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Sweden's Success Is Down To Its Focus On People

Oskar Klingberg | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech
Oskar Klingberg

This mentality has been fundamental to Sweden becoming a bastion of entrepreneurship, with some of the hottest tech companies emerging, including Skype, Spotify and King (Candy Crush's parent company). If you delve into a number of typical Swedish companies, some key qualities recur that I believe we can all learn from.

Britain, Does Anything Actually Unite Us?

Toby Jai | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Politics
Toby Jai

To argue our point and to grow as a nation. We have a lot to be proud of and at our core we absolutely have far more that should unite us than divide us if our democracy and core freedoms are taken into account.

Does Theresa May Understand The Scale Of The Air Pollution Problem?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

But for now, let's be clear about the urgency. London has serious air pollution problems, one of the worst in Europe. Action must be taken now. The government would be wise to back the Mayor of London's plans rather than fight them and extend it to other UK cities.

The Future Of Europe's Defence Policy Post-Brexit

Meriam Sabih | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Politics
Meriam Sabih

This also points many people may not be aware of the benefits of European integration because of the complexity of integration and thus steer away from integration even when it is of benefit to them.

We Need To Address 'Voter Apathy'

Areeq Chowdhury | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics
Areeq Chowdhury

How far must turnout fall before we decide to take action? There needs to be a political awakening and a democratic drive by the next Government to undo this decline. Otherwise, year by year, election by election, we will slowly become a democracy in name only.

Eurovision 2017 - Ones To Watch

Kaushik Ray | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

Let's face it, nobody - neither record producers nor the record-buying public - is watching Eurovision looking for a global star.

Talking Shop: Are We Worried About The Wrong Things?

Bronwyn Kunhardt | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Bronwyn Kunhardt

CC0 Public Domain (Source: Pexels) "People become attached to their burdens," wrote George Bernard Shaw in 1910, "sometimes more than the burdens are...

British 'Ignorance' About The EU Is Nothing New - The Trouble Is, We Don't Even Realise It

Natasha Tierney | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Politics
Natasha Tierney

In the same way that every spat that happens in PMQs is splashed across the media and discussed endlessly by politicians, so too should we cover and scrutinize EU politics in a way that leaves the public informed.

Please Don't Step On My Yoga Mat: How To Play Nicely In Your Yoga Class

Melanie Swan | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Swan

* Please don't step on my yoga mat - I feel there is a sacred quality to a yoga mat. I feel my mat carries so much energy, experiences from my yoga journey. To me, stepping on my mat is like someone treading on my sofa with your shoes, so please treat other people's mats with respect and walk around them.

Nature: Ways To Get Out Into It More

Louis Sherman | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

At the moment it is cold outside, and while our nature seems to be at more risk than ever (Thanks Trump, however kudos to the National Park Service). So I thought it is as good a time as ever to share some of the ways I get out in nature every day of the year, as well as specifically some ideas for winter.

Meet The 42-Year-Old Skateboarder On A Mission To Conquer Her Fears

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK

Eeva-Mari is a 42-year-old skateboarder on a mission to conquer her fears by tackling them face on. To follow more of Eeva’s journey follow her blog...

I've Got Hope For The Starving People Of South Sudan - Because They Still Have Hope

Andrew Horton | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK
Andrew Horton

Even in the nine short months I've worked in the aid sector I've seen horrendously sad and difficult situations in the countries we work in, as well as hearing stories of unbelievable hope and courage in the face of adversity. But nothing could prepare me for visiting South Sudan.

Littering As A Problem In The United Kingdom

Stuart Forster | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
Stuart Forster

Tolerance is all well and good in society but the United Kingdom has a problem. It's rubbish. Literally. I believe the nation should crack down on lit...

The Real Face Of Britain

Kevin Bailey | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
Kevin Bailey

One of the big stories this week has been that of a young Asian Woman, standing in the face of an EDL leader, smiling calmly. That woman, was Saffiya...

Passion For The Job? No, But I Do Work Hard - Is That Not Good Enough?

Matthew Sanders | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Sanders

A standard interview for a role that, at best, can be described as functional. For a position that most people do not understand or care for fully. Ac...

Five Love Myths Modern Women Have To Let Go Of

Melanie Swan | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Swan

Expectation can lead to even greater disappointment than heartache alone and learning to manage those expectations has, over the last couple of years, been the one thing which has brought me greater peace in myself and my relationships.

A Filth Peddler Talks TV

Jacquie Lawrence | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jacquie Lawrence

all women everywhere In today's political climate we need, more than ever, to get our stories out there. We need a forum where we can normalize our lifestyle without fear of erasure or dilution, because if we don't exist on in visual media then how can we promote, propel and prioritise our very existence in real life?

Women, You're Enough: Why We Need More Young Women In Business

Amelia-Eve Warden | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Amelia-Eve Warden

We have the power to change positions, mind-sets, industries, rules and a way of life. We have the ability to merge something so simple into something beautiful. So, if you ever feel that you need to explain who you are and why you are doing something, we are women, andthat is enough.

Want To Know How To Navigate The Facts In A Post-Truth World? Ask A Cancer Researcher

Dr Helen Rippon | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Helen Rippon

The Facebook algorithm in my feed has obviously clocked my line of work, so I get sponsored posts served up to me every now and then that promise miracle, and utterly implausible, cancer cures. They are slickly professional and they look frighteningly legitimate.

Affluent Londoners Among Most At Risk Of Burglary

Bryn Glover | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Bryn Glover

The risk of crime is always a factor for any person considering renting or buying a home; indeed, the risk of residential burglary is among the most pressing concerns for any potential tenant or homeowner. This is not just because burglaries can have a huge financial impact, but because they also cause a great deal of emotional distress.

The Unkind Chord Of An Umbilical Cord

Alex Muller-Nicholson | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents
Alex Muller-Nicholson

It's an umbilical cord - it nourished and connected baby to mother for nine months. Without it there would be no baby - it is a miraculous part of our human engineering and so why does it provoke a reaction of such disgust? Rochelle is proud of hers - so why does her decision to preserve it warrant such discussion?

In The Era Of Fake News It's Essential We Listen To The Stories Of Children Like Emran

Jamie Roberts | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Jamie Roberts

Emran is an 11-year-old Afghan boy. He's speaks near perfect English. We're walking along a busy road in Central Europe, lined with seedy sex shops, dilapidated eateries and a grimy bus terminal. I'm filming him for a Channel 4 documentary - War Child - and he's been questioning me on the finer points of British culture for the past hour.

American Words That Stun Brits

Toni Hargis | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Toni Hargis

In my years of writing about British and American language and customs, "Don't say fanny" is probably my first instruction to Americans visiting the UK. "Fanny" isn't the only American word that can render a Brit gob smacked though.

Is The West Failing To Uphold Their Response To Protect (R2P) Commitmnt

Lewis Barton | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Lewis Barton

Western states have always prioritised domestic responsibilities over international ones, as all countries do. However, the gap between these responsibilities has never seemed so wide. Recent political events seem to suggest a possible cultural shift when it comes to Western states becoming embroiled with an international crisis.

How Safe Is Your Child Online?

Estelle Lloyd | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
Estelle Lloyd

So I ask you, how is riding a bike any different from using the internet? We need to nurture our children, explain right from wrong, make them aware of the dangers lurking around every corner and to always think