A clairvoyant for $5? Fiverr.com: bargain ‘services’ of any sort

Internet shopping: a procrastination technique favoured by students far and wide. By 7th week however, most people will be drawing in the purse strings as any remaining funds start to dwindle and the prospect of two weeks spent living on only Supernoodles and Tesco Value tinned tuna looms ever larger. What better solution to this […]

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‘Nothing surprises us’: What The Porter Saw

They’re the backbone of the university, an ever-present feature ensuring each day runs smoothly for visitors and students alike. Without them, we’d be screwed. But what do the porters themselves have to say? “The hours are the same, but each day is different”, the head porter at one college told me. Due to the precarious […]

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Attenborough’s Oxford: boatius boatius

These predatory river creatures are early risers.  In the early hours, they can be seen huddled by the banks of the river for warmth preparing for their morning hunt.  Their appearance is quite extraordinary with their large, muscular bodies covered with an extremely thin and often brightly coloured coat.  This coat is particularly thin around […]

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Interview: Andrew Miller, CEO of Guardian Media Group

Few would dispute that the newspaper industry is in a state of flux. As circulation continues to fall and consumption of media rapidly changes, those who wish to survive must adapt and react. Andrew Miller has been CEO of Guardian Media Group since July 2010 and is at the head of the Guardian newspaper’s transition […]

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Attenborough’s Oxford: thespianus thespianus

In various brightly lit locations around the Oxford Jungle, the vibrant faux mating performance of thespianus thespianus can be seen and heard.  thespianus makes itself appear baffled about its sexuality, often imitating the mating calls and dances of other species which can draw quite a crowd of confused creatures.  However, this befuddling behaviour seems to […]

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Freebie websites: are they worth it?

‘Extreme couponing’ is the new phenomenon that’s taken the US by storm.  Ordinary housewives scour the internet for coupons, printing off hundreds to hand over in the supermarket, saving tens of dollars on a single shop.  This super-saving tactic is now spreading across the UK.  Judith Wenban, from Gravesend (as seen on Channel 4’s ‘The […]

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The future’s viral: guerrilla advertising takes off

The future of viral advertising seems assured, as companies look increasingly to exploit social media in order to launch and promote their products. The advantages for companies, particularly smaller businesses looking to create a distinctive image and reputation, are numerous, not least the economic benefits of guerrilla advertising campaigns that cost little but take on […]

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‘Tax is such a shame’: Made in Chelsea star’s business secrets

“Tax is such a shame”, Francis Boulle comments mournfully. “It’s a damn shame that it exists”.  Tax probably does get in the way a fair old bit if you’re a 23 year-old diamond heir.  Boulle – who will be familiar to many as a ‘star’ of the TV phenomenon ‘Made in Chelsea’ – describes himself […]

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