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Wondering who to vote for? Beware your brain’s banana-skin.

In 2019 we have never had so much information at our fingertips. TV, newspapers, social media. Wow! We are spoilt for choice. In theory, we should be able to make really well-informed decisions but because of the amount of information, much of it conflicting, the opposite is just as likely to be true. Our hectic, … Continued

Dilemma on doing the right thing leads to battle for hearts and minds

Former cabinet minister David Gauke has had some big decisions to make recently. He began 2019 as Secretary Of State For Justice in Theresa May’s government. But May gave way to Boris Johnson and a more gung ho attitude to Brexit. When Gauke voted against the government to prevent No-Deal, he was expelled from the … Continued

Online ‘inoculation’ against fake news safeguards communication

As the UK slides towards another election, the threat of fake news is raising concerns in Whitehall. How much of the drip of disinformation originates abroad is hard to know, but it’s emerged that the Foreign Office is taking it seriously. Over the summer, Cambridge academics announced they had developed a game that can ‘inoculate’ … Continued

Breathing Life into Half Hearted Well-being Policies

Well-being has to be essential to what you do, not an afterthought. Let’s say your employer set you a target of smoking 100 cigarettes a week, and stipulated that you eat only fast food and sugary drinks in office hours. Then they gave you some vouchers for a health spa and told you they wanted … Continued

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