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13 reasons why Portugal is a better destination than the UK

13 reasons why Portugal is a better destination than the UK

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Everyone seems to be travelling to Portugal these days. Indeed, this year the country reported gleefully on another record year for overseas arrivals. Just over 12.7 million foreigners visited the country in 2017 – up 12 per cent year-on-year. Here's why it is proving so popular. Portugal has been recognized by many newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveller, Forbes, The New York Times, El País, CNN, World Travel Awards, the Best Of Wine Tourism, Great Wine Capitals, Catavinum and many more. These awards recognize the country’s tourism excellence. 1.Lisbon’s charm Lisbon's century-old wooden trams and iron funiculars that still lurch and rumble their way through the city are unique. Wandering from Baixa district to Graça you'll see a very traditional side

What the ‘anti-vaxx’ campaign is, explained

Health, International, News
Vaccination has been one of the world’s biggest achievements when it comes to health and ensuring that diseases that once wiped out millions of the population – such as smallpox and the plague – does not repeat itself in history. However, the anti-vaccination movement or ‘anti-vaxxers’ has gained momentum especially with the advancement of technology and social media. The movement began around the 1990s but after reports were discredited and research disproved any claims, it died down for a while but with the increase in the volume of social media groups promoting it, there has been a concern about the negative impact of it. When did the movement all begin? It all began when a once respectable journal called Lancet, published widely discredited research on MMR (measles, mumps and
Do you feel happy to live in the digital age?

Do you feel happy to live in the digital age?

Media, Social media, Tech, Technology
The World Happiness report released on 20th March. The Rank of the UK has increased to 15th place since 2013. (Data from the World Happiness report; Graph: Bowei) The measurement involves many factors such as GDP, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom and corruption levels.   The top three happiest countries are Finland, Denmark, Norway. Among them, Finland was a second year to be the happiest countries in the world.   In the digital era, people spend more time on social media. Based on the recent UK social media statistic, there are 45 million social media users, which is equal to 67% of the entire population. Of these, there are 39 million mobile social media users. On average, people in the UK spend about 1 hour 50 minutes on social media sites
Are some sections of the media fuelling racial discrimination in football?

Are some sections of the media fuelling racial discrimination in football?

Entertainment, London, Media, ReportingWeek1, ReportingWeek2, Social media, Sport
After Manchester City's Raheem Sterling highlighted headlines by the Mailonline as examples of racist rhetoric, many media commentators have come out to support the young footballer's accusations. On Saturday Chelsea Football Club made a public statement that they were investigating reports into alleged racial abuse against Raheem Sterling by Chelsea fans watching the weekend’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester City. A video circulating online after the game appeared to show one fan in the Matthew Harding Stand shouting racist slurs in the direction of Sterling as he went to collect the ball. In response to the abuse, Sterling released a statement accusing some sections of the media of helping to ‘fuel racism’ with their portrayal of young black footballers. In
Greenwich stabbing: Why are the young carrying knives nowadays?

Greenwich stabbing: Why are the young carrying knives nowadays?

Breaking News, crime, crime, Culture, London, London Mayor, News, NHS, ReportingWeek2, Social media, Student
London Mayor Sadiq Khan today announced a £600,000 grant from website to help charities tackle youth violence, shortly after an 18-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a flat in Greenwich town centre last Saturday. Due to the reduction of the police force? According to the statistics released by the Office for National Statistics, knife crime has surged by 16 per cent in the UK, compared with figure 12 months earlier. Figures from Metropolitan Police showed so far there have been at least 128 violent deaths in London, up from 116 in early 2018. The total of 14,987 knife crimes is among a high of 25,0287 violent offences recorded. Source: Metropolitan Police Cressida Dick, the head of Metropolitan Police, said early this year in a hearing that a whole series of social issues contrib
Psychology of hate crime bystanders: Indifference or self-protection?

Psychology of hate crime bystanders: Indifference or self-protection?

