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Month: November 2018

She Chose Me

Crime thriller novels about intense, passionate, obsessive relationships are not uncommon. But novels about these relationships being shared in a familial context, between a mother and a daughter, are less…

Cuffing season and polyamory: shaking up relationship perceptions

For those who are unaware, the term ‘cuffing season’ denotes the rise of the number of relationships during the winter season. Apparently, some aspect of Christmas, New Year’s and Valentine’s…

How does environment impact our mental health?

A scroll through any newsfeed, the quotidian conversations we have with the people around us, a project we have lined up, a skim through mainstream media make us realise how…

How university is affecting the mental health of our young people

It’s easy to write the statistic that over half of students at university have experienced mental ill health, it’s harder to comprehend when you try to understand just how many…

Unlonely loneliness: looking at the nature of loneliness in older men

Loneliness is a familiar part of the human experience; however, it is a particularly pressing issue amongst the elderly in the UK. The Office for National Statisticsb(2013) reported that 50…

Has Halloween commercialisation gone too far?

With Halloween having passed us, and with Christmas on the horizon, it is interesting to examine its history and how it has become a modern commercialised holiday. Since mid-September, every…

‘Women are stepping up and looking like America’: A talk by Patricia Russo

On 9 November 2018, the Edinburgh Foundation for Women in Law, part of Edinburgh University’s Law School, hosted Patricia ‘Patti’ Russo, Executive Director of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale…

‘Rang-tan’: The banned Christmas ad with a sobering truth

“There’s a human in my forest and I don’t know what to do…” Several weeks ago, Iceland released their hard-hitting Christmas advert telling the story of ‘Rang-tan’, the young orangutan…