Posts for Society

Digital addiction: how technology keeps us hooked

There are a number of reasons why you can’t get away from your screen. shutterstock Raian Ali, Bournemouth University; Emily Arden-Close, Bournemouth University, and John McAlaney, Bournemouth University The World […]

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You’re eating microplastics in ways you don’t even realise

Shutterstock Christina Thiele, University of Southampton and Malcolm David Hudson, University of Southampton We’re increasingly aware of how plastic is polluting our environment. Much recent attention has focused on how […]

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Volunteering levels static since the 1980s – despite all the efforts to increase them

Rose Lindsey, University of Southampton and John Mohan, University of Birmingham Successive UK governments have tried to encourage more people to get into volunteering. Voluntary sector initiatives, such as National […]

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Britain must address its linguaphobia now to survive post-Brexit

English is just one of many languages spoken in the UK. VGStockStudio/Shutterstock Claire Gorrara, Cardiff University In addition to securing the UK’s departure from the EU, the June 2016 Brexit […]

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World Cup? It’s all about the hair

French striker Olivier Giroud has scored a stunning hat-trick of style awards in a World Cup survey carried out by premium male grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge. The Chelsea talisman […]

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Citizens Advice on funeral costs

I’ve been to a number of funerals over the last few years and organised one. The cost of even the simplest funeral is prohibitive and I’ve wondered myself why it costs […]

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What does a good death look like when you’re really old and ready to go?

Naomi Richards, University of Glasgow Hawaii recently joined the growing number of states and countries where doctor-assisted dying is legal. In these jurisdictions, help to die is rarely extended to […]

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New HMRC scam

Customers are advised to look out for a new bogus email scam, claiming to be from HMRC. If you receive an email with a subject that reads “You have received […]

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Citizens Advice comments on Care Homes

It can be a heartbreaking decision to put a beloved family member in a care home, but with people living longer with ongoing conditions such as dementia, there is often […]

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GDPR isn’t enough to protect us in an age of smart algorithms

Shutterstock Howard Yu, IMD Business School Europe’s new privacy law comes with teeth. Within hours of the General Data Protection Law (GDPR) coming into effect, an Austrian privacy campaigner used […]

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