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Ending Violence: The US Needs a New Social Contract Based on Equality

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

I would argue, the U.S. needs a new social contract. This contract should not be based on the winner takes it all. In other words, the American Dream must be rekindled in a way that profits all, not just the fittest. With more socio-economic equality comes cohesion and pacification.

What's Next?

Katherine Press | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Katherine Press

The first thing I read upon waking today was a twitter alert about the shooting of Philando Castile. Yesterday my morning news was of Alton Sterling. I sat and cried wondering what we can do, when would we start making this world better instead of breaking it apart?

Five Tips for Enjoying the Greyhound

Rosie Ferguson | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Ferguson

There are many stereotypes about the experience of travelling on a Greyhound bus, and after five long distance journeys in two weeks (Portland - Salt Lake City - Denver - Kansas City - St Louis - Indianapolis), here's my take.

There's Nothing Post-Truth About Poverty

Declan Sean Kenny | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Declan Sean Kenny

As Democrats and Republicans alike continue to exacerbate an already dilapidated business model, it is unsurprising that millions of Americans are entrusting an insolvency consultant, eager for a return on their initial investment in the American Dream.

Californian Retreats: Golden Door, Escondido

The Spa Spy | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Golden Door comes with a starry spa pedigree that other destination spas can only dream of. Opened in 1958 by Deborah Szekely, philanthropist, writer and early pioneer of the So-Cal wellness movement, this groundbreaking spa was soon attracting Hollywood luminaries such as Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Burt Lancaster, in preparation for film roles.

Orlando: Now We Must Stand Together to Prove That Hate Doesn't Win

Suki Sandhu | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Suki Sandhu

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this today. On 12th June 2016, the world was subjected to the most violent singular attack on the LGBT+ community in recent history. My heart goes out to the victims of this tragedy, but also to their friends, families, the LGBT+ community, and every person in this world who believes in freedom and liberty - because this was also an attack on them.

Violent by Trade: More Gun Dealers Than Starbucks in the U.S.

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

Firearms are big business. The magnitude of how readily available deadly weapons are in the U.S. is made clear by the chart below based on figures by data visualization hub 1point21... Trading in guns seems even more common than selling burgers or coffee.

Legal Debates on Decryption and "Contents of the Mind"

Julian Vigo | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

On 25 February, Magistrate Alicia G Rosenburg signed the first ever seizure warrant for a fingerprint to unlock the iPhone of Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan in ...

The Best City Parks in the USA

Mike Gerrard | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Everyone's heard of Central Park, and you might be forgiven for thinking it's the biggest and best city park in the USA. Not so. 'Best' is subjective, but there are other US urban parks that are bigger, and some that have many more attractions than Central Park.

Pining for Passive Aggression: A Brit in the USA

Rosie Ferguson | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Ferguson

I'm currently travelling from Seattle to New York by bus and experiencing the best and the worst of American culture. It is surprising what you miss when you are away from home and it isn't always the comforts you expect it to be. What hit me this week is that being in the USA makes me miss passive aggression: I've come to realise what a core fundamental it is in British culture.

48 Hours Of Eating In New Orleans - Day 2

Chris Cox | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Cox

New Orleans is a city that conjures up so many images but as soon as you arrive you realise it's one of the most vibrant and unique cities in America. Full on contradictions, excitement and friendly locals who are so proud to call this city home, and it's easy to see why.

48 Hours Of Eating In New Orleans - Day One

Chris Cox | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Cox

New Orleans has something for everyone, if you want to party head to Bourbon Street and get wild after drinking a hurricane or two. Walking through the French Quarter is like sticking your iPod on shuffle, with music and culture oozing out of every building and on every street corner; this city has Jazz in it's soul.

For Trayvon

Julian Vigo | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

"My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break." --The Taming of the Shrew I just read the BBC article about ...

Fashion, Art and Sustainability

Lucy Tammam | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

With the end of Fair Fashion Month, our ethical fashion campaign with Fairphone came the judging for A Sustainable World 2016 - our annual Art competition which attracts applicants from across the world. I was honoured to be joined on the judging panel by my current collaborator from across the pond, renowned vegan artist Dana Ellyn, and London's King of conceptual art Duggie Fields.

My Thoughts on Emigrating to California Two Years On

Dr Anna Arrowsmith | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anna Arrowsmith

On this day in 2014, my husband Tim and I exited the LAX immigration offices for the first time as US residents. It was a momentous move that involved selling our home in the beautiful British countryside, leaving all family and friends, uprooting our businesses, shipping our entire house contents and flying two whippets over the Atlantic.

Trump - The Worst of Democracy?

Bob Morgan | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Donald Trump's political success is probably one the worst things that has happened to democracy in recent history.

Kurdish Visa Rejections Soar as British Groups Urge Reform

Gary Kent | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

A dramatic increase in Kurds refused visas for the UK has been revealed in a parliamentary answer. Between April and September last year 1,165 of 1,790, or two-thirds of all applications made in Erbil were turned down.

Why Wage Growth Will Likely Be Lower for Longer

Michael Martins | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Politics
Michael Martins

It is likely that wage growth will continue to be low while productivity will continue to disappoint when compared to neighbours near and afar. At the same time, the very things that underpin those less than rosy figures are the factors driving the UK's strong economic performance in a rather lacklustre global economy.

Three Ways to Experience Fort Worth's Cowboy Culture

Black Tomato | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

The self-proclaimed City of Cowboys and Culture, Texan city Fort Worth is as worthy of a visit as its name suggests.

Why I (Somewhat Reluctantly) Like Vladimir Putin

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

Tyrannical and thoroughly disagreeable though he is, Mr Putin stands for nationalistic pride, a crucial buffer against the perils of American foreign policy and a determination to defend a revived Russia on the world stage, and her citizens abroad. Three things I respect, and three things a shrinking world desperately needs.

Why Fashion Needs a Seat at the Table of Mainstream Education.

Francesco Loy Bell | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Francesco Loy Bell

This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.

Top Ten US Driving Tips

Mike Gerrard | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The US Road Trip is for many people - including many Americans - the dream holiday. It's the freedom of the road, the ability to stop or move on, a chance to see the country's breath-taking scenery and cross its wide-open spaces.

The Reason For This All-Female US Senate May Surprise You

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK

For the first time the US Senate has been sat in by women only, and the reason why may be surprising for some. Senator Lisa Murkowski was the firs...

Are We Sleepwalking Back Into the Political Closet?

Andrew Legon | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Legon

For those who've never been involved in the struggles that led us to where we are today, it's never too late. It might not always be obvious, but to repeat what Stonewall keeps saying - because ultimately they are right - there's still work to do.

Let's Not Ban Trump From Britain, Or Anyone Else For That Matter...

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Politics
Joe Ellis-Gage

So perhaps we should stop doing ISIS' propaganda for them. Maybe we should stop making Britain a target by thinking that banning individual people will change the views of many. We should welcome these people in and challenge them in a good old fashioned debate. Maybe that would be the right thing to do. Well either that, or just ban Trump...