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Who Are You Talking To? The Internet and the Rise in Online Harassment

Have you ever received a suspect friend request on Facebook, or a strange message or connection request on LinkedIn or Instagram?
If you have, you’re not alone.
While the internet benefits our lives in a lot of ways, it’s also provided new avenues for people who want to harass others online, and often, women are on the receiving end.
Here’s how you can protect yourself.

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Menopause – Is it still a Taboo in the Workplace?

Women are working for longer than ever before. This means that around 3.5 million working women in the UK are over 50, and this will only continue to rise.
Menopause symptoms can be present for up to 10 years, so here is how women can be shown understanding and offered support from their employers.

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Physical Health and the Impact on Mental Health

The effects of cancer on physical health is well known, but it can seriously impact on mental health too. Being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness like cancer is a huge shock, and people go through so many different emotions, from fear, to sadness, and anger.
Let’s look at some of the typical emotional effects of being diagnosed with cancer.

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The Diversity Problem in the UK Tech Industry

There’s a diversity problem in the UK tech sector. It’s one of the biggest and fastest-growing industries yet its employees don’t reflect the makeup of the general population. According to recent statistics, Only 17% of employees are women, and only 15% are from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. So why is this the case, why is it a problem for organisations, and what can be done?

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“No Irish”: What Caused the Anti-Irish Sentiment in 1970’s Britain?

It’s St Patrick’s Day this weekend and Irish communities all over the globe will be celebrating their patron saint and what it is to be Irish. Many people in Britain will be joining in with the celebrations whether they’re Irish or not, and it’s easy to forget that not so long ago, Irish people in England faced terrible discrimination, my own family included.