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The simple way you can show solidarity with the UK’s foreign-born population

The simple way you can show solidarity with the UK’s foreign-born population

One of the ugliest side effects of the UK’s decision to leave the EU last week has been a sharp increase in reported hate crimes. Vote Leave’s campaign was tainted by accusations of racist dog-whistling: a poster unveiled by Ukip featuring an edited photograph of

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June 29th, 2016

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Belarusians create naked workplaces

Belarusians create naked workplaces

Belarusians take naked pictures in workplaces and show the images on the web. But what is behind this unusual action? Belarus is lead by authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko State, and when the president says something Belarusians follow him. In a recent example, the

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June 28th, 2016

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People Aren’t Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish, Scientists Say

People Aren’t Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish, Scientists Say

The democratic process relies on the assumption that citizens (the majority of them, at least) can recognize the best political candidate, or best policy idea, when they see it. But a growing body of research has revealed an unfortunate aspect of the human psyche that would ...

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June 28th, 2016

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Elliott Smith in a 1994 Devo tribute band

Elliott Smith in a 1994 Devo tribute band

In the early ’90s, before Elliott Smith was nominated for an Oscar and Chris Slusarenko played in Guided by Voices, they were just some guys knocking around Portland’s independent rock scene. Smith had just released his first solo album and was still in a band called ...

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June 26th, 2016

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What could Brexit mean for the UK Music Biz?

What could Brexit mean for the UK Music Biz?

Culture secretary John Whittingdale has no doubt what Britain leaving the EU would mean for the UK’s music industry: absolutely nothing. “We are the most extraordinarily creative nation on the planet,” he told a mix of music biz executives and politicians at a UK Music ...

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June 24th, 2016

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DAVID LYNCH IS THROWING A VERY LYNCHIAN MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL (AND IT’LL PROBABLY BE A WEIRD BLAST)

DAVID LYNCH IS THROWING A VERY LYNCHIAN MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL (AND IT’LL PROBABLY BE A WEIRD BLAST)

David Lynch is like our nation’s super-fun, super-weird uncle, and it’s high time that he decided to get involved with a music festival. To his credit, he’s not riding the coattails of an established festival but has started one up from scratch. It’s called the Festival of ...

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June 22nd, 2016

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The Absolute Tragedy Of Meeting The Love Of Your Life At The Wrong Time

The Absolute Tragedy Of Meeting The Love Of Your Life At The Wrong Time

Breakups are always hard because you have to mourn someone you loved and lost. But, time heals everything, and eventually, you’ll meet someone else. Eventually, that former lover will become a distant memory. But, this kind of breakup is not the same. This breakup happened ...

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June 22nd, 2016

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How to Win on Linkedin

From titivating your title to using scroll-stopping profile photos, here’s how to get the most out of your account Last week, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion, marking the third-largest acquisition in tech industry history. With 433 million members (and two new ...

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June 22nd, 2016

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Increase your productivity and brain size with these fitness tips

A study had people exercise for one hour per day for three days per week, finding an increase in the size of the hippocampus over six months. Here, Vincent shares his tips to maximise the effect of exercise on the brain: 1. GO FOR CARDIO Studies have shown that 30 minutes of

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June 22nd, 2016

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“Cannibal” Rat-infested ghost ship drifts to Ireland

“Cannibal” Rat-infested ghost ship drifts to Ireland

In happier times, the MV Lyubov Orlova was a pleasure ship, a cruiser accustomed to taking well-heeled Russian holidaymakers on adventure tours around the Arctic. Today, that same 295ft (90m) ship is bobbing off the coast of Ireland, its only passengers a horde of ...

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January 24th, 2014

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