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Social media isn’t the cause of mental ill-health

The media seems to express increasing concern over the dangers of social media on mental health, but we’re focusing on the wrong thing

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Angela Merkel: Die Überlebende (The Survivor)

How the Queen of Europe rose to her throne

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Carillion’s dirty papers

Parliament voted to release the government’s risk assessments of Carillion… and they are devastating

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Norway: where’s my (oil) money?

A look at what Brits can learn from the Norwegians and their $1 Trillion sovereign wealth fund

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Brexit: not my vote

“Brexit is done, just accept it,” they say — a year and a half on, remainers still find this very hard to do

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The problems with the government’s war on encryption

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

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The widening gap between SU Exec officers and students

They represent a 40,000-strong student body, yet many struggle to recall their names or what they do

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Big, bad Vlad

Putin has re-directed Russia onto the path of becoming a formidable and threatening world power

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Elon Musk’s launch was a good thing, here is why

Elon Musk’s launch of a sports car into outer space has faced some flack, but the criticisms might not necessarily be justified

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Feminism and the F1 grid girls

On one hand is a symbolic step forward, on the other is many women left without jobs

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Our love for dogs has become cruel and inhumane

When did our love for man’s best friend become a bid to genetically mutilate them?

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Modern romance is broken

How suffocating fixations on monogamous loyalty ruins our relationships