely defend my right to decide for myself whether I want children and when I want them.