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December 6, 2017
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Dec

Age UK advert raises awareness of how lonely the elderly can feel over Christmas

A powerful new advertisement from Age UK has been praised for raising awareness of the loneliness elderly people experience at Christmas.  The UK charity is calling for people to donate to Age UK they can further tackle the isolation many elderly people face, which largely goes unnoticed. 2017’s advert is called “Just Another Day” and...
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Dec

#MeToo: Facebook bans women for writing ‘men are the worst’

Women have been banned from Facebook because they posted “men are scum”  in response to the #MeToo campaign. Comedian Marcia Belsky was banned from the site after sarcastically commenting “men are scum” under a friend’s post. Her friend, Nicole Silverberg, was describing the abuse she had received after writing a list of ways in which men can...
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06
Dec

Time’s Person of the Year: “The Silence Breakers” – women who spoke out against sexual abuse

  Time magazine have named their Person of the Year as “The Silence Breakers”, five women who spoke out about sexual harassment and abuse.  The movement refers to the #MeToo hashtag which sprung up as allegations emerged against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Time explained that the hashtag is “part of the picture, but not all...
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Dec

Suki Waterhouse & Poppy Jamie share top tips to running a business

  Presenter Poppy Jamie and model Suki Waterhouse have opened up about running a successful business and the lessons they’ve learnt in their first year.  Speaking to Harpers Bazaar at work, the Pop & Suki founders shared their tips on creating and maintaining a brand. The best friends created their own custom range of accessories...
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Dec

Kesha pens advice letter about dealing with poor mental health at Christmas

Kesha has partnered with Sheryl Sandberg’s OptionB to pen an open letter about struggling with mental health over the Christmas period.  The singer, who has been open about her struggle with mental health, penned the letter to offer advice on combating health issues in a ‘stressful and emotional time’. In the heartfelt letter, published in...
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06
Dec

There’s no straight path to success

We are taught at school that success is like following a well-lit, straight path through the woods. You get good grades, go to university and then pursue your dream career. If you fall off the path and get lost you might not be able to get back on. But I believe we often have to forge our own path to...
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Dec

These are the top 20 companies to work for in the UK

Glassdoor have revealed their annual Employee’s Choice Awards for the best companies to work for in the UK.  The anonymous employee reviews rank their workplace on perks, benefits, career opportunities, work-life balance and values. Reviewers also take into consideration salary, bonuses and overall company culture. Last year, Expedia topped the list, but in 2018, the...
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06
Dec

Lubaina Himid makes history as oldest and first black female to win Turner Prize

63-year old Lubaina Himid has made history as the oldest ever winner of the Turner Prize.  The Zanzibar-born artist was also the first black woman to pick up the art award for her work addressing the legacy of slavery. Preston-based Himid was praised by the judges for ‘”uncompromising tackling of issues including colonial history and...
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