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No 10 announces Samaritans helpline to remain free for next 4 years

The Samaritans’ helpline will remain free for the next four years with support from the government, Theresa May announced today as she marked World Mental Health Day. New government funding […]

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London police now allowed visible tattoos – so is body art still rebellious?

‘Hurry up! I’m on duty in a minute…’ Shutterstock Ruth Simpson, Brunel University London As a middle-aged professor who was recently tattooed as part of a study of tattoo artists […]

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49% of workers are in jobs they are under or overskilled for

The HR body,  CIPD’s, report ‘Over-skilled and underused: Investigating the untapped potential of UK skills’ surveyed 3,700 UK employees. Unsurprisingly, it found that more than a third (37%) of workers have the […]

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How we can turn plastic waste into green energy

Shutterstock. Anh Phan, Newcastle University In the adventure classic Back to the Future, Emmett “Doc” Brown uses energy generated from rubbish to power his DeLorean time machine. But while a […]

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Men want more flexible working

As increasing numbers of women are staying in the workplace after having children – and often working full time – parents are demanding greater flexibility, but dads are still being […]

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Career expectations of young people versus reality

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been comparing those aged 16-21 in 2011 to people aged 22-29 in 2017. Basically, what did teenagers aspire to do and what did […]

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The problem with loyalty to service providers as customers ripped off

Citizens Advice has revealed customers who stay loyal to their providers are losing out on over £4 billion a year. The national charity has today lodged a super-complaint with the […]

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Give-up-itis: when people just give up and die

Everett Historical/Shutterstock.com John Leach, University of Portsmouth During World War Two, when a cargo ship was torpedoed and sank in the North Sea, some of the crew managed to escape […]

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Forget university rankings, open days are the biggest factor in student choice

Open days are the main way students choose their future university. shutterstock Emma Winter, University of Portsmouth The latest Times Higher University Rankings have been published. And the 2019 results […]

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Divorce rates drop but 42% marriages still end in divorce

The Office for National Statistics tells us:  There were 101,669 divorces of opposite-sex couples in England and Wales in 2017, a decrease of 4.9% compared with 2016, but similar to […]

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