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Richard Branson Says Banks Should Be ‘Force For Good’ And Those Driven By Wealth Won’t Succeed

Richard Branson thinks banking should be “a force for good in the world” and that people who only want to earn money stand little chance of “making it” in business. In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post UK, Branson revealed three ideas he thinks will change society for good – stressing that those whose sole…

Ikea Boss Says Paying Workers The ‘Real’ Living Wage Has Been Crucial To Improving Business

Paying staff the ‘real’ Living Wage and improving their terms and conditions has been crucial to the success of Ikea’s business, the boss of its UK operations has revealed. Gillian Drakeford told The Huffington Post UK that the firm’s desire to be a great workplace for its 10,000 British employees – dubbed “coworkers” by the…

This Tiny Earpiece Can Let You Understand Another Language In Real-Time

Not understanding another language is one of the single greatest barriers we have in communicating to the global community. While translation apps have clearly come a long way they still feel like barriers to a fluid conversation. Well now a company claims to have built an earpiece that removes that barrier by translating another language…

Javoo Is A Social Network That’s Changing The Way People Fight Alzheimer’s

When brothers Sam and Scott Rosenberg lost their grandfather to Alzheimer’s disease in 2013 it became distressingly clear to both of them that at times during his illness, they felt lost. Javoo is their response to this. It’s a social networking app which brings families and carers together to capture moments and ‘spark’ memories which…

Big J’s Kitchen: Jemal Peters’s Journey From Young Offender To Selfridges’ Supplier

Better known as ‘Big J’, Jemal Peters is the man behind the street food-inspired condiments line Big J’s Kitchen. Supplying to Selfridges and working alongside celebrity chefs, Peters has come a long way from dealing drugs and being arrested for robbery on his 16th birthday. “We grew up kind of hard,” Peters recalls of his childhood…

Boots Tackles ‘Period Poverty’ With Initiative Donating Sanitary Products To Food Banks

Boots has pledged to end “period poverty” by helping women who are struggling to access basic sanitary products.  The chain will trial an in-store donation point in one of its branches, where customers will be able to leave sanitary products for distribution to a local food bank. The company will also be contributing sanitary products,…

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