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The ‘welfare state’ should be something we’re proud of. Not a term of abuse | Nicholas Timmins

The phrase has lost its original meaning and become a way to attack those in need of help. We must reclaim it if we’re to build a more cohesive society<p>Rather than talk about “the welfare state” or “social security”, politicians now mainly talk about “welfare” – and so do the general public. And in …

It’s futile to think firms like Carillion can be trusted to run public services | Phil McDuff

For markets to work, firms need to take risks. That’s no way to run the things we all depend on<p>The mid-market restaurant business is apparently in trouble. Chains that made ill-judged investment decisions are losing money hand over fist, outlets are shutting down, a boom that attracted millions in …

What’s the modern purpose of the welfare state? | Letters

Was it conceived as a necessary bulwark to a moribund, failing capitalism, or is it an active creator of destitution, or something to be cherished? Guardian readers discuss<p>Comforting as it may be to think otherwise, the welfare state was not conceived as a gesture of munificent goodwill to the …

Welfare

Finland's welfare state has a massive baby problem

You know you've got a problem when even the best don't have the solution.<p>Finland, a first-rate place in which to be a mother, has registered the …

Baby boomers MAKE money out of their taxes - getting thousands more out of welfare than they paid

Successive generations have received more from Britain's welfare system than they have paid in - with baby boomers seen as major "welfare winners", …

The Case for a Targeted Criticism of the Welfare State

Criticism of the welfare state would be more effective if it were better targeted. That is why we begin by clarifying the meaning of the welfare …

Income Inequality

Benefits Cap: 300,000 Children Closer To Homelessness After Welfare Changes, Research Finds

Some 116,000 families are affected, research says.<p>The lowering of the benefit cap by as much as £6,000 a year from next week will throw some 300,000 …

Evgueni Spiridonov - Where’s the thirst?

Where’s the thirst?<p>Marketing alcohol: from Baby Boomers to Generation Z - one size does not fit all, says Evgueni Spiridonov, client service …

How to Make Rosebud Tea and Delight Your Heart

<i>This is an excerpt from my new book, Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal.</i><p>If there were a flower …

Meet the buzzy plant that calms the mind—and naturally boosts collagen production

What if there was a single plant that could help you concentrate at work, reduce post-workout joint pain, minimize varicose veins, <i>and</i> give you …

Basil Health Benefits and Nutritional Information - Coffee Break Time

Basil is arguably one of the favorites among herbs because it has so many uses. Everything from soups to sandwiches can be made simply better with …

From Ancient Health Secret to Modern Health Marvel - Dr. Axe

What was considered more valuable than gold and silver in Biblical times?<p>What would kings and queens never be caught without?<p>What was found in King …

Essential Oils

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

Cleaning

Common Food Pigment May Fight Cancer

Diets rich in fruits and vegetables have been linked to a lower risk of lung cancer, and a red pigment in red peppers and oranges could be one …

Researchers invent “smart” thread that collects diagnostic data when sutured into tissue

Advances could pave way for new generation of implantable and wearable diagnosticsMEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (July 18, 2016) For the first time, …

Moderate alcohol consumption associated with improved health in older people

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Actually, Women Do Ask For Raises As Often As Men–They Just Don’t Get Them

A recent study shows that women know what they’re worth and aren’t afraid to ask for it. It’s their employers that don’t.<p>Almost a decade ago, Carnegie Mellon professors Sarah Laschever and Linda Babcock found that men ask for raises and promotions four times more than women do. Their research has …

Empowering Women for Economic Growth: the Smart Choice for the G20

The 24 countries where female politicians have the most power

23. UNITED KINGDOM — In the last week, Britain has got its second female prime minister, former Home Secretary Theresa May, who took over from David …

How to Create a Business Culture Women Want To Join

Diversity isn't just a social imperative; it's a good business decision. Studies have shown that companies with gender diverse executives are 15% …

An Herbalist on the Healing Power of Adaptogens | Goop

Adaptogens—edible herbs that can help your body adapt to a variety of stressors—merit a good deal of the hype they’re getting, if <i>goop</i> staffers’ …

Supplements and Herbs for Weight Loss: Do They Work?

Photo Credit: www.pixabay.com<i>There are a host of weight loss products on the market, including those that can be purchased over the counter and those</i> …

Gender pay gap means women 'working for free from now until 2017'

Gender pay gap means women will in effect work for nothing from 10 November until the new year, says Fawcett Society<p>Women will in effect work for free for the rest of the year because of the gender pay gap, which will take 60 years to close at the current rate of progress, campaigners say.<p>The …

Don’t Believe in Herbal Medicine? 10 Things to Change Your Mind

Most people either think herbal medicines are useless or use them in the same way as drugs.I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked “What is …

Corbyn urges May to see I, Daniel Blake to gain insight to life on welfare

Labour leader calls on party members to attend screenings of Ken Loach film to rally support against cuts to disability benefits<p>Jeremy Corbyn is urging Labour members to attend a series of special screenings of the campaigning Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake, in the run-up to Philip Hammond’s autumn …

Theresa May has kept George Osborne’s most callous and stupid welfare cut in place

Imagine a policy that makes a very small number of poor families significantly worse off, but which doesn’t address any of the underlying problems …