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Even in the deeply divided outrage culture of 2017, three recent high-profile faux pas have attracted almost universal scorn.
The controversies in question arose for very different reasons. Last week, Pepsi executives were forced to pull an ad featuring Kendall Jenner, which co-opted imagery from recent protest movements in the US. The ad had been criticised as being tone-deaf and wildly misjudged.
The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) says investing in ways to help people quit smoking is effective and offers good value for money.
The Health Technology Assessment (HTA), the first of its kind in the European Union, says pregnant women who smoke should be offered counselling in the first instance.
We're taking more photos than ever before, so it's worth taking the time to set up a photo management system that works for you. Doing this ensures the photos you take of your family and friends won't disappear should your phone die or get stolen.
Before we go any further, I will concede that the term 'photo-management system' is incredibly dorky. It's important to note, however, that the more you do as you go along, the easier it will be in the long run.
A matter of urgency - that's how Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar described the release of his new album 'Damn.'
Lamar became an unlikely political figure on his last album. The critically-acclaimed 'To Pimp A Butterfly', tackled tough subject matter - institutionalised racism, how the systemic oppression of black people continues in the 21st century, his own declining mental health. Alright, one of the album's lead singles, was adopted by the Black Lives Matter movement as its unofficial anthem.
Although much of the recent attention has focused on the deteriorating relations between the US and Russia, the Trump administration has also ramped up its threats against North Korea.
The North Korean regime has - as is its way - responded by intensifying its own rhetoric and shows of force.