Our Addiction to Dirt, Drama, and Calling People Out

The internet is an interesting place – it can be both really great or really awful, depending on what’s happening. However, one of the things that adds to the not so pleasant side of it is the culture of finding “dirt” to cause drama, or “calling people out/exposing” them. Many celebrities have found themselves as a topic of drama, and have been called out by … Continue reading Our Addiction to Dirt, Drama, and Calling People Out

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The Battle Against Skin-Whitening Products In The UK

The BBC has found that several high-street shops are continuing to sell skin-whitening products such as creams, even after they were prosecuted for doing so. Trading Standards have acknowledged that it is a “really big problem”, as they are responsible for taking control of any creams and prosecuting businesses that are selling them. However, the businesses are not bothered by the fines and are continuing … Continue reading The Battle Against Skin-Whitening Products In The UK

Be Confident In Your Body This Summer

We’re now into the summer months, and around now is the point where people are trying on all the swimwear they’ve bought for their holiday, looking at themselves in the mirror and deciding that they don’t like what they see, because they don’t fit society’s view of an “ideal body”. Both women and men have unfair expectations put on them about how they should look … Continue reading Be Confident In Your Body This Summer

How To Deal With Anxiety During Exams

Exams are never fun. The atmosphere in the room, the pressure put on you by your school and yourself, the fear of failing or doing badly… They can all add up to create an extremely stressful time, for anyone. But something that makes it even worse is when you struggle with anxiety, like I do, among many other people. Having anxiety during exams means that … Continue reading How To Deal With Anxiety During Exams

This Man’s Story Proves That Prejudice Still Exists

Rory McGuire is 24 years old, and from Ayr, in Scotland. For practically all of his life, he has experienced bullying because of a facial deformity – a vascular birthmark that covers his lip. At the young age of 6, Rory felt he was “different”, and even as a child was subjected to comments such as “sausage face”, “how can you look in a mirror … Continue reading This Man’s Story Proves That Prejudice Still Exists

Learning Languages – Here’s Why I Think It’s Important

A lot of high schools now have made learning languages mandatory, at least for the first few years. My school, in particular, is a language school, so for the first three years of high school, I had to study two languages, and I studied Spanish and French, and later chose to continue Spanish to a higher level. However, something that I’ve noticed is that a … Continue reading Learning Languages – Here’s Why I Think It’s Important

Why You Should Be Allowed to Vote at 16 in the UK

In most of the UK, the voting age is 18, apart from in Scottish Parliament and local elections, where you can vote at 16. The Welsh Assembly is also considering allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in local elections there, but in England, the government is continuing to keep the voting age at the legal age of adulthood – 18 years old. Personally, I believe that … Continue reading Why You Should Be Allowed to Vote at 16 in the UK

Body Positive Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

We all know that social media can be both wonderful and terrible, at the same time. One of the social media platforms that can be the worst for mental health and self confidence is Instagram, but I believe that if you follow the right accounts, you can make your feed a lot better. And I believe that one of the best ways to do that … Continue reading Body Positive Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

Should You Listen To Music While Studying?

When you’re a teenager, you probably don’t really like silence. The world is so full of noise that when that noise disappears, you don’t know what to do. You crave something to hear, and one of the first things a lot of us turn to is music, which can be helpful sometimes. But the thing is that sometimes you need the silence, and one of … Continue reading Should You Listen To Music While Studying?

School Uniforms Are Extremely Problematic And Restrictive

Here in England, most, if not all, of our high schools require school uniforms. Each school has particular colours that they class as “the school colours”, and our school uniforms are made up of them – my school’s colours are navy blue, black, grey and white. Most school uniforms include a blazer and/or a jumper, trousers or a skirt, a shirt and a tie. Now, … Continue reading School Uniforms Are Extremely Problematic And Restrictive