Miscellaneous: 9 links and a video

Today we have hitch-hiking, middle east politics, surprising jobs and more on the menu. Also apologies for lack of blogging, I’m working on it. Anyway, one pleasant surprise is that today in south-east Sweden it is 18° and sunny. So we are off to the beach. At Breathe they’ve started a season of posts on ethical clothing. The first, from Pakistan, offers a different perspective. Here’s a different angle on e-book readers. They offer too many books! I used to hitch-hike, in fact I would say it is my favourite…

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Let the children play

Yesterday this letter appeared in The Telegraph from over 200 academics and child experts arguing that ‘children’s well-being and mental health is being undermined by the pressures of modern life’ (HT: Matt Hosier). They sent a similar letter five years previously, clearly little or nothing had changed. It’s why we at Breathe made this little video. Why not watch it, or better yet watch it with some friends and think through your response. For more resources on the video check out Conspiracy of Freedom.

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