When Books Were All The Rage

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‘Victorian’ Printing Technology at Glastonbury Festival Words by Frank Think The Slow Reading Group fears that we are slowly evolving away from the brains “traditional deep-reading circuitry” that has developed through reading books. Maryanne Wolf, a cognitive neuroscientist at Tufts University worries that superficial internet based reading affects in-depth processing in the brain. Today technology […]

Hobbies, For Everyone Or ‘Special People’?

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Photograph by Josephine Pollard Words by Frank Think Who has a hobby that is so amazing you can’t wait to get to it at the end of a days work? I always thought hobbies were for geeks, or people who didn’t enjoy work and needed to find some value with yet more wasted hours. Sure, […]

Frank Think: A Future Class Divide

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Photograph by Nuria Cabrera Words by Frank Think Oliver Curry, Evolutionary Theorist at the London School of Economics suggests humanity may split into two sub-species in 100,000 years. He proposes the human race will peak in 3000 A.D. before a decline due to dependence on technology. Dr Curry expects a genetic attractive upper class and […]

Is Food A Commodity Or A Human Right?

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Photography by Josephine Pollard Words by Frank Think According to UN reports an estimated 1.2 billion people worldwide are undernourished even though last year enough food was produced to feed nearly double the current world population. Food security, scarcity, production and sustainability are high on the agenda for many global policy makers who primarily focus […]

Food waste, is it really possible?

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Photograph by Josephine Pollard Words by Frank Think In the UK we throw away about 7 million tonnes of food and drink per household every year. Of this we could have consumed 4.2 million tonnes, or about £60 per household each month. An estimated 17% of total food wasted originates from fish, meat, dairy and […]

Frank Think: Purity Balls

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Words by Frank Think America is a country of contradictions and Purity balls are the latest example of religious confusion that has spread across nearly all the 50 states in the land of freedom. The Purity balls, resembling giant weddings, are directed at white gowned girls all around 12-years old who pledge to remain ‘pure’ […]

Universal Rights

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Words by Frank Think During a cultural visit to China last week Michelle Obama, the Harvard law school graduate and wife of President Obama declared that access to information should be a ‘universal right.’ Inspired with this revelation I immediately went to Berry, our 2-year old cat and asked him if he has internet access…no […]

Frank Think: Proof of Heaven

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Words by Frank Think Dr Eben Alexander, an eminent neurosurgeon considered himself a man of science with an unwavering belief in evidence-based medicine. His professional career took him to some of the top medical institutions, including Harvard Medical School, but in 2008 he fell into a coma after suffering a rare form of bacterial meningitis […]

Frank Think: Expanding Love

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Words by Frank Think Some scientists, somewhere state, that the universe is expanding at an ever increasing rate and the possible number of planets that could be inhabited by humans is also increasing by untold numbers. At the same time others inform us that the end of civilization is near and there is no future […]

Frank Think: Frustration Spill-Over

Frank Think: Frustration Spill-Over

Words by Frank Think Ok, I’ve tried very hard but am not sure I can contain myself anymore. If I don’t get it out, some long-term damage might occur… what’s going on with Mr Putin. I mean, has he gone completely rouge on the non-happiness scale, or is he upset that the silly chap from […]