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My Journey

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I guess my own journey from the dark side began when I left the City. I loved being a research analyst but once I drifted up into senior management (eventually as Head of Equities in Europe for Lehman Brothers), I became part of the world that I didn't find especially comfortable.

Scottish Nationalists May Win Big in UK Election: Poll

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2015 | World

LONDON, April 9 (Reuters) - The Scottish National Party may win 53 out of 59 Scottish seats in the British parliament, according to calculations made ...

Bloomberg's London

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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I Want to Suck Your Blood (Cordial): Dracula Heaven in Whitby, England

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.03.2015 | Travel
Paula Froelich

One of the most hauntingly beautiful and eerie places in England is on the northeastern coast of Yorkshire in a tiny town called Whitby. Long a va...

A Spoonful of Perspective

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

We have all been inspired by the core values instilled by our parents; if we work hard, we can achieve, but through engaging integrity, passion and compassion, we can also impact on the lives of others.

Time for America to Pivot to a 21st Century Foreign Policy

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 03.26.2015 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

Chinese foreign policy displayed imagination, strategic vision and the political coherence to vastly enhance its regional dominance and global influence. While U.S. foreign policy displayed it has little to offer besides its vast military power.

The Mission to Make Drinking Tap Water Easier

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Isn't it time for a fresh approach? Rather than regulate against fountains, perhaps Local Government should plan for fountains by publishing a list of pre-approved locations and fountain specifications.

U.S. Urges Allies To Think Twice Before Joining China-Led Bank

Reuters | Matthias Sobolewski and Jason Lange | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

By Matthias Sobolewski and Jason Lange BERLIN/WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) - The United States has urged countries to t...

Open Bethlehem on Aflamnah: A Passport and the USA Campaign

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In the last couple of days I've seen two headlines which make Leila Sansour's film-slash-human-rights-movement Open Bethlehem both perfect and important.

The Faithful Shopper: Favorite Flagships

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.16.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

One of the great advantages of shopping in the greatest retail city in the world is that we can visit each designer or brand's largest statement stores (aka flagships).

British Parliament Votes To Ban Branding On Cigarette Packs

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

By William James and Martinne Geller LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - Britain's parliament approved legislation on Wednesday to ban branding on cigaret...

Home Thoughts to the Future

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

In my teens and twenties, I confidently expected that I would have positive social impact by becoming an elected politician.

British Minister: McDonald's Is 'The Biggest Education Institution In The Country'

Fusion | Daniel Rivero | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

For all the flack that fast food companies like McDonald’s have been getting about paying living wages to their employees in the U.S., a Britis...

Finding Ourselves in Translation

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By Justine Lutterodt My life has been defined by straddling multiple identities. As a child growing up in the U.S. with a white English mother and...

UK Spies Face Questions About Failure To Stop 'Jihadi John'

AP | GREGORY KATZ and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock...

This Is What Happens When You Let The 'French Banksy' Take Over An Art Gallery

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Either it will have proved to be a master class or an exhibition in hubris, says Pictures on Walls in their framing of the empty-framed show in progre...

British Police Believe 3 Missing Schoolgirls Crossed Into Syria

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of three British schoolgirls said Tuesday they believe the teenagers are no longer in Turkey an...

The Sun Sets on British Coal

Michael Brune | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Long ago, the expression "carrying coal to Newcastle" meant to do something utterly pointless, because the city of Newcastle-on-Tyne had a monopoly on British coal exports. But soon, though, carrying coal to anywhere in the United Kingdom will be pointless.

Take the QI Test

John H. Lloyd | Posted 02.19.2015 | TV
John H. Lloyd

QI (the letters stand for quite interesting) is a wildly successful TV game show that has been running in the UK for 12 years. It reaches an extraordinarily broad demographic, not just in Britain but also in Australia -- where it is one of the country's most successful imports.

Charlie Hebdo Has a Right to Offend You and It Is Not a Double Standard

Dan Arel | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Dan Arel

I am sure some readers found the images of Mohammed offensive, but so what? Offense is taken, not given, readers who are attacking the magazine now are failing to understand any sort of context to which the cartoons represent.

Why I Can't Say I've Been to the UK Even Though I'm Studying Abroad Here

Jordyn Holman | Posted 04.19.2015 | College
Jordyn Holman

How dare I say I studied abroad in the United Kingdom without actually visiting the whole of the country? I would only expect someone visiting America to do the same before passing judgment.

An Interview With SeaFret

George Elerick | Posted 04.19.2015 | Religion
George Elerick

I got a chance to interview the up and coming UK duo, SeaFret - there song Oceans is making the social media rounds as well as the charts. Meet the guys!!

Price War Wages On: Why Milk Is Cheaper Than Bottled Water in the UK

Foodbeast | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Foodbeast

While it seems like Aldi and Lidl are barely in the running, their steady growth has contributed to declining sales at the Big Four, which tend to respond to quarterly setbacks with competitive pricing.

The Power of a Single Story

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I was seven and on vacation in France with my mother. The air was filled with the scent of lavender. On a trip to the local village a dishevelled man pushing a shopping trolley full of plastic bags approached my mom begging.

Now You Can Live Your Dream

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

He paused, reached over for his checkbook, and filled out one of the checks. "Here, take this. Now you can live your dream." It was enough money to buy 50 acres of some of Britain's most beautiful land.