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Generation You on Mental Health

30th April 2017 | Advice / Opinion

Generation You on Mental Health

Mental health is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most important topics of the past decade.

Only now are people cross-generation starting to wake up to the fact that mental health needs to be cared for as much as physical health – with a rise in the amount of therapists and facilities being made available for young people in particular facing mental health issues.

Growing up is one of the most stressful periods of your life – with natural anxiety surrounding your friends, your appearance, who you fancy and more taking up much of your time, it is important to make sure that the young people of today and tomorrow have the right tools to grow up happily. With increased stress from social media and, let’s not forget, exams and education thrown in – our young people are reported to have never been more stressed and depressed.

Amazing work is being done, and with the Royal Family coming out over the past few weeks discussing the importance of paying attention to our mental health, Chloe Combi and James Gilmore discussed the matter on-air on Generation You.

James Gilmore: There’s nothing more important than to make sure that every single person in the world can wake up and feel like they can live the rest of the day happily and content and that they’re comfortable with the idea that they can go to bed that evening and be happy again to wake up the next day. If we can’t achieve that much, as a society, then I think our priorities are in the wrong place.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

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Hyer's Highlights: The benefits of leaving the EU

2nd April 2017 | Advice / Opinion

Hyer's Highlights: The benefits of leaving the EU

The UK voted for sovereignty. The UK voted for power.

But the period of British control is over. Its destiny is now in the hands of others.

The Prime Minister described the triggering as a “moment of celebration for some, disappointment for others”, acknowledging the 48% who wanted to stay in the EU for one of the first times.

In her letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, May adopted a relatively conciliatory tone. Nonetheless, Tusk, in a brief statement, he admitted it was not “a happy day for him or for the EU and promised to begin arrangements for the UK’s “orderly withdrawal”, before wishing us goodbye.

For a lot of people, that was the first time they had seen Donald Tusk on TV, which has always been part of the problem. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, speaking in Malta, also called it a “day of sadness”, whilst French President Francois Hollande said that while Brexit was “sentimentally painful” for and “economically painful” for Britain.

But Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator, said he would not accept any attempt to “bargain” between trade and security, adding: “I think the security of our citizens is far too important to start a trade off from one for the other.” Equally, opposition MPs accused her of jeopardising public safety by attempting to use security co-operation as a “bargaining chip” in the forthcoming negotiations.

Benji Hyer asked listeners to tell him something good about the path the UK is heading down. One listener, Lee, had a sense of optimism. Here’s what happened.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

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Roman Armstrong's Dictionary

22nd January 2017 | Advice / Opinion

Roman Armstrong's Dictionary

We’ve all heard of the Oxford English Dictionary, but this looks amateur when compared to Roman Armstrong’s Dictionary: the go-to place for all nonsensical words that previously never existed or are so archaic that they need new definitions.

That’s where you guys come in!

Every week, Roman Armstrong will nominate a random word of his choosing and ask for your suggestions as to what the definition could be.

We’re looking for the funniest, zaniest, believable and most out of this world definitions for the word that week and, once we’ve got our top three, they’ll be battling it out for your votes. Whichever is the most popular shall win and the word along with its new and improved definition shall go to the dictionary that everybody is talking about, Roman Armstrong’s Dictionary.

So what are you waiting for? Do you think you can contribute towards this ever-growing amalgamation of words?

Past Words and Definitions

Pogonophile - Someone who loves pognolia (the latin word for shaving foam)

Jarkling - The scientific term for the noise made by a human when they try to talk with water in their mouth

Shivoo - Usually said as 'shivood' - when you swing all the way around the frame on a swing set

Kanone - The ancient ritual of cutting off a little boy's tail when he is ready to become a man

Choily - When your hair gets so greasy it starts to clump together

Absquatulate - To leave abruptly

Thrawling - To wrap yourself up so warm, that you eventually die from overheating

Bindlestiff - The real theory that witches still fly on their brooms on a full moon