Parents To Receive Peer-To-Peer Guidance On How To Look After Children’s Mental Health

Parents of teenagers will work with other families to pass on advice about how to look after their children’s mental health, for a new project being launched by a school.  Highgate School, in London, has call on parents of sixth-form students to pass on guidance about sex, relationships, social media and even sleep. The scheme was…

Biodegradable Silk-Based Clingfilm Could Cut Food Waste Around The World

Scientists have invented a new silk-based alternative to clingfilm they claim can preserve food without refrigeration for more than a week. Biomedical engineers, from Tufts University in America, say the edible, biodegradable silk solution is so thin it is virtually invisible to the eye.  They hope the material will be beneficial to the environment and…

Nintendo Vans Will Make All Your 90s Dreams Come True

Vans has teamed up with Nintendo to bring you shoes straight out of your childhood fantasies. The footwear brand and video game creators unveiled an extensive collection of footwear, apparel and accessories adorned with Nintendo-inspired graphic prints and characters from ‘Super Mario Bros.’, ‘Pokemon’, ‘Donkey Kong’ and ‘Legend of Zelda’. It’s time to power-up your sneaker game….

Skepta’s ‘Konnichiwa’ Wins Mercury Music Prize 2016, And He’s Using His Prize Money To Give Back

Skepta has revealed how he plans to use his Mercury Prize money to help the disadvantaged. In Thursday (15 September) night’s ceremony, a panel of musicians and industry experts chose Sketpa’s ‘Konnichiwa’ as the album most worthy of the £25,000 prize, ahead of recent releases from Radiohead, Bat For Lashes and eventual runner-up David Bowie….

Shop Stocked With Litter Opens In the Forest Of Dean To Fight Scourge Of Rubbish

A shop stocked purely with litter has opened in Gloucestershire in a bid to encourage people to drop less rubbish. The “CON-venience” store is stocked with litter from collected from the floor of the Forest of Dean, to demonstrate the quantity and permanence of litter that is dropped. Decades-old crisp packets, drink cans and bottles…

Gary Lineker Wants Homework To Be Banned Because Kids Get Stressed And ‘Don’t Want To Do It’

Gary Lineker thinks homework should be banned for kids. The 56-year-old ‘Match of the Day’ host, who is dad to George, 24, Harry, 22, Tobias, 20, and Angus, 18, thinks kids do enough studying during school hours. “Homework should be banned,” he told Sport magazine. “All it does is drive a massive wedge between parents…

How Three Same-Sex Couples Chose Between Sperm Donation, Surrogacy And Adoption

For same-sex couples, starting a family can be a complicated process.  Although in the 21st century it has become easier for homosexual couples to become parents, they’re still faced with the tricky decision of choosing the best route to bring a baby into the world. There are around 20,000 dependent children living in same-sex couple families,…

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