Top of the posts: Apple, Clint Eastwood and juvenile adults
This week both the Republicans and Democrats held their national conventions, while Michelle Obama stole the show at the Democratic convention Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood was lambasted for his speech at the Republican convention but just how damaging were his words? Joseph Charlton takes a closer look and explains why his speech was far from the disaster that opponents were hoping for.
A combination of a dire job market, astronomical rent and rising house prices is forcing people in their thirties and forties to return to the family nest or living a student-like existence in shared housing. It’s an ongoing issue affecting vast numbers, Nicola Sullivan gives the stats on the rising phenomenon of adultolescents.
Tuition fees may have gone up but prospective students are still gearing up for university, Caroline Mortimer explains why times have changed and just why going to university is as important as ever in improving job prospects. She argues that tt’s not just about the course or the institution but also about the vital life skills university teaches young people.
There have been countless hardware leaks and rumours but the excitement was raised several more notches this week after Apple sent out an invitation for its announcement next week for the highly-anticipated iPhone 5. Alex Masters gives the lowdown on what the new smartphone could look like and what new features it could have.
Here are the most read blogs from the past week, as determined by stats:
1. Cannabis use in teenagers and the long-term risk to IQ By Donal Singer
2. Apple invitation all but confirms next week’s iPhone 5 announcement By Alex Masters
4. Review of Doctor Who ‘Asylum of the Daleks’ By Neela Debnath
5. Tom Cruise chosen to play Manchester United legend Bryan Robson By Simon Rice
6. Speaking up for Romney: Why Eastwood’s speech was not the disaster it seemed By Joseph Charlton
8. Your generation coped without degrees, I’m not sure all of ours can By Caroline Mortimer
9. Lies about transgender people (and how to spot a rubbish journalist) By Paris Lees
10. BBC iPlayer launches mobile downloads for smartphones and tablets By Alex Masters
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