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Don’t let TV Shows sugarcoat your dream career

Don’t let TV Shows sugarcoat your dream career

Breaking News, Education, Entertainment, Explainers, TV
If you've ever found yourself captivated by a late-night TV show marathon and daydreamed about becoming a top-notch lawyer, a skilled surgeon, or a recognised journalist, you're not the only one. Credits: Unsplash We enjoy glimpses into thrilling careers on screen as the story unfolds. However, here's the unexpected twist, TV shows are meant to appeal it’s audience. Actual jobs rarely sparkle as brightly as Hollywood portrays them. While shows like Suits, Grey's Anatomy, and Firefly Lane spark motivation to pursue meaningful careers, they tend to overlook the day-to-day challenges. The glamour and constant excitement we see are often dramatically exaggerated. In reality, resident doctors combat fatigue by putting in over 80 plus hours a week, focusing on gaining essential ski
AI tools for teachers: A boon or bane?

AI tools for teachers: A boon or bane?

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Credits: Angira Sen Rishi Sunak’s government has announced plans to invest £2 million in AI classroom technology. The funding is to go to Oak National Academy, an online classroom resource, to improve the technologies before they are rolled out for teachers for use in schools throughout England. To find out what the public thinks about this recent development, Westminster World went out to ask Londoners if they feel integrating AI into classrooms is practical and necessary. https://soundcloud.com/user-58876537/ai-to-reduce-teachers-workloads?si=e03f7b92d97e49f0bf811b1738e652a1&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing A mother said: “I honestly hate the idea”, and she added she would prefer her children to be taught by a person rather t
What is RBI central bank digital currency and why is India launching it?

What is RBI central bank digital currency and why is India launching it?

Business, economy, Education, Explainers, International, Worldnews
Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for the country on February 1, 2022. In her budget presentation, she announced the launch of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) by 2022–23 as a means to boost India’s economic growth. If you can’t beat them, copy them. This partially elucidates why central banks in nine countries have introduced their own digital currencies. Recently, in the Union Budget for 2022-23, India draws itself closer towards adopting cryptocurrencies after years of wavering on its stance, as the country seeks to keep up with the global move towards the digital assets. Besides announcing a flat 30 per cent tax on profits from all virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, Indian Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman talked about the virtual d
Why are drug gangs hiding behind students?

Why are drug gangs hiding behind students?

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A recent article published by the Times, talks about how county line drug gangs are infiltrating universities as a convenient spot to carry out their operations. But why have these drug gangs targeted universities? Let’s find out. Picture Credit: The Statesmen What does County lines mean? County lines are organised illegal drug-dealing networks that are usually controlled by a single person.  Drug dealers set up a network between city and county locations to supply drugs controlling a network of runners by mobile phones, also known as ‘deal lines’. The line is controlled by an anonymous dealer based in a city who has complete control over what is sold. These drug runners use vulnerable people's homes as a base for dealing, a practice known as cuckooing. Young re
Do you know the significance of mascot of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?

Do you know the significance of mascot of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?

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Recently, the 2022 Winter Olympics opened in Beijing, China. As the host of the Winter Olympics, China introduced the mascot. Do you want to know how it was designed? Let's have a look. Bing Dwendwen source:youtube Cao Xue, head of the mascot design team of the Winter Olympics, said that the design inspiration of Bing Dwen Dwen was from Sugar-Coated Hawthorn, which is a traditional snack in Beijing. The icing on its body is related to the movement of ice and snow. The ice pier takes panda as its core, and retains the ice shell shape of Sugar-Coated Hawthorn. The panda image is combined with the super-energy ice crystal shell. The shape of the head shell is taken from the ice and snow sports helmet, decorated with colorful halo, and the overall image resembles an astronaut.
Now is the time to legalise pepper spray to protect women in the capital

Now is the time to legalise pepper spray to protect women in the capital

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In the UK, it is illegal to carry pepper spray as a self-defense weapon. At Westminster World, we think this needs to change. Photo Credit: The Canterbury Hub Back in 2010, Theresa May MP, former Home Secretary said: “No woman should live in fear of violence.” However, eleven years later nothing seems to have changed. Violence against women has been an ongoing topic for many years within the United Kingdom, and in 2021, the issue grew more prominent. Recent statistics found that only 24 per cent of women feel safe walking alone after dark. It is predicted that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in this country, and 1 in 5 women will experience sexual assault during their lifetime. With the murders of Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa and Bobbi-Ann McLeod it has made it
The issues surrounding black hairstyles explained

The issues surrounding black hairstyles explained

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https://youtu.be/VvAYRqXcql4 With 2020 being a huge year for the progression of the Black Lives Matter movement, we take a look at the lack of understanding and misrepresentation of black hair and why this continues to be a topic of debate. In this video we cover the worldwide policing of black hair that often leads to people feeling discriminated, racially targeted and harassed. In a time led by diversity, inclusion and human rights campaigns are ever present, but why are there still conversations that decide how black people should wear their hair? How is racism linked to this problem and why do some black people feel the need to find ways in order to make sure they fit into society and are perceived as presentable enough.

Why younger people work harder than their parents for less?

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https://youtu.be/lfsVrtg7SSQ Video / Jinglin Zhou Millennials and Generation Z, are always faced with high requirements and have to work harder to succeed. A research carried out at OfficeGenie found that millennials worked on average a whopping seven hours and 22 minutes extra each week. Another study from the Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated showed 32% of Gen Z respondents say they are the hardest-working generation ever, and 36% believe they "had it the hardest" when entering the working world compared with all other ages before it. But they haven't gain more from hard working. In the UK, salaries for millennials and Gen Z are 20% down on what their parents earned during the same period of their lives. Working harder is not the way that leads to success. I...
What is intersex? Things you might not know about intersex people

What is intersex? Things you might not know about intersex people

Adults, Education, Explainer, Explainers, Gender, Video
Can you spot intersex people based on their appearance? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pF9wxSFgh8 Video by Hai Anh Vu From the ancient Greek mythology, the term “Hermaphrodite” become a common used medical definition that refers to people whose bodies have both male and female characteristics.  Nowadays, the term is no longer used and instead, another term has been put into common use. That term is Intersex.  But having such variation in characteristics is not a medical problem and it’s more common than what you think. The United Nations estimated that 1.7% of the population are born with intersex trait, comparable to the number of people born with red hair. Current statistics suggest that approximately 358,105 UK people with intersex variations. Under curren
Are you guilty of microaggressions?

Are you guilty of microaggressions?

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In March 2021, a report by The Mainchi stated that the president of the Tokyo Olympics said that meetings with female participants went on for too long. Unbeknown to many, this remark may be seen as a microaggression.  In this day and age words can have detrimental consequences to others, whether they are explicit or implicit. But ever heard of the saying actions speak louder than words? Microaggressions do not only refer to the words used but also the actions we do which can amplify a hidden meaning.     Photo credited by Morgan Basham (Unsplash.com)  What are microaggressions? Very Well Mind defines a microaggression as subtle verbal or nonverbal behaviour, committed consciously or not, that is directed at a member of a marginalised group, and has