As global warming and climate change become major problems of our society, it is relevant to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8. Acting as the lungs of our planet, the oceans give us the majority of the oxygen we breathe. The international day’s purpose is to make people aware of their impacts on the ocean—creating a universal movement centered on the preservation of various oceans. Having a sense of unity, the event enables individuals
As we come to the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, which this year is focused on stress, it’s key to remember top tips on dealing with stress from exams to work and home life to friendships. Dealing with an overload of stress can lead on to mental health problems from self-injury and even suicide. A study conducted by Mental Health Foundation revealed that 74% of people in the past year have at some point
It’s a new year, which means that everyone on the telly is telling you to lose weight. You’re not good enough with those few pounds on you, are you? Maybe you should shed them. That’d make you into a better person, wouldn’t it? You’d be a better wife/mother/student/husband/daughter/cousin/son if you weren’t so damn chubby, wouldn’t you? It’s easy to hijack the “New Year New Me” vibe with incessant and incoherent fatphobia that’s alluring enough to
We are now well into the summer season; a time for going on holiday, enjoying barbeques and of course, trips to the beach. Whether you are going to the local lake, a tropical beach or your very own pool the promise of an escape from the harsh sun, a way of cooling off and a free place to play is enough to make even the most safety conscious person forget the dangers that the water holds.
The trend of self-care routines with spa days and positive affirmations is a lovely one, no one can argue with that. However, it’s easy to become wrapped up in the image of self-care that you may see trending on twitter — the candle-lit bubble baths and avocado face masks. Taking care of yourself is more than that, and isn’t always pretty. Sometimes you have to take care of yourself the way a strict mom takes
Established in 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially declared World Water Day to be on March 22 each year, where many people take action to address the ongoing water crisis. Presently, 1.8 billion people are using a source of drinking water that is primarily contaminated with feces which puts many of them at risk of being stricken with a number of illnesses. To name a few, dysentery, polio, cholera, and typhoid are among the vast