Brighton city council calls on shops to add levy to sugary soft drinks as part of campaign to drive down diet-related diseases
Brighton and Hove is addressing its sweet tooth by becoming the first British city to introduce a voluntary “sugar tax.”
Exploring the schools at the cutting edge of sustainability, as seen in Bali, Indonesia and the Scottish Highlands
Nestled among the swaying palms and lush jungle of Bali is an international school where children learn in bamboo pavilions and read from whiteboards made out of recycled car windows. The classrooms, which have no walls, are designed to help pupils feel more connected to their natural surroundings while studying a curriculum with an environmental twist. It has been hailed as the greenest school on Earth, but it is actually one of many adapting to the changing climate.
Recent high-profile cyber-attacks have highlighted the importance of online security. But are technological solutions at the mercy of our changing work habits?
Businesses are coming under frequent and increasingly brazen attacks from computer hackers looking to steal sensitive data about customers and disrupt their operations. But many organizations are failing to take adequate steps to repel these onslaughts and often seem clueless about what to do when they happen.
Initiative inspired by reflective reindeer antlers in Scandinavia is aimed at making animals more visible to drivers at night
There has long been talk of mysterious beasts haunting the great moors of south-west England. But night-time travellers on Dartmoor should now look out for a very odd creature indeed – a glow-in-the dark pony.
When greed makes a place like New York or London unaffordable, the non-wealthy leave, and the city loses the smells and tastes that made it great
Once upon a time, as Gore Vidal observed, New York City was a delightful place to live – especially if you were an impoverished foodie. Legendarily delicious eateries abounded, everyone had a favorite dive bar and, if you got bored of the local places, endless interesting, tasty yummies awaited discovery throughout the five boroughs. But the past is a foreign country: things are done differently there.
With companies encouraging employees to wear smart devices to promote health and wellbeing, there are growing concerns about privacy
We’ve all done it: the 3am night that we try to hide from the boss the next day. But imagine if they already knew of your scant hours of sleep by logging onto an online dashboard of your personal biometric information. Your energy levels are rated low; your performance today will be sub-optimal.
Would-be delivery drivers can use their car and phone to deliver parcels for Amazon Flex
Amazon has made its first serious foray into the so-called “gig economy,” advertising for part-time delivery drivers in Seattle as part of a programme called “Amazon Flex.”
As seen in London, ambitious cycling plans have many laudable aims but their delivery must be kept under proper scrutiny
When the outgoing London mayor Boris Johnson published his Vision for Cycling in 2013 it was greeted with a wave of adulation by the middle class press that has barely rolled back since. Media coverage of Johnson’s decidedly average eight years in power – often dipping below average on transport issues – has been indulgent at best, but on this phase of his uneven cycling odyssey, it has been positively grovelling.
Retailers who want to satisfy all appetites at once should remember that there can be too much of a good thing
Halloween is still a month away, but everything on the shelves has been removed and replaced with a nightmare version of itself. Why does the approach of a fixed point in the liturgical calendar mean my salad dressing turns to pumpkin syrup? In one of her more accessible locutions, Gertrude Stein asked: “Must things have something to do with everything?” I couldn’t help but think about that this week while shopping at Trader Joe’s.
The Future of Retail 2016
Designing The New Shopper Experience
Expo 2015 proved an eye-opening event, particularly a vision of what the supermarket of the future might look like
The recent world-famous Expo 2015 had much to offer, so I thought I’d pop over to Milan to take in this year’s extravaganza. The event is huge. Years of bidding, projects, design, scandals and construction finally coming to fruition as a surreal showcase of 184 countries around the theme: “Feeding the planet. Energy for life.”
The Chinese artist talks about how his incarceration helped his career, and why he’s embarrassed about his early work
For a man who in 2011 spent 81 days incarcerated without charge at the pleasure of the government of the People’s Republic of China, Ai Weiwei’s choice of Berlin studio is a curious one. Rather than an airy white room full of light, he has gone for the opposite: an extraordinary maze of underground cellars that were once the cooling warehouses for the Pfefferberg brewery. This cavernous labyrinth of huge, bare, brick-vaulted spaces serves as studio, store rooms, refectory and creative hub for Ai and his team, and in its Carthusian calm resembles a subterranean monastery. The place exudes a feeling of security but not necessarily of freedom.
Gay users are flocking to the photo network which offers support, belonging and taut abs
Think of Instagram and you probably imagine a stream of changing-room selfies, envy-inducing holiday snaps and an avalanche of smashed avocado on toast. But there’s another aesthetic which arguably defines the online social networking and photo-sharing platform which you may have missed if you’re straight.