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This Week’s Must Read: True-Life Walter by Steven Romain.

This Week’s Must Read: True-Life Walter by Steven Romain.

A thoughtful and memorable enquiry into the meaning of identity, race and class, True-Life Walter is a philosophical work of literary fiction that scrutinises modern life and finds something far more magical and timeless lurking beneath. In recent years there has been much discussion in society about an anxiety epidemic sweeping not just the UK […]

Puzzle: Can you spot the hidden security risks?

Puzzle: Can you spot the hidden security risks?

Can you beat a burglar and spot the signs that no one is home? This mind-bending puzzle is the latest brainteaser to sweep the internet, but can you pick out the 11 clues that the residents of this house have gone on holiday? At first glance, this seemingly typical suburban home doesn’t appear any different […]

5G, AI, robotics and drones are set to transform winter sports holidays

5G, AI, robotics and drones are set to transform winter sports holidays

With technological advancements accelerating in all walks of life in recent years, it’s no different for the travel industry.  When it comes to the experience of skiing and snowboarding on a holiday, in the 2020s and beyond, we should expect voice activated equipment such as skis boots fastening, tightening, or adjusting their friction by voice command […]

Unproductive Brits ‘waste’ the equivalent of 30 WORKING DAYS a year on their office email.

Unproductive Brits ‘waste’ the equivalent of 30 WORKING DAYS a year on their office email.

A study of 2,000 office workers found they typically spend around two hours each day browsing their inbox. However, around half of this time is wasted by accidentally re-reading messages, needlessly checking for updates and sending emails to colleagues when it is easier to speak to them face-to-face. As a result, around five hours per […]

Almost half of adults would ‘never’ have sex during a woman’s ‘time of the month’, a study has found

Almost half of adults would ‘never’ have sex during a woman’s ‘time of the month’, a study has found

Embarrassment, worries about the mess and even fears that it’s more likely to lead to pregnancy or STIs mean many avoid being intimate with a loved one while they are menstruating. More than one in four even went as far as to say it’s ‘disgusting’. However, the study found men are happier to have sex […]

Adults believe a child’s natural instinct to care for others changes at the age of 11.

Adults believe a child’s natural instinct to care for others changes at the age of 11.

A study of 1,000 adults and 1,000 children found that becoming more aware of social norms, acting less on instinct and being preoccupied with phones means kindness diminishes as we age. While 67 per cent of adults wouldn’t consider sharing their food with others, 43 per cent of children would happily hand over some to […]

Amazon Unveils Shortlist for £20,000 UK Kindle Storyteller Award 2019.

Amazon Unveils Shortlist for £20,000 UK Kindle Storyteller Award 2019.

The shortlist for a prestigious literary award has been unveiled by Amazon as entrants vie for £20,000 in cash as well as a dedicated marketing campaign to promote their book. The UK Kindle Storyteller Award shortlist features five independently published authors from across the country who will go head-to-head to win the coveted prize. Readers […]

Greene King host sleepover in pub so rugby fanatics can catch early games

Greene King host sleepover in pub so rugby fanatics can catch early games

Check this out for a pub conversion … With some Rugby World Cup games being screened live from Japan in the small hours of the morning, managed pub company and brewer Greene King turned one London pub into a makeshift dormitory, so avid rugby fans didn’t have to miss a match this weekend. Punters at […]

signing in: 95% OF BRITS KEEN ON BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE being added to the national school curriculum

signing in: 95% OF BRITS KEEN ON BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE being added to the national school curriculum

Today, on International Day of Sign Languages, Huawei has revealed that 95% of parents are in favour of having British Sign Language (BSL) added to the national school curriculum, after 74% of British parents admitted to not knowing the difficulties some deaf children experience when learning to read. The research comes as Huawei’s free mobile […]

Applications have opened for a unique programme in Manchester that provides support for women of colour hoping to develop their own podcasts – and win £10,000.

The week-long accelerator course will also provide learning opportunities and the chance for applicants to make a name for themselves in the industry. The ‘Sound Up’ programmes have been running worldwide since 2018, and brought in over 20,000 applicants in New York, Sydney, Berlin and London. Natalie Tulloch, news and culture lead at Spotify Studios, […]