Lost in Translation - Do You Speak Toddler?

Rachel McDougall | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel McDougall

While both my kids have pretty good language skills for their ages, there are a few things that I'm still struggling to help them to understand. Perhaps I need to learn to speak toddler? Despite my best and most patient attempts, the following concepts are proving particularly tricky for them to comprehend.

Profiteroles with Star Anise Caramel

Charlotte Harling | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Harling

I like profiteroles because they're the ultimate sharing dessert - they just belong in the middle of a table which is always my preferred style. This combo marries crisp profiteroles with fresh cream and a fragrant, strangely addictive star anise caramel.

The Ego Within Us All

Laura Humphreys | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Humphreys

As humans, we all have an ego. The ego is a key psychological component of our personality, represented by our consciousness and the reactions and decisions we make when conscious. In the most basic terms, our ego is behind what we do in life, it's the whole "why we do the things we do".

Sharing is Caring

CJ Bowry | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
CJ Bowry

I rather suspect that sharing doesn't come naturally to children, but as parents we want to teach our young to be generous. Generous in spirit. Sal's ...

Why It's Time to Stop Sharing Everything All the Time

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I'm not saying you have to engage with your kid all the time. That would be exhausting and bit mad. But what else could you think about if you weren't uploading another photo of them getting on the slide? Or telling your friend via text how much sand you've got in your shoes right now?

Sharing Power of Rugby Fans Will Boost Brands at RWC2015

Rupert Staines | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Tech
Rupert Staines

It's incredible to think that texting was the most popular form of sharing back in 2003. Interestingly, messaging via email or IM is still the most popular form of sharing; however, the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & WhatsApp have enhanced and improved the sharing ecosystem.

Are You Knowledgeable or a Know-It-All?

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Did you know that saying 'I don't know' when you don't know something, actually makes you look confident, not incompetent! But most of us prefer to provide answers for just about anything and everything and, inadvertently come across as a know it all.

Exposure for UK Startup 23snaps Puts Them In the Frame

Eamonn Carey | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Tech
Eamonn Carey

London-based startup 23snaps is a privately curated social network for families designed to save family photos and videos in one digital journal. The app now has more than 500,000 customers in 179 countries and is expanding rapidly.

Don't Own, Share: Can Collaborative Consumption Change Your Life?

Will Martindale | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Will Martindale

Austerity, technology and concern for the environment have come together to create a climate where many more Londoners can share, rather than own.

The Most Important Thing You Can Create Is Your Own Life

Ian Spero | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Spero

To me the most important thing you create is arguably your own life. When we talk about a creation we mean something which is unique, something which is purposeful and meaningful; something which is large and substantial.

The Sharing Economy: Communism or Hyper Capitalism?

Markus Barnikel | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Markus Barnikel

Until now we have been approaching our cars and our apartments without thinking economically. If we want to change that, it is neither communism nor turbo capitalism. It is not to reach a higher moral goal either and certainly not an evil act. It is simply reasonable and in addition also human and beautiful.

I've Got a Bone to Pick With the Genealogy Community

Scott Phillips | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

very one of us is free to undertake our family history work for what ever reason it is that motivates us. If you are a member of the LDS church and are doing it to further your religious beliefs that is just fine. If you are doing it purely for enjoyment, that is fine as well.

You Know You're An Adult When...

Danielle Lowe | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

As we grow up many of us dream of that day when we're all grown up. Hoping for a successful career, a huge house, loads of friends and everything being perfect like it always is in those films (at least, in the end). The reality is being an adult is tough. You know you're an adult when...

Secrets - To Share or Not to Share?

Saadia R. Chevel | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Saadia R. Chevel

Women have always been notorious for gossiping but if we explore the need to disclose information, it can be simply attributed to our DNA... the act of sharing increases levels of progesterone in women. Progesterone is a hormone that stimulates maternal feelings and social bonding.

Why Do I Share My Grief?

Mark Oborn | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Oborn

Having communication with other people that have been through equally tough times lets me know that this IS life. THIS IS IT. I haven't been singled out to be punished, this is just normal life that happens to so many people, and knowing that gives me strength.

Bradley Manning for CMO: The Value of Sharing Data

Jack R. Miles | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK
Jack R. Miles

Marketers, however, need to be slightly more delicate with whom they share their data with than Bradley Manning. Instead of contacting Julian Assange, they should consider focussing on colleagues, agencies and consumers:

Sharing is Trending

Tess Riley | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Tech
Tess Riley

So far, mainstream coverage of this mass sharing, also known as collaborative consumption, has tended to focus on the economic impacts of sharing. This is significant because it points to a growing recognition that large-scale sharing is set to disrupt the very foundations of neoliberal capitalism.

Is Social Media a Form of Self-Help or an Enabler of Self-Doubt?

The Guyliner | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Tech
The Guyliner

Looking at photos used to be restricted to close friends boring you to tears with glossy 5x4s of their holiday to Alicante ("Don't get fingermarks on them!") or your mum embarrassing you with childhood snaps, but now we are all willing autobiographers, snapping every moment and flooding the internet with selfies.

Technology's Role in the Education Revolution

Gi Fernando | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Tech
Gi Fernando

Education needs to be revolutionised. But we haven't got long to make that revolution happen before we start to harm the prospects of young people everywhere.

SnapChat (Uncensored)

Stephen Ferdinando | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Tech
Stephen Ferdinando

It turns out that SnapChat is like Instagram for your genitals. I began asking people if they used SnapChat and, if they did, what kind of pictures they received. Almost everyone I asked was extremely matter-of-fact with their answer. "Willys," they'd say.

Change My Mind: Is Sharing Dead?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We're meant to be part of the Big Society, sharing with each to get through the tough times... but... have we just become selfish individualists? I...

Sharing IS Dead

Tom Moseley | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Moseley

We're a selfish bunch, and it's only getting worse. Ask yourself when you last shared something. Facebook doesn't count. Be honest, it was last time you ate out, when you shared the bill - and that was only so you could avoid sharing your money.

The Victims of SOPA: Fans and the Globalised Fandom

Selina Wilken | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Selina Wilken

Forming communities that transcend age, social status and physical location are such a beautiful thing, and one of the ways in which the internet has changed the world for the better. How, then, could the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) bill destroy the fandom utopia?

Have We Lost the Spirit of Christmas?

BritChick Paris | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Isn't it time stop being "bah humbug", open our hearts and homes to people we love and enjoy the moment. That moment is all too soon gone - and sometimes the people who are there also.

Putting the 'Social' Back into Social Networks...

Carrie Lloyd | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Tech
Carrie Lloyd

The strategy behind this non-profit organisation not only avoids wasting our landfill sites with those 'was once useful' tools, but has become so much more than that. People actually have a conversation. They smile. They have cups of tea; like the good old days, when neighbours would chat over their fences and watch out for your cat.