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Why Steph Blackwell’s eating disorder story is so important eating disorder
When Great British Bake Off 2019 finalist Steph Blackwell ‘came out’ about her eating disorder at the end of 2019, some may have been surprised. During her time in the Bake Off tent, Steph proved herself to be exceptional, balancing delicate flavours and creating beautifully crafted showstoppers. As well as possessing a great culinary talent,...
Seasonal Affective Disorder: are you sad, or are you SAD? City
Every year, millions celebrate World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October. The stories shared on this day can constitute both a solemn reminder of how prevalent mental illness is in our society and a celebration of recovery, progress and lives reclaimed. However, the beginning of October is also the time of year when...
Fluffy novels: Why you don’t have to read Dante on the beach reading on the beach
Saved in many a phone, notebook or wall-poster is a list of books the owner swears they will read before they die. Heavily featured on this list will be the classics: Austen, Steinbeck, Wilde. Maybe some more modern but hard-hitting novels such as The Handmaid’s Tale and The Book Thief will make it too. Nearly...
120 minutes of nature for a better life
Fresh air, peace and quiet, cute little animals; the idea that being in nature can make you feel good is hardly controversial. But recent research led by the University of Exeter and published in Scientific Reports claims to have found the minimum amount of time we need to spend in a natural setting to feel these...