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Before The Year Ends

There’s something comforting about traditions. The notion that they may arrive year after year contains a feeling of safety and belonging. And it is, perhaps, exactly their scarce frequency that makes them extra special and meaningful. The end of a year and the beginning of a new one is not only a time for reflection […]

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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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Should we feel guilty about our body-related resolutions?

As we come into the new year, the time of New Year’s Resolutions comes around. While in some cases these can be very helpful, and allow you to break a bad habit or start up a new activity, often resolutions focus on changing the way we look, usually through dieting of some kind. Resolutions such […]

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To shave or not to shave? Janu-hairy celebrates the choice

Every year, January is filled with desperate attempts to stick to New Years’ resolutions before completely giving up in February. Dry January and Veganuary are both movements attempting to capture these efforts and create a community of people all working towards a similar final goal. A recent addition is the Janu-hairy movement, originating with Laura […]

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Veganuary is more than just a one month challenge

As 2019 begins, so do millions of new year’s resolutions: go to the gym more, get up earlier, or try Veganuary. For those who are not aware, Veganuary is a charity encouraging people to pledge to go vegan for one month. It is a great time to try veganism, with the charity website providing recipes, […]