The Race To The Top: The World’s Next Fastest Elevator:

If you had an appointment on the 4th floor of a building, would you wait for the elevator or go up the stairs? President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, has claimed that as a “modern woman”, she prefers to use the stairs. The American radio & TV writer, Andy Rooney, once noted that many people anyway […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on August 21st, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

What’s In That Cupboard? If You Don’Need It, Get Rid Of It:

According to research conducted by the online trading site, Zifflit, 57% of British people are reluctant to throw away their accumulated clutter. Instead, they prefer to hide it away indefinitely in whatever space is available in their homes. The reason for this – so Kate Ibbotson, the founder of the “Tidy Mind” organisation, has told […]

Filed under: Society | Posted on July 24th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Under Attack: TheTraditional Sounds of Britain’s Countryside:

Jean Arp, the 20th Century German-French sculptor, artist and poet, once lamented that mankind has turned its back on silence. Day after day, he declared, it invents machines and devices that “increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation and meditation”. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has acknowledged that environmental noise represents […]

Filed under: Society | Posted on July 10th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

“The Lightbulb Isn’t Working: Call An Electrician!”: Has DIY Gone Out Of Fashion?

How long does it take to boil an egg? That presumably depends partly on how hard or soft you want it to be. However, a “Home Report” compiled by the British insurance company Aviva has indicated that one in four of millennials (anyone born between 1982 and 2004) isn’t capable of boiling an egg on […]

Filed under: Society | Posted on June 12th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Power To the People: The Online Companies & the New Data Regulations:

“Good night, Good Night: Parting is such sweet sorrow”. So declared Juliet to Romeo in Act II Scene II of the play by the 17th century English dramatist William Shakespeare. From her balcony in Verona, Juliet also expressed the hope that they would see each other the next morning. It didn’t of course, quite work […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on June 1st, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Next Windsor Wife: From TV Star To Global Royal Celebrity:

Is it really worthwhile these days becoming famous? The main advantage, the British rock singer David Bowie once observed, is that it guarantees you a good seat in a restaurant. In the film “Notting Hill”, the American actress Julie Roberts told Hugh Grant’s character that “ The fame thing isn’t really real, you know”, which […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on May 1st, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Switching Queues Is A Waste Of Time: Stay Where You Are And Get Served Faster:

Which is the better place to live: London or Geneva? This is a question that some companies, financial institutions and individuals currently based in the UK are beginning to ask themselves as the Brexit deadline of March 29th 2019 approaches.There are of course a wide range of other options available– Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt and Paris among […]

Filed under: Society | Posted on April 17th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

International Espionage In The Spotlight: How To Become A Secret Agent:

Which is the world’s most powerful intelligence agency? Most people probably assume that this title belongs to America’s CIA , due to its notoriety and because it features in so many spy movies. In fact, surveys on this topic – such as one conducted by the cable & satellite channel Fox News, with its headquarters […]

Filed under: Politics, Society | Posted on March 20th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Higher Bills & Bigger Profits: The UK’s Utility Companies in 2018:

Which professions are most trusted in Britain today? According to research conducted by “This Week” magazine and the Ipsos Mori opinion poll specialists, doctors, nurses and teachers all feature at the top of the “Veracity Index”, followed by judges, scientists and weather forecasters – who, with a percentage score of 76% are now rated above […]

Filed under: Politics, Society | Posted on March 7th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

London Fashion Week A/W 2018: The Perks & Perils Of A Catwalk Career:

Have you ever thought about becoming a model? Do you dream of emulating high-profile fashion super-stars such as Britain’s Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Ben Allen and Germany’s Benno Bulang? Do you wonder how you could get a job exhibiting the latest creations by designers such as Jasper Conran, Emilia Wickstead, Margaret Howell and […]

Filed under: Society | Posted on February 20th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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