The Rundown

The amount of Brits going vegan has quadrupled in the last five years. But with more of us turning to plant power, can cutting out all animal products really contribute to the efforts to curb climate change? We asked Dr Christian Reynolds, a Knowledge Exchange Research Fellow from the Institute of Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield, to tell us how our food habits can help save the planet.
As we all get ready to commit to our New Year’s resolutions, it’s worth knowing how and why our habits form. While we all start the new year with good intentions and gym memberships, we often overestimate how easy we think it will be to form new habits or break old ones. From the 21-day rule to why we prefer eating chips to hitting the gym, the Rundown does the research to get you ready for your new year, new you.
After the Brexit referendum and the 2015 and 2017 general elections, it seems that opinion polls aren’t very good at predicting the mood of the country any more. But if they’re often wrong and everyone knows that, why do we continue to use them?
It’s hard to not feel overwhelmed by news on climate change. As calls for drastic change in the way we live and treat the planet grow louder, The Rundown By HuffPost looks at the ways, both big and small, you can tackle climate change. Head of Climate Change at WWF UK, Gareth Redmond-King, explains how you travel and what you eat is important, but the biggest impact individuals can have is to raise their voice and demand change from their leaders.
The Metropolitan Police have just completed a trial of live facial recognition technology. MPs and activists say it’s use is legally unregulated and could falsely identify innocent citizens. Facial recognition technology is already widely used, from unlocking your phone to tagging your friends in photos. The Rundown spoke to Silkie Carlo from Big Brother Watch about why they’re challenging the use of the technology in the UK.
After years of being called lazy, entitled and obsessed with avocado toast, Millennials don’t have the best reputation. Born between 1984 and 1996, Millennials came of age as the world connected to the internet, personal computers came into homes and mobile phones connected them to a new phenomenon called social media. But millennials entered the workforce around the 2008 recession, and spent the beginnings of their adult lives during years of wage stagnation, rising housing costs and have not been able to save much for their retirement.
The 2019 Women’s Football World Cup was the most watched women’s football tournament in history. But the average FA Women’s Super League player earns just 2 percent of what the average Premier league player earns. This episode of The Rundown by HuffPost asks why are women paid less in sport and what will have to change for there to be equal pay for female athletes.
If you exposed yourself to someone on the street, you’d be arrested for flashing. So why are people so comfortable with doing it online? HuffPost UK reporter Sophie Gallagher explains why we should care about cyberflashing in this episode of The Rundown, joined by Seyi Akiwowo from Glitch UK, an organisation dedicated to ending online abuse.