Nicholas Williams

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Burning issue: Are wood-burning stoves going to get the chop?

Millions of households with open fires and wood-burning stoves could face curbs on their use after the government unveiled plans to clean up the UK’s air quality.<p>Although this week’s announcement was short on detail, the environment secretary, Michael Gove, said he was ready to legislate to ensure …

Michael Gove

Three reasons why Amber Rudd’s resignation is good news for Theresa May

The Prime Minister’s chances of enduring until the next election have increased.<p>Amber Rudd quits a few days before May: Labour will hope that …

Britain is stricter on sandwich labels than political referendums

Britain loves a sandwich. The triangular carbohydrate parcels are a lunchtime staple on British high streets, and there is no purveyor more prominent than Pret a Manger.<p>Pret is known for its rotating cast of sandwiches and for its whimsical marketing copy that promises pronounceable ingredients …

Amber Rudd boasted of harsher immigration strategy, leak reveals

Amber Rudd privately boasted to the prime minister that she would give immigration officials more “teeth” to hunt down and deport thousands more illegal migrants and accelerate the UK’s deportation programme, a leaked private letter has revealed.<p>Theresa May says Windrush victims will be paid …

Immigration

Whisper It...Maybe Tony Blair's Right About Brexit

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Opinion<p>by Vicky Spratt | 17 07 2017<p>They keep telling us 'Brexit means Brexit' but now we're starting to understand what Brexit really …

Winston Churchill

The UK has become ungovernable – and no one wants to admit it

The Tories may be in disrepair, but the issues that divide Britain – from globalisation to social disparity – run deeper than this useless government<p>As someone who once got a driving licence when they really shouldn’t have, I am looking forward to driverless cars. It’s a shame a lot of people will …

Israel

Instagram says those perfect-looking photos just don’t produce the results they used to

Here’s a tip for you the next time you’re about to post a photo to Instagram of your perfect-looking avocado toast, neatly positioned beside your folded sunglasses and a cappuccino with the heart drawn in the foam: Don’t.<p>An expertly curated feed of flawless imagery just doesn’t produce the same …

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat.<p>To get the most out of your creative energy, carve out space for creative work. To make that space, you need to make …

Creativity

Does Coffee Speed Up Your Metabolism? We Asked A Doctor.

You've probably heard at one time or another that drinking coffee can speed up your metabolism. It certainly "gets you going" in the morning--but …

Coffee

How to choose the right smartwatch for you

Your wrist deserves the best.<p>When choosing a smartphone, you'll find lots of models to compare and contrast—at least you know whatever handset you pick will be able to perform the same standard tasks, such as making calls, sending texts, and running your favorite apps. When it comes to …

Wearable Tech

UK finance minister Hammond seeks 'pragmatic' Brexit

© Reuters. Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, arrives back in Downing Street in central London<p>By Philip Blenkinsop and Elizabeth …

These 3 Emails--From the CEOs of Starbucks, Microsoft, and Amazon--Teach Extraordinary Lessons in Leadership | Inc.com

How would you describe an effective leader?<p>There are many ways to answer that question, but most would agree that true leadership involves the ability to practice what one preaches, to set the example, and to inspire others.<p>Over the past few years, I've studied the leadership styles of numerous …

Leadership

This Bill Would Make Revenge Hacking Legal

The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act, proposed by a GOP congressman, appears to contemplate hacker-versus-hacker gladiatorial combat—and that has …

What influencer marketing really costs - Digiday

A lot of people talk about influencer marketing, but few understand how it is priced.<p>Influencer costs can range from a couple of hundred to millions …

This Simple Trick Can Build Up Your Credibility With Strangers Over Email | Inc.com

You only get a few seconds and a very limited number of words to win a stranger's trust with a cold email.<p>This is where "social proof" comes in.<p>Social proof builds trust by using case studies and customer stories to paint a picture of what it's like to be your customer and why that's valuable. …

Marketing

How You Can Stop The WannaCry Ransomware (And Make A Profit In The Process)

<i>By</i> <i>Matthew Carr</i><p>This past weekend, headlines turned once again to the fastest-growing industry in the world: Ransomware.<p>For those who are not in the …

4 Female Entrepreneurs Share Their Most Successful Growth Hack

How often have you heard of a new business or brand for the first time and then felt as though they were everywhere and have had overnight success? It felt that way when I first heard of AirBnB, but I later learned they have been in business since 2008. And they’ve had their share of hardships and …