Chris Carter

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How the local elections could ruin Theresa May

It's local election season next month and this time the stakes are of national - and actually international - importance<p>On Thursday 3 May, local …

Elections

My partner wants me to have sex with other men. I find it very strange

He thinks I want to sleep with others – and would even like to be involved himself. But I’ve never suggested it and have no idea where this idea is coming from<p><b>My partner of seven years would like me to go out and have sex with other men. He would also like, occasionally, to be involved himself. He</b> …

Communicate

Theresa May says we're leaving the customs union – but this is why that won't happen

Do you find Brexit a kind of slow-burn, psychological thriller box set in which all of humanity’s worst characteristics compete for supremacy? Then …

United Kingdom

Verne Troyer’s tragic death underlines the harm Mini-Me caused people with dwarfism

The role of the aggressive, biddable pet in the Austin Powers films did huge damage to the dwarfism community and our struggle for respect<p>I have dwarfism. I was 13 when Verne Troyer hit our screens as Mini-Me in Austin Powers sequel The Spy Who Shagged Me. The character was a compound of …

Mental Health

Jeremy Hunt wants to minimise kids' use of social media. Good luck with that

The new <i>Avengers’</i> movie hits the cinemas this week. But looking forward to the next one after <i>Infinity War,</i> perhaps Marvel could find a place on the …

Social Media

Newcastle United: How Rafael Benitez has outperformed nearly all other Premier League managers this season

Just one point separates Everton and Newcastle United ahead of their Premier League meeting at Goodison Park on Monday night, yet the disparity in …

Soccer

The Promethean Puzzles of Westworld

The HBO show returns with multiple story threads to unravel and decipher.<p>The first thing you might notice about Season 2 of <i>Westworld</i> is that the opening credits have changed. During the first season of the HBO drama about an adult theme park staffed by humanoid “hosts,” the introductory title …

TV Series

48 Environmental Victories Since the First Earth Day

As Earth Day turns 48, we take a look back at the biggest milestones in environmental protection.<p>The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, was a milestone event for the planet. An estimated 20 million people took to the streets across the U.S. to raise awareness about the impacts of human activities …

Obama Administration

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employee Engagement

Lance Armstrong to pay US government $5 million to settle lawsuit

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cycling legend Lance Armstrong will pay the United States $5 million for using performance-enhancing drugs while the US Postal Service was paying millions to sponsor his team, according to the US Department of Justice.<p>The lawsuit accused Armstrong of violating his contract with the US …

Cycling

UK emissions are falling fast. Now the country might try for zero.

It could become the first G7 nation to formally commit to net-zero carbon.<p>When we talk about individual countries and what they’re doing about climate change, the focus tends to be on the two big emitters, the US and China, as well as some of your sexier renewable energy leaders, your Germanys and …

Fossil Fuels

David Cameron says he doesn't regret holding a Brexit referendum but still wishes the vote "had gone another way"

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has said he doesn't regret holding a referendum, calling it "the right thing to do" at the time.<p>In an interview …

United Kingdom

Why it's impossible to wean African leaders off their addiction to power

Some African countries have recorded democratic victories in the past 12 months. Ethiopia has a new leader whose ascent holds great promise for …

Africa

What is hell?

The recent dispute over whether Pope Francis denied the existence of hell in an interview attracted wide attention. This isn’t surprising, since the …

Theology

The Windrush crisis is cast-iron proof of the Prime Minister’s incompetence

If there ever was a Prime Minister who has the knack of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, it would have to be Theresa May.<p>When it comes to …

Labour Party

Theresa May was hardly thinking of the 'will of the people' when it came to military intervention

Asked if she lost sleep before deciding to join the US and France in bombing Syria, Theresa May couldn’t answer even this apparently simple …

United Kingdom

When production went mass: how factories changed the world

Invented in Britain, perfected in America and super-sized by the Soviet Union and China, the factory has shaped modern history.<p>Factories are ancient, …

University of London

The Guardian view on bombing Syria: a decision for parliament

Theresa May has decided to break with parliamentary convention and not seek approval from MPs for military action. This is a mistake<p>Theresa May’s decision to authorise British military action over the skies of Syria by royal prerogative rather than obtaining the backing of parliament was the wrong …

Middle East

May has tied us to Donald Trump. She must face the consequences

The missile attack on Syria was a pointless, dangerous gesture. If given the chance, MPs must vote to condemn it<p>Mission accomplished!” The presidential tweet was beyond ominous, reprising as it did George W Bush’s ill-fated banner 15 years ago. As his Iraq war dragged on its bloody course, Bush …

Foreign Policy

How Soviet troops taunted the Nazis during their final drive to Berlin in World War II

The violence of the final weeks of World War II on Europe's Eastern Front was matched only by its chaos, as exhausted and outmanned German forces withered under attacks from well-equipped and highly motivated Soviet troops.<p>The front line became more fluid, with Soviet forces quickly enveloping Nazi …

History

Theresa May avoided a vote in parliament on Syrian air strikes because she knew she would lose

On the gravestone of Robin Cook, leader of the House of Commons at the time of the invasion of Iraq, is an inscription: "I may not have succeeded in …

United Kingdom

Parliament and UK public split over decision to bomb Syria

The airstrikes launched against Syria were carefully targeted but that will not silence their critics<p>Theresa May is to face protests outside parliament and anger from MPs in the Commons , despite her attempts to limit the fallout from her decision to sanction Britain’s involvement in airstrikes on …

Middle East

The Syria bombing is a disgraceful act disguised as a noble gesture

The US-led barrage shows just how little interest the global powers have in ending Syria’s ghastly war<p>The bombing of Syrian government targets by the United States, Britain, and France is a disgraceful and ineffectual act masquerading as a noble gesture. Far from preventing a more vicious war, the …

Middle East

The day bananas made their British debut

When Carmen Miranda sashayed her way into the hearts of Britain’s war-weary population in films such as The Gang’s All Here and That Night in Rio, …

Forestry

It’s nonsense to claim Shakespeare didn’t write his plays

If you write a book, even a novel, about Shakespeare you must at least consider the theory that Will of Stratford was not the author of the plays. The arguments for that seem nonsensical to me, but they appeal to conspiracy theorists who, a couple of hundred years from now, will probably contend …

Conspiracies

'Dad gets a wave and a nod': how we greet now

Do you hug your colleagues, kiss your friends, squeeze your in-laws or just shake everyone’s hand? We decode the new rules for saying hello<p>Two or three times a week, I leave my young son with a childminder before taking my daughter to nursery. It used to be that, when first meeting the minder or …

Family

Brene Brown Says This Rare Workplace Practice Is the Birthplace of Creativity and Innovation

It's also the fastest way to build trust in an organization.<p>Best-selling author and researcher Dr. Bren Brown calls vulnerability "the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change."<p>Her now-historic and viral Ted Talk, <i>The Power of Vulnerability</i>, has long solidified the importance of vulnerability …

Leadership

Theresa May's decision to take military action against Syria without a vote could cost her

The Prime Minister has bypassed MPs and backed an intervention supported by just 22 per cent of the public.<p>Theresa May is not a lover of …

United Kingdom

The Syria strikes show the west is serious about chemical weapons

The allies sought to deter their use without drawing in Russia and Iran – but the risks of escalation remain high<p>Enough to show they are serious. Not enough for it to get out of control. That, in essence, seems to be the initial lesson of the missile attacks launched on Syria this morning by the …

Middle East

We must exhaust due process of international law before dropping more bombs in Syria

After the devastating and appalling chemical attack in Douma, the international community must unite to hold those responsible to account.<p>The attack …

Middle East