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The Isolation Series: six ways to make the most of slowing down

Changing the life pattern we’re used to might be hard, but staying home could bring its own hidden gems. I have always been a person who could not get how it’s possible to be bored at home: there are so many things you can do! So here are my top favorite home activities I have […]

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A brief summary of some sustainable period products

Since speaking about ecology became mainstream, more and more alternative period products have started to appear. Some derive inspiration from the means our great grandmothers used during their moon time, and some rely on modern research and technology. This should be eternally celebrated, as from this wide range of products, each woman may find something […]

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Food waste – how to tackle one of the world’s main downfalls

There have been a lot of conversations about ecology and environmental action in 2019. These matters are indeed urgent for all of us, and conversations and actions surrounding the environment should become even more trendy in 2020. One of the most important parts of this issues is waste. There are, obviously, several types of waste, but this article […]

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Instagram to remove filters that mimic the look of plastic surgery

Last month Instagram announced the ban of the filters mimicking the effects of plastic surgery on a face. So, what is the problem? It’s just filters, right? Seeing stunning images on Instagram might seem like an innocent thing to do. However, being exposed to certain images can imperceptibly alter our understanding of what is beautiful […]

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The benefits of the arts on our mental wellbeing

Art has been a means of expression since the dawn of humankind. The oldest evidence of our species being creative dates to seventy-three thousand years ago. There seems to be a natural drive which makes us want to paint, knit, produce pottery or embroidery for decorative purposes – the creative impulse is fundamental to the […]

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Endometriosis: more than just period pain

Despite the feminist progress we have made in the past century, the male body still dominates the world of medicine. As Caroline Criado Perez points out in her recent book Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in the World Designed for Men, medical students learn about “anatomy and female anatomy”. This leads to a situation where […]

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Wabi Sabi – the Japanese mantra to help you accept imperfection

Wabi-sabi may be the latest concept in the West, but it originates from Japanese philosophy. It has many layers in its meaning, but the simplest way to put it is it is a way of perceiving the world centred on the acceptance and appreciation of transience and imperfection. The term wabi means “loneliness” and used […]