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Major Culture Transformation to Help Women in the Workplace Needed

Barbara Stocking | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Barbara Stocking

Unless we see a true cultural shift and change of attitude throughout the fabric of our workplaces, no matter how hard a college like Murray Edwards tries, it will still be difficult for our women to have the impact they aspire to in the world.

Fair Trade Insights for Fairtrade Fortnight - What Do Consumers Think About Brands With a Fair Trade Ethos?

Jack R. Miles | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Jack R. Miles

As we're approaching the conclusion of Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 24th February to 9th March, it feels appropriate to look in detail at what fair trade means for brands and consumers today.

Domestic Violence Rate Up By 30% In Twelve Months, Figures Show

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Matthews | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

The number of domestic violence crimes reported in the UK has increased almost 30% in the past 12 months, official figures have revealed. There wer...

The Truth About Trolling

Lee Langford | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Lee Langford

Facebook is the site where social media users are most likely to have suffered harassment or abuse - reflecting its much higher usage than other social media sites. Nearly two thirds (74%) have experienced this type of activity on Facebook with Twitter next at 12% and then YouTube at 9%.

The View From Benefits Street

Laurence Stellings | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Laurence Stellings

While few political commentators, bloggers and pundits have yet to offer a view on Channel 4's Benefits Street, a programme dubbed 'poverty porn' by critics, there is one voice largely missing from the debate: that of those receiving benefits across Britain.

Most Desirable Singles of 2014: Why the Numbers Don't Add Up

Sophie Labrey | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Labrey

Last week PlentyOfFish released a US survey revealing 'the most desirable singles of 2014' and they left us with a less than desirable outlook of finding love online. In fact, the data depicts an image that leaves us wondering if our only hope of finding love is in an episode of Grey's Autonomy.

'Embarrassing' Parents: Cringey or Cool?

Anna Pitts | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Whilst it is understandable that anything that combines parents and 'getting jiggy' are quite possibly the most mortifying situations to be in, other activities that made the 'Top 10 Cringe Index' seem questionable.

Plugged In

Alice Stansfield | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Stansfield

The issues with our connection is the concept that we can't detach from being constantly 'Plugged In'. Advice on living the virtual world? It is almost impossible for some, and to escape it now is to be excluded from a social and business part of the generation we live in.

Brits' Sarcasm and Drinking Not Popular With Expats..

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Sarcastic humour, heavy drinking and the weather are among the dislikes of foreign expats living in the UK, according to research. More than half (...

Climate Change Casts a Long Shadow Over British Childhoods

David Bull | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK
David Bull

By showing strong leadership and committing its fair share of new money to the Green Climate Fund to help children adapt to the effects of climate change, the UK Government can make sure children everywhere have enough nutritious food to eat, grow up to fulfil their potential and do not pay for our past mistakes with their futures.

How to Be Realistic About Your Job Prospects: A Practical Guide

Hugh Bassett | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hugh Bassett

What if you can't be bothered to put in all the groundwork needed for your dream job, because you really need to be up to date on what's going on in 'Revenge' and enjoy napping? What if you mistakenly came to this blog for useful life advice?

NHS Services for Everyone?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

Recently I received a survey through the post; apparently out of all the people who live in my area I was selected at random despite the fact my partn...

The Understanding of Dyslexia in the UK

Richard James Berry | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard James Berry

"Having dyslexia myself it is really interesting to see how simple spelling mistakes can effect business opportunities. Anyone with spelling issues should seriously consider teaming up with someone who can cast a fresh eye over written work before publishing."

Do You Know When The First World War Started?

PA | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK

Young people are largely ignorant about the First World War with almost two thirds not being able to name the year that the war ended, a poll has foun...

Europe: It's Back

Simon Atkinson | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

Europe is back, and it looks like it's going to be quite a ride.

Late For Work? That's Going To Cost Us All

PA | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK

Staff who arrive late at work are costing the economy £9 billion a year, a new survey suggests. More than half (56%) of all employees admit failin...

Facebook Wants to Know if You Think Obama's a Muslim

Stephen Canning | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Tech
Stephen Canning

My girlfriend was spending the evening on Facebook (evidently far more interesting than talking to me) and she was prompted by Facebook to fill in a survey. This was an official survey which appeared in the top half of page above the newsfeed and not just a link from an advertiser.

The Happiest Person in the UK

Beth Burgess | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

The happiest person in the UK is a married Indian lady, who own her own home on a remote Scottish island. But if you're not her, there really is no need to worry.

Five Years of Smokefree but Still Much to be Done

Maura Gillespie | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Maura Gillespie

Stopping smoking in enclosed public spaces, banning cigarette vending machines, hiding tobacco displays in shops and supermarkets; legislation has achieved good things over the last five years. But let's not sing in the rain just yet, we should be striving for an even brighter future.

Support For Tories Slumps To Lowest In A Decade

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics

The Tories have slumped to a 14-point deficit behind Labour, according to an opinion poll published in the Sunday Express. The survey puts David Ca...

Half Of British Women 'Can't Afford' Dentist

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Half of British women don’t go to the dentist more frequently because they can’t afford it, a new poll by Simplyhealth suggests. Cost was the p...

Heroes (Or Why Little Girls Lie)

Lucy Karsten | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

Today's children are constantly being questioned. If I were in charge, I'd worry far more about that than if they are being 'over-tested'. Because ch...

Does Your Perfect Man Earn £48K, Drive An Audi... And Love His Mother?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A woman’s perfect man earns £48K, drives an Audi and drinks beer, according to a new poll by Austin Reed. Stylish clothes, a good body, and a cl...

What Lies Beneath: Why Underwear Is the Underdog in a Man's Wardrobe

Carin King | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Carin King

They have helped make stars and history, formed political fashions and pharaohs' essentials for the afterlife and are counted as one indicator of economic boom and bust. They also stay closer to men for longer than their wives or girlfriends ever will. So, why is it that men apparently give so little consideration to their underpants?

M-Commerce: Not Just For the Young and the Brave...

Dr KF Lai | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Tech
Dr KF Lai

We know that 2012 is set to be an exciting year when it comes to the mobile internet, as 2011 was nothing short of explosive. Across our own global mobile ad network alone over 126 billion were delivered in 2011 - almost two-and-a-half times more than 2010.