Tag: Skills & qualities
Benitez is back as Chelsea switch managers again
Chelsea’s billionaire owner has dumped the team’s manager for the eighth time since taking charge in 2003. Fans are grumbling – but how much difference does a manager really make?
Jessica Ennis triumphs against school bullies
Picked on for being small at school, Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis wowed the world at London 2012. Bullying didn’t hold her back: could it even have spurred her on?
Miners and microtasks signal work revolution
In Spain, miners are striking to try to save their livelihoods – but old fashioned industrial jobs are in decline. The work of the future is crowdsourced, freelance and ultra-flexible: the...
NEETs in outrage over government ‘slave labour’
Workers and businesses are in crisis over an ‘exploitative’ scheme of unpaid work experience. Is this government scheme a precious ‘hand up’ – or modern-day slavery?
Dutch teen becomes youngest round-the-world sailor
Sixteen-year-old Laura Dekker has arrived back on dry land this weekend after sailing a full circuit of the Earth. She faced many dangers, but the worst, she says, was social services.
Illness hits Hawking as fans praise ‘science genius’
Physicist Stephen Hawking has missed his 70th birthday due to an infection. But doctors said he would be dead at 23. Within a failing body, lies a brilliant, stubborn, optimistic mind.
Youth unemployment hits one million in UK
Economists are warning of a ‘lost generation’ of young people who are long-term unemployed. As the global financial slump continues, the world of jobs is changing fast.
Youth unemployment levels hit record high
For today's young Britons, widespread unemployment means the future looks bleak. As joblessness among 18 to 24-year-olds nears one million, we ask what it takes to kickstart a career.
Children caught in materialist trap, says report
Three years ago, UNICEF announced that British children were the most miserable in the developed world. Now they've found out why. Consumerism and a lack of family time.
Top UK journalist in plagiarism row
Johann Hari, an award-winning newspaper columnist, faces a storm of condemnation after misrepresenting quotes in interviews. Should journalists ever bend the truth?
Academic ‘X-Factor’ names intellectual rising stars
Ten of Britain's most promising intellectuals have been named winners of a competition to identify academic talent. They are brilliant thinkers, but where are the polymaths?
Teenage mastermind hacker is charged
The arrest of Ryan Cleary, who has just been charged with a string of cyber-offences, has brought online hacker groups into the spotlight. They are anarchic, rebellious and frighteningly...
Professors at war over ‘odious’ private college
A vicious spat has torn through the sedate world of academia, as philosopher A. C. Grayling attempts to set up his own private university.