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Talking about autism is complicated – World Autism Awareness Week

Talking about autism is complicated – World Autism Awareness Week 1920 1280 Damian Beeley

If modern politics and the culture wars have taught us anything it’s that words and the way we talk about things really matter. Talking about autism is complicated. We are…

UK and US election countdown – edition 2

UK and US election countdown – edition 2 1920 1280 Haggie Partners

More than half of the world’s population, some four billion people, are participating in elections in 40 countries this year. Haggie Partners will be regularly tracking the key battleground issues…

Sad and a bit grumpy

Sad and a bit grumpy 1920 1280 Caroline Klein

I was taken aback by how sad I was to read the news that the Body Shop has called in administrators. Without wishing to generalise too much, I suspect many…

The year of the dragon

The year of the dragon 2000 1333 Caroline Klein

Officially beginning with the Chinese Lunar New Year on 10th February, 2024 is the year of the dragon. Unlike in the West, where stories typically feature terrifying monsters who eat…

Election clouds battle of ideas

Election clouds battle of ideas 1920 1280 Ben Abbotts

This isn’t the year for you if you are an election-phobe. More than half of the world’s population, some four billion people, are participating in elections in 40 countries this…

From Christmastime weariness to marathon readiness

From Christmastime weariness to marathon readiness 1920 1280 Gavin Warren

During Twixmas, my home underwent a transformation into a battleground of board games and toys as my two small children happily explored their new presents. In the midst of all…

The legacy of the Christmas tree

The legacy of the Christmas tree 1920 1280 Emma Brian

On 5 December our office Christmas tree arrived: green and healthy with an infectious lease of festive life. Our tree’s entrance brought excitement that Christmas was just around the corner.…

Sex education

Sex education 1920 1282 Damian Beeley

The only guidance I ever received on affairs of sex, was a copy of Manwatching by Desmond Morris left on my bedside table, and the insistence from my three elder…

World Mental Health Day 10 October 2023

World Mental Health Day 10 October 2023 1920 1281 Emma Brian

The World Health Organisation has set the theme this year as ‘Mental health is a universal human right‘. What does this mean to you? As we reflect on our lifetime…

What would Professor Steve Peters say?

What would Professor Steve Peters say? 1920 1280 Emma Brian

My go-to literature for the aeroplane and sun-lounger tends to be true crime and thrillers.  In the evenings and when commuting I lean towards anything from the Victorian era or…