Beware of burnout: What I’ve learned from taking on too much

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The first time I realised that my tendency to take on too much wasn’t sustainable, I was 19 and at university. It was the first time I was forced to “switch off” in the truest sense of the phrase. This happened again on a much grander scale at 24 where I was signed off work for 6 weeks with stress and … Read More

Jennifer D BeggBeware of burnout: What I’ve learned from taking on too much

What’s your social secret?

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Did your mum ever tell you, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”? Mine did, and she was right. The same thing stands for social media. Criticism is fine but malicious negativity isn’t (especially if you’re doing it for controversy sake or online kudos). Alarm bells started ringing for me last week when one … Read More

Jennifer D BeggWhat’s your social secret?

YouTube time: board games, bowling and books

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I don’t know about you but when I’m working on a big project and I find myself glued to my computer for a few days, I like to have some background entertainment to keep me going. Sometimes it’s a bit of Radio 4 action but more likely nowadays is a cheeky bit of Geek & Sundry: Where else would you find … Read More

Jennifer D BeggYouTube time: board games, bowling and books

Young adult fiction: should we hold it to a higher standard?

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Young Adult Fiction

I can’t pinpoint when I first picked up Young Adult fiction because I think I just never stopped. During my degree it was my way of balancing Sophocles and Derrida. I would escape into a Harry Potter every couple of weeks for four years (by the time I’d graduated I’d read the first four seven times… I’m a speed reader) … Read More

Jennifer D BeggYoung adult fiction: should we hold it to a higher standard?

Infographic: Wave 1 – #Olympics vs #Paralympics

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Like many others, I was surprised by how much I got into the Olympics. One of the things I enjoyed most was sharing the experience with friends on Twitter and Facebook. This got me to thinking, how will the Visual.ly, Paralympic games and #Paralympics hashtags compare? Using Visual.ly, I’ve created three infographics following the life of a hashtag for #TeamGB, … Read More

Jennifer D BeggInfographic: Wave 1 – #Olympics vs #Paralympics