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Channel 4’s Born Famous isn’t insightful – it’s cheap poverty porn | Darren McGarvey

“Where did you learn to speak so eloquently, Darren?” is a question I am asked with alarming frequency. It’s supposed to be a compliment. The question is posed so earnestly that I – rather than taking offence – have learned to contort myself to accommodate the expectations of the middle-class …

Social Housing

The Guardian

"Boys and young men are so routinely expected to betray their better natures, to smother their consciences, to renounce the best of themselves and …

Upworthy

These are the top 15 deadliest animals. (via GOOD)

Including population control in climate policy risks human tragedy

Should slowing population growth become part of the international push to tackle climate change? That question is raised by US environmentalists …

Climate

Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'

<b>The starting pistol has been fired in a race to develop "climate change resistant" wheat with the publication of a map of the crop's genes.</b><p>An international team of scientists has identified the location of more than 100,00 wheat genes.<p>The researchers say the map will accelerate the development of …

Genetics

Born Famous: Poverty safari or positive experience?

<b>A new reality TV series in which celebrity offspring spend a week living in the place their parents came from has sparked a row long before it even airs.</b><p>Among the four youngsters taking part in Born Famous is Bethany Mone, the 19-year-old daughter of Michelle Mone, the entrepreneur who made her …

Reality TV

The Guardian

Free school meals 'year-round' for low-income families

<b>The Old Monkland Community Centre is a modern low-rise building on the edge of Coatbridge, surrounded by blocks of flats and terraced housing.</b><p>As I arrive, insulated boxes are being brought in and stacked in the kitchen.<p>Margaret Kennedy, a dinner lady at St Andrew's High during term time, is getting …

Scotland

Scottish salmon producers publish monthly mortality rates

<b>Monthly mortality rates at all of Scotland's salmon farms have been published for the first time.</b><p>The move by salmon producers follows criticism from a Holyrood committee earlier this year that fish mortality was at "unacceptable levels".<p>The SSPO data showed the average death rate across all …

Scottish Government

Dive into the world of basking sharks

Scientists believe basking sharks could be gathering in Scotland's seas to mate.<p>Video tag footage shows them being "sociable" in groups on the seabed.<p>Researchers from Scottish Natural Heritage and the University of Exeter have been studying the sharks since 2012.

Scuba Diving

Reality Check: Public toilets mapped

<b>For travellers on their summer holidays, where to stop for a toilet break can be a source of worry.</b><p>Public toilet provision has been declining for a number of years and the BBC has learnt that some UK high streets and tourist hot spots now no longer have any council-run public toilets.<p>At least 673 …

Disability

The Guardian

Waitrose

Ready in under 25 minutes, our massaman lamb cutlets make for a quick dinner. Serve with peanut green beans to complete this quick and easy dish. …

A New Drug for Migraines Hit the Market — It's a Landmark for Women's Health

Why did this take so long?<p>The announcement brought tears to my eyes. My prescription was called in by my doctor in June, but getting the injection to …

Women's Health

Crunch time for Walkers over non-recyclable crisp packets

The UK’s biggest crisp brand, Walkers, will come under pressure this week to explain why it is helping to fuel the plastic waste littering the streets and seas by producing more than 7,000 non-recyclable crisp packets every minute.<p>A new analysis carried out by campaign organisation 38 Degrees has …

Sustainability

The transgender arguments dividing society

<b>There have been big advancements in the acceptance of the transgender community in recent years but some divisions over their rights remain.</b><p>"If I'd been an ordinary person and I had daughters, I'd think 'what's this? Men coming into the toilets? I don't like the sound of that'," says campaigner …

Transwomen

Plastic food pots and trays are often unrecyclable, say councils

<b>Most of the plastic food containers that householders wash out after use and put in the recycling bin cannot actually be recycled, it has emerged.</b><p>The mixture of plastics used in many yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and other containers limits the ability of councils to recycle them.<p>The Local …

