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Nintendo’s animal crossing predicted the rule of six

Nintendo’s animal crossing predicted the rule of six

It has now been just over six months since the Japanese video game giant Nintendo released the latest instalment in their Animal Crossing franchise for the Nintendo Switch console: Animal Crossing New Horizons. 22 million sold copies and an increase of 428% in earnings in the first quarter of 2020 for Nintendo speak volumes to the success […]

03rd November 2020
The etiquette of the video call

The etiquette of the video call

Each week of the pandemic has brought toe-curling Zoom incidents, including the Spanish municipal councillor who accidentally broadcast his shower to an online council meeting, and the American reporter who opted for shirt and tie on the top, and short shorts on the bottom. A lesson to all, half dressing for a video call is asking for […]

27th October 2020
Ocado Zoom – peak pandemic laziness?

Ocado Zoom – peak pandemic laziness?

What on earth is “Ocado Zoom”? Back in March, I was thinking exactly the same thing.  As lockdown took hold and the world contracted, I became increasingly familiar with the comings and goings from the flat next door. What were those daily brown bag deliveries? Was it a concerning addiction to Amazon? What inside knowledge […]

26th October 2020
Families turn to take-aways in lockdown

Families turn to take-aways in lockdown

If “Just Eat” pretty much sums up your 2020 experience, you’re not the only one. Figures released last week by the food delivery giant illustrate the pandemic-fuelled rise of the takeaway. Just Eat saw a 43% increase in its third-quarter orders. This equates to 46 million UK orders between July and September 2020.  With more people working […]

22nd October 2020
Explaining the climate crisis to children

Explaining the climate crisis to children

As part of the recent launch of his £50m “Earthshot Prize”, Prince William chatted with Columbian superstar, Shakira, over video call. The singer had joined the prize council for the “green Nobel award” which will fund 50 innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental concerns. You’d imagine that the successful singer’s two […]

21st October 2020
Is there a healthier way to consume news?

Is there a healthier way to consume news?

Listening to a recent current affairs talk show, a caller phoned in to say that he used to get ready in the morning while listening to the daily news. He found however, that this left him arriving at work in a low mood and feeling depressed about the state of the world. He had since […]

16th October 2020
Reducing your screen time at work

Reducing your screen time at work

With a growing reliance on tech, the omnipresence of the smartphone and 2020’s shift to remote working it can be easily argued that our eyes are taking an increasing daily battering. A typical office worker in 2018 was thought to spend on average 6.5 hours looking at their computer screen, so we can only imagine how time spent […]

14th October 2020
The enduring popularity of Mailchimp

The enduring popularity of Mailchimp

Mailchimp is the largest email marketing platform worldwide, for both marketing automation and email marketing campaigns by small businesses. Founded in 2001, it is the longest standing platform of its kind. According to its founders, Ben Chestnut and Dan Kurzius, Mailchimp was designed as an alternative to the oversized, expensive email software of the early 2000’s. Mailchimp was originally […]

13th October 2020
The importance of this year’s World Mental Health Day

The importance of this year’s World Mental Health Day

Imagine a typical response this Saturday to being told it’s World Mental Health Day, “Oh, that’s good.” Or perhaps, best case scenario, the follow-up question, “And what does that mean?” To which the average informant might reply, “Well… it’s a day to be aware of mental health…” This is a far too familiar dialogue that […]

10th October 2020
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