Adam Ayrton Stoner

      1. Vote.

        India has an electorate of 863 million people. That's larger than the United States and everyone in the European Union combined. It's also Indian law that a polling station must be within one mile of every voter on election day. This, as I'm sure you can imagine, is no easy...


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      1. Flying the Nest: Growing Out of Twitter

        I've been on social media half of my 22 years of life. I joined MySpace (against their Terms of Service and back when MySpace was still cool) in 2006. Then Bebo, MSN, Blogspot, Wordpress, Livejournal, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Dailybooth, Friendfeed, Friendster, Formspring, Foursquare, SocialVibe, Tumblr, Instagram, Google's Twitter knock-off, Google's...


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      1. Don't Sweat It: Ethical Logos for the Conscious Consumer

        We're used to logos on our products. Pick up any item and, along with the brand name and variety, you'll also be bombarded with other information: What is it made of? Where was it made? How much does it weigh? What size is it? What's the nutritional information like? Any...


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      1. I Hereby Agree to the Terms and Conditions

        Combined, Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy contain more words than the Constitution of the country in which it is based. That's 6,143 words for a social network, 4,608 for the founding of the USA. I use Facebook as an example because it has had no shortage...


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      1. EU Referendum Fallout: This is a Revolution

        I’ve been away from this blog for a while because I didn’t think I had anything interesting to say. What utter nonsense! Right now the United Kingdom is on the precipice of massive social, political, and economic change; change that has the power to shape generations, divide or...


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      1. The Core of It: Severn Cider and Perry

        Through a quintessential Cotswold village and down a single-file country lane exists one of Gloucestershire’s most well-kept secrets. Based in the tiny civil parish of Awre, Severn Cider and Perry is a family-run business shared across three generations. Boasting over eight different varieties of drink, this small outfit are...


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      1. Defying Conventions: Is Beats 1 Redefining Radio?

        ‘Defying Conventions: Is Beats 1 Redefining Radio?’ was originally submitted as part of a University of Gloucestershire module. With the exception of two small typographical changes, this essay is posted exactly as it was submitted. Bibliography and Appendices have been redacted, although in-line references have been left in. If you...


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      1. Calm.com: The Start-Up Changing Health

        Meditation. Science has proven it increases immunity, decreases pain, increases positive thinking, decreases depression, increases social connection and emotional intelligence, and decreases anxiety and stress. It also makes you more compassionate, feel less lonely, and improves your ability to regulate your emotions. So meditation is pretty good. To those who...


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      1. My Morning Routine: Tracking Habits of Over 170 People

        When you start your day with healthy habits and focus on what is important to you, there’s no denying you’ll get off to a flying start. The benefits of a structured morning routine are undeniable, and if you’re in search of inspiration look no further than My...


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      1. Longplayer: Making Music to Last 1,000 Years

        When I speak of this thing called ‘Longplayer‘ to people, I tend to get one of two reactions: amazement, or bemusement. Both respectable, because Longplayer isn’t your average piece of music – and Jem Finer, the composer behind it all, isn’t your average musician. While contemporary songs sit comfortably...


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