I write about politics, society and the city where I live: London in the UK.
This is a typical Team meeting illustrated by cats and dogs
Businesses across the globe adopted virtual meetings in response to the pandemic that erupted in 2020. As more and more people worked from home, software platforms like Zoom and Teams became ubiquitous, but their widespread use also revealed several weaknesses and limitations. Today, virtual meetings can be conducted using high-resolution video and sophisticated virtual presence features, as well as audio conference facilities, which have been around for decades. While videoconferencing has become more common, there have been some challenges. The use of video conferencing can result in what has been defined as Zoom fatigue or physical or mental exhaustion, for instance. Many factors contribute to this exhaustion, such as prolonged direct eye contact. A typical face-to-face meeting involves very short time spent looking directly into each other's eyes.
5 most Googled questions about Streatham in South West London answered
Pub quizzes may now be different from what they used to be. Today, almost any question can be instantly answered out of thin air. Thanks to Google, we now have access to a wealth of knowledge within a few nifty taps on our phone screens. The Google autocomplete feature provides an entertaining insight into your pressing questions about the city. Using the expertise of Streatham experts, we have addressed some of the most commonly asked questions about the area. Let's discover things people want to know about Streatham.
- Top Story - August 2022
What Really Causes Inflation Made Easy to UnderstandTop Story - August 2022
I will keep this short and simple because otherwise, you will not be here for long. Although we should not simplify complex social sciences like economics, to understand what inflation is, what causes it and why we are experiencing it, we must make these concepts more accessible to everyone.
Amazing health benefits of drawing
Have you been seeking a new project to keep you occupied, continuing to learn, and happy? Perhaps learning to draw has been on your to-do list, but you're unsure where to begin, are concerned about doing it correctly, or aren't convinced the advantages will be worth it. Artists of many disciplines use sketching to preserve ideas, recollections, and observations. One of the first artists to carry a notebook outside the studio and onto the streets was Leonardo Da Vinci. He thought it was essential to directly touch with life and study human movements to harness skills. Da Vinci's technique is easily applicable today, when the benefits of drawing and sketching may be a terrific way to unplug from technology.
This devastating war could bring a new health crisis
Since 2020, senior academics and commentators have been giving a wide range of opinions about the possible effects of the pandemic on the likely risk of interstate warfare and the chances of a novel Cold War. Another line of reasoning suggests that the COVD pandemic has built the foundation for an incidental 'pax epidemica' between the superpowers. According to Barry Posen, the global pandemic has inflicted considerable damage on all the great and middle powers to the extent that none will be in a position to prevail in war anytime soon, effectively calling off the chance of interstate war entirely.
Anti-Vaccine Protesters Clash With Police at London BBC’s studios.
Outside the BBC's White City studios in London, anti-vaccine protestors clashed with police. Local vlogger Paul Brown, a member of BakedBeanMedia, recorded footage of protestors from Official Voice trying to attack the BBC's old HQ on Monday afternoon.
2020 Year in Review: This is what we’ve learned about London during this Weird Year
As the year draws to a close (Thank God for that), we take the opportunity to look back on the previous 12 months. No one could have predicted at the end of 2019 what 2020 was going to bring.
Which is London's Oldest Pub?
The Romans were the very first to introduce pubs known as the Tabernaes 2000 years ago, but when the Romans left, the Tabernaes did too. It was not until 700AD that Alehouses reopened and were most popular among the poorer. In the 1200s Alehouses grew in popularity and were commonly used for travellers as a place to drink and stay.
London's Most Famous Prisons
Victorian London was renowned for its prisons and places of correction – Dickens vividly portrayed the harsh conditions and inhuman treatment of prisoners. Read more on the history of prisons in London. While there are no more Victorian buildings, it is possible to visit the sites where they once stood, which will also take you to London's fascinating areas.