2,4-Dinitrophenol is so toxic that it was used to make explosives in the First World War. So why, 100 years later, are people taking it to lose weight? Chris Mapletoft died the day after his last A-level exam. The 18-year-old rising rugby star had gone to the pub on June 17 2013 to celebrate new… Read More Dying to be thin
The best kind of books are ones which resonate with you. Whether that’s because they make you laugh, cry, scream or learn something, the most successful ones leave a lasting impression long after you close the last page. With ‘Loving The Life Less Lived: Living with Anxiety and how Acceptance has the power to Change… Read More Loving The Life Less Lived book tour: Interview with the author
Today I witnessed the death of our ability to truly communicate like actual human beings. Facebook notified me that somebody had “reacted” to my message and I was horrified to realise that you can now treat somebody’s direct message like a status. Satisfying our ever growing and unquenchable thirst for acknowledgement and feedback, now we… Read More Now You Can React To Facebook Messages And Avoid True Communication Forever
Confessions of a possible hypochondriac who is addicted to self-diagnosis. “It could be mouth cancer” the website tells me. “It could be what now?” I thought as I clicked super fast to find out more about my potential diagnosis. This took me to some pretty gross images of painful looking ulcers and tongues with unhealthy looking… Read More I put my symptoms in Google and it told me I had cancer
It’s January the 17th and I’m still sticking to daily yoga – this is the first regular exercise and new years resolution that I’ve stuck to. May have to defy all of my own moral ideals and throw the phrase “new year new me” out there. I have to place a small part of reason… Read More My 31 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 6 to 15
‘I need to shave my head or dye it, delete my email and bank accounts. I’d have to wave goodbye to the ease of a debit card and deal in cash, change my name, destroy my computer files, move city, leave my IPhone on a train, bin my personal possessions and wear sunglasses in public.’… Read More As sweeping surveillance laws pass in the UK, is it possible to go ‘under the radar’?
This January I am taking on a challenge. It’s called Revolution, 31 days of Yoga. It’s a program of at-home yoga ran by Yoga with Adriene, on Youtube. I’ve been following her happy videos for two years now, and even with my sporadic practising, my flexibility and strength improved. I want now to commit to… Read More My 31 day yoga challenge: Day one to five