The Best Of Beijing

December 8, 2011

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Living as a western teenager in Beijing is an amazing privilege enjoyed by very few. However, becoming an expat is no easy transition. Moving from Central Scotland to Beijing is as sharp a contrast as you’ll find. I moved there shortly after I turned 14 and was there throughout most of 3rd year, 4th and […]

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Only One Gary Speed

December 5, 2011

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Gary Speed MBE. The man, the midfield wing wizard, proud Welsh man. Dead. Speed was found hanged at his home in Huntington, Cheshire on Sunday morning – leaving behind a loving wife, two kids and the hopes and dreams of a nation which, under Speed’s guidance, was slowly beginning to find its feet in the […]

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Silence Drowns the Screams from the Killing Fields

November 29, 2011

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From the Album cover 'In the Court of the Crimson King'

On Monday, 21st of November 2011,  three leaders of the Khmer Rogue accused of orchestrating the Killing Fields in Cambodia, were put on trial in Phnom Penh. Looking back, was America really wrong to abhor communism, when Pol Pot’s model caused millions to die? “Well you’ll work harder with a gun in your back, for […]

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We’re The Kids In America

November 23, 2011

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 If someone had asked me a year ago about Camp America, my initial thoughts would have been filled with images of ‘Supernanny’ struggling with 10 kids in a forest, on the verge of a breakdown.  I could not have been more wrong. I had just returned from a gap year in Australia and seen some […]

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Maximum Devolution – A Real Choice For Scots?

November 19, 2011

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There is no doubting that Alex Salmond is determined to see Scotland stand as an independent nation away from the United Kingdom. His evident Scottish patriotism may be viewed as admirable by some, despicable by others. It has been four years since Salmond was elected First Minister of Scotland.  That also means it has been […]

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Beauty: Less Is More

November 19, 2011

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With a wealth of makeup tutorials on the internet, magazines full of hair and beauty tips and even fashion related television shows, it’s hard to understand why some women still get it so wrong.  Home hair dye disasters are a regular beauty nightmare and are enough to send any stylist running for cover.  These home […]

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Drinks Giants Targeting Children

November 19, 2011

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A major research study has found that alcohol companies are targeting 15 and 16-year-old children and encouraging excessive drinking. The research conducted by the British Medical Journal and led by Professor Gerard Hastings found that market research data on 15 and 16-year-olds is used to develop advertising campaigns.  Hastings’ claims that many references are made […]

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