All the same, far more people on the beach seem to be tapping away than doing other beach activities. In the 20 years since mobiles ceased to weigh 8 lbs - and look like a brick ‚Ä" they have become ubiquitous, even on the beach. Brighton's seaThe Guardian finds only one group proud not to have a mobile to hand ("They talk mostly nonsense anyway," says the matron in charge).An Indian couple on holiday (she's doing her master's degree in Britain) are Skypeing the family at home from the beach because it's their first wedding anniversary. Two sisters, in Brighton because mum (90) has been admitted to Sussex county hospital, admit to having "one idiot phone" between them, again with nothing more ambitious than to keep in touch. "It's OK for businesspeople to take business calls; I wouldn't," says one. … [Read more...] about Smartphones on holiday: is that a smart idea for your work-life balance?
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What that nurse asked of the mother last week was illegal: mothers are entitled to feed – bottle or breast or both – anywhere others can eat. But the nurse should not be the focus of our scorn because, like me, she lives in a culture where posters of women posing in bikinis are absolutely normalised, where lingerie ads run across buses (sexy lingerie, not the practical stuff, of course), but where babies sucking on breasts are an invisible phenomenon. Unsurprisingly, as it has absolutely no money-making claims for those marketing advertisements; the reverse in fact. … [Read more...] about Women’s breasts can be sexual and feed babies – pretty basic really
“Vulnerable sober living patients who were trying desperately to battle their addictions were treated like human guinea pigs just to make a buck,” District Attorney Todd Spitzer said, calling the defendants “real-life Frankensteins.” … [Read more...] about California surgeon charged in $52M sober living fraud
The push towards a US model, where corporations keep millions, rather than thousands of birds, in one unit, must be resisted. Egg recalls in the US are not that uncommon and producers are encouraged to take out insurance policies rather than redesign the system in favour of sustainability. Cost is everything. To shore up this level of production, so-called Ag Gag laws have been introduced (preventing NGOs from filming or talking about large-scale facilities). This latest homegrown egg scandal in Europe needs to serve as a reminder that that direction spells greater disaster. … [Read more...] about Let’s face it – too much of the food chain is broken
Manoj’s inspiration for such a venture has been his friend and scriptwriter Sajeev Pazhoor, who successfully implemented integrated farming on the rooftop of his home at Poojappura in Thiruvananthapuram district. Although Sajeev’s house stands on just three cents of land, he grows several vegetables by way of aquaponics and hydroponics (soil-less farming). “I have been into farming for the last 14 years. My garden has grapes and shallots as well. We have a rainwater harvesting system and biogas plant as well. A video of my farm inspired Joju to follow the model and My Kaad team stepped in to help him,” says Sajeev, “a mentor” of My Kaad. … [Read more...] about My Kaad helps you set up your own vegetable and fruit garden