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Good Empire – a new start up trying to save the world

A couple of weeks ago I made a small investment in a start up company developing a new software platform, and I’m actually rather excited. It was totally unexpected; something just popped up on my phone screen and piqued my interest when normally that would have me suspicious. It’s not my usual thing – neither …

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What the latest IPCC report means, without a lot of science speak

Remember the ad campaign from several years ago that warned that every cigarette you’re smoking is doing you harm? The message was clear: the sooner you stopped smoking or even reduced the number of cigarettes you smoked, the sooner the decline in the health of your lungs would stop. The implication was that the sooner …

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When you can have your cake and eat it too: kids’ birthday cake splendours

The world of cake making is becoming quite competitive in my family, especially when it comes to children’s birthday cakes. Thankfully I’m a non-baker so play no part in the competitions, apart from admiring, and eating. #copout Over the years we’ve seen a glorious array of cakes that align with the kids’ interests at the …