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New Cartoon Network Series Portrays Girls And Women Central To The Story

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Superhero and action movies dominate the box office and are perennial hits across the world, yet it’s disappointing to see how under-represented female leads are in this genre.

Marks & Spencer to Tackle Unemployment, Skills Shortages and Poverty Around the UK

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced plans to tackle unemployment, skills shortages and poverty in 10 areas around the UK, as part of a new community transformation initiative.

GSK IMPACT Awards Inspire UK Health and Wellbeing Charities

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Good health is at the top of most wish lists for governments and individuals. As physical and mental well-being makes it easier for people to pursue opportunities to work and study, to remain financially secure, physically independent and to maintain strong relationships. A healthy population is also a productive workforce—one that would relieve considerable strain on the public purse by keeping well.

English Tea Shop’s Focus On Organic Makes Good Business Sense

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Globally, it’s accepted that Britain is a tea drinking nation, with a 165 million cups drunk daily.  Tea is a plant containing high levels of anti-oxidants, which can help with a wide variety of ailments and is known for its ability to console, uplift and relax.

British Heart Foundation Warning: Sedentary Lifestyle Costs the UK £1.2 billion A Year

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The British Heart Foundation (BHF) warns that lack of exercise across the UK is costing the nation’s health system £1.2 billion a year. Last year, Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, admitted that British taxpayers are spending more on treating obesity-related conditions than on the police or fire service!

Britain’s Hairdressing Sector Has Potential to Drive Sustainability in Communities

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Hairdressing is a sector that talks to more people than any other occupation. With over 40,000 hairdressings, barbering and beauty salons in the UK generating over £70 billion every year, it is a lucrative and influential industry. It is in a unique position to influence sustainable practices in hair care habits.

Menstruation Still Holds Back Women and Girls

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Last week, UK news reported that the charity Freedom4Girls had discovered school girls in West Yorkshire had no alternative but to stuff toilet paper down their pants to stop themselves from bleeding through their clothes at school. They couldn’t afford sanitary products and some were skipping school as a result.

Timberland Creates More Green Spaces in Five European Cities

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Numerous studies indicate that a growing number of children in Europe are feeling disconnected to nature. A new study in The British Journal of Sports Medicine says that children are living a sedentary lifestyle and are not physically active enough from the time they start school.

Smart Works Guides UK Women into the Workplace

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Leading up to International Women’s Day on 8 March, I spoke with Jane Shepherdson (JS), MBE, a leading figure in fashion retail, former CEO of Whistles and prior to that, Brand Director at Topshop. Jane supporting young designers through the London College of Fashion's Centre of Fashion Enterprise and has helped promote Fair Trade fashion to a wider audience as a Board member of Peopletree until 2013.

From Russia to the US: The Chilling World of Domestic Violence

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Recent reports of domestic violence have more than doubled in Russia following the Government’s reduced punishment for spousal or child abuse from a criminal to a civil one. The shift has also sparked outrage from human rights groups around the world. The Duma – the lower house of the Russian Parliament – passed the bill last month, which has been signed off by Mr. Putin.

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