Well, there may still be a shortage of tanker drivers to deliver your fuel, but you can always rely on Thompson to top up your week with a high-octane blend of ideas and inspiration.
– Crowdsourcing health data
– Mindful train travel
– Reflecting on male violence
Tried, tested, treated
What works for you? If you're living with a long-term health issue, it’s difficult to know which treatment is best. Stuffthatworks is a platform that allows people with similar conditions to share their experiences of which treatments work (and which ones don't). The data is analysed using machine learning algorithms (supported by a team of human medical experts) to identify the best treatments. As more people contribute, the insights become more focused and more personalised. Essentially, crowdsourcing with health information, Stuffthatworks is a live example of technology empowering people to manage their own health.
Next stop, mindfulness
In a bid to ease commuters' post-pandemic anxieties over the return to work, Transport for London is inviting travellers to embark on an 'Inner Journey' on board the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). The operator has introduced twelve carriages dedicated to mindfulness, featuring interiors adorned with images of oceans, landscapes and open skies. There's also a meditation app for passengers to download, as well as meditation spaces on the platforms of the three main DLR stations. So take time on your journey to pause, relax and reflect. But try not to miss your stop.
Are you that guy?
With a new campaign to reduce violence against women, Police Scotland challenges men to look in the mirror and reflect on their own behaviour. In a straight-talking 60-second film, a series of young men play back to camera a few scenarios that some men will recognise. The effect is pretty chilling, causing the viewer to question what's acceptable about their own behaviour and to recognise what could be seen as a threat to women. Given recent reports about spiking women's drinks in nightclubs, there's clearly an urgent need for some serious conversation between men. As the guy says, sexual violence starts way before you think it does.