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Alcoholism: The Secret to Long Life? Stop Drinking!

Xavier Toby | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

I'm a big one for calling them out every time they trot out something as interesting, insightful and revolutionary, which is actually common sense, no sense or nonsense. Then this study comes along, and it's reaffirmed my faith in statistics everywhere. If mathematicians and scientists could design their own porn, it'd be a naked somebody rolling around on findings just like this.

Love on the Agenda

Charles Elvin | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK
Charles Elvin

More than 70% of managers surveyed said they had no problem with workplace romance as long as those involved acted professionally.

UK Transport Providers: Is This the Final Strike?

Sophia Parsons | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

Of the 2,000 people asked, only 15% believe UK transport providers, meaning buses, trains, tubes and taxis, do a decent job; anyone who's been on the Northern Line pre-9am will vouch alongside the 45% of folk who complain overcrowding is a serious problem with public transport during winter.

Students Spend £170 on Christmas

Owen Burek | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Burek

77% of students admitted that they will struggle financially this Christmas, with many spending beyond their means. Despite this, only 57% have saved any money to tide them through this money-tight period.

Britain's Army of 2.9Million Homepreneurs Hold Key to Local Economic Growth

Emma L. Jones | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK
Emma L. Jones

Britain's booming army of 2.9m homepreneurs spend more than £40billion of their earnings in their own local economy and are on track to create over five million freelance jobs, a major new report from Enterprise Nation and Direct Line for Business has revealed today.

Why Brits Need More Holidays

Emma Rose Black | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Tired, stressed and in need of some sun? Apparently the average Brit now 'needs' a holiday every 56 days. But are we getting enough?

Forty Million Dis-Appointments

Jim Sherifi | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Jim Sherifi

Maybe instead we should just accept that no system is perfect and in one with nearly 400million documented contacts between human beings; that 10 million dysfunctional ones ain't that bad after all.

Major Culture Transformation to Help Women in the Workplace Needed

Barbara Stocking | Posted 06.05.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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.