The best and worst places to raise children in your area

For many parents, the quality of schools is a major factor when deciding where to live. To help make the decision easier, we’ve ranked local authorities in England on a number of key factors, including the percentage of schools rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the percentage of available school places and the affordability of […]

Trump and Twitter

The Language of Trump and Twitter

No one politician has so challenged the norms of interaction than Trump, with his Twitter account a regular source of contention.

Gap Year

Can a Gap Year Improve Your Career?

An article on reveals that most HR managers believe that relevant work experience is more valuable than the average non-vocational degree.


The Best Food for your Brain

The trouble is, when you’ve got your head in the books to cram in the exam prep, it’s tempting to reach for a quick-fix snack. That often means something processed, sugary or high in saturated fat…


Making the Most of Your Christmas Break

A recent YouGov research found that 91% of the UK’s population engage in some Christmas celebrations. Sadly, Christmas for many people is all about spending money and going shopping. However, the Christmas holiday can be an inspiring and memorable time if we spend a little time planning it in advance. Reconnect with old friends In […]



The roots of the Hanukkah story date back to 168 B.C., when the Jewish Holy Temple was seized on the orders of the Greek emperor Antiochus.


Should I Start a Business or Go to University?

A number of the world’s most successful people, such as Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Bill Gates, did not go to university.


6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing (Part 2)

If you also read regularly, you’ll internalise phrasing, vocabulary and nuances of language that will spill into your writing, without you even realising it.


6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing (Part 1)

Despite being written in 1946, Orwell’s ‘Six Elementary Rules for Writing’ are still relevant today.


Running a Debate Club for Home Educated Teens

Debate club allows the kids to see that how you present something is often more important than what you’re presenting – and so they become more skilled in recognising the ways that the press, and other forms of communication, can influence us.

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