Meryl Streep delivered a truly inspiring acceptance speech last night at the Golden Globes, where she used her platform to speak out about the current American political climate and how those in the audience should use their influence to protect the press.
'Tis the season for heartbreak apparently. The Sunday just gone, 11th of December, is the day you're most likely to break up with your Significant Other or get dumped. So if this happened to you, don't worry you ain't alone. And the festive cheer doesn't stop there, today (Wednesday 14th) is the least romantic day of the year. *yay*.
Warning, the image above was used ironically. It's the perfect example of this "Tumblr culture" that is glamourising mental illness.
"Cute but psycho, but cute". Sorry to be blunt, but there's nothing cute about being a psychopath. The dictionary definition of this is "a person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behaviour". It's an illness, and not one that should be glorified or turned into a slogan.
Makeup shaming, sigh , it's a product of our deeply misogynistic society. You know, where women are told that they should be 'pretty', to then be told how much prettier they'd be without makeup, to then be met with distain when they go bare faced. We can't win. If you love makeup, you're vain or materialistic, if you don't own any you're not a 'real woman'- it's like Goldilocks- society wants us to wear *just* the right amount of makeup, not too much and not too little.
In the wake of the November presidential election results, many Americans are taking to the streets in protest. In the past week, more than 200,000 people have started using the tag #NotMyPresident, the ACLU published a plan for impeachment, and tens of thousands of people are peacefully protesting in major cities.
Your friends, they love you and want the best for you. However, can their opinions about your relationship be more damaging than good? Should your friend's opinions about your SO be crucial to whether the relationship lasts?
Zayn Malik has opened up in his autobiography, of an eponymous title, about suffering from an eating disorder during his time in One Direction. He revealed that food felt like "the one thing in his life he could control".
We've spoken about social media and mental health previously here, and now more research has emerged. This time scientists have delved into the debate of the selfie Vs the group photo.
Eating disorders are more prevalent and common in women, with them making up 89% of those affected, according to The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. But we already knew this, didn't we? Eating disorders may not have lost their stigma and the conversation surrounding them is far from being satisfactory, but those (albeit limited) conversations are centred around women. This makes sense, with women making up such a large majority of those affected but this does not mean no conversation should be happening about the men who suffer also. Which is what's currently happening.