Monthly Archives: November 2019

Capitalist creep on campus: the largest, quietest privatisation in UK history – it’s why we’re striking

For the next week and a half, many UK university lecturers will be on strike again, but who outside of academia really cares? After all, university academics have great jobs. Indeed, every June to September, I get asked whether I am now on holiday. So who’s bothered whether I go on strike? Most people think I already […] … learn more→

Buying a home: Cash or mortgage?

It’s often drilled into us, as adults looking to be financially responsible, that it’s terrible to carry large amounts of debt. As a general rule, this is true, but what about buying a house? If the debt is bad, it follows logically that you should try and buy a house outright, or at least have […] … learn more→

The best kitchen gear for College students

When you’re studying at college, sticking to healthy eating habits is extremely complicated. You don’t pay much attention to what you eat, and cooking on your own isn’t preferable. Preparing your favorite dish may be quite tiresome and time-consuming, and many students look for ways to simplify the cooking process. Fortunately, nowadays there’s a vast […] … learn more→

Is poor mental health hurting our economy?

Across America, millions of people struggle with issues such as anxiety and depression. Not only do these mental health disorders affect the productivity and quality of life of those who suffer from them, but they also have an impact on the success of our society. Mental health issues are draining the economy in more ways […] … learn more→

What are some marketing strategies for my small business?

What are some marketing strategies for my small business?

When you operate a small business, allocating money for marketing and development is a challenge. Although we all understand that marketing is essential for business growth, trying to create an effective marketing program without breaking the bank is why many businesses delay this all-too-important task. However, there are multiple marketing strategies for small business that […] … learn more→

Increasing tuition fees at the university: another conception of the public service?

Increasing tuition fees at the university: another conception of the public service?

The precarious situation of many students is very often analyzed in light of their resources . But reading their expenses is equally instructive. First and foremost is the rise in tuition fees. An evolution too often advanced as technical and accounting, when it is actually fundamentally political … Increasing tuition fees at the university, often presented as “politically and socially sensitive , “ is […] … learn more→

Five ways parents can help their kids take risks – and why it’s good for them

Five ways parents can help their kids take risks – and why it’s good for them

Many parents and educators agree children need to take risks. In one US study, 82% of the 1,400 parents surveyed agreed the benefits of tree-climbing outweighed the potential risk of injury. Parents cited benefits including perseverance, sharing, empowerment and self-awareness. One parent thought it allowed her son to learn what his whole body was capable of. […] … learn more→

Positive education, hollow word, or real revolution?

Positive education, hollow word, or real revolution?

For the past ten years, the expression “positive education”, often linked to benevolence, has been a great success, whether with school institutions or families. A whole series of variations is possible: positive parenting, positive authority or positive discipline. Although its definition is yet to be done, it already appears that it is above all a question of respect […] … learn more→