Health

Body neutrality is the new body positivity

November 13, 2019

We live in a society where body positivity and self-love takes over our social media feeds every day. However, for some, accepting their bodies is simply not that easy, no matter how hard they try. While the term “Body Positivity” blew up in recent years and has been loved by many, there was still something missing in the concept for others, so much so that they turned to “Body Neutrality” instead. 

Lifestyle

VSCO girls are the latest trend taking over Instagram

November 13, 2019

Gone are the days of the Basic White Girl strutting around in her UGG boots sipping nonchalantly on her Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte. You probably remember her, in fact you might have even been her.  Well she’s old news now. In her place is the VSCO Girl with a scrunchy in her hair, her Birkenstocks on her feet and a Hydro Flask in hand for the world to see.

Food

The benefits of turmeric

November 13, 2019

Like many Asian spices, turmeric is also known to have many health benefits and has been used as a form of traditional medicine.

Lifestyle

Escape rooms rising in popularity

November 13, 2019

Escape rooms are a relatively new concept that only rose to prominence in that last five years, but now in Ireland, there are over 20 escape rooms on offer, with at least six in Dublin alone. 

Lifestyle

Bleach London review

November 13, 2019

Bleach London is a cruelty free, vegan, sustainably aware, cool as hell hair (and now makeup) brand based in the UK and available online and in Boots here in Ireland. The brand’s image is edgy and cool but still safe and inviting for a newcomer to the hair-colouring world. 

Lifestyle

Religion and young people in a modern world

November 13, 2019

Kanye West has recently switched his attention from the red hat wearing leader of the “Free” World to a different kind of controversial figurehead, God. 

Lifestyle

Instagram removing cosmetic filters

November 13, 2019

It was all fun and games with dog ear filters, rainbows and love hearts, until cosmetic surgery filters crept in. Instagram has decided to get rid of all their augmented reality filters that can promote cosmetic surgery, as they fear it can impact negatively on people’s mental health. 

Lifestyle

Life after the end of a long relationship

November 13, 2019

Break ups are never easy and dealing with a break up after a long-term relationship, let’s say a year plus, can be a tedious, hurtful and lonely process but here is a quick walk through the whole ordeal

Lifestyle

Being HPV aware can save lives

October 30, 2019

The human papiloma virus (HPV) vaccine is now administered free of charge for both boys and girls in their first year of secondary school.

Lifestyle

The importance of understanding a friend’s disability or illness

October 30, 2019

Chronic disabilities and illnesses hold an emotional weight that only those who have come into direct contact with these conditions can understand. While many have made note of the effects which these conditions have on the lives of the people surrounding the affected individual, it can not be understated that the life of the sufferer is still the life most deeply affected.

Lifestyle

GHB use is on the rise

October 30, 2019

GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) or GBL (gamma-butyrolactone), colloquially known as G or Gina, is a recreational drug which, following a similar trend in London over the past six years, first gained a foothold in the MSM Chemsex scene where it became popular due to its euphoric, sexual, and psychological effects. And now, again following a similar pattern to the UK , GHB use among the wider recreational drugs-scene is on the rise.

Halloween

Halloween movie watch list for those cosy nights in

October 30, 2019

As you grow up Halloween becomes less of an opportunity to knock at houses and ask for sweets but rather buying your own sweets and locking yourself in your own house. You snuggle yourself up on the couch, pray no one rings the doorbell and stick on a movie – but what to watch?

Halloween

Best Halloween costume ideas for this spooky season

October 30, 2019

With spooky season just around the corner, there is plenty of competition with thinking outside the box. I am going to provide you with some ideas on where to buy the best  affordable halloween costumes as well as how to design one from your own wardrobe.

Lifestyle

Victoria’s Secret Inclusivity Model Campaign

October 30, 2019

Iconic fashion brand and lingerie chain Victoria Secret announced a number of fresh faced new models, including transgender and plus-size for their latest campaign just over a week ago. After a number of controversies surrounding derogatory statements made from the company’s former senior creative officer Ed Razek, the chain have transformed their image to include women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds.

Lifestyle

Ditching fast fashion

October 16, 2019

People are becoming more and more aware of the effects that fast fashion has on our environment. What does fast fashion really mean though?

Lifestyle

Anxiety on the rise

October 16, 2019

It is completely normal to be anxious or worried about events that will happen in the future, however, if these feelings become constant and cause significant stress, then it could be considered a serious mental illness.

Halloween

Spooky season

October 16, 2019

If you haven’t heard of the term “Spooky Season” or “Szn” then let me break it down for you.