A sticking plaster needs to be applied to significant cuts in university funding by subsidising languages at University level: essentially helping those departments stay afloat at a difficult time. If that happens then UK businesses may still have a chance when it comes to keeping up with the ambitious BRIC countries. If not, then the UK economy may never fully recover.
Hilary is a freelance journalist specialising in entertainment and technology. Over the years, she's worked as a bungee trampoline instructor (don't ask), a volunteering manager and a sandwich maker for the cast of Coronation Street, though not at the same time. She currently writes for MSN UK, Buzzfeed and a wide variety of other sites and publications.
Events don't always have to be held in a conference centre. You can hold them anywhere, and a more imaginative location will spark creativity amongst attendees. Why not source a derelict (but safe) vacant space, or even hold your event outdoors?
25/08/2014 15:33 BST
Alcoholism is a pernicious, progressive mental and physical illness which claims thousands of lives every year in the UK. Managing this epidemic has become a political priority, with various solutions proposed that largely rely on limiting the availability of alcohol, upping the price and adding cigarette style warnings to packaging.
21/08/2014 15:38 BST
Propylene glycol is a solvent, and there is a natural hesitation when it comes to the idea of breathing in a 'chemical'. There are over 4000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, nearly all of which are more harmful than propylene glycol. Yes, of course it isn't ideal and we don't know much about the long term health risks associated with inhaling it, but surely one chemical is better than 4000?
18/08/2014 13:27 BST
When former supermodel Jodie Kidd got to the final of Celebrity Masterchef last month, a lot of viewers were shocked. Models have to stay slim, so they aren't exactly known for their culinary skills (unless it involves whipping up a green salad with no dressing).
11/08/2014 14:27 BST
We've all been there: you diet for months before a trip so that you don't scare any locals at the beach, then spend your longed for holiday drinking cream-based cocktails, eating kebabs and lying down.
30/07/2014 14:41 BST
With the Commonwealth Games in full swing, it seems like a good time to take a look at the link between veganism- often considered a very restrictive diet- and athletic success. Can you excel as a world class athlete without meat, eggs or milk?
28/07/2014 12:33 BST
What is the fundamental technology change of the next decade? Most people would agree that we're in the process of a mobile revolution... it's reasonable to assume that smartphones will be the technology that unlocks the next $100 billion super unicorn outcome.
28/07/2014 12:06 BST
Connecting a computer to the internet without a virus protection program is as reckless as leaving your property in the street. It's an open invitation to hackers... they wrangle these herds of infected computers into massive botnets that can bring down whole websites and web-accessed systems at the touch of a button.
22/07/2014 11:14 BST
Don't you just hate it when you come home from work and find a circle of dark dog or cat hair on your white duvet cover or sofa? Does it drive you crazy? Do you spend all of your spare cash on lint rollers?Do you get tired of finding drifts of it under beds, on clothing and along skirting boards?
08/07/2014 14:12 BST
Remember the bad old days when looking for an online bargain meant trawling through every site you could think of in an attempt to find the cheapest version of a product? ... thanks to some newfangled tools, that could soon be a thing of the past... Here are a few handy apps that may well help you save some serious money.
03/07/2014 14:10 BST
It's hard to believe that we're already six months into 2014. Spring is well behind us and warm weather trends are blossoming, so it's the perfect time to pick up a summer suit. So, which trends are blisteringly hot, and which are just warm?
30/06/2014 13:56 BST
It's great that some politicians have spoken out in an attempt to dispel some of the stigma around mental ill health, but it is deeply unethical to pretend to champion mental health care while simultaneously backing swingeing cuts to both the welfare safety blanket and NHS mental health services.
18/06/2014 17:23 BST
Cheap or free Voice Over Internet Protocol calls- commonly known as VoIP - have become hugely popular in recent years popularity thanks to the success of mass market services such as Skype.
04/06/2014 13:35 BST
Is this voracious appetite for student accommodation helping to fuel the wider London price rise? It's hard to say for certain, but it would be naïve to think that this burgeoning and deeply lucrative market isn't having a knock on effect on house prices in the city.
29/05/2014 16:01 BST
If enough people share the same information at once, there's a good chance that the update about that project could become a trending topic on Twitter or Facebook. It could even go viral.
25/03/2014 12:46 GMT
In its simplest form, co-branding involves two companies joining forces in order to better penetrate the market. One of the earliest examples occurred in 1956 when Renault joined forces with famous jewellery chain Van Cleef and Arpels to decorate the dashboard of one of their newly introduced Renault Dauphines.
24/03/2014 14:55 GMT
The main problem with Sue Perkins is that she's Sue Perkins. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean that in a bad way.
01/03/2013 19:26 GMT
Just in case Liz Lemon decides that working on a comedy where people regularly roll their eyes, turn to a dog and say 'don't even <em>SAY</em> it!' isn't for her, here are five alternative careers she could try.
04/02/2013 15:48 GMT
There's nothing more relaxing than baking... but only if it goes to plan. I once managed to make a pizza base that was so yeasty, lively and glutinous that it tried to eat the wooden spoon I mixed it with.
30/01/2013 10:34 GMT
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