5 things you should stop doing if you want to be happier

By @wearefeelgoodclub Feel Good Club share with us their five tips for being happier, through recognising and stopping negative behaviours and thoughts. 1. Comparing yourself to others Comparisons will never equal happiness, full stop. The thing about comparing ourselves is that we usually make comparisons against material things or what we see on the surface,…

TikTok is Not Your Gynaecologist: Misinformation, Fear and Contraception

By Bethany Roth Whether it’s debating political action taken in the United States or raising awareness around the unfortunate side effects of the contraceptive pill, social media is frequently used to promote all sorts of opinions surrounding birth control. As an eighteen-year-old woman, I’m no stranger to the conversation surrounding birth control on almost all…

It’s time to make menstrual cups mainstream

By Faye Saulsbury I was 9 when I first saw an advert for menstrual cups. It was stuck to the back of the toilet door at my favourite local restaurant. A decade later, it’s still there. Although the tiles, the lock and the taps have all been changed, the advert has evaded removal. Its corners are disintegrating but the writing…

Not British enough? Why is Rina Sawayama being denied awards?

This week, news broke that Japanese-British artist, Rina Sawayama is not eligible for the prestigious Mercury prize and the Brit Awards. Since then, social media outlets have been outraged for the singer, who has lived in the UK for over 25 years. The reason behind this verdict? Rina doesn’t hold a British passport, and despite…

Vegan creamy tahini mushrooms recipe

Vegan Instagram food blogger, @mummylentil, loves cooking for friends and family and takes inspiration from a wide range of different cuisines in their cooking. This week, they share with us a recipe for creamy tahini mushrooms, perfect on toast for a light summer meal. Ingredients (serves 2) 1 tbsp olive oil  2 garlic cloves (crushed &…

Privileged, fatphobic and blame-shifting: Boris Johnson’s obesity plan

By Rachael Shabetai Obesity has hit the headlines recently, with the government announcing its plans to tackle the so-called ‘obesity crisis’. Johnson has said these plans have been designed to protect ourselves against COVID-19. Disappointingly, this conversation has been about personal, not state, responsibility, littered with classic and inaccurate clichés about obesity and its impact…