'Hetero' and 'Straight' are fine though
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Friday 13 December 2013
On Friday, as Beyoncé was casually posting pictures of vegan cupcakes to her Instagram account, the internet was in a state of frenzy over the news that she had also uploaded something else to the web – her long-awaited fifth album.
'Bing It On': Microsoft puts its search engine to the test as it goes up against Google - with surprising results
Thursday 10 October 2013
Results showed that more people picked Bing than Google results in blind test
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Communities from Brazil to Cambodia are losing homes to make room for sugar crops, it is claimed
Monday 30 September 2013
The results are in for the Best Global Brands 2013 - and it's good news all round for the technology sector
Sunday 01 September 2013
The boyfriend of Adele, the singer, will face the soft drinks giant PepsiCo in court on Monday in the latest episode of a trademark dispute which has lasted four years.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
The energy supplier replaced Coca-Cola in 2010
Monday 30 July 2012
Laurie Penny gains an insight into the corporate mindset as she mingles with the crowd at the beach volleyball
Friday 27 July 2012
Long before they even began, the London 2012 Games became - in the minds of many - deeply immersed in and reliant on corporate sponsorship. And there were many in Hackney's Haggerston Park, in east London, where thousands of locals not able to get their hands on tickets came to watch last night's Ceremony, who felt that the non-ticketed, non-sponsored party was more akin to the ideals of the original Olympics than the shindig going on just up the road in Stratford.
Thursday 12 July 2012
Burger King has reintroduced some of the food colours associated with possible hyperactivity in children in a small number of restaurants, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said.
Saturday 02 June 2012
US Outlook The image of the sedentary, pop-swilling American is more than a stereotype; one in three people here is obese, and the numbers are going up, along with the incidences of chronic disease, such as diabetes, that disproportionately afflict the overweight. There are many causes, inevitably, but one villain in particular is in the sights of government: the fizzy drinks industry.
Saturday 10 March 2012
Drinks firm forced to change recipe in California after ingredient classed as health hazard
Thursday 16 February 2012
"I get the feeling sometimes that the staff want us to fail," said Stefan, one of three men who featured in Daddy Daycare, a Channel 4 reality series designed to address a social crisis that almost certainly doesn't exist. I don't mean for a moment, by the way, that there are no incompetent or deadbeat fathers out there. Or that it isn't useful for even the most well-intentioned man to learn some lessons about childcare. But the implication that today's men are unusually bad at fatherhood ("Modern British life has spawned a generation of dysfunctional dads") is surely not true. Even the horror statistic used to underwrite this exercise in mental re-education could be seen from another angle as a silver lining: "Almost half of all mothers feel fathers don't do their share," said the voiceover at the beginning of the show. Really? You mean that as many as 50 per cent of mothers now feel fathers do? The truth of it was that it wasn't the staff at the south London nursery Stefan had been sent to who wanted him to fail. It was the production company. And even they only wanted him to fail a bit comically in the first half so that he could recover in the second, make a public act of contrition, and score a modest triumph before the final credits.
Friday 10 February 2012
Pepsi has promised to take the fight to its arch-rival Coca-Cola, with an extra $600m (£378m) marketing and advertising blitz.
Wednesday 08 February 2012
The Cola Queen?
Saturday 14 January 2012
A new generation of web addresses is up for grabs. Will the big brands be tempted to splash out – and if so, will it just be to stop the labels falling into the wrong hands?
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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- 3 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop
- 5 We have six months to save the world, says leading economist