Neil Thompson’s Lesson for Living – If it doesn’t work, stop doing it. If it works, do it more

We are well aware, of course, that if something doesn’t work, we should stop doing it – although that knowledge doesn’t necessarily prevent quite a few people from pressing on regardless with tactics that just don’t deliver the required results. Part of the problems is the power of habit (particularly when such habits have become ingrained in the culture and become part of the expected norms of the workplace concerned. So often people get into an established way of working ...

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How serious is Cameron’s commitment to tackling racial inequality?

David Cameron is leading a charge into land that was once undisputed Labour territory: tackling racial inequality. His recent comment that the failure of top universities to recruit black students “should shame our nation” has been followed by the appointment of David Lammy, the Labour MP, to head a review into race and criminal justice. The Government has set other wheels in motion to investigate various aspects of unequal racial outcomes although it is unclear whether they all fit together ...

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Practice the change you wish to see in the world

Life is a practice and what you choose to practice is what will make up your character. It’s worth considering what you value in life and then making an intention and plan to live alongside those values. This is the direct back to living Ghandi’s words, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Consider how simple it really is:

If you want to be more grateful in life, practice being grateful.

If you want to be confident, practice confidence.

If you ...

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Dying Matters: Raising awareness of dying, death and bereavement

Since the Dying Matters Coalition was set up in 2009, we’ve created a wide range of resources to help people start conversations about dying, death and bereavement. These have been a great success: to date, we have distributed more than 750,000 different items, from DVDs, posters and leaflets through to pens, postcards and balloons. A host of different organisations including hospices, hospitals, care homes, community centres, financial advisers and funeral directors have all used them to successfully raise awareness in ...

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The relationship between poverty, child abuse and neglect: An evidence review

This report identifies and discusses evidence about the relationship between
poverty and child abuse and neglect. It explores the economic costs of child
abuse and neglect and outlines broad policy implications, with a particular
focus on the UK.
The report outlines:
  • UK and international evidence about the association between family poverty and child abuse and neglect;
  • UK and international evidence about the impact of childhood abuse or neglect on poverty in ...
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