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Peer-to-peer fundraising and ‘relational altruism’ in charitable giving | VOX, CEPR's Policy Portal

voxeu.org — Charities have long relied on their supporters to generate funds for them via sponsored events. In recent years however, 'peer-to-peer' (P2P) fundraising - that is, charity supporters raising donations from their peers, who are asked to 'sponsor' some activity that they personally undertake (e.g., running a marathon) - has become widespread.

The Pros and Cons of Heels

hercampus.com — While they may be known as an icon for fashion and style, high heels are certainly not for everyone. There are pros and cons to the towering shoe. Together, we will look at the good, the bad, and the stylish: Pro: High heels provide arch support and improve posture.

15 Hilarious Amazon Reviews That Totally Win At Life

thethings.com — Welcome to the wonderful world of Amazon reviews, where words are sometimes brutally honest, but also often quite funny. Although these reviews do serve a real purpose in helping consumers of Amazon products decide which items are best for them, they also often provide unintentional entertainment, as well as a forum for product reviewers to get creative in how they choose to review items. From the often hilarious reviews of books such as E.L.

Keep your kids drug-free this summer: Start talking

fairborndailyherald.com — By Sarah Smith Summer break is upon us, and for tweens and teens this means no homework, plenty of free time and less supervision. While a majority of youth will find healthy ways to keep busy, some, unfortunately, will use their unsupervised freedom to experiment with drugs and alcohol.

Is 'Holidays' the Next Great Horror Anthology Movie Series?

creators.co — We do love a good horror anthology over here at Movie Pilot, and this year's offering Holidays is no exception!Whether it be taking the kids out of school, or the dreaded trip to the in-laws, the holidays can quite literally be hell.

We need to reach out

opendemocracy.net — Activists and organisers across the UK need to find a better way to do politics. Like many campaigners in Scotland, and up and down the length of the UK, I'm shattered.

Monday Inspiration Interviews - Aimee Horton

sidneyboo.co.uk — Newly launched website 'The Take' is a site offering up an array of good things. From fashion advice, to the best highlighter to conceal those dark circles, to relocating to the country, to delicious recipes, it's a portal of useful and informed articles which we are very glad to have on our radar.

Substance and symbolism of the PM's visit to Scotland

bbc.co.uk — It is highly symbolic that Theresa May has chosen to visit Scotland so soon after becoming prime minister. But this visit will be about substance as well as symbolism. As Mrs May sits down with the Scottish First Minster Nicola Sturgeon we will see two women, both of whom wanted to keep the UK inside the EU, who now have very different agendas.

Keep kids drug-free this summer - Start Talking!

sidneydailynews.com — Summer break is upon us, and for tweens and teens this means no homework, plenty of free time and less supervision. While a majority of youth will find healthy ways to keep busy, some, unfortunately, will use their unsupervised freedom to experiment with drugs and alcohol.

COLUMN: Keep your children drug-free this summer

chillicothegazette.com — Summer break is upon us, and for tweens and teens this means no homework, plenty of free time and less supervision. While a majority of youth will find healthy ways to keep busy, some, unfortunately, will use their unsupervised freedom to experiment with drugs and alcohol.
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Sep 15, 2016

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Sep 02, 2016

SNP to launch a new Party Growth Comission to examine economic policy - to be chaired by former MSP @AndrewWilson of Charlotte St Partners

Sep 02, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon says there will be a new debate on Indy - not a rerun of 2014

Sep 02, 2016

Scotland will only become independent when majority of people choose it says Nicola Sturgeon - there are no shortcuts

Sep 02, 2016

"Choosing independence would be a big decision" says Nicola Sturgeon. Claiming every poll taken since 23rd June shows increased support

Sep 02, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon says she expects to be at table for Brexit talks and hold PM to her word that Scotland's voice will be heard

Sep 02, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon speech - Uk Govt has no detailed negotiating plan for Brexit just a meaningless soundbite

Sep 02, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon - 73% of Scots trust Scot Govt compared to 25% trust UK Govt according to Scottish Social Attitudes Survey

Jul 15, 2016

@happysurfing684 frequently have described David Cameron as leader of the Tory party. Haven't had time to say the same about Theresa May yet


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