In his biography Peter Mead talks about his first job.
He was sixteen, he’d just left school with two ‘O’ level GCSEs.
He was applying for a job as a dispatch boy.
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The vital things for homeless people are food and shelter.
That will keep them alive at least, but it won’t solve the whole problem.
It won’t make them feel like worthwhile human beings.
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I just read Peter Mead’s new autobiography, it’s fascinating of course.
But not for the reason you’d think.
You’d think it would be difficult for him to choose the happiest moment of his life.
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Prisoners lose touch with their kids while they’re inside.
This alienates them from normal loving relationships, and consequently from the rest of society.
Official statistics show, this makes them eight times more likely to re-offend.
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It was one of the biggest advertising awards shows in New York.
But that year it didn’t start off well.
There were no tickets at the door for the people who’d ordered them.
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The problem with all prisons worldwide is overcrowding.
New prisoners come in, but the old ones keep coming back.
And all their time inside is spent with other criminals.
That’s their environment, that’s their only world.
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I was always good at training youngsters.
I kept it simple.
I kept it powerful.
I kept it consistent.
But what made me good with youngsters made me bad with heavyweights.
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In 2012, Emma Sulkowicz was raped in New York.
But not on the streets of Harlem.
She was raped in her bed, in her bedroom, in her dormitory, in her university.
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In 1957 Dove soap started advertising for the first time.
They ran a press ad with a woman luxuriating in a bathful of bubbles.
The headline said HEAD OVER HEELS IN DOVE.
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Filtered cigarettes were originally only for women.
Men smoked masculine, unfiltered cigarettes.
The thinking was that men could take tobacco straight, but it would be too strong for frail women.
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