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My dad thinks you're ugly

Swedish children’s television presenter Sannah Salameh has recently pointed the spotlight on Swedish body obsession and social control. In a text, she describes how a little girl approaches her on a railway platform and says ‘My dad thinks you’re ugly’. 329 more words


As Today Is Supposedly The Day Everything Scary Comes Out ...

… have a look at this.

Yes, it’s a bank trying to sound supportive and inspirational.

Actually, it’s not just a bank … it’s Citibank, the company who has been bathed in all manner of scandals from wrongful selling of financial products to the wrongful use of their customers cash and countless things in-between. 419 more words


Doyle-Price – we won't 'shut up'

During the Tory Party Conference at the start of October, the Minister for Welfare Reform, Lord Freud (a.k.a. Lord Fraud) made comments at a fringe meeting suggesting that disabled people could be paid less than the Minimum Wage. 350 more words


An idea for Revolution

A reader prompted us to take a fresh look at some of the British records currently on the books. As noted elsewhere, times have come flying down since British Cycling kicked into gear over the last 15 years or so. 211 more words


The post-Reformation history of Hallowmass

By Professor Helen Parish

Earlier this week, my colleague Anne Mathers-Lawrence posted a blog with the provocative title Who Invented Hallowe’en? It is a fantastic overview of the medieval origins of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, and a reminder that many of the questions that we ask about rituals and traditions can only ever be answered by a ‘definite maybe’. 1,271 more words


Camden Council and paying the price of HS2

Both Private Eye and the Camden New Journal are essential reading this week for anyone remotely interested for the government’s plans for the redevelopment of Euston Station and Camden Council’s position on the matter. 196 more words

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Extrapolation and Shaneze

One of the cool things about data is that it allows you to extrapolate information that is not at first obvious. There are a few uses for this as relates to the All-Time rankings. 162 more words