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Music News: Diana Vickers Returns with Brand New Single

It’s been almost two years since we’ve heard new music from Diana Vickers, the pretty singer who yodelled her way into fourth place on The X Factor in 2008. But, earlier today the 24-year-old actor and singer revealed a new track, ‘Chains,’ set to feature in the new film Awaiting, in which she plays Lauren, a recluse’