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Recovering My Motivation in Just One Week: Brainzyme Review

Saying everything sucks won’t make everything suck less, but making small changes to your life will. Here’s how one small change made my life suck a bit less, in just one week. It was November last year; everything felt really hard, reading was tedious, writing was impossible. And the closest I got to recreation was […]

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Death anxiety in a Covid-ridden world

Fearing death isn’t trivial, in fact, it is probably the most rational fear of any happy mind. If someone enjoys life, it is reasonable that they want more of it, or inversely, that they don’t wish for it to end. But death will happen to all of us one day, and that my friends, is […]

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New year, same me: do new year’s resolutions put us under unnecessary pressure?

New year’s resolutions are as old as the hills. But, unlike our Babylonian and Roman ancestors, who used the new year to pledge allegiance to their communities and Gods, we modern folk prefer to make resolutions exclusively about ourselves. At the beginning of this year, many of us began our ardent pursuit of ‘self-betterment’. Social […]

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Before and after: the covid transformations we didn’t know we needed

Dear Reader, We have found ourselves at this messy juncture, caught between hope and despair. Yet we grin through the grim circumstances, sing past the somberness, and continue to push on. It’s a strange paradox, this moment: it is both healing and hurting. Time has misplaced the respite quality that it had back in the […]

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Viva la Rashford Revolution

The pandemic has screwed Britons’ understanding of government. There is a dwindling consensus on the role of the state, and last week this came to a nasty head. In government discussions around free school meals, the question of who should feed children during the school holidays sparked some thorny but predictable answers. It was about time […]

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Normal people: the Billie Eilish Revolution

Butthurt internet trolls snubbing women’s bodies is nothing new. Last week, Twitter users decided to pick Billie Eilish as their latest target. The outcome? Some very ruffled feminist feathers. It all begun with user Gamesnosh’s tweet: ‘in 10 months Billie Eilish has developed a mid- 30’s wine mom body’ with an attached photo of Eilish walking along […]

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Why Fatima’s next job should NOT be in Cyber

The government have launched another barrage on the creative industry – Quelle surprise. In their latest display of crass misjudgement, one part of the new CyberFirst campaign features Fatima, a ballerina. It reads: ‘Fatima’s next job could be in cyber (she just doesn’t know it yet)’ accompanied with yet another hogwash slogan, ‘Rethink. Reskill. Reboot.’  […]

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Imposter Syndrome: are millennials fighting a losing battle?

Feeling like a fraud is a customary millennial worry. It is that niggling voice of self-doubt that says, ‘you don’t deserve this’ and ‘everything in your life is about to self-destruct’. It is that pang of guilt when you succeed and that fear of being found out. And these afflictions have a name—Impostor Syndrome! As […]