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

British Work Culture is Ruining Employees’ Mental Health

With half a million people in the UK suffering from work-related stress, it seems clear that something is very wrong about British work culture, and the backward way we view mental health in the workplace. Even if companies only care about profit margins, it would still make the most sense to protect workers’ mental health. Work-Related Stress…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

The Problem With Being Obsessed About Travel

I’ve written before about how travelling can be addictive. I’ve also defended the millennial obsession with travelling. Obviously, it’s better to be ‘addicted’ to travelling than, say, gambling. But if the urge to just ‘travel more’ and hoard travel experiences becomes the centre of one’s focus, then this kind of experientialism may lose meaning and value. Just as a focus…View Post