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May 22, 2020

If you're looking for ideas to liven up your lockdown bank holiday weekend, how about hosting a pancratium? (Only with members of your own household, of course.)

As May's second bank holiday looms, you may be wondering what to do with all your, um, rare freedom. If, like much of the population, you...

May 15, 2020

Our series about alternative words beginning with 'pan' continues with a term that, coincidentally, seems very apt given our current circumstances...

Defined as 'a pompous self-important official or person of rank', a panjandrum is hardly an alien concept to many people right now.

But it's objectively a...

May 5, 2020

In the latest of our series about words beginning with 'pan' that aren't – well, you know what – let's take a look at 'pantisocracy', which may have particular relevance to your current working situation.

With millions of people worldwide now working from home, albeit temporarily in many cases, thi...

April 23, 2020

For those who really won't miss a certain word beginning with 'pan' when this is all over, let's take a look at an alternative term that is a lot more cheerful to use.

When the historians of the future look back on the great Coronavirus Crisis of 2020, they may have some criticism about the way our poli...

April 14, 2020

If you're fed up with a certain word beginning with 'pan', here's a more soothing addition to your vocabulary.

Ever watch enviously as your dog or cat gets up after a nap and enjoys a long, luxurious stretch from nose to tail? Ever think, I wish I was that flexible?

Well, you would be if you took better...

March 17, 2020

Okay, so the news isn't good. We're living in extraordinary times and businesses are having to find ways to ride out the storm – with no idea how long the storm will last or how fiercely it will rage.

Right now, many business owners and managers will be facing the unnerving prospect of trying to st...

March 10, 2020

As coronavirus continues to spread, more people are being encouraged to work from home in the coming weeks and months. If this isn’t something you’re used to doing, the prospect probably invokes one of two feelings.

Either you’ll be looking forward to a break from commuting and queuing for the kettle, o...

February 27, 2020

We're often told about the importance of creativity, particularly in business. Commerce experts and gurus wax lyrical about the perils of the rigid mindset – citing the chaos that disruptors have caused for long-established corporations across many sectors in recent years.

The message seems to be that i...