Seeing someone hit "like" has the same effect on your brain as if you had done so yourself
Stephen Canning has served as a councillor in Essex since the age of 18 and as the Cabinet Member for Digital Innovation. As well as time spent at professional services firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Stephen has held various roles in UK politics including volunteering on Theresa May's leadership campaign, working for current Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis and a leading role in the Conservatives Youth Wing. Stephen speaks across the world on the growth of technology in the public sector and local government and the impact smart citizens will have on our lives in the future.
The other day, my ten-year-old nephew asked me if he should become involved in politics. I had to hesitate before I could answer
09/03/2018 16:14 GMT
The youth issue is like many other issues in the Conservative Party. Lots of people with lots to say, and far fewer people doing things
15/12/2017 08:42 GMT
The Conservatives have a strong pro-enterprise, socially liberal message that young people do genuinely want to hear. Our organisation needs to rethink how it taps into its significant young membership to help share and spread this message, and bring the young people home. The Labour Party has Momentum, we need to give our young people direction.
12/06/2017 17:12 BST
Not as a councillor, but as a young person who aspires to get his foot on the housing ladder I urge the Government to follow through with its strong rhetoric, my fellow councillors to use their new powers to work together and deliver strategically, and developers to remember that these aren't just houses, they're homes.
07/02/2017 17:33 GMT
One of the most effective ways to ensure you perform at your peak in 2017 is to train yourself to be mentally strong. Here are 10 things mentally strong people practice and you can learn to do too!
04/01/2017 11:29 GMT
Boasting about how much we can do on how little sleep is nothing new. But along with increasing stress, tighter deadlines and extended hours, competitive sleep deprivation has now become a worrying and established feature of the 21st century workplace.
11/01/2016 16:28 GMT
It is estimated that home workers make up a substantial 13.9% of the UK workforce with around 4.2 million workers taking advantage of this as an option in the first 3 months of 2014.
05/01/2016 23:28 GMT
A very simple technique, the one minute meditation can easily be built into the working day. Consider introducing them during breaks, for instance, which are meant to refresh us but so often end up being extensions of work as we battle to finish something, check our emails or catch-up on calls.
01/01/2016 22:06 GMT
First, let's take this back a notch and explore what mindfulness is. A dictionary will tell you that it's a mental state in which you acknowledge what you're doing, feeling and being in any one moment. It's a feeling of inner consciousness, a sense of greater awareness. Basically it's just paying attention properly.
30/12/2015 11:47 GMT
Ubiquitous connectivity means that staff actually tends to work for an incalculable amount of time, answering phone calls and emails, checking their work and continuing on unfinished projects at odd hours.
21/12/2015 10:18 GMT
It's Monday morning and Ellie's recycling hasn't been collected, frustrated she sends a DM to the council Twitter account on her way out of the house. Using geolocation it dispatches a drone to go collect the bag that was missed by the refuse collection and sends her a picture to show it being removed.
26/11/2014 12:57 GMT
Today London's streets were the scene of a black cab drivers revolt as they striked in London in protest at Uber - a new transport app backed by Google and Goldman Sachs.
13/06/2014 12:53 BST
Essentially it's a stripped down version of Facebook, and is very much reliant on that pre-existing network of friends for it to work, that attempts to make geo-location (or gps stalking!) a little less creepy and a little more refined.
08/01/2014 14:47 GMT
The comments, though indefensibly self-centered and misdirected at a time when he should have been reflecting on the life of an important historical figure, still do not warrant the level of vitriol that he has received.
17/04/2013 12:06 BST
Have you had enough of pitches that rely more on their videos, flashy graphics and buzzwords than their content. Do you want to be able to show others your product in all it's naked glory (or otherwise!) and be able to get honest and constructive feedback where you need it.
06/11/2012 09:56 GMT
James Dance, 26, is looking to change his future during the recession and that of one of the many London pubs that are falling on hard times.
30/10/2012 16:40 GMT
If you're a student and interested in starting your own company, have an idea or are already involved in a startup I suggest you get along to the event this Tuesday and find out a little more about what Student Upstarts have on offer.
22/10/2012 16:15 BST
London has a fast growing tech scene and a healthily growing range of events on its calendar. From the fantastic Silicon Drinkabout team to the great courses of the General Assembly there are many opportunities would be startup entrepreneurs to hone their skills and network.
17/10/2012 13:58 BST
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