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Posted By Addictions UK
On 10 September 2014 - 9:00am

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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 10 September 2014 - 5:33am

 

Members of Canada’s Aboriginal population are at a higher health risk than other Canadians. They are more prone to diabetes and 50 percent more likely to develop heart disease.

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On 9 September 2014 - 5:53pm

schwabacher-landing-72620_640“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change; The courage to change the things I can; And the wisdom to know the difference.” – Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr

Dr. Niebuhr’s quote is one of the most world renowned, for he paints to the fact that “everything you need is already inside,” and the importance of believing in oneself, balanced with a practical sense of what can be done.  We should encourage ourselves in areas in which we can truly make a change.  Of course the process of trying, especially if we love it, is important to our growth at times. At other times, we need to let go and focus on the positive mountain which ...more

On 9 September 2014 - 12:39pm

Ever since the UK the housing market came into revival mode in since 2013 the home furnishing market is in good times.  In the UK, hundreds of custom made Home Décor and Furnishing accessory markets and shops are providing contemporary furniture suiting every home and decor

Get ideas

Grand ideas on trendy furniture and home renovation can be had from furniture exhibitions, stores, galleries and interior designers. To reassure the quality of materials and fittings it is advisable to see the quality certification for proving its origin and safety.

Prepare an essential list of necessary furniture such as Couch, Sofa, Table, and Bed etc. While approaching the furniture stores in London, make sure the store is up to the mark and has the capacity to fulfill the requirements. While decorating a house always use innovative ideas than choosing the ...more

Posted By Adrian Ashton
On 8 September 2014 - 7:39pm

http://socialsaturday.org.uk/ So – in a few weeks time, #SocialSaturday will be kicking off: one Saturday in September that’s been hijacked to showcase, celebrate, and generally let everyone know how great social enterprises are, and to encourage everyone to do more trade with them. Good idea? Possibly... You see, while in theory I like the idea, other sectors have been doing this type of thing for some time already: international charity day, Manufacturing Day, national freelancers day, and so on... heck ...more

On 8 September 2014 - 7:01pm

jamaica-80749_640“A smile is a blessing…It really doesn’t take that much to live into our blessing and make the world better for each person we encounter during our day.”

This quote is from Mpho Tutu, the daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and an ordained minister herself.  She was quoted in the Christian Science Sentinel, in an article discussing her and her father’s new book, ...more

On 8 September 2014 - 12:55pm

Lucy’s latest blog explores profiteering from delivery of NHS contracts. This blog was first published on the 2degrees network, see https://www.2degreesnetwork.com/groups/2degrees-community/resources/profiteering-sick-and-dying/

At the beginning of the summer there was an announcement that Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group plan to contract out their cancer and end of life care to the tune of £1.2bn. By my estimation, given the profit margins of at least 10%, this is at least £120m profit taken out of care services, for shareholders (and could be as much as £240m). I suspect there will be a lot of interest from the private sector as an opportunity to get into this potentially lucrative market.

Almost in tandem with this announcement there was a Daily Mail article which reported survey results showing most people do not care who ...more

On 8 September 2014 - 11:12am

This week I attended the 5th Annual Baby Room Conference organised by Kathy Goouch and her team at Canterbury University. The keynote speaker Annette Karmilof- Smith reflected on how her work in brain development had led her to think about how the baby learns. She opened her speech with a reminder that new-born children can […] ...more

On 5 September 2014 - 5:41pm

recycle-57136_640Recycling is outdated: its time has passed.  I’ve been thinking about this recently.  I know that might seem a crazy statement to some.

Yet we really have to encourage ourselves to reuse, and reuse again.  Here are some creative and inspiring ways to do so:

1. Save To-Go Containers

I’m often surprised in my office when people get lunches to go, how many containers go in the recycling.

I quickly pull them out.  Many of these are solid containers which can be used 100 times.  We probably never have to buy Tupperware.  These containers can be reused for a leftover, a half-eaten waffle from our breakfast, or a four-portion meal remaining from a dinner party.  Many of them are ...more