Tackling Fake News With Media Literacy: A Lesson From Ukraine

In an effort to challenge fake news, propaganda, disinformation, and hate speech in the media, schools in Ukraine have been teaching students media literacy skills. This programme was initiated following the war in eastern Ukraine, which saw government forces in conflict with Russian-backed separatists. The war led to a rise in propaganda and disinformation in…View Post

The Mental Health Burden of Student Debt Can’t Be Overlooked

If we sincerely believe that higher education is a public good then we can argue it, therefore, deserves public funding. There are many government programmes, on the other hand, that are funded by the public that I do not personally believe are in the public interest. Two examples would include our nuclear weapons programme and…View Post

Why Are Millennials Obsessed With Travel?

As a generation accused of being lazy, self-obsessed and self-entitled, obsessing over travel seems to fit that bill. To feel entitled to quit a job and go backpacking around the world on a ‘personal journey’ – equipped with selfie (selfish) stick in hand – might be a sign of self-indulgence. This might play some role in…View Post

Seneca’s Musings on Life and Time Can Help You Beat Procrastination

Seneca the Younger (4 BC – 65 AD) was a Roman philosopher who expounded, promoted and practised Stoicism – the philosophy that asserts that virtue is what makes us happy and that we should be calm in the face of misfortune. We are not in control of, and cannot depend on, external events – as…View Post

Are Millennials Really Entitled Whiners?

Some argue that millennials have it easiest compared to any previous generation, yet whine much more than their parents ever did. This begs the question: Do millennials have anything to complain about? Well, let’s take a look at Joel Stein’s cover story of millennials for Time magazine, published three years ago. The cover reads: “Millennials are lazy,…View Post