Channel Five has received thousands of complaints that two people have been evicted from Celebrity Big Brother this week. For those unfamiliar with the Big Brother franchise, I suggest you stop reading now and continue living a worthwhile and fulfilling life. For those of you who have continued to read, Big Brother is a television series in which a...
News today that inactivity kills more people than obesity. Personally I am thrilled to hear that my ten-minute there and ten-minute back hike to the chippy, some of which is up a very slight incline could be my deliverance. I am wondering what the message is here. Is it OK to be obese as long as you haul your flabby rear end out the door for a 20-m...
Today we wake up to news that one religious group in the UK feel that there is no future for them here. Apparently, in a survey, derogatory statements were read out that applied to this religion and those surveyed decided that those less than flattering stereotypes were probably true. That made me think. Do you think that Traffic wardens, lets say,...
News today that the UK is consistently falling short of the 240 thousand new home build target. The question is asked - why? I’ll tell you why, because getting anything done half decently often seems like a very tall order these days. I moved a few months ago and ordered a new washing machine. Two days later the machine arrived but the men with it ...
Fox News has demonstrated their razor sharp grasp of reality by claiming that Birmingham is a Muslim only city where non-Muslims cannot enter. This on the day that the first fuel on sale at under £1 a litre is advertised in that city. We’ll all be there for that, no matter what religion we are! In reply, one wag, Gareth Davies, wrote “Croydon is a ...
As gale force winds batter the Northern Isles, the head honcho of the windbags is at it again. Apparently DC (David Cameron) has refused his invitation to the party if he cannot bring his little green friends along. No our PM has not completely lost it, or been abducted by aliens (mores the pity, many might say) he is just peeved that they are not ...
Catchup News has been waiting on the edge of our seats, as you all have, I’m sure, for the supermarkets trading figures to be announced today. Tesco the largest of the supermarkets have had a ‘difficult year’ that started with them trotting out horse meat and continued on to a massive creative accounting exercise that saw heads rolling faster than ...
Another day and more hospitals reporting crisis status. But don't worry the government are on the case, pulling doctors and other health officials out of the hard pressed understaffed hospitals to have a talk about it. Yep, that will do it, that's what we need a lot of doctors around the table with a lot of windbags while the queues at the hospital...
We begin 2015 having won many victories for the LGBT community in 2014, among them some victories in the HIV arena. The fight against HIV includes some important milestones. Breakthrough research studies show new data on the transmission of HIV between partners with varying viral loads. New approved uses for medications can prevent the spread of HI...
Without question, LinkedIn has forever altered the business landscape -- both digitally and in the physical world. Nowadays, so much of what we call business or career development is carried out regularly on this site. The LinkedIn of Things (LoT)* has given rise to a new process of professional engagement while redefining the nature of marketing o...
You know it's a slow news day when you wake up to the news that to avoid getting a cold you need to keep your nose warm and  - that it is possible to freeze cheese! Trouble at A&E again, with government targets being missed, with either wait times being longer than 10 years ago or actually being 10 years, I’m not sure which.   Pe...
In this first CatchupNews blog I thought I would start as we will no doubt all be forced to go on, with a comment on the countdown to the general election in May. They say it is going to be very close and no doubt by the time the day arrives we will all be very close to losing the will to live as the great and good try to win us over with their ele...
Yes, a list of lists. *head explodes*
Kim Kardashian Becomes Wedged In Ailwee Caves, and other classics from 2014.
Did you know that you could purchase Instagram followers for just a couple of bucks? Social networks are aware of this new phenomenon, and they are clamping down on this questionable practice because some believe it deceives fans. The media spotlight is once again shining on the purchasing of fake followers. Recently, social media giant Instagram r...
A dear friend recently posted on my Facebook wall: "Your Facebook brings me such joy because you are very clearly winning at life and I am dying slowly day by day. Miss you, bud." The comment is an endearing hyperbole, but it took me by surprise for another reason. I wasn't sure what aspect of my Facebook gave the impression that my life was going ...
Technology disrupted the media's monopoly on journalism. The advent of smart phones and social networks reduced the barriers of entry, for digital journalists, to practically nothing. Journalist used to be a title reserved for professional writers. But now, any average Joe with a camera phone can capture and share a moment. Any aspiring blogger can...
2014 marks the end of a truly remarkable era. No, I'm not talking about Derek Jeter's retirement, although baseball fans lucky enough to have watched the future Hall of Famer will miss him greatly. If you've heard me in recent months on CNN or dozens of radio interviews, then you know I am talking about what I call "the Facebook Era: 2004-2014." In...
Social media can be a very rewarding marketing channel, but it can often be an elusive domain for small businesses. There are a lot of avenues you can go down and there are a lot of variables to consider given the specific nature of your business and industry. To be effective you need to plan a complete strategy and implement it in a careful and me...
Want to control a stranger’s sex toy from far away? Or do you want to have a stranger control yours? You're in luck! A soon-to-be-launched social network called LovePalz Club will hook strangers up to have cyber sex using remote-controlled sex toys. The site was created by the Taiwan-based LovePalz, a company on the cutting edge of teledildonics, o...
Co-written by Pernille Grønbech Every culture has its own distinctive signature, which molds its unique competitive advantage. This is reflected in how it creates products, services and experiences - such as furniture, cooking and sightseeing. In the future, a culture's ability to create and capture value for its members will to a large extent depe...
Tobias Kirkner arrived back to Ireland and thought it would be easy to ‘get on the dole’… he was wrong.
Men take fewer preventive health measures and are less willing to seek medical help than women, but a little laughter goes a long way – even when getting a serious message across.
Nope, it’s not a waste of your time, it’s training you to be more cognitively flexible (tell your boss!).
The petition says the show encourages “abuse of transgender people”.