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Pet Power

Posted on April 2nd 2012 in Features with Comments Off on Pet Power

You might think your best friend is pretty awesome. Obviously, otherwise you wouldn’t be friends with them, and you have very good taste. How long have you known this marvellous mate, your champion chum? Maybe since you moved jobs or since university, maybe even your whole lives. Well, I have known my best friend for over 35,000 years. We have seen civilisations rise and fall, and all the while our relationship has only got stronger and stronger. We’ve had many great adventures and likely will have for many thousands more years to come. My name is Man and my friend’s…

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All things tend towards jazz

Posted on February 4th 2012 in Features with Comments Off on All things tend towards jazz

Midnight is approaching. Smoke fills the air of the dark, subterranean jazz club. People crowd the room, drinking heavily and talking softly. As tonight’s performers take to the stage, silence descends on the waiting audience, afraid that they might miss a single note. Why such reverence? Because the music  they are about to hear is improvised – it has never been performed before, and will never be played again.

I must have it!

Posted on December 5th 2011 in Features with Comments Off on I must have it!

Every year our minds are assaulted. Shops, advertisers and corporations bombard us with a variety of psychological techniques with the sole purpose of getting us to part with our hard earned cash. Having investigated the ingenious ways we are duped; here’s a five-point “insider’s guide” to the ways retailers manipulate us. Not that knowing any of this will help you save any money – you’re still going to have to shell out for all your loved ones. You don’t want to look like a Scrooge, after all… (This is a feature I have written for Guru Magazine. You can read…

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Invasion of the body snatchers

Posted on October 29th 2011 in Features with Comments Off on Invasion of the body snatchers

Our bodies are the most personal thing we have. Every living thing on the planet has its own unique combination of DNA. Our DNA, interacting with the environment, creates an organism that will never be seen again in the universe. The cloned sheep Dolly was not the same as her doppelganger. Not even the most identical of identical twins are the same. In humans, our genes not only control how we look, but how we think too. Contained in our DNA is the recipe that governs the development and organisation of the neuron cells in our brain, from which comes…

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Hey there, sexy!

Posted on October 4th 2011 in Features with Comments Off on Hey there, sexy!

Blind dates are stressful affairs. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of being set up on one, you’ll know the feeling: dozens of different emotions coursing through your body – anxiety, anticipation, hope, excitement – and all because you’re about to meet someone who could, potentially, be the person of your dreams. Alternatively, they could be a complete nightmare, and an excuse to leave as quickly as possible… (This is a feature I have written for Guru Magazine. You can read the full article below. Hope you enjoy!) Open publication – Free publishing – More entertainment