Breaking News, crime, Culture, Media, News, ReportingWeek1
Onlookers “filmed on phones”, while a South Korean student was undertaking an alleged racist attack on London Oxford Street. Yeon Jeong Lee, 22, a student at the university in Canterbury, was beaten by up to 10 thugs while she was doing shopping in central London. What she felt disappointed was the reaction of the passers-by. “It was only two people who were trying to help me out and the rest would just be filming the scene ”, she said. She also mentioned the slow reaction of the police: "I filed the case over the phone, but they kept repeating the same response and didn’t show up". Source: Change.org Link: https://www.change.org/p/sadiq-khan-raise-the-awareness-of-hate-crime-in-oxford-street Psychology of passers-by Why in this case few people are willing to help? What's
Want a blind chat on the tube for free?

Want a blind chat on the tube for free?

London, News, Social media, Technology, Transport, Tube
If you want to have a chat with someone you don’t know on the tube, it is much easier now. Tubechat searching for other users outside the underground station © Zhenyi Lu A new app called TubeChat will free you from "no service" underground. Turning on the Bluetooth, you can break the ice with fellow commuters within 200 metres right away. Other functions like a group chat up to 10 people and playing I Spy are also accessible.                                                     The screenshot of TubeChat But does everyone want to participate? Several people gave us their opinions. It turned out that especially for young Londoners, they seem to be very open to the app. They find it interesting to chat with strangers and socialise. But the app’s price would be a main factor for t
How a Facebook page helped young Londoner cope with depression, anxiety

How a Facebook page helped young Londoner cope with depression, anxiety

London, News, Social media
As early as 13 years old, Mhairi Potts-Wyatt from London had already contemplated taking her own life. She didn’t even know that was called ‘suicide’ at the time, nor did she understand she was battling depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But somehow, Potts-Wyatt made it to 21 years old. And she has a Facebook page to thank for it. The Artidote is a social media community founded on Facebook in 2015 by Jovanny Ferreyra. With close to two million followers, the page, as its name suggests, uses art as a means of healing and improving mental health. Each post features a piece of artwork coupled with a quote either from followers, someone anonymous, or a famous personality. Potts-Wyatt, who is in the process of being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, jo
The unfiltered world of ‘fake’ Instagram accounts

The unfiltered world of ‘fake’ Instagram accounts

Opinion, Social media, Tech
“The selection process is mostly your close friends or anyone who you trust to see not-so-nice photos of yourself.” Emily* is an 18-year-old girl who loves Facebook and Instagram. She’s been on social media for most of her teen years, and enjoys scrolling Instagram for funny videos and photos her friends post.  Emily is acting as my guide to one trend on the photo-sharing app which is previously unchartered territory for me: Finstagrams. ‘Finstagram’ explained A ‘Finstagram’, or fake Instagram for the uninitiated, is a private Instagram account run alongside with the user’s public account. The difference between the two is that the ‘Finsta’ is a much more liberated space where posting is more frequent and less filtered. Emily explains: “a few of my friends do to kind of spam wi
Tattoo or not to tattoo: Are we witnessing the death of the body art?

Tattoo or not to tattoo: Are we witnessing the death of the body art?

Art, Audio, Tattoo, Video
An estimated 1 in 5 British people have at least one tattoo. There are over 2200 tattoo parlours within the UK - compare that with 1800 McDonald's or 898 Starbucks and it’s clear that Brits have a love affair with tattoos. Tattoos are more popular than ever before with 33% of millennials sporting at least one piece of ink. But what happens when the tattoo you once loved falls out of favour? When the job you desperately want doesn’t approve of the Chinese writing on your neck? Or when you break up with that partner whose name decorates your chest encased in a red heart? Tattoo’s are not as permanent as people once thought. Tattoo removal is now almost as financially lucrative as tattoos. But are we really falling out of love with our body art? The Price of Tattoos Mathew