Category: Social & Cultural

The Lipstick Effect

The Lipstick Effect

The use of cosmetics and beauty products can be traced back to the earliest of human activities – the ancient Egyptians are famed for their kohl eyeliner and dramatic eye makeup. A large number of beauty products in the past were sourced with natural ingredients – horrifyingly enough, charcoal and bugs were commonly used to…

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A Society without a Leader?

A Society without a Leader?

Strong leaders in established political structures seem to be the obvious, and indeed the only choice for managing society. Leaders are accountable and tasked solely with looking after their community. However, this is not the case everywhere. A self-proclaimed, independent micro- community in a small Copenhagen neighbourhood has shown that a successful society doesn’t need…

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School Leadership: UK Schools vs Village Schools in Rural India

School Leadership: UK Schools vs Village Schools in Rural India

This summer, I was given the wonderful opportunity to volunteer for the Warwick Laksh foundation. For those of you that don’t know what the Laksh Foundation does, it is an initiative that began ten years ago. It used to be a small NGO, organic farm and women’s sewing co-operative which began to offer free education to the children…

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