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15 Do-Good Orgs And The Amazing Women Who Started Them
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15 Do-Good Orgs And The Amazing Women Who Started Them

15 Do-Good Orgs And The Amazing Women Who Started Them A father and son get in a car crash and are rushed to the hospital. The father dies. The boy is taken to the operating room and the surgeon says, “I can’t operate on this boy, because he’s my son.” How is this possible? If you're a working professional, you have recognise this question as a Gender Bias Confirmation test. 40-75% of people can’t solve this riddle because they’re unable to imagine the surgeon is a woman. The surgeon is the boy’s mother. Why do we think like this? As a society we praise high-earners, people in power, getting a "proper" education, climbing a ladder. But as people, we are also deeply connected to big ideas, altruism, entrepreneurship, creativity, connectivity. We are fascinated by people with big i...
Defining the new normal – is there a place for religion?
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Defining the new normal – is there a place for religion?

Two-thirds of Brits barely know their neighbours, describing them as “strangers”. Almost three quarters (73%) don’t know their neighbours’ names, and half don’t feel part of a ‘neighbourly community’. "73% don't know their neighbours' names"  Think about it - what are your neighbours’ names? (Just saying “noisy guy from 3B” or “lady with the dog in 4a” does not count.) Apart from Eastenders, the era of everyone knowing their neighbours’ intimate dealings is long past. You could live next to the same group of people for years and not know a single thing about them. In a big city, we can feel empowered by anonymity, but other times we long for human companionship and don’t know where to start. A study by The Co-op and the British Red Cross reveals that over 9 million people (...
Who Is Hit The Hardest – Why Is The Death Toll Rising?
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Who Is Hit The Hardest – Why Is The Death Toll Rising?

Who Is Hit The HardestWhy Is The Death Toll Rising? After adjusting for age, men and women from all ethnic minority groups (except females with Chinese ethnicity) are at greater risk of dying from COVID-19 compared with those of White ethnicity. Black males are 4.2 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than White males, while Black females are 4.3 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than White females Read those statistics again. Did you wonder, “Have I read this incorrectly?” Unfortunately, you haven’t. Although we are all living through a pandemic, we are not all experiencing it equally. Minorities are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus and are over-represented in both mortality rates and intensive care units. After taking account of age and other soc...
Who’s paying the price? Coronavirus and mental health
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Who’s paying the price? Coronavirus and mental health

Who's paying the price? Coronavirus and mental health For many of us, the coronavirus has been a wake-up call, contributing to a rise of consciousness when it comes to our physical health, healthy eating, home workouts, and the rightful classification of flour as a “scarce resource.” However, with the priority being placed on physical health and the demand on our NHS, these immediate concerns have eclipsed the equally desperate need for mental health care. The scale of this pandemic is like no other the world has seen in our lifetime - the illness itself and policies in place to protect people from the virus are likely to add both short and long-term increases to the mental health pandemic running in the background  As we see lockdowns easing and the number of new ...