What Is Janmashtami?

What is it? Whilst Janmashtami is known by several other names, they all celebrate the same thing: the birth of Lord Krishna. It’s the time to get down and celebrate Krishna with great pleasure, pomp, and of course, a bit of prayer. As the date it falls on depends on the Hindu calendar, there is... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Talking to Strangers

Many people spend several hours of their day on a train making the long commute into work and back home in the evening. Many of us have also started to use this time to catch up on Netflix, block out the world with music drumming through them, or reading. The unspoken rules everyone follows is... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Taking a Political Break

We’re constantly bombarded with news everywhere we look, with it no longer confined to traditional news outlets. It is plastered over our social media feeds and intrinsic to our everyday lives. No matter where in the world you are, whether it’s another minority group Trump and his government are trying to oppress, another populist group... Continue Reading →

What Is Raksha Bandhan?

Raksha Bandhan is a traditionally Hindu festival that is observed once a year to celebrate the union of brothers and sisters. The ritual most tied to this celebration is the thread that a sister often ties on their brother’s wrist. This might not always be a biological brother as it can often be your cousin,... Continue Reading →

The Eco Friendly & Economical Eco Pad

It’s that time of the month where your stomach cramps are yearning for a hot bottle and a duvet for some comfort. The only thing you can do to be content is put on a movie and binge out on some chocolate. The other necessity is of course – the sanitary product. Some of us... Continue Reading →

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Sun Exposure

Whilst there are some negative risks of over exposure from the sun from looking like a lobster or more seriously, skin cancer, the benefits of moderate sun exposure can greatly influence your life. Here are six health benefits that will give you a reason to chill out in the heat at the beach. 1) Lowers... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Sleeping Naked

Yesterday was World Nude Day (14th July) and whilst you may not be able to go to Walmart naked (and rightfully so!), there’s nothing stopping you from going to your local nude beach, or if you’re less confident, your bed! There are numerous reasons for foregoing the pyjamas and just laying it all bare at... Continue Reading →

Why Pink is Powerful

“The generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. The reason is that pink being a more decided and stronger colour is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” Earnshaw's Infants' Department, June 1918 The above statement doesn’t typically... Continue Reading →

Review: The Death And Life of Marsha P Johnson

With the 28th anniversary of Marsha P Johnson’s untimely death having just passed us on 6th July, some of us may be revisiting the 2017 documentary The Life and Death of Marsha P Johnson, available on Netflix. Having been directed by David France and presented by LGBT rights activist and a case manager for the... Continue Reading →

How Gardening Can Boost Your Wellbeing

With many of us resigned to spending much of our leisure time behind our front doors right now, we need to be more creative with how we spend our time. We can only have so many Zoom hangouts and long walks to nowhere, before we yearn to do something different. You might associate gardening with... Continue Reading →

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