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Oh Sh*t…

<b>THE</b> rider of a brand new Honda CBR650F had a nasty surprise on Tuesday night in Newbold On Stour, Warwickshire – crashing into a massive pile of …

Warwickshire

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

A haul of fossils found in Georgia suggests that half a dozen species of early human ancestor were actually all Homo erectus<p>The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human …

How good is your bank's customer service?

More than 8,000 people helped score banks by the level of customer service, ahead of a new current account switching guarantee.<p>Perennial favourite First Direct has once again been crowned the best bank for customer service. A huge 93pc of respondents rated its service "great" in a poll to establish …

YouTube Launches Spotlight Page For Boston Explosion Videos

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing yesterday, YouTube launched a Spotlight page, Explosions At The Boston Marathon, aggregating available video of the attack.<p>The page includes video from people on the scene as well as from official news sources. Many of the videos capture the explosions and …

City economists say eurozone recession is 'over'

The eurozone has exited its longest recession since records began, official figures are expected to show this week.<p>Growth from the powerhouse economy of Germany has pulled the single currency region’s economy as a whole out of contraction mode, economists believe.<p>Wednesday’s “flash” estimate for …

Jack Dorsey on Twitter’s turning point as a news entity: The day a plane landed in the Hudson

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>After seven years with Twitter as a part of the social-media ecosystem, we’ve become pretty accustomed by now to the idea that …

Sajid Javid: Labour would wreck the economic recovery

The economy is finally recovering, but Labour would borrow more and drive up interest rates, says Sajid Javid<p>Growing up in Bristol on one of the country’s roughest streets was pretty tough. I lived with my parents and four brothers in a two-bed flat above my dad’s shop. I remember how hard he …

3-D Printing Could Save You $2,000 A Year

A new study suggests that 3-D printers could save us some bucks on regularly purchased items. But let’s take a closer look.<p>When it comes to 3-D printing, there’s a seemingly bottomless well of promise for the future: new organs, recycled, 3-D printed plastic homes–even shoes can be designed and …

3D

Time to legislate for direct provision system for asylum seekers

Direct provision of welfare needs, which has no legislative basis, shows how easily legal processes can be displaced<p>Most Read

A 19th century emigrant’s guidebook to Haiti

In previous blogposts, I’ve looked at how how travel guidebooks to Haiti have reflected the concerns of the day, from the US occupation of Haiti in …

Euro zone retail sales back in decline in June, France a bright spot | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Retail sales in the euro zone fell broadly for the first time in three months in June, data showed, highlighting the drag of depressed household spending on the bloc’s fragile recovery.<p>A man shops at a supermarket in London February 16, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor<p>The European …

The Saudi Arabia of…

2013-08-05T07:48:55.000Z<p>By: Kate Mackenzie<p>New Zealand, the Saudi Arabia of Milk. While such metaphors are probably ill-advised at the best of times, …

Zero-hours contracts: What is it like living on one?

<b>There could be as many as four times more people than previously thought in jobs that do not guarantee them work, new figures suggest. So what is it like to be on a so-called zero-hours contract?</b><p>For almost all of the 25 years that Karen has worked in adult social care, she has had contracted hours …

Employment

Is modern life killing us?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1000000/1000522_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522577973_c299a8695de5f15a3c00d6a99e2afec0<p><b>Juggling childcare, a commute to work, getting to grips with technology - is the pace of modern life affecting your happiness?</b><p>The BBC's Reeta …

Commuting

UK population's happiness is on the up

Official figures from the ONS show higher levels of life satisfaction, with major national events potentially having a positive effect on people's state of mind<p>Britain has become a happier and healthier place over the past 12 months, according to a government survey of national wellbeing – although …

The Economist

Falling fertility rates pose threat to government revenues

This week, Britain is baby obsessed. But amid all this fascination with the new prince, there is a bigger question that investors might do well to …

Economics

Why Every Email Should Be 5 Sentences Long

“Proper email is a balance between politeness and succinctness,” entrepreneur-investor-author Guy Kawasaki tells Entrepreneur.com. “Less than five sentences is often abrupt and rude, more than five sentences wastes time.”<p>In this way, the email is like poem. A sonnet maybe, with the way its …

Guy Kawasaki

The Millennial Workforce

By 2030, Millennials (ages 18-35) will make up 50% of the US workforce – a fact particularly important for employers and human resource leaders that know future success depends on their ability to attract and retain the best young talent. They are digitally connected, technologically savvy and …

New Facebook Features: What Marketers Need to Know

Shares 3K<p>Are you using Facebook for your business?<p>Are you wondering how Facebook’s newest features can help your business?<p>To learn about what these …

The 2013 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

Ten Things Your Boss Doesn't Want You To Know

<i>This is a guest post by Donna Ballman, a Florida employment lawyer and author of the book,</i> Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the Bastards. <i>Her blog is Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home and she tweets as @EmployeeAtty. Her other</i> …

Return of the ‘D’ word

2013-07-17T14:02:26.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Bernanke’s last Humphrey-Hawkins speech has been pre-released (and his live testimony was due to begin …

Self-driving cars get green light for UK road tests this year

The government has given the green light to cars that drive themselves hitting British streets before the end of the year.<p>The Department of Transport …

Monday Miscellanea

This Week In London’s History<p>Monday – <i>15 July 1966</i>: A ‘colour bar’ at Euston Station, preventing black people from holding positions where they might …

Opinion

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