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The UK wants to cut the welfare payments of drug addicts, alcoholics, and obese people

Turning the concept of universal welfare on its head, David Cameron has a plan to reduce welfare payments for people who are above a certain weight or who have been identified as drug abusers or who are apparent alcoholics.<p>This is because, the Conservative Party reasoning goes, that people so …

In pictures: London Boxing Day sales 2015

<b>Thousands of shoppers have descended on London in a bid to bag a Boxing day bargain.</b><p>The New West End Company, which represents 600 retailers in the area, said stores could earn more than £100m over the next three days.<p>It said 50% of Boxing Day shoppers in the capital were tourists, with most coming …

Boxing Day

Which are the most effective advertising formats today?

Digital Marketing

'Can't hide it forever': The model who became a meme

<b>A Taiwanese model who featured in an advert for plastic surgery is threatening to sue the clinic and advertising agency, after the ad became a popular internet meme. She told the BBC's Cindy Sui in Taipei how she believes losing control of her own image ruined her life.</b><p>"I've broken down many times …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Self-improvement

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

Some people thought this photo was real

The clever photo was one of many fake images that have been shared across social media.<p>Worthy mentions include sharks swimming at a shopping centre …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Sir Martin Sorrell will receive a £36 million ($53 million) bonus this year, on top of his salary.</b> The WPP CEO's share awards are 60% higher this year than last.<p><b>2. Every major production studio passed on 'Mad Men' at first.</b> Here's the epic story of how it finally got on air.<p><b>3. Facebook has</b> …

Advertising

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Kevin Bacon is starring in an ad for eggs.</b> "Because nobody knows eggs better than bacon."<p><b>2. Advertisers are paying insanely high rates to get their ads on Snapchat.</b> Re/code claims advertisers are paying a CPM (cost per mille/1000) of $100, twice as much as most premium video ad products.<p><b>3. Here</b> …

Advertising

What Journalists Really Want from PR Professionals | Sterling Communications

While Mel Gibson’s 2000 romantic comedy “What Women Want” was a mostly forgettable film, the ability to telepathically hear what women are thinking …

STUDY: Most Business Execs Seeing ‘Greater Value in PR’

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England winger Adam Johnson suspended after arrest on underage sex charge

England winger Adam Johnson has been suspended by Sunderland as police look into alleged sexual activity with an underage girl.<p>Sunderland have suspended England winger Adam Johnson after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.<p>The Premier League club confirmed Monday …

How the Biggest Company in America, Walmart, Breaks News in 2015

In case you’ve been living under a rock, you probably heard the big news out of Bentonville last week: Walmart is set to increase its minimum wage …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

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