Maybe you’ve got it written down on a post-it note. Possibly you’ve relegated it to a mental filing cabinet at the back of your brain. Or perhaps you decided long ago to forget the number of notches on your bedpost and just get on with life. Modern dating culture has done much for the liberalisation of views around sexual promiscuity: fewer people would think to outwardly chastise singletons for having sexual relationships outside of marriage for example, or for having sex with someone they don’t plan on pursuing a relationship with. In spite of this, as a society we are still completely preoccupied with the number of people our lovers, friends, exes, partners (Google throws up 55million results for the question: should you tell your partner how many people you have slept with?) and random people in bikinis on ITV2 have had in their bedsheets. Just like school children wanting to know how many people you’ve kissed, adults all want to know that … [Read more...] about The Number Of People You’ve Had Sex With Means Nothing, So Why Does Love Island Think Otherwise?
Dozens of homeless tent dwellers in the city centre now have a roof over their heads, the council has announced as Milton Keynes’ tent city shrinks from 77 tents to 14. At the peak of Milton Keynes’ ‘tent city’ crisis last summer, there were 130 people sleeping rough and 65 tents pitched in underpasses, streets and bushes.Today there are 14 tents and around 47 people living on the streets , said Labour cabinet member for housing, councillor Nigel Long.He said the first priority had been the most vulnerable people - many of whom turned out to be former soldiers or service personnel. “Good progress has been made. It has been achieved by close working with the voluntary sector and by supporting the most vulnerable rough sleepers with care and support as well as housing.”Nigel added: “Many of the most vulnerable are ex-service personnel and have mental health or drug and alcohol challenges. The aim is for care and support to help them become … [Read more...] about The ‘tent city’ of Milton Keynes has shrunk as dozens of homeless people are housed
Older workers are boosting employment rates in Iceland, New Zeeland and Israel, according to PwC’s latest Golden Age Index. And in order to enable older workers to take up new jobs opportunities that AI and related technologies will create, retraining and lifelong learning will be critical. Extending people’s working lives to reflect the ageing of their populations could release massive untapped value for their economies to the tune of USD 3.5 trillion across the OECD as a whole in the long run. Between 2015 and 2050, it’s estimated that the number of people aged 55 and above in the 35 OECD countries will increase by almost 50 percent to over 500 million. But how many of these half a billion people will be working? PwC’s Golden Age Index benchmarks, ranks and analyses the performance of OECD countries in fostering older people’s participation in the workforce through employment and training data. It reveals how large potential economic gains are available … [Read more...] about PwC: Extending people’s working lives could add USD 3.5 trillion to OECD GDP in long run
Residents have described the terrifying moment their homes became the frontline of the Saddleworth Moor fire as flames came within metres of homes. More than 30 homes in the village of Carrbrook near Stalybridge had to be evacuated when the wind suddenly changed direction on Tuesday evening pushing the fire down a hill towards their homes. Residents may be allowed back onto their properties later today and many returned to the cordon on Wednesday morning to check what had happened overnight. Among them was Angela Brown, who lives on Calico Crescent, and said: “It was very worrying. I love that house,” she said, adding: “When I got home at 6.30pm you could hear the fire crackling. "It was just ash falling down. I wasn’t that worried at that point. We’ve had fires before and they seem to get them under control quite quickly. “I looked out of my window and it was getting very close and I started to get very worried about it. I was told to … [Read more...] about This is how close the Saddleworth Moor fire got to people’s homes
Projects helping young people prepare for the world of work in and around Hastings have been given a £70,000 funding boost. Organisations in and around the Hastings area are among 21 to receive a share of £1.5 million from the Careers & Enterprise Company Opportunity Area Fund.The money has been allocated to projects in Opportunity Areas that focus on careers and enterprise activities, including work experience, volunteering and skills development, and are aimed at young people of secondary school age in greatest need of support.Cllr Bob Standley, East Sussex County Council’s lead member for education and ISEND, said: “I am delighted that this money has been made available for such valuable projects which will boost the future job prospects of young people in and around the Hastings Opportunity Area.“Each of these projects allows young people to meet employers and gain knowledge and experience that they may otherwise not have had access to.”The … [Read more...] about Funding boost for projects helping young people