Monthly Archives: January 2015

Has the Saudi royal family developed a conscience?

The Saudi royal family has intervened to block the release of a ‘celebrity’ preacher accused of raping, torturing and killing his five-year-old daughter. Fayhan al-Ghamdi was set to be released after agreeing to pay “blood money” to the mother of … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama takes a stand for women in Saudi Arabia

  Whilst I am no particular fan of the Obamas I do take my hat off to Michelle for having the temerity to challenge the misogyny and severe restrictions placed on women in Saudi Arabia by appearing in public with her … Continue reading

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A little town called Oświęcim ……………………70 years today came liberation.

Tears of emotion as survivor, Mordecai Ronen, 82, returns to the death camp for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Let us also remember the others who suffered at the hands of the SS, namely Gypsies, Gays, Polish … Continue reading

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Church of England finally moves in to the 21st century and ordains a female Bishop

The Reverend Libby Lane, 48, has been ordained as the new Bishop of Stockport in front of more than 1,000 people. The Church formally adopted legislation last November to allow women bishops, in a move which ended a centuries-old tradition … Continue reading

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Maslowe’s Hierarchy of Need (the truth)

                      The answer that shatters all psychologists beliefs………..and is so near the truth.

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Psychology, Monty Python…………..and an Invisible Gorilla

A Monty Python sketch has been used to highlight a psychological phenomenon that prevents people being aware of something completely different. “Inattentional blindness” refers to the way the brain can shut out the unexpected, even if it is right in front … Continue reading

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I knew you couldn’t trust a psychologist!


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Women ‘blocked from boardrooms’…………..really?

Nearly one in five women believe it is almost impossible for a female to reach a senior management role in business, according to a report. In a survey of 2,000 working women by communications giant 02, half replied that all the … Continue reading

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The CV lottery…………………..

Young people may spend hours preparing their CV for employers to pore over, but research shows that just 8.8 seconds is spent studying any one person’s curriculum vitae in a process that has become “Tinderised”. According to the UK’s youth … Continue reading

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The most chilling photograph ever taken, the Death Gate at Auschwitz II Birkenau

  Pictured is the Death Gate at Auschwitz II Birkenau  More than 1.1million people were killed at infamous Nazi death camp Auschwitz before liberation by the Red Army in 1945. When I visited Auschwitz/Birkenua it was not the Auschwitz camp that … Continue reading

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