Short and sweet

Sitting nestled in a pile of Sunday newspaper supplements for hours is a rare treat for me these days. I’m much more likely to keep up with current affairs by catching a radio bulletin in the car or scrolling through online news headlines. Everything is…

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Take it slow

I have an old shoe box at the back of my wardrobe. It’s stuffed with letters from when I was studying journalism. Social media and smartphones were yet to make their debut. If you wanted to stay in touch with friends, you had to use…

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Just the Job

According to Cancer Research, one in two people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime; that’s around 100,000 people of working age every year. A survey of cancer patients by Macmillan found that more than half had to…

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War of words

The page is staring back at you. The cursor is blinking expectedly. Your mind is blank – or worse, churning words around like a tumble drier. Welcome to writer’s block. Writer’s block is not feeling tired or bored, it’s not being uninspired or drained; writer’s…

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Zest for life

We love cake at Inkpod – we bake it, we eat it, we live it. We don’t need National Cake Week to remind us to embrace our mixing bowls and wooden spoons. But it is a good excuse to try a new recipe instead of resorting…

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Hot off the press: 5 tips from a former journalist    

Golden weddings. Rescued kittens. Murder investigations. As a local reporter, you need to be able to write about anything and everything – and make it sound interesting!  I’ve not covered a court trial or attended a press conference for nearly two decades but I still draw on…

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Five top tips for fighting fake facts

Did you know that skipping can cure hiccoughs? Of course you didn’t because it’s not true! The internet isn’t just full of fake news, it’s also full of fake facts. And if you’re not careful, they can make their way into marketing collateral, which not…

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Playlisting productivity

Is music in the workplace a motivator or distracting? We look at how to strike the right balance to help you be more productive.

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