Johnny Depp: Why did you stop being cool?

Dear Johnny,
Nobody else is honest enough to tell you this so I’m taking the plunge and giving it to you straight.
You’re not cool anymore. Not even the slightest bit hip or even passably trendy. In fact, you’ve become a bit sad.
I remember when you were the coolest actor in Hollywood….

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Taylor Kitsch Vs Eric Bana for the award of: actor who destroyed their career by being unable to recognise a terrible script

Welcome to another round of Amanda Seyfried Stole my Face.

In this round, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana will compete for the new award of Actor Who Destroyed Their Career by Being Unable to Recognise a Terrible Script.

To be fair these actors are not the only ones to star in a string…

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Gwyneth Paltrow: When did you get so annoying?

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Some things defy explanation.

For example, deep in the ocean where light never penetrates reside fish whose mating opportunities are so rare that the males must spend their lives stuck to their female counterpart’s face.

And that anything a duckling meets in the first 10 minutes of its life becomes its parent.

And…

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How to re-purpose a leather jacket: sustainable creativity in action

How to re-purpose a leather jacket: sustainable creativity in action

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Unfortunately, we live in a throwaway society coupled with a world of dwindling natural resources where the only growing ‘resource’ is landfill!

Leather is an example of a valuable natural resource that humans have used in its various forms throughout time.

Today, it is more useful than ever and is…

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How I learned a valuable life lesson from the crew of Red Dwarf

How I learned a valuable life lesson from the crew of Red Dwarf

If you were a sci-fi fan in the eighties and early nineties, you will no doubt remember the satirical British series Red Dwarf.

Not only was it a brilliant romp through time and space, but it also had some surprisingly wise things to say about life.

For those of you unfamiliar with…

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Why authors need a social media profile

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Recently I ran a workshop for writers on creating a digital author profile.

The workshop included social media strategies to improve your online presence.

Essentially, the more unique and visible your online presence the more likely it will attract followers.

And if you are writer, particularly a self published one, attracting followers is essential.

However,…

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How Donald Trump gave my students an unforgettable lesson in politics

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Trump’s ascendancy to President-elect was a fantastic political lesson.

But not in the way you might expect.

As the US  election unfolded, I was teaching a bunch of Year 9 students, all of whom were glued to their laptops watching the live feed. They should have been working on their assignments, but the election…

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Koch Brothers war on climate science documentary

The following is a press release by The Real News Network about their new documentary on the Koch brothers’ war on climate science.

The Real News Network’s 30-minute documentary, “The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science”, reveals how Big Oil–particularly, the billionaire oil tycoons Charles and David Koch–have…

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