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As a black woman, I hate the term 'people of colour'43m As a black woman, I hate the term 'people of colour'
The Independent
Although the term feels politically correct, it's inclusive and is better than the previously used term of 'coloured', I am still not here for it
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Think twice before revealing what you were paid at your last job 1h 28m Think twice before revealing what you were paid at your last job
The Independent
Greater transparency is a worthy goal, but when you disclose your previous salary in an interview situation the prospective employer knows more about you than you do about them
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The Observer view on Theresa May’s hateful ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy | Observer editorial5h The Observer view on Theresa May’s hateful ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy | Observer editorial
The Guardian
The Home Office’s unbending attitude is needlessly blighting lives. It must not be tolerated any longer History will judge Theresa May harshly. In recent weeks, the appalling stories about the impact of the government’s “hostile environment” policy reported by our sister paper,
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5h The Observer view on Arsène Wenger’s values that made him but were finally his undoing | Observer editorial
The Guardian
The Arsenal boss’s reign was a feat of longevity in a game with such restlessly demanding fansThe monarchy aside, Britain doesn’t really do longevity these days. The nation of “keep calm and carry on” and of “until death do us part” has often, it appears, given way to a land of attention deficit and the seductive thrill of quick fixes. No part of public life exemplifies this more clearly than professional football management. The average lifespan of a Premier League boss now stands at just over a year. At the beginning of this season, Crystal Palace’s Frank de Boer set a new record by
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A fresh EU referendum is still unlikely, but at least the Brexit minister accepts it would be legitimate12h A fresh EU referendum is still unlikely, but at least the Brexit minister accepts it would be legitimate
The Independent
Steve Baker, a pro-Leave minister in the Brexit department, this week conceded that a fresh referendum was possible
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Adieu, Arsène Wenger – artistry in hobnail boots | Alex Clark16h Adieu, Arsène Wenger – artistry in hobnail boots | Alex Clark
The Guardian
The Arsenal manager transformed English football, through fair means and foulHe arrived in Britain like something from outer space. In 1996, as the leaves were turning red on Avenell Road, Highbury, Arsenal’s new manager took up the reins so recently in the hands of the Bergkamp-buying, blazer-wearing Bruce Rioch. How would Arsène Wenger fit with the likes of Joe Kinnear, Harry Redknapp, Gerry Francis, Kevin Keegan and Ron Atkinson, all at the time, as football argot has it, plying their trade as managers in the Premier League? He wore glasses. Not just any old glasses, but full-on cultural studies lecturer about to illuminate the world of Derrida, Barthes and semiotic analysis glasses. He was French – French! – with a good helping of Alsatian. And he had come via Japanese club Grampus Eight, which nobody had ever heard of, even though Gary Lineker had played for them.
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This is why I've stopped saying 'I'm fine, thanks' when people ask how I am16h This is why I've stopped saying 'I'm fine, thanks' when people ask how I am
The Independent
By allowing people to tell you how they are feeling, you are letting them know that their response is normal and acceptable, which is really important for their mental health
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In Britain now, the richer you are, the better your chance of justice | Nick Cohen17h In Britain now, the richer you are, the better your chance of justice | Nick Cohen
The Guardian
Our legal system once looked after everyone. But increasingly, it is only for the wealthyJustice in Britain, a country that boasts it all but invented the presumption of innocence and trial by jury, is becoming a matter of money. We’re going the way of the United States and building a market-based rather than a rights-based system; where the rich have every advantage and the jails are filled with the black and the poor. It hasn’t happened yet, but allow me to clutch some straws from the prevailing wind. Last week, Southwark crown court began hearing the case of Das insurance company against its former CEO,
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People may be leaving Facebook over privacy fears, but social media is here to stay 17h People may be leaving Facebook over privacy fears, but social media is here to stay
The Independent
The challenge to Facebook, Google and the other social media enterprises comes less from concerns about privacy and more about effectiveness
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Theresa May really could face a leadership challenge from Brexiteers if she doesn't deliver on the customs union18h Theresa May really could face a leadership challenge from Brexiteers if she doesn't deliver on the customs union
The Independent
The Government will lose a vote for a soft Brexit on Thursday, but the prime minister has no choice but to talk tough and carry on
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Why I fell in love with Meghan Markle19h Why I fell in love with Meghan Markle
The Independent
This is a purely platonic affaire d'amour that has nothing to do with our Megs' looks, who she is, or her personality – it's because of the trolls
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More young people are pro-choice – proof that progress is winning (or will)20h More young people are pro-choice – proof that progress is winning (or will)
The Guardian
Two-thirds of young people think abortion should be legal in all or most cases – a glimmer of good news in a time of few wins
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20h Let's allow chemical weapons inspectors from the OPCW to do their jobs in Syria
The Independent
As a participant in the negotiations that led to the 1992 Chemical Weapons Convention, Iran's ambassador to Britain says unilateral responses to the alleged gas attack in Douma are unhelpful. For an alternative view click here.
