A new campaign 10:10 has been launched aiming to sign people up to reducing their carbon footprint by 10% during 2010. While there is a lot of publicity surrounding the need for countries, states and cities to cut their carbon footprint there is less focus where it matters; on individuals. With our
For example tattoos, self-harm or taking drugs that are harmful to health. The question ignores the question of external effects, so for example we should not debate here for or against a smoking ban due to second-hand smoke deaths. That is another question. The question is, should people be allowed
Do-Gooders, philanthropists, humanitarian people, the ones who care; gotta love 'em. But is it always good to care? I'd like to relay a story my principal related to the school long ago: Once upon a time there was a caterpillar stuck in its cocoon and a goodly well-meaning stranger grabbed his sciss
Bristol, reputedly the home of Banksy the famous Graffiti artist, is planning to let the public vote before murals are scrubbed or painted over with photographs being put on the council website and residents able to vote. Is this a way of preserving good art or a waste of time?
Neil Wilson, executive head teacher of a group of schools in South Manchester, is wrong when he blames television for children’s lack of education and communication. In fact, provided children are watching suitable programming, television is one of the most effective mediums through which to teach
British Bulldog is a traditional playground game a bit like tag; players have to run from one side of the playing field to the other without being caught by one of the designated 'bulldogs'. It can get quite violent, which has led to it being banned by many schools. But is this cotton wool approach
To many people the idea of a black American president was little more than a dream. Even earlier this year there were grave doubts as to whether Obama could win the white votes needed to take the White House. Those doubts have now been answered, but does Obama’s win herald a new era of racial eq
As Shakespeare said, all’s fair in love and war, which must include cheating. Humans weren’t intended to stay in monogamous relationships for as long as we do now. Cheating is natural and inevitable and therefore should not be condemned.
Optimism drives success. Believing in a bright future is the first step in its direction.
However the 'pursuit of happiness' rather than just being content is the primary cause of a host of health problems;
ranging from psychological to physical. Believing the everything will always b
I'm Pakistani and British, I've got a British passport and a Pakistani passport, a British birth certificate and a Pakistani Birth certificate(both saying I was born in Tarbela, which is in the now-notorious Abbottabad district in Pakistan; incidentally it's also the site of the largest dam in the w
The National Institute of Abuse and Alcoholism survey has been released. It puts into question whether introducing children to alcohol is helpful, a commonly held belief. The survey takes the view that it is not helpful, moreover they state that it can cause alcoholism in later life for those childr
Research indicates that self service checkouts do not reduce queue sizes or waiting time. Self service checkouts also have annoying voices, they break down all the time, they can't scan loose fruit and the shopworker's trade union is concerned that they cause customers to take out frustration on sta
It is traditional to make resolutions for the new year on or around the 1st of January. A new year is the obvious time to make a new beginning for ourselves. But if the resolution is something worthwhile that you wish to change then why wait until the start of January to make the resolution? In many
Rich kids have nothing to do but wander the world taking drugs and feeling useless. Everything is done for them, they have no drive to get out and change themselves, their lives or the world. They should be denied their inheritance and made to work for everything they get.
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