It’s not agoraphobia, whatever it is. I have no fear of open spaces, or of crowds. There’s nothing fearful about actually being outside-it’s the process of getting there that I struggle with. I can’t tell you exactly what it is, but it’s some form of invisible barrier keeping me indoors, or keeping me in my bed.
To so many of our residents, admittedly the fluctuating population of students and professionals that are here for a short stay, it meant little more than a branding exercise. This tragedy took the symbol and recreated the buzz it initially represented. Everyone knows the Manchester Bee now.
Manchester Unites Against The Right | The Prole Star
The glorious weather we saw on Sunday in Manchester was the perfect backdrop for a good old-fashioned British protest. The Football Lads Alliance held a rally at the Castlefield Bowl, met by a counter-protest against their presence in the city. The FLA claim to be gathering to make a stand against Islamic extremism, while the counter-protesters saw this as thinly-veiled racism and an opportunity to exploit the fears and grief of a city touched by the aftermath of a terrorist attack.
One of the most common questions asked about Universal Basic Income (UBI) is “how are we going to fund it?”. Based on the current UK tax structure, it could be paid for through income tax, but it would require an increase in rates at every tax band.
I read an article in Inc. about whether one has a fixed or a growth mindset, and how that can affect one’s life chances: Before I dig any further, I’m going to say that I do agree with the initial…
One of the barriers to adopting Universal Basic Income (UBI) is the feeling in neoliberal societies that nobody should get something for nothing. Even if the money is available, and there would be tangible improvements to society, the rule is that individuals must work in order to get recompense.
It’s a phrase I’ve heard again and again in business settings, yet it’s trotted out as arcane wisdom every time without a thought as to what that really means. Supposedly it’s related to CBT theory, in that the more you visualise and repeat an action, you train yourself to become better at it.
It was scary, but I lived to tell the tale. I felt inspired to finally write about my diagnosis and treatment for a brain tumour after reading Jennifer Dary’s account of her recovery from brain surgery, plus this article from the Guardian that appeared in my Twitter feed.