Emma Gibbons

387 Flips | 25 Magazines | 23 Likes | 4 Following | 3 Followers | @m_Lion_27 | Past carer, value driven but not always easy to apply. Eg vegan gardening, and green guilt.

Nigel the lonely gannet dies on island surrounded by concrete birds

A lonely gannet named Nigel has died on a New Zealand island surrounded by dozens of fake birds after years of solitude.<p>Conservationists attracted Nigel ‘no mates’ to Mana Island, a scientific reserve off the west coast of Wellington, in 2015 using a colony of 80 fake birds.<p>They hoped the concrete …

Addictive Vegan Keto Ramen Soup

Hello!<p>I have been doing the Keto diet for a week now. It’s been a challenge but a good one. It has forced me to examine a few things. Namely, if I …

Public backs ban on long-term unpaid internships, study finds

A majority of people support a ban on long-term unpaid internships and the introduction of new rules preventing companies from organising short-term spots via informal channels, a study suggests.<p>The research was released by the Social Mobility Commission on Monday, as parliamentarians prepared to …

Employment Law

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of ‘radioactive’ mud from Hinkley Point to be dumped into the Bristol Channel

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of mud from Bridgwater Bay near the site of the disused Hinkley A nuclear reactor will be dumped in the Bristol …

Pollution

Canada is responding to women’s oppression by oppressing them differently

France, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland: Several countries in Europe have enforced versions of so-called “burqa bans,” or laws that demand people don’t cover their faces in public situations. Though these laws aren’t explicitly phrased to target Muslims, their perceived aim …

Why pro-lifers who target pregnant women are missing the point

After a life of living in London, there are still three sights that make me stop, my mouth an open ooh. The first is the queue outside Madame Tussauds on Baker Street, which is, if you’re being pedantic, and I know you always are, three or four queues, each waiting for half a boiling hot day (there …

Sexual Harassment

Trump said he’d send Princess Diana to a doctor before ‘nailing’ her

President Trump has once again shocked the world with his big mouth, this time sharing his fantasies about sleeping with Princess Diana, but only …

Donald Trump

Stuffed cow hanging from restaurant ceiling causes online backlash

An abattoir-style restaurant in Australia is facing an online backlash over an installation of a stuffed cow hanging from its ceiling.<p>Etica, a pizza place in Adelaide, South Australia, have the taxidermied eight-year-old Friesian x Hereford, suspended from the ceiling by her hind legs.<p>The owners of …

My daughter doesn’t have ‘special’ needs. She’s disabled.

Like most parents, I think each of my children is special. My toddler can sense when I am having a rough time and gives me a hug and kiss because he knows it will make me smile. My other son developed an encyclopedic knowledge of Greek, Roman and Egyptian gods by the time he was 8. One daughter …

Autism

Families of people who died in police custody failed by system – report

A long-awaited unpublished official report into deaths in police custody says families who have lost loved ones have been failed by the system and recommends far-reaching reforms to the police, justice system and health service, the Guardian has learned.<p>The report, ordered by Theresa May in 2015 …

Sociology

How the demand for sand is killing rivers

<b>You cannot have concrete without sand. River beds are being dug up across Africa to fuel a building boom, with little thought for what this means for the health of the river, and those who depend on it, as Harriet Constable found in Kenya.</b><p>Sand. The word conjures happy holiday memories: building …

Cuba acoustic attack: What is a covert sound weapon?

<b>The US state department says its diplomats in Cuba have been suffering symptoms including hearing loss after suspected sonic attacks, some of which were - according to some reports - inaudible to human ears.</b><p>The use of sound as a weapon is not new, but what about unheard sound attacks?<p>What damage …

All the things that happen when your husband goes vegan...

To describe my husband as a Henry VIII type, chucking gnawed chicken bones over his shoulder during dinner, would have been an exaggeration. But only a small one, because Russell, now 42, had a phobia of fruit and always preferred meat to vegetables.<p>Back in 2009, on my first visit to his bachelor …

A startup duo, Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer, wondered if contractors would respect them more if they signed emails as ‘Keith’. It was like night and day<p>Picture this: you’re a woman. You’ve got a great idea for a startup, but you’re having trouble getting people to work with you on it. You have a …

Feminism

Princess Diana: A Tribute in Pictures

Full Transcript of Princess Diana Eulogy - Earl Spencer's Eulogy for Princess Diana

<b>Twenty years after Princess Diana's funeral, we're still talking about the memorial's iconic moments, from the sea of flowers and mementos left</b> …

Diana was our society’s warning to women

I remember the day Diana died. I was 19, and had crashed at a friend’s place in town. When I woke up – 20 years ago today – the friend said: “Princess Diana is dead.” I went outside and the streets, tube stations, shops and cafes were empty and silent. In the evening I visited Buckingham Palace and …

Feminism

Houston is experiencing its third ‘500-year’ flood in 3 years. How is that possible?

Hurricane Harvey has brought “500-year” rainfall and flood conditions to the Houston area, according to officials at the Harris County Flood Control District.<p>As of August 31, widespread areas around Houston have experienced flooding reaching 1,000-year thresholds or more.<p>But 500-year floods, as it …

Diana's sister haunted by princess' failure to wear her seatbelt as she was 'religious' about buckling up

Diana's sister has spoken of her torment that the princess was not wearing a seatbelt on the night she died.<p>Lady Sarah McCorquodale said Diana was …

Seatbelt

Candle In The Wind: A Princess Diana Tribute