Day: June 12, 2017

5 Ways for Artists to Make Money Online

5 Ways for Artists to Make Money Online

As it turns out, the starving artist stereotype is not too far off. According to the 2011 National Household Survey and Labor Force Survey, the average income among Canadian artists is $27,600. Compared with an average of $45,400 for the overall labour force, this is a difference of 39%, a ...

The best places to stay in Chennai and Puducherry

The best places to stay in Chennai and Puducherry

By Sean Sheehan When it comes to a holiday in South India many people think of a beach retreat in Goa, which is a little enclave of Western delights, perfectly attuned for adventurous Europeans of the mildest persuasion. Then again, it seems a shame to travel such a distance to experience a ...

Why Are We In Debt?

Why have payday loan complaints tripled?

Today the Financial Ombudsman released its annual report unveiling a significant rise in the number of complaints about payday lenders. According to Chief Ombudsman, Caroline Wayman, "the most striking story has been the rise in contact we’ve had from people having trouble with credit. We’ve seen around three times last year’s ...

5 Interesting Jobs You May Never Have Thought Of…

IT company threatens redundancy for staff voting Labour

An IT firm in Watford sent staff an email warning "Labour voters would be made redundant first" on polling day, GMB has revealed. An email seemingly sent by John Brooker, Managing Director of Watford based Storm Technologies Ltd, has come to light which was sent to his staff on Thursday ...

TLE’s…Marathon Essentials

TLE’s…Marathon Essentials

By Amy Sharpe In April I completed a feat I never believed I would: I ran a marathon. Yep, I tackled the 26.2 mile beast in Manchester and lived to tell the tale (though my chafing scars mean my armpits will never look the same again). Now I will spare ...

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How to Make: Kale & Sharpham Park Spelt Salad

High in fibre and an excellent source of vitamins such as iron, potassium, zinc and riboflavin - it’s unsurprising that spelt is becoming an increasingly popular wheat alternative. One of today’s healthiest grains, spelt is an ancient member of the wheat family (dubbed ‘the marching grain’ by Romans, for its ...

Theatre Review: Anatomy of a Suicide, Royal Court

Theatre Review: Anatomy of a Suicide, Royal Court

“Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is 100%” said R D Laing. He also said “Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be a breakthrough.” Alice Birch seems to explore these not quite perfect opposite attitudes to mental ill health in her new play ...

Why pining for a time gone by is completely futile

Why pining for a time gone by is completely futile

It’s official, a new study has declared today, life really was "better in the old days". If only it had been released a week earlier the Tories might have fared better in the General Election, tugging at our nostalgic longing for a time gone by. As it was people voted ...

Stockholm My Love: Film Review

Stockholm My Love: Film Review

By Michael McNulty Mark Cousins’ Stockholm My Love is an exercise in patience. A frustratingly dull film with the pretentions of a film school graduate, who has gorged on likes of filmmakers such as Terrence Malick, then picked up a camera and disappeared down a rabbit hole of contemplation, exploring ...

LISTEN: Earl Grey Share ‘Nothing’ from Upcoming Third EP

LISTEN: Earl Grey Share ‘Nothing’ from Upcoming Third EP

Earl Grey have shared their new single 'Nothing' today, taken from their forthcoming third EP 'The Times You Cross My Mind' - out 21st July. Listen below. Hailing from Mönchengladbach, Germany, Earl Grey were founded just a couple of years ago and have so far released two EPs (Ready to Leave ...

What to look for in a BBQ

What to look for in a BBQ

As we get deeper into summer, you’re probably already thinking about those long evenings filled with great company, plenty of drinks and, of course, the best food. That food often comes courtesy of a BBQ when the weather is good. But if you haven’t got a BBQ yet, now is ...