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Fashion and Madness

Mad man and normal man

Fashion and Madness; How we got this far After examining this, the question we need to ask ourselves is how have we gotten this far? The first point of call is the family; yes, the family. The family as one of the most important institutions of socialization has a great …

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Which comes first, Strength or Endurance?

By: Afolabi Franca Someone asked me the above question and after thinking so hard about it, I decided to write a short note on it. The question posits a wide view of writing, but I will write from four different perspectives. As an athlete, what constitutes strength? The physical quality …

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HOW INITIATIVE ELEVATES US

By: Afolabi Franca “Initiative is doing the right thing without being told” Victor Hugo. The term “initiative”has been defined as ‘a new way of dealing with a problem or situation’. It is an approach to a situation with a pristine mind. Many of the 21st technological and scientific breakthrough came …

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UK pushed out of Interrail scheme after dispute

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The UK’s decades-long membership of the Interrail scheme, which allows people to travel around Europe on a single train ticket, is to end. From January 2020, UK rail journeys will no longer be covered by either the Interrail or Eurail passes, said Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which …

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Brexit: Food industry seeks no-deal competition waiver

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The UK food industry has asked the government to waive aspects of competition law to allow firms to co-ordinate and direct supplies with each other after a no-deal Brexit. The Food and Drink Federation  (FDF) said it repeatedly asked ministers for clarity on a no-deal scenario. Existing rules …

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The real price of buying cheap clothes

  Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The French or Italians might like to think of themselves as the most fashionable people in Europe – but it is the Brits that are the most dedicated shoppers. The British buy more clothes than their neighbours and five times as many items as they did …

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