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Release the pressure

New research shows that feelings of injustice are enough to cause stress and heart attacks. Huw J Williams reveals the tell-tale signs and recommends ways to keep your cool.  You are on your way to work but you really don’t want to go. Exhausted, you’d give anything to be able to crawl back into bed. […]

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Fancy prospecting for oil and gas?

The industry is facing a skills shortage, explains Huw J. Williams. A wind- and rain-swept platform perched high above a raging North Sea is not many people’s idea of an ideal working environment, but Britain’s oil and gas industry urgently needs recruits. There is a shortage of skilled workers, and with exploration under way for […]

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Making your work into a play station

Young people today, eh? Spending all their time on computer games. When will they get a job? Huw J. Williams on games fanatics who do both. Playing the latest computer games months before anyone else gets their hands on them, and getting paid for the pleasure, is a dream job for many avid gamers. But […]

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Real-life applications: The business of making learning fun

The US Army’s recruitment efforts have come a long way from the iconic Uncle Sam “I Want You” posters of the first world war. America’s Army, an online video game that gives potential recruits a taste of military training, missions and a dose of American military philosophy, is one of the top five PC online […]

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The People’s Policeman

The Sherrif of Pitkin County, Colorado has one of the world’s most famous ski resorts in his juristiction but Aspen’s reputation as a fun loving, easy going town owes a lot to the Sheriff’s enlightened attitude to law enforcement. Braudis is still fighting the forces he saw as dangerously wrong back in the sixties. He’s […]

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Cashing in on appetite for adventure

Sun, sand and sea are losing their allure for British holidaymakers. A traditional beach holiday is still the favourite, but a rapidly growing number of Britons are choosing activity holidays. These range from sports holidays such as skiing, sailing or diving to yoga retreats, cookery courses, needlepoint lessons, painting in Provence, trekking in the Himalayas […]

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When a job is kid’s play

Working on computer games is not just a job for nerds. Britain’s computer games industry is the third largest in the world. In the UK it’s bigger than the music industry and brings in more money than both cinema box office takings and DVD rental incomes combined. It’s a new industry that’s been growing fast […]

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Precious metal

They might look menacing, but when lads with low-paid jobs spend thousands of pounds modifying their cars, the last thing they want is trouble with the law, as Huw J. Williams reports. Loud, thumping bass notes boom over a screaming riff of red-line-revving engines and the castrato screech of rubber on tarmac: the Saturday-night melody […]

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Last rides

Ruemkatanyu is a Bhuddist charity that is often the only source of medical attention for Bangkok’s poor. Huw J. Williams joined its nocturnal ambulance patrol, which cares for the victims of the city’s horrendous traffic. In Bangkok, in the absence of an official ambulance service, charities patrol the streets. Carrying the accident victims they find […]

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