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Traditional Christmas market on Town Hall Square in Tallinn, Estonia

The precarious nature of Christmas markets during COVID

Originally a German tradition, Christmas markets arrived in the UK in 1999 and have been popular with tourists ever since...

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The precarious nature of Christmas markets during COVID

Originally a German tradition, Christmas markets arrived in the UK in 1999 and have been popular with tourists ever since...

Are we heading for another lockdown?

The media wheel is turning faster at the moment, as it warns about the dangers of the Omicron variant of the Covid virus...

The poor pups…

Animal charities have been inundated with unwanted pets over recent months...

Do you run an ethical business?

In this day and age, you can’t just be a bog-standard business owner, you’ve to also be a crusader of the Earth...

The return of the handshake…?

Because we’ve lived with the coronavirus for well over a year, it’s perhaps natural that some of our habits have changed.

Where has all the aggression come from?

Since Covid came on the scene, I’ve noticed numerous examples of selfishness and aggression in others.

Are we any more able to talk about mental health in work?

Go back a few decades and you wouldn’t have brought up the subject of poor mental health with your workmates for fear of being laughed at or being seen as weak/unable to do your job.

Ageism, the last taboo…

This is quite a personal post. I know from speaking to women in my network that I’m not alone in my thoughts and how I’m judged by society...

Disability representation – why the media needs to do more

The representation of disabilities within the media is certainly an improvement on what it used to be. However, the scope of representation could be wider, but this is not the main issue at hand—rather the type of representation.

Do you insist that your staff work long hours?

Not so long ago, I wrote about the possibility of a 4-day week becoming the norm. Now that more people work from home compared to numbers before the pandemic...

The impact of the ‘pingdemic’ on small businesses

With just one ping, the affected employee (whether suffering symptoms or not) must be holed up at home whilst their employer struggles to cover their workload.

Why women feel colder in shared workspaces…

There’s always been a debate around the ‘glass ceiling’ in companies, and whether woman can push past the men in suits to govern firms or sit on their boards. Certainly, before the pandemic.