Sustainability

Social media and reality TV is 'bad for body image', survey suggests

<b>More than half of 18 to 34-year-olds feel that reality TV and social media have a negative effect on how they see their bodies, a survey has found.</b><p>The ComRes survey of 2,000 British adults for BBC 5 Live also suggested that younger people were more likely to consider having cosmetic surgery.<p>Some …

Social Media

'They had issues': Sally Wainwright and Tracy Chevalier discuss the Brontës

Sally Wainwright’s new drama To Walk Invisible offers a radical new take on the Brontës. She talks to novelist Tracy Chevalier about the siblings’ extraordinary lives<p>The shadow of the Parsonage, the Brontë family’s Yorkshire home, falls close to Sowerby Bridge where writer Sally Wainwright grew up. …

Siblings

To Walk Invisible review – a bleak and brilliant portrayal of the Brontë family

Sally Wainwright’s portrayal of the sisters’ rise to fame and their brother’s battle with alcoholism shows her ability to chronicle the extraordinary challenges faced by ordinary people<p>Emily Brontë is telling her sister Anne a story she heard in the village, about a family, that might make the …

Brontë Family

Inside Haworth: The humble parsonage where the Brontë sisters changed literature

Some of our most enduring stories were conceived at Haworth, the West Yorkshire parsonage which was home to Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. Jeremy …

Literature

Heathcliff and literature’s greatest love story are toxic

Emily Brontë, who was born 200 years ago, imagined a character who for many is the ultimate romantic hero but for others is a menace, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>Brooding, untameable, downright tortured – what’s not to love? For many a reader, Heathcliff is the rugged embodiment of Byronic allure, …

Literature

Emily Bronte: How she inspired Kate Bush, Sylvia Plath, Lily Cole and more

<b>Happy birthday, Emily Bronte.</b><p>The author was born on 30 July 1818 in Thornton, near Bradford, and would go on to write just one novel before her death 30 years later. That novel was Wuthering Heights.<p>The house where Emily was born is now a cafe serving 'nduja salami and mozzarella flatbread. Her …

Literature

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro – a subtle masterpiece about what is not said

Kazuo Ishiguro’s Booker-winning novel is a story of unspoken love for anyone who’s ever held their true feelings back<p>Some of my friends and family might roll their eyes if they see this – they’ve heard my spiel about The Remains of the Day too many times. Some have already had a copy thrust upon …

Literature

Scroll Free September: Social media users urged to log off

<b>Social media devotees are being encouraged to "take back control" and stop scrolling through their feeds for an entire month.</b><p>The Royal Public Health Society is behind Scroll Free September, which is targeting users of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.<p>It believes logging off could improve …

Social Media

A 7th-Grader Built an Underwater Rover to Save Oceans From Microplastics

'She has all of the qualities — all of those essential ingredients — to be a great scientist.'<p>Billions of pieces of plastic pollute the ocean, make …

Tweens

Why Do We Dream? This New Study May Have Revealed The Real Reason & It’s Fascinating

Have you ever woken up from a particularly creepy dream and thought to yourself, "Why in the world did I dream <i>that</i>?" I definitely have: My eeriest …

Sleep

The strange cult of Emily Brontë and the 'hot mess' of Wuthering Heights

This Emily Brontë – self-interested, pragmatic – is not the one the literary heritage industry will be celebrating<p>Charlotte worried dreadfully about the reputational damage Wuthering Heights might do to the emerging Brontë brand<p>Over this ecstatic high summer, visitors to the Haworth parsonage …

Literature

10 complicated but useful English words you should add to your vocabulary immediately

We’re all guilty of using a thesaurus to find complicated words to use to sound smarter. Unfortunately this often backfires because we either don’t …

Language

'Generation Sensible' in five charts

<b>Rebellions of young people have been recorded for decades, bucking trends and breaking the rules before entering the world of being a boring grown-up.</b><p>But a new generation is coming through and truly shocking society.<p>How? By becoming more sensible.<p>For example, a survey conducted by the British …

Trends