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Reflections On the Coney Island Freak Show

Nancy Maguire | Posted 10.09.2015 | New York
Nancy Maguire

"Why are you doing this?" I asked myself as I handed over $10 to enter the infamous Coney Island Side Show. After all, as a person of short stature, I could easily have been exhibited there not so long ago. Yet something about the concept intrigued me.

When We Meet, We Change the World

Pioneers for Change | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Ten years ago, I knew sustainability made business sense and thought it would be obvious to everyone else who delivered or hosted events as well. Who wouldn't want to save money by reducing waste while giving back to the community?

First Do No Harm

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

If I was Prime Minister for the day I would work from the principle of "First Do No Harm". Can you imagine how powerful this principle would be in guiding policy decisions and how much it would support us all to live in harmony with each other?

Clearly Social Angels

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

My father was a 1960s-style left-wing academic quite critical of capitalism. We passed many ideas around our dinner table, but not one of them was the potential benefit of trade and business. Surprisingly, when I left home, it was precisely that idea that crept in sideways.

Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby Is Proposing Big Changes For The Anglican Communion

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.19.2015 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A proposal to loosen the ties of the bitterly divided Anglican Communion drew mostly favorable reactions in B...

Outbox Incubator: Girls in STEM, A New Breed of Entrepreneurs

Anne Ravanona | Posted 09.17.2015 | Technology
Anne Ravanona

A ground-breaking initiative called the Outbox Incubator, the first ever incubator for women in STEM has just finished; motivating and helping its first group of 115 girls from across the EU to launch science or tech-based businesses.

Trailblazing Women: Alex Depledge, Founder & CEO of

Anne Ravanona | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

"It really shows you that you can do anything if you really put your mind to it. I don't think you can really experience great things in life until you hit rock bottom and have to pick yourself up again."

Trickle Down Failure Leads to Anarchy in the UK - Who's Next?

Phil Davis | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

You can ignore it if it makes you feel better but at least take these signs seriously and take what the media says with a grain of salt - guys who have billions of dollars are simply not going to tell you their assets are 20% over-valued, are they?

The Venice Diaries 2015: Oh Gallow Lay, The Danish Girl, Rabin, the Last Day and Juries... I Disagree!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.13.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

While I didn't watch all the winning films, I did watch other movies that in my humble opinion, are more current and relevant in their subject matter and themes.

Social Change: Working With the Inner and Outer Dimensions of Self Organization

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Less than three weeks ago I posted on my personal Facebook page that I wanted to get a van filled with supplies to deliver to refugees in "The Jungle," Calais, hopeful that a few of my friends would be able to help me.

UK Will Take In 20,000 More Refugees Over 5 Years

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.08.2015 | World

The UK plans to take in 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday. The move comes as...

UK Drone Strike Killed British ISIS Fighters In Syria

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.08.2015 | World

LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Britain has killed two of its own nationals who had been fighting for Islamic State (IS) and plotting attacks on British so...

UK Pledges To Take In More Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.08.2015 | World

LISBON, Sept 4 (Reuters) -- Prime Minister David Cameron agreed on Friday that Britain would take in "thousands more" Syrian refugees, after...

100 Disposable Cameras Were Given To Homeless People. Here's What Happened Next

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact

In July, Café Art, a U.K.-based arts initiative, gave 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to homeless people in London with just one instructi...

Joss Carter Takes us to the Deep End of the Pool

Ken Ludden | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Joss Carter is a young British choreographer who embodies the purest principles of fine art, having distilled them in the incubator of his own soul.

'Rudimental in Jamaica' for We The Generation!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

In 2013, they hit us with Home, which became a #1 debut album in the UK for this global-platinum selling electronic act Rudimental. Since then, we've seen them raising the desert temperature at Coachella and back-to-back statewide sold out shows.

How A Library For Calais Migrants Is Bringing Poetry To The 'Jungle'

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

The residents of the “Jungle” -- the makeshift camp of refugees in Calais, France -- may be living amid squalor, but they are dreaming of...

To Build Social Enterprise, We're Going to Have to Learn How to Break It Down

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Over-zealous capitalism is seen as having created much of our current predicament; philanthropic/charitable approaches are often perceived to be sticking plasters rather than cures, but social enterprise holds out the promise of changing the system and sustainably creating a better society.

Plane Crashes At U.K. Airshow, 7 Killed

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — A military jet taking part in a British airshow crashed into a busy main road, killing seven people and injuring more than a dozen...

Life Lessons From a Learned Man: 10 Minutes With Outgoing Israeli Ambassador to the U.K. Daniel Taub

Leah Stern | Posted 08.21.2015 | World
Leah Stern

Daniel himself (he eschews formalisms and prefers to be addressed by his first name) admits to a great sense of accomplishment, as relations between the U.K. and Israel are probably as good and as strong as they have ever been.

Leading Without a Title to Bring Positive Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Strip away the businesses, the brands, economies etc, as human beings, as a species on our beautiful planet, we are merely a flash in time.... But our impact lasts forever!

My Resilient State -- Resilience Is the Answer to Our Increasingly Stressful Lives

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I think it's fair to say that I've had my share of knocks over the years. Falling out with my boss despite being recognised as a talented individual in my field, started the ball rolling. But what then followed was a cascade of life-changing heartbreaks.

Queens of Syria Extinguishes the Stereotypes Created by War

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

At the last Abu Dhabi Film Festival -- and I mean last in every way since the eighth edition of this beloved cinematic bridge across cultures turned out to be its swan song -- one film quietly grabbed my imagination.

Life Inside The 'Jungle' Migrant Camp In Calais

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

The recent surge in migrants trying to reach England via the Eurotunnel has focused attention on the thousands of people camped out on the northern s...

The Business Case for Diversity

Pioneers for Change | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

As a woman from an ethnic minority background, the lack of diversity in public relations industry is something that has always frustrated me. I am proud of Curzon PR's record for hiring candidates from a wide range of cultural and national backgrounds.