Category: D

May 27, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Destiny Many want to shape their own destiny, and earn their daily bread, by running their own business. Governments should set a simple framework (basic rule of law, taxation, property rights) & get out of the way.  The power of trade, markets, competition, choice & innovation will unleash entrepreneurs.  State interventions & onerous rules suppress…

May 7, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Declutter Less is more!  Declutter & escape the oppression of too much stuff.  Even if we can’t control the big things – governments, markets, climate – we can control the little things through mindful consumption of what we buy, where we buy, & how we use what we buy Guessed the Word?      …

April 12, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Dump Up to 1/3 of the food grown on British farms is dumped each year, for not meeting appearance standards.  EU regulations focus on visuals (colour, blemishes, dirt), not on nutritional quality.  Brexit could allow the UK to develop its own policy for fruit & veg Guessed the Word?           Series 40…

Dry

March 24, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Dry The number of Britons ‘going dry’ has hit a 12-year high.  20m consider alcohol-free drinks, while 1 in 5 doesn’t drink alcohol at all.  Many sophisticated zero-proof aperitifs, beers, spirits & wines now on the shelves, solving the problem of what to drink when you’re not drinking Guessed the Word?        Series…

December 26, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

DRAMNow superseded by metric measures, a dram was a small draught of cordial or alcohol equal to 1/8 of a fluid ounce in the British Imperial weight system. Comes from the Greek drachma – an ancient coin or weight, & probably the amount one could hold in one’s hand. Wee dram o’ whisky? Cheers! Guess the…

November 26, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Discount 1/3 of retailers find a percentage discount is the most effective customer incentiveLess than 3% of browsers make it to the Cart page on a retail website.  Crowd logic highlights purchases by other shoppers buying the same item, & helpful small-ticket add-ons that complement what a customer is already buying Guessed the Word?   …

September 14, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Double-breasted (DB) suits Too casual for the office till the 1940s, but now doing double the business,the DB suit jacket descends from naval officer uniforms.  Key to the image of 1930s gangsters & 1980s bankers, its most iconic wearers are rule-breakers whose names turn up on all-time best-dressed lists.  Menswear detail: correct button stance is…

August 8, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Dating Love Island is tougher to get into than Oxford & Cambridge Universities (85,000 applicants to Oxbridge’s 37,000). The British TV show has already been sold to 7 other countries. Popular with 16-34 year olds, who vote their favourite couple as the winners. 3.6m watched finale on 3 July, up 1m from 2017.  Sponsor Superdrug’s make-up…

June 13, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Dodge Digital tech enables authorities to catch tax dodgers by ‘joining the dots’ to get a full picture of their financial affairs.  HMRC now holds more data than the British Library Guessed the Word?       Series 25 (3/5)          [pic: webandi]

September 27, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

  Drive Half of Saudi Arabia’s 32m population permitted to drive from Jun 2018.  Vehicle demand, taxi services, immigration, advertising & fashion will change Guessed the Word?        Series 9 (3/6)        [photo: Robert_z_Ziemi]