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Why we don’t need to prepare young people for the ‘future of work’

Why we don’t need to prepare young people for the ‘future of work’

While there is little consensus about the “future of work”, one thing is certain – young people are at the coalface. Young workers experience insufficient opportunities for work experience, a mismatch between work and education, a lack of career management skills and scant entry-level jobs, according to a report from the Foundation for Young Australians. But this report […] … learn more→

Trump’s war on children is an act of state terrorism

Trump’s war on children is an act of state terrorism

State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed at children. Separating children from their parents is indeed a form of terrorism and it points not only to a society that has lost its moral compass, but has also descended into such darkness that […] … learn more→

One in five youth see unwanted sexual content online, says new research

One in five youth see unwanted sexual content online, says new research

Our new research, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, shows that one in five youth between the ages of nine and 17 will view unwanted sexual material online. Our study also found that one in nine teens will received unwanted online solicitations. Unwanted exposure includes seeing sexually explicit images or videos in pop-up windows or […] … learn more→

How does a society lose respect for experience and age?

How does a society lose respect for experience and age?

In the days since Academe published my essay, “The Monument and the Wrecking Crew: Ageism in the Academy,” which explored the misery of individuals and the high costs to society at large of losing tenure, additional faculty members have written to tell me their formerly hidden stories. The ways of getting rid of tenured people, comparatively protected from […] … learn more→

Am I on the right tax code? (United Kingdom)

Am I on the right tax code? (United Kingdom)

Your tax code is an important piece of information because it governs how much tax you will pay. The code is created and applied by HMRC but there is always the chance that something can go wrong. So how do you know if you are on the right tax code and what can you do […] … learn more→

U Of Texas: Masculinity is a mental health issue

U Of Texas: Masculinity is a mental health issue

One of the many problems on campus today is how males are targeted to the point of being second class citizens. As faculty, I’ve been warned against giving homework and tests, because these things discourage students…but admin doesn’t understand how creating a climate of hatred against males is discouraging male students from coming to campus […] … learn more→

A look at online reviews and comparison site development

A look at online reviews and comparison site development

Most of you will have no idea of Compuserve and the impact it had on the early use of the internet. My first introduction to the internet was through accessing Compuserve. There were many forums and also many sites from which you could download images and other items valuable for creating early web sites. It […] … learn more→

‘Progressive stacking’ leads to a wobbly form of equality

‘Progressive stacking’ leads to a wobbly form of equality

In the classic John Ford western Stagecoach, a group of travellers have to make a decision about whether to continue their journey through Apache territory. They decide to settle the issue with a vote, but with one important proviso: that the women have their say first. This kind of chivalry may seem outdated, but the idea […] … learn more→

Why do yοu need a lοt οf fοllowers in Instagram?

Why do yοu need a lοt οf fοllowers in Instagram?

Peοple create accοunts οn Instagram for different reasons. Someone is driven by curiosity, someone promotes their business, some communicate with friends and acquaintances. For many, it is important to have a large number οf fοllowers. What are the advantages? What can be useful Instagram? Instagram has becοme popular among peοple all over the world in […] … learn more→