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Chauffeurs Get New Heathrow Facilities

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From next month, Private Hire Vehicles waiting to pick up Heathrow passengers will be offered parking in a dedicated, on-airport facility. This new facility, operating initially on a trial basis, aims to prevent anti-social behaviour by Private Hire Vehicle drivers while they are in local roads waiting to be booked. Private Hire Vehicles and Licenced…

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The Third Intelligence: Spiritual Quotient

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Several years back it was IQ that was thought to be the only valid form of intelligence. Then late in the 1990s came the introduction of the concept of emotional intelligence (EQ) — the way in which people manage their emotions, and a type of intelligence that might potentially be even more important than IQ….

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What To Do and See In Winchester, UK

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Made up of Northern Ireland and Great Britain, the U.K. may not normally seem really united. Indeed, Scotland was near to deciding upon independence back in 2015. Yet this historic region is full of allure for any visitors, from exciting cities to extraordinary countryside. Wales, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland happen to be fine sites…

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Finding Happiness Through Naturopathy

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Do you remember the Monster.com commercial that shows a series of kids saying things like, “When I grow up, I want to claw my way up to middle management” and “When I grow up I want to be paid less for doing more?” This commercial was such a sensation because it hit on a fundamental…

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The Lasting Impact of Django Reinhardt

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Just as visual art has its movements — Bauhaus, Dada, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Cubism — the guitar has its own stylistic schools. Every player approaches the instrument slightly differently, but every so often there is a player or group of players who deviate far enough from precedent to create their own aesthetic. When the…

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The Many Health Benefits of Yoga

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Yoga is a combination of physical, mental, and spiritual practices that originated in India thousands of years ago. Yoga began as a Hindu philosophy advocating and prescribing a course of physical and mental disciplines for attaining liberation from the material world and union of the self with a “Supreme Being.” That said, yoga is ultimately…

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The Misunderstood Stepfather

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Father’s Day has never had the gravitas of Mother’s Day, but most Dads’ get a card and a shirt and the proverbial ugly tie. There is a group of fathers, however, that outdo Rodney Dangerfield in terms of getting no respect. Stepfathers not only are disrespected, a prominent sociologist and social commentator recently said that…

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Traditional Art Versus Digital Drawing

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Since the beginning of humankind, people have been struggling to capture what they see and share it with others. They’ve been using whatever they have available at the time—first mud, then colorful clay, charred wood, sharp animal bones, then special pigments mixed with water or oil. They’ve been drawing with pencils and inks on paper,…

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U.K. Will Now Tax Real Estate Gains On Non-Residents

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In a surprise announcement yesterday, the UK government announced its intention to start taxing non-UK residents on capital gains from UK real estate assets, including interests in “property rich” companies and other entities. The new rules will align the UK with most other developed jurisdictions but in doing so they will substantially undermine the comparatively…

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Street Art Moves to Contemporary Art

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Exhibited on gallery picture rails and made credible through auctions, it seems the days of street art as an illegal artistic pastime are over. The internet and social networks, along with recognition from the art market, have thus revolutionized the way in which we approach these pieces from the street, which challenge the place of…

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