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I sometimes think about people who have had multiple bed partners.

How many have they had? Were they all solely for pleasure? For exploration? For adventure? 250 more words


Figures reveal fall in Government borrowing

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported that the Government borrowed a total of £7.5 billion during December 2015 – a fall of £4.3 billion when compared to the same month in the previous year. 204 more words

A rocky Christmas for UK retailers

Last week brought to a close the Christmas trading updates season, with most retailers that were going to give any indication on figures, having now done so. 324 more words


Unemployment levels fall to eight-year low as wage growth diminishes

Britain’s unemployment rate has fallen to an eight-year low, its lowest rate in over a decade, but data reveals that wage growth has also slowed. 159 more words

Surprise increase in UK inflation

The UK’s inflation rate rose to a figure of 0.2% during December, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

This unexpected increase, measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), marks the first rise above 0.1% since January 2015. 146 more words

Statistics, state benefits, and reproduction: some sort of unholy trinity

Over the past week, there has been some discussion regarding a book written by Adam Perkins (a Lecturer in the Neurobiology of Personality at King’s College London) regarding the impact of state benefits on personal outcomes (the title of the book – “ 510 more words