Shihab S Joi
Editor, sub-editor, designer, writer. Author of several unfinished novels. Editor of Broken Songbook, Daily Racist and Holy Q. Could do without any more hobbies, probably.

Entries by Shihab S Joi

8 Things That Could Delay Your Mortgage Application

(0) Comments | Posted 13 May 2016 | (17:56)

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You’ve found your dream home, one of the many online home affordability calculators has told you your savings and salary multiples make it slot neatly into your price range. You’ve shaken the estate agent’s hand – all you need to do is...

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Budget Your Way To A New Home

(0) Comments | Posted 13 May 2016 | (17:53)

It’s payday. Time to splash out, you owe it to yourself after the week you’ve had eking out the last paycheque. If this sounds familiar, you’re nowhere near ready to become a homebuyer. It’s time for a new way of thinking.

The first rule of saving: every penny counts....

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8 Easter Road Trip Ideas For The Family

(1) Comments | Posted 10 March 2016 | (13:16)

Squabbling over what music to put on, who pulled who's hair first and the firm assurance that someone behind you is about to be violently ill. It can only be the annual Easter road trip.

While you can only hope that your little brood will act with the grace...

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This Drug Free Arthritis Treatment Will Change The Lives Of Sufferers

(15) Comments | Posted 19 January 2016 | (17:13)

Talk about a New Year’s Revolution. Instead of injections, steroids or anti-inflammatory drugs, you simply rub on an ointment, and the pain in your joints goes away.

If that sounds like the latest promise by a snake oil merchant giving false hope to the millions feeling the wear and...

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This Drug Free Arthritis Treatment Will Change Everything

(12) Comments | Posted 12 January 2016 | (17:14)

For many, spending time with the wider family over the festive period is likely to have brought with it the knowledge that a loved one is in physical agony. Around 10 million people in the UK have arthritis or some form of a musculoskeletal condition, and sadly, osteoarthritis...

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Technologies That Changed The World In 2015

(0) Comments | Posted 16 December 2015 | (18:19)

This was the year that silenced all those who felt duped by promises made in the ‘80s by finally being able to say: here. Here’s your damn hoverboard.

As the old maxim ‘careful what you wish for’ smugly puffs on its Firefly Vaporizer while pesky kids judder past...

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Christmas 2015: Best PS4 Deals, Games And Accessories

(3) Comments | Posted 14 December 2015 | (21:31)

Nothing will restore your faith in Santa than finding a PS4 under the tree. Or, if you fear you haven’t been particularly good, it might be best to bag yourself a last minute deal just to be sure.

If you’re very lucky or well-off, you’ll find a limited...

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10 Best Games For PS4, Xbox One And iPhone This Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted 14 December 2015 | (15:12)

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the PS4 or the Xbox One. The trick is making sure that the games you pull out of the bag are the crackers and not turkeys.

This isn’t a list of best video games of 2015. That’s a...

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The Racism Drinking Game

(2) Comments | Posted 25 November 2015 | (08:21)


Trying to reason with racists is like being stuck in a lift with drunks singing Bohemian Rhapsody. You're going to end up banging your head against a wall.

Well, if you can't beat them, join them. The drunks, that is, not the racists....

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It's Time to Stop Writing That 'You Have Wronged Me' Email

(0) Comments | Posted 9 November 2015 | (10:58)

It starts something like this.

Dear friend who I care for so deeply I feel I owe it you to spell out how I feel about a recent turn of events. I feel confident you will admire the way I'm controlling my anger and think me brave for being upfront...

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5 Rules That Help Make Cooking Fun For Kids (And Manageable For Parents)

(0) Comments | Posted 20 October 2015 | (14:18)

Picture small children in a kitchen. If you’re a parent, your first reaction is likely to be ‘uh-oh’. There’s the danger they might hurt themselves, the likelihood of mess, the demands, the getting under your feet and interruptions, not to mention the ever-present threat dinner will be ruined.


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How These UK Startups Are Leading The Way In Social Responsibility

(2) Comments | Posted 13 October 2015 | (18:40)

At a time of austerity when big businesses are being judged for crossing the line, there’s something heartening happening in the world of startups. An increasing number of new enterprises are emerging with a simple mission at their core: do something good.

These are ventures that know the ‘make a...

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Why Our Hair Is Standing On End Over Volvo's Magical Musical Bus Ride

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (20:32)

As if having one of the most efficient transport networks in the world wasn’t enough, Swedish commuters have been getting treated to live performances by some of their biggest artists.

The Grammy Award-winning Seinabo Sey, who has had over 100 million plays on Spotify, and Zara Larsson, who won...

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Looking To The Future - Intel RealSense Will Blow Your Mind

(0) Comments | Posted 2 October 2015 | (16:11)

Of all the must-have gadgets tech-heads have lusted over, the one where the hero in a sci-fi movie draws shapes in the air to operate a 3D device tops the list. But that’s the stuff of fantasy, right? Step forward - or rather appear as if by magic - Intel®...

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Voices Of The Future - Meet The Young Rising Stars Making Waves In UK politics

(0) Comments | Posted 25 September 2015 | (14:20)

It wasn’t long ago that the youth of Britain had been branded ‘apathetic’ and ‘disenchanted’ by politics. As recently as February 2014, an official government survey found only 31% of young people showed any kind of interest at all in how the country was being run....

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I Came Here an Immigrant - I'm an Expat Now! (Or, Why Foreigners Are Better Placed to Live the British Dream Than You)

(2) Comments | Posted 10 July 2015 | (01:28)

There's no such thing as the British Dream, of course. Once you've ruled the world only to lose the lot, there's not really anywhere to go from there, is there? The humiliation has left liberal Brits politely mumbling apologies and the not so liberal to wail over how the country...

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This Concert Will Be Music To The Ears Of Anyone Who Works Remotely

(0) Comments | Posted 19 June 2015 | (16:09)

One of the gripes bosses have against working away from the office is that communication on a remote connection can never be as smooth as when face to face. That’s about to change, thanks to a unique experiment that proves you can now get precision-timed, pitch-perfect connection with multiple sources...

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How To Secure Funding For A Social Enterprise

(5) Comments | Posted 9 June 2015 | (15:00)

The word ‘grant’ usually precedes the word ‘wish’, and for many social enterprise ventures, it can feel like you'll need a huge sprinkling of fairy dust just to secure one.

That said, there's plenty of start-up funding out there if you know where to look. Publicly funded schemes exist...

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Going It Alone - The Steps You Need To Take When Setting Up Your Own Business

(4) Comments | Posted 29 May 2015 | (17:33)

You’ve had a great idea, you want to turn it into a money-spinner, you’re ready to go it alone and start-up your dream business straight away.

Hold your horses. The thing about a great idea is that it happens inside an encouraging mind, bursting with excitement and hope. It’s...

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Muslamic Reagans: Why the Boom in Bangladesh Is About Money Not Bombs

(0) Comments | Posted 18 May 2015 | (07:22)

The gunmetal silver Lotus Roadster thunders into the car park of the 12th largest shopping centre in the world, the Bashundhara City Mall. The boys and girls smoking and flirting in the more commonplace GT-Rs and Toyotas nod in respect, in time to the new Prodigy album that...

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