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Dark skin: myths & truths
3 days ago
In a world where most people are striving for a light skin tone and turning to skin bleaching as a solution, I feel as though I need to stand up for my dark skin tone. I love my skin colour and it does so many things for me that I would not trade for anything.…
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Make time for fun y'all
3 weeks ago
The world is in as sad a state as it’s ever been. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Covid pandemic has triggered a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide. This is a direct result of the lockdowns implemented worldwide and the resultant economic uncertainty. In response, the WHO has…
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Ready, steady, ride!
3 weeks ago
Don’t we owe it to our inner child to fulfill things we never got to do when we were children? I never got to ride a bicycle back then; mainly because I never owned one and because my family always considered it an activity more suitable for boys than girls.  It’s weird, but riding a…
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First trip abroad
a month ago
I’ve always wanted to travel for as long as I can remember. I always told my parents when I saw an aeroplane: “That’s gonna be me on that plane someday.” And sure enough, when I turned 21, that is what my parents gifted me. I didn’t want a fancy party; I didn’t want a key;…
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Are you self rejecting?
2 months ago
Rejection hurts like hell, whether it’s big or small. You’re just never prepared for it, no matter how many times you go through it. Each time feels like the first time you’re experiencing it. Even when I am merely recalling some of the rejections I’ve experienced, the feeling almost feels tangible still. This is apparently…
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The scariness of new beginnings
2 months ago
You landed your dream job, a well-paying internship that will allow you to support yourself and your loved ones. It’s an exciting new venture and you’re extremely grateful, yet you can’t shake the angst-ridden feeling in the pit of your stomach. You finally got accepted into university for the course you’re passionate about, after years…
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What good health means to me
3 months ago
I have always thought of myself as a healthy person. I do get hay fever from time to time, but seldom get really ill – overall I consider myself as healthy as a horse! So I have never looked at my health holistically and considered my overall well-being. This wasn’t until lockdown came and I…
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All about Anna Delvey
3 months ago
From Simon Leviev to Anna Sorokin AKA Anna Delvey, scammers just seem to be proliferating – but thankfully, also getting exposed – now more than ever. If you haven’t watched the series Inventing Anna, on Netflix then you definitely should. There’s so much to learn! Some background: The Russian-born woman Anna Sorokin, moved to Germany…