The Social Roots of Mental Illness

With all the new tech, we have evolved into a world with many modern conveniences that help us do everything from work to think. In many cases, this can be a positive thing but there are some things that end up having adverse effects on our mental health. For example, social media hype and smartphone…View Post

The Human Need for Storytelling

We are a storytelling species. Not only do we weave stories about our own lives (which is known as narrativisation: the process of presenting and interpreting experiences, events, and scenarios in the form of a narrative; that is, a story), we also create, tell, and retell stories of an epic, mythic, and fantastical nature. Moreover,…View Post

The Kindness of Strangers: An Unexpected Day in Puebla City

One of the most memorable and fulfilling aspects of travel is the kindness of strangers. Travelling solo in a new country can be accompanied by feelings of anxiety and vigilance since you recognise that you are, a lot of the time, in a vulnerable position: you’re struggling to get from place to place (and might…View Post

Why is Teetotalism on the Rise in the UK?

Teetotalism is on the rise in the UK, which may seem like a strange occurrence, given that the country is well-known for its binge-drinking culture. So, why is abstinence from alcohol becoming a more common lifestyle choice? Well, it seems that the trend is largely being driven by millennials. New data shows that the number…View Post

The Rise of Hustle Culture: Why Millennials Have Become Obsessed With Work

Despite being stereotyped as lazy, entitled, and workshy, millennials are proving to be quite the opposite. A lot of young people are obsessed with working hard. But young people’s dedication to their work isn’t necessarily something to be lauded. Many millennials are hyper-dedicated to their work, obsessed to the point of burnout. Erin Griffith, a…View Post