Exploring the link between globalisation and stress

Exploring the link between globalisation and stress

A direct relationship exists between stress and globalisation – i.e. transnational corporations and transnational economics – according to a recent study published in the Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities. The study, by an international research team in Thailand and Canada, analysed the relationship between globalisation and stress in a sample group of Thai […]

Food Ingredients in Cosmetics: Sustainability Implications

Food Ingredients in Cosmetics: Sustainability Implications

London – A wide range of food ingredients are making their way into cosmetic & personal care products. Organic Monitor finds the trend is driven by consumer demand for health & wellness products, however it brings sustainability implications. As shown at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Latin America (www.sustainablecosmeticssummit.com/Lamerica), the move towards food ingredients is partly […]

Cyclone Donald around for a year

Cyclone Donald around for a year

It’s a good year out from the US 2016 election and good old Fox Network are at it already with their panel discussions on the potential Republican presidential candidates. Talkfest after talkfest is surrounding us with Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump not exactly getting along in the latest instalment. You have to give it to […]

Destruction of our soil more serious than climate change

Destruction of our soil more serious than climate change

An international soil scientist says restocking the world’s arable soil with carbon is more important than climate change. Dr John Baker says too many people around the world treat soil like dirt when it should be revered because “our lives depend on it.” He believes that because soil isn’t sexy, is not on our radar […]

World Bank updating social policies

World Bank updating social policies

The World Bank is in the process of reviewing, updating and strengthening its environmental and social policies that serve to protect vulnerable people and the environment in World Bank investment projects. On July 1, 2015, the Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) of the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors authorized a third phase of consultations […]

Book Review: How Propaganda Works

Book Review: How Propaganda Works

Our democracy today is fraught with political campaigns, lobbyists, liberal media, and Fox News commentators, all using language to influence the way we think and reason about public issues. Even so, many of us believe that propaganda and manipulation aren’t problems for us—not in the way they were for the totalitarian societies of the mid-twentieth […]

New study highlights how perfectionist drive is leading to burnout

New study highlights how perfectionist drive is leading to burnout

A new study from York St John University and the University of Bath has revealed the extent to which perfectionist tendencies in employees are driving many to burnout and points to ways in which habits might be changed. In the report, published today (Friday 31 July) in the journal Personality & Social Psychology Review, researchers […]