Rachel Connolly

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Why Tesco Mobile’s Hilarious Twitter Feed Is Actually No Joke

After our article on Monday about Tesco Mobile's trolling-the-trolls Twitter feed, the company's digital marketing agency, Jam, reached out—and we …

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From Women On Banknotes, To The Sun's Mental Health Coverage: How Online Campaigning Won 2013

Online campaigning certainly has its critics.<p>In a forthcoming book, researchers from Oxford University say they have found 99.9% of e-petitions fail …

Flurry Finds Christmas App Download Spike Continues, But Lessens As People Get Used To Smartphones

Mobile analytics and ad platform Flurry has released its annual report on the state of app downloads over Christmas for 2013, and as is usually the case, consumers clearly went crazy for apps this year. Unwrapping a new iPad will inevitably prompt a spike in software downloads, but Flurry is …

Girl guides: from sewing to campaigning

Small and quietly spoken, Yas Necati is telling a room full of teenage girl guides about her last birthday; she spent it campaigning for better sex education and launching a petition that now has more than 50,000 signatures. She is 17.<p>After her talk, a group of guides aged between 13 and 15 present …

How to Mix Cardio and Strength Building to Zap Fat

We checked in with Mike Wunsch, certified personal trainer and Director of Training and Large Group Programming at Results Fitness, for his …

Christmas in Who-ville: A Doctor Who Gift Guide for Your Favorite Companion

Time has not run out for Christmas shopping. And if you are buying for a <i>Doctor Who</i> fan, you have all of time and space to find the perfect something this holiday. In fact, there really isn't a better time than Christmas to show the Whovian in your life you love them with both of your hearts.<p>After …

Top 11 Time of the Doctor Moments and a Tribute

<i>Guest contributor K-Ci Williams concludes the Matt Smith retrospective with a top 11 and tribute.</i><p>“Did you mention the rules? Now, listen. Bit of …

Relive Smith's Regeneration & Capaldi's Debut

The BBC have made available online a video containing the final moments of Matt Smith’s regeneration, beginning from when he hangs up his bow tie for …

Paul Hollywood and wife Alexandra united at Christmas

<p>After a turbulent six months <b>Paul Hollywood</b> and his wife of 15 years, Alexandra, showed that they are united once again in a Christmas Day photo …

Regeneration… By The Numbers

<i>Guest contributor Connor Johnston explores the facts and figures.</i><p>12<p>There have been 12 televised stories that feature the regeneration of the Time …

During my Christmas shopping tonight look what I found :) I have not even seen this online yet. No I didn't buy it (just not in the budget for me) but if the BBC ever wants to send me toys to review I'd be happy too :) Was that to blatant of a request for stuff I can't afford :)

Doctor Who: Why is David Tennant still the nation’s favourite Doctor?

Since Peter Capaldi was revealed two Sundays ago as the actor cast to succeed Matt Smith as Doctor Twelve, eBay has reported a surge in sales for …

David Tennant Joins U.S. Adaptation of Hit British Drama Broadchurch

David Tennant<p>Scottish actor David Tennant, who recently wowed critics as the star of BBC America's <i>Broadchurch,</i> is set to star in Fox's U.S. …

David Tennant: Fans knew I’d return for Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode

David Tennant has admitted he believes Doctor Who fans always expected him to come back for the series’ 50th anniversary special.<p>The former Timelord …

Guardian profile: David Tennant, our favourite Doctor … his time has come

Regularly acclaimed as the nation's favourite Time Lord, the former Doctor Who star David Tennant is accustomed to travelling through space and time. But even if he had a real-life Tardis it is unlikely that he would travel beyond the here and now, such is his ubiquity across screen and stage.<p>From …

Doctor Who’s David Tennant and Matt Smith promise Day Of The Doctor ‘silliness’

Matt Smith has said Doctor Who fans can expect plenty of ‘silliness’ when the show’s 50th anniversary episode The Day Of The Doctor airs.<p>And it would …

First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' – /Film

<b>Alan Turing</b> served his country during WWII, when he helped develop one of Enland’s most significant machines to break German codes. He served mankind …

UK anti-Muslim hate crime soars, police figures show

Hate crimes against Muslims have soared in the UK this year, figures show.<p>Hundreds of anti-Muslim offences were carried out across the country in 2013, with Britain's biggest force, the Metropolitan police, recording 500 Islamophobic crimes.<p>Many forces reported a surge in the number of anti-Muslim …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

Cozy Greyhound Sweater – Canine Catastrophe

As the weather gets colder, responsible pet owners start thinking about how to keep their furry friends from getting frosty, and nothing’s better to …

The Pintester Takes on Yarn Embroidered Gift Bags

Saw these stinkin’ cute gift bags on Pinterest, thought, “Hey I could do that.” Famous last words.<p>Image from One Sheepish Girl<p>And even I knew these …

Take on an Afghan for 2014

Back in January I started a giant stash busting garter stitch strip afghan (man, that’s a lot of adjectives!) that’s still not finished because I …

The Huffington Post

Inside Flipboard / December 17, 2013<p>It’s fascinating to watch the young Huffington Post, like Alexander the Great, slowly conquer the world. First it …

Beyonce Grants Final Wish To Dying Girl With Duet That Will Make Your Heart Sing

Not that you needed another reason to adore Beyonce, but here goes.<p>When Taylon Davis, 12, learned that she had an inoperable brain tumor, she asked for just one wish –- to dance with Beyonce. So the Make-A-Wish Foundation got together with the Grammy-award winning singer to make her dream come true.<p>…

Enough I Say

So there we were Christmas Eve. The kids were in bed, maybe not dreaming of sugar plums for they know not what they are, but sugar in some other modern-day form, nonetheless: candy canes and gingerbread houses and ice box cookies and whatever other sugar cometh their way. We had to really convince …