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Saving the Last of Zimbabwe's Rhino

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The Pandemic Behind Closed Doors

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All Black Lives Matter

Publication: FirstWorldProblems

They came in with machine guns and heavy artillery. Under the cover of darkness, the organised gang of criminals breached the border of the conservancy. They had been given inside tracking information and coordinates, and they knew exactly where each of them was. By the time the game scouts heard the rapid gunshots, it was too late. The large beasts had fallen, and their horns had been harvested by the poachers.

Publication: FemmeForte

As women, we know that feeling. That familiar feeling when you notice someone behind you out of the corner of your eye and your stomach drops. Then there are those familiar thoughts: Is he following me? Should I call someone? Maybe if I act busy, he will walk away? Let me take the next turn to see if he is following me. Sadly, these are common thoughts that many women experience often. I think of them almost every time I am walking alone.

Publication: FirstWorldProblems

Social media has provided a crucial platform for black voices. It is extremely important to educate the ignorant, share experiences and ideas for change and to start a much-needed conversation. However, it has hit close to home for the people of Africa who have experienced a constant disregard of their lives for centuries.

  

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HIV: Shame, Prejudice and Politics

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Five Jodi Picoult Books That Will Make You a Booklover

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What the Pomodoro Technique is and How it Can Help You

Publication: FemmeForte

For many years in the 1980s, there was raging terror and prejudice surrounding HIV. It can be said that remnants of this prejudice can still be seen today within the cracks of our society. Back in the 1980s, no one knew exactly what HIV was or how it was transmitted. All anyone knew for sure is that people were dying from it, and no one could really explain why.

Publication: Taylor Magazine

Jodi Picoult has an amazing ability to leave you wonderstruck and unable to put her books down. They’re thrilling and raw and definitely leave you feeling really emotional about the story. Her stories seem to envelop the reader and entwine them in the lives of the characters. I went through the ups and downs of her stories as if I were experiencing them myself

Publication: Taylor Magazine

Pomodoro is Italian for tomato and many people swear by this tomato technique. This technique is popular among people who get distracted easily by small things. People who study and read continuously even though they are not paying attention. And people who are overly optimistic about how much work they can actually get done. The Pomodoro technique helps these people as it can aid in preventing mental fatigue.

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Lessons I've Learnt From Auggie in Wonder

Yoga at Home

16 Tips From Therapists on How To Cope Right Now

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My Top 5 Vegan Comfort Foods for a Cold Day

Publication: Taylor Magazine

If I had known someone like Auggie in school I think life would have been a lot easier. Wonder starts out when Auggie transitions from home-school into the traditional school system in fifth grade. He was born with a facial deformity and his classmates and peers struggle to accept his appearance. Wonder follows Auggie’s incredible journey as he learns to accept himself and teaches everyone around him about compassion and acceptance. 

Publication: Taylor Magazine

Over the last few months, we’ve all experienced a range of different emotions and feelings. It’s been quite the emotional rollercoaster for many of us, from confusion and excitement to fear and uncertainty. If you’ve felt more anxious than usual, have been feeling low or down, or if you just need some extra help to get through the day, remember that you’re not alone. 

  

Publication: Taylor Magazine

My favourite way to spend a cold day is cuddled up with a movie and a great selection of comfort foods to keep me company. I like to binge-watch One Tree Hill and sip on a steaming hot cup of tea, whilst wearing fluffy socks and putting my hair up in some awful looking knot on the top of my head. It’s a great way to unwind and find some pockets of peace in what might have been an otherwise chaotic day.

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A Reflection on Veganism

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Giving Your Wardrobe a Second Chance

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"I Weigh" Hosted by Jameela Jamil Hits Hard in All The Right Places

Publication: FemmeForte

In the wake of Earth Day, it is interesting to look back at the things we do to help the environment. There are many positive reasons to adopt a plant-based diet. Many people want to save the planet, some feel bad for the animals, some feel-good without animal products, some do it because it is trendy and some need to adopt the diet for health reasons. I have always been an environmentally conscious person, but I can’t claim that it is the reason I decided to go vegan.

Publication: FemmeForte

As the summer season begins to start in the UK, we all start to cultivate our summer wardrobes in anticipation. Whether it is purchasing new items that you’ve seen are on-trend or taking out an old bathing suit, we are all getting ready for some sunny days to come. But what does that mean for our old summer and winter wardrobes?

Publication: FemmeForte

This ground-breaking podcast hosted by Jameela Jamil is a fiery mix of hard truths and laughter. It emphasises that what you weigh shouldn’t be based on kilograms and pounds, instead we should focus on all the things that make us who we are. Every guest ends the show by telling the audience which personal attributes make up their ‘weight’. For example, Roxane Gay, the writer of the New York Times best-selling essay collection Bad Feminist said: “I weigh an amazing circle of people that I am honoured to be a part of, I weigh a lot of opinions, I am very opinionated. I weigh seeing the importance of laughter even when the world is falling apart. That’s what I weigh.”

Christmas Decorations

Five Movies to Get You Into the Christmas Spirit

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London Pub Owner Changes Student's Lives Forever

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Eco-Friedly Trends to Follow This Summer

Publication: Taylor Magazine

As we grow up, it gets harder and harder to get into the Christmas spirit. Our day-to-day lives keep us busy and before you know it, it’s five days before and you haven’t put up a tree or sent out any cards! Christmas can sometimes seem like more of a chore than a fun holiday. It is important to remember that it is also a time for you to enjoy being with family and people you love. Getting into the Christmas spirit doesn’t have to mean decorating your whole house or hosting a party. It can simply mean changing your mindset so that you can look forward to the holiday instead of dread it.

  

Publication: FirstWorldProblems

Not one, but 5 students left the premises of the Sekforde pub this year with a huge smile plastered across their faces. Their lives changed forever by a £15,000 scholarship.
David Lonsdale is the owner of the Sekforde Pub which uses its profit to provide scholarships for students in need. Despite all that is going on with the current lockdown forcing his pub into closure he remains very positive and happy remarking, “we’ve been through pandemics before and it all passes eventually, at least Trump is gone - that is one thing we can all smile at about”.

Publication: FemmeForte

For many of us being stuck in lockdown has meant excessive scrolling through social media. It is no wonder that this year’s summer trends are important. They have been building up throughout the lockdown, people have had a chance to think about them. People have waited eagerly to participate in them. I say if you participate in any at least do one that is better for the environment.