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Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study21h Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study
The Independent
If it's left untreated, anxiety can lead to depression, early death and suicide, yet the medication that is prescribed to treat anxiety doesn't often work in the long-term
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22h The DNC's lawsuit against Trump, Russia and Wikileaks is making the parallels with Watergate hard to ignore
The Independent
We may be short of reaching Watergate's 'size and scale', because we don't yet have anything to match the so-called 'Saturday Night Massacre' moment of 1973. But it could be coming soon
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Your city is becoming 'smarter' – and that has much scarier consequences for your data than the Facebook scandal23h Your city is becoming 'smarter' – and that has much scarier consequences for your data than the Facebook scandal
The Independent
Even something as simple as a garbage bin can now be connected to the internet and used to collect information that could be sold onto third companies
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America is plagued by experts without expertise | Michael Massing24h America is plagued by experts without expertise | Michael Massing
The Guardian
On-air ‘experts’ are more disconnected from their demographics than ever – and their lack of expertise has become glaring in the age of Trump The strong ratings of the first episode of the revived Roseanne set off an avalanche of commentary. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, for instance, John Podhoretz, a columnist for the New York Post,
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The Top 10: Unexpected Company Origins24h The Top 10: Unexpected Company Origins
The Independent
From dried fish to electronics; from pistols to motorbikes; from shopping baskets to advertising: the unlikely origins of some familiar brand names
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If we valued black art, Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer would have been for literature | Dotun Adebayo26h If we valued black art, Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer would have been for literature | Dotun Adebayo
The Guardian
Rap should be put on a par with Shakespeare and Wordsworth. When will the education system wake up to black creativity? I can’t help thinking that the Pulitzer prize committee missed a trick in their
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If people don’t know about the Holocaust, it’s because they don’t really care26h If people don’t know about the Holocaust, it’s because they don’t really care
The Guardian
Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it, the saying goes Last week, the rather striking results of a survey were published, which found that 41% of Americans and 66% of American millennials
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I used to be a Tory. The Windrush scandal makes me glad I left | Derek Laud27h I used to be a Tory. The Windrush scandal makes me glad I left | Derek Laud
The Guardian
I was born in Britain, but even I feel the hostility of the climate Theresa May has created The treatment of a generation of British citizens who live here, work here and vote here has been truly appalling. Theresa May, who as home secretary created the environment that allowed it to happen, should never be allowed to forget it. But the problem with May starts with David Cameron. As prime minister, he failed to stand up to her and allowed her to reign supreme over Home Office matters, knowing perfectly well she has always had suspect judgment. For example, as home secretary she insisted that
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28h Fit in my 40s: ‘Will a trendy vitamin-boosting injection make me feel more alive?’ | Zoe Williams
The Guardian
The business of taking vitamins in massive amounts in one go requires quite a lot of faith It’s expensive and hurts a bit, and it sounds like the kind of thing Keith Richards would do, and for all those reasons I would never have considered a vitamin injection, until they got wildly popular. This is life as a late adopter: waiting until you’re the last person standing with the snooty remarks, then having to be the last to take them all back. Injections have gone mass market and you can get them for £40, or a booster for £10 (
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29h Running the London marathon? Neither am I | Alice O’Keeffe
The Guardian
Grinding out 26.2 miles is punishing. Thank goodness long walks and gardening offer a healthy alternative Marathons, marathons, everywhere: last weekend Brighton was taken over by runners, and tens of thousands more will fill the streets of London on Sunday. In the next few weeks there will be races taking place across the UK, from Milton Keynes to Liverpool, Newport to Stirling. The popularity of the 26.2-mile challenge shows no signs of waning – the Brighton event only started in 2010, and now 12,000 people take part. There are 40,000 places in the London race, and a whopping 386,050 people applied this year – the highest number ever. The majority of them had never run a marathon before.
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