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Over 263 million people use marijuana annually

April 20, 2020

Over 263 million people around the globe use marijuana annually, researchers say. As the world celebrates Weed Day (420), scientists investigate the negative effects of marijuana use.

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Over 117 million children at risk of missing measles vaccine

April 15, 2020

Over 117 million children are at risk of missing the measles vaccine due to COVID-19, UN agencies warn. As coronavirus sends many nations into lockdown, children all over the world are in danger of missing life-saving shots.


Rihanna makes history by wearing first ever durag on cover of Vogue

April 13, 2020

The durag’s origin dates back to the 19th century, when poor black labourers and slaves needed something to tie their hair back while they worked. Around the 1930’s during the Great Depression and the Harlem Renaissance, African Americans discovered they could also use this headwear to maintain difficult hairstyles.


Scientists study the biological effects of racism

April 1, 2020

Racism is linked to the wear and tear of the body due to chronic stress, new research concludes. Scientists have found that racial discrimination is linked to allostatic load among African American women. Allostatic load refers to the long-term effects of continued exposure to chronic stress on the body


The disadvantages to working from home

March 31, 2020

According to the 2017 study by Regus, 48 percent reported that children or family demanding attention was the biggest issue when working at home. It can be particularly confusing for children, as your physical presence no longer means access. They may not understand that you have to remain detached and focused on work.


When boredom strikes: Best board games for your mental health

March 27, 2020

As the Coronavirus pandemic takes over the world and most of the country is forced to stay at home, boredom is the new reality. Social distancing has cancelled or closed almost all of our sources of entertainment. So how can you keep yourself and the family amused this period?


The importance of reusing old clothes after the Victoria Secret dumping scandal

March 1, 2020

According to the Waste and Resources Action Programme, 300,000 tonnes of clothing were sent to landfill in the UK in 2016. It takes about 80 years for clothes to break down in landfills.

With ‘fast-fashion’ at an all-time high, the fashion industry has come under fire for generating significant levels of waste every season. The fashion industry is the second largest polluter of clean water globally after agriculture. It also produces 10 percent of the world’s emissions.


Post graduation depression

February 16, 2020

Graduating symbolises a leap into adulthood and sometimes the reality graduates have to deal with can be disappointing.


Body dysmorphia: a hidden condition

February 16, 2020

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), is a mental health disorder in which a person can’t stop thinking about an imagined or slight defect in their physical appearance. The flaw is usually minor and can’t be seen by others.


Top tips for travelling solo

February 5, 2020

The most important part of companionless travel is planning. Make a document with the address of your accommodation and local police station, activities you’ll be doing and surrounding cities you plan on visiting. Share this with someone you trust and check in with them regularly.