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Do you want ibuprofen with the bill sir?

Carolyne Mitchell continues her series of blogs on behavioural economics by looking at paying and mental accounting. Carolyne examines the pain we feel when we pay for something and how we can decrease any pain so enjoyment of the experience

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Doodling and learning, briefs and bags

Week 13 summary happened to fall within the Easter weekend, so Happy Easter to all of you! Or Happy Spring Day or whatever for those who would rather not be wished a Happy Easter. One of the chicks in the

Posted in #WeeklyBlogClub summary, blogging, charitable trusts, chickens, communicating, construction industry, cooking, digital technology, disability, family, fine art, food, health, holiday, internal communications, learning, MOOC, motor cycle racing, national government, poverty, printmaking, private sector, public relations, public sector, retail, rugby, sculpture, social care, social media, training, unconferences, websites, working practices

No money? No food? No Problem, Go online

Kate Bentham understands the practicalities of how some people who most need help (for example, care leaver with young baby) are able to communicate, and provides a reality check. No money? No food? No Problem, Go online by Kate Bentham.

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Posted in childcare, communicating, digital technology, family, food, poverty, public sector, social care, working practices

Value added facts…

In what local authority area is Europe’s deepest mine, and also the 6th most romantic place in the world for marriage proposals? Stuart Mackintosh has the answers, and more information on how his council has added value, in his Week

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Made In Brunel Podcast Interview: Emily Riggs

Week 28 is a week for first time contributions to Weekly Blog Club. Jennifer Begg is yet another first timer and introduces us to Emily Riggs, who has has designed something that will improve women’s lives in developing countries. Made

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Boris, boxing, blogging – and piglets with curly wurly tails

Bloggers contributed a baker’s dozen of posts in Week 19 of Weekly Blog Club, with topics ranging from the result of the Mayor of London election to piglets and many topics in between. This week’s ‘sports supplement’ comes from Ross

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Blue, language and doing not saying

Although some regulars were too busy to write in Week 18, what with elections and getting married and stuff, we had 11 contributions. Some were were practical, sharing of useful information and digital tools. Some were about our society. One

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Old Pirates Yes They Rob I

Irena Souroup’s Week 18 post highlights the poor pay and conditions for many staff on some cruise ships; and how the recession is being used as a reason to make the situation to get worse. Old Pirates Yes They Rob

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Building Blocks and MOSAIC Tiles

John Patterson’s Week 14 post starts with one of my favourite maps: the Charles Booth Poverty Map of London. John shares his thoughts on how best to represent socio-economic data about households in an area on a map, in a

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