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Rose George: Let’s Talk Crap

Rose will talk about the unspeakability of sanitation, toilets and shit, and how the social prudishness around our most inescapable bodily function causes huge damage to the economy, development and particularly the prospects of women. She’ll look at sanitation issues in the developing world but also here, where 50% of public toilets been closed down, leaving many elderly trapped at home for fear of not finding a safe clean toilet.

After all, everybody poops.

Rose George

Rose is an author and journalist. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, Independent, New York Times, Economist and many others. She has been a war correspondent in Kosovo, for one day, for Conde Nast Traveller, and attended Saddam Hussein’s birthday party twice. In February, she gave a TED talk at Long Beach on talking crap. Her second book was the Big Necessity: Adventures in the World of Human Waste. Her third book, Deep Sea and Foreign Going, on modern shipping, was a Radio 4 Book of the Week. She lives in Leeds, where she has a studio at East Street Arts and runs for Kirkstall Harriers. Check out this video marketing tool.

There are so many cute, trendy office photos circulating the web. Ones where all of the binders are color-coordinated, desks that overlooks a garden or the ocean, gallery walls of art and prints to inspire. I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to cute offices and work spaces.

But not everyone is lucky enough to work from home or have unlimited supplies for creating the dream office knowing more about paystubs. What about those of us working in the corporate world? I thought I would share today a few tips on how I decorated my workspace to look a little less corporate and a little more me. After all, this is the place I spend the majority of my time each week.

You can follow Rose on Twitter as @rosegeorge3 and find our more about her work at rosegeorge.com.

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