Iceland Christmas ad: banned, but it will help 2018 go down as the year of ‘corporate caring’?

Iceland/YouTube Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, Anglia Ruskin University A Christmas advertisement for the UK supermarket chain Iceland, which tells the story of a young girl who tries to help a baby orangutan […]

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Why you shouldn’t take antibiotics for colds and flu

And don’t infect everyone else in the office either. Shutterstock Carol Kelly, Edge Hill University Winter is well and truly on its way. For many, this conjures up images of […]

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World War I: the forgotten housewives who helped win the battle on the home front

Women were key to morale on the home front. Imperial War Museum (IWM), CC BY-ND Karen Hunt, Keele University As we wear poppies to mark the end of World War […]

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Girls are being denied access to certain sports in PE simply because of their gender

On the sidelines. aceshot1/Shutterstock Hannah L Spacey, Swansea University Girls in the UK are often told that they can do whatever they want. That nothing can stop them. If they […]

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Salt: how to cut back without losing that delicious flavour

judoman/Shutterstock Jane Parker, University of Reading One of the targets of the UK government’s new health strategy is salt. Your body needs salt to function normally, but an excess leads […]

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Mary Anning: how a poor, Victorian woman became one of the world’s greatest palaeontologists

Mary Anning painting. Adrian Currie, University of Exeter Lyme Regis is an almost obnoxiously gorgeous town in Dorset in the west of England, perched atop the cliffs of the world-heritage […]

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