The latest installment in our series of news items or business discussions that have made us think this week that we'd like to draw your attention to. As always, these may or may not represent our opinions/views at AR. We simply consider them worth considering.
1. The National Association of School Psychologists have issued curriculum and warnings about vulnerable young people watching 13 Reasons Why. We draw this to your attention because it's a powerful addition to our coverage of it and how it handles rape culture, social media, and millennial communication.
2. With Theresa May's call for a snap election in the UK on June 8, the fate of the Northern Ireland government is still in question. This article highlights some possible insights into the political machinations of the (potentially) dissolving union.
3. One of the odd assumptions about gender and politics is that all women in politics are feminists, and that therefore all women should vote for any woman running. Marie Le Pen is decidedly anti-feminist, but is courting female votes in her push to be France's first female president. This dichotomy is interesting, as this story from NPR highlights.
4. This article from the BBC on the 'invention of heterosexuality' is a fascinating look at how humans have redefined themselves throughout history. Well worth a read.
5. In employment ideas: nearly 70% of employees are disengaged. This article from Forbes discusses why your employment retention strategies may not be working. What it doesn't cover is that Abbey Research is a great resource to help you solve that puzzle - but we'll forgive Forbes for omitting us! :)
What are you reading/thinking about this week? Send us a line - we'd love to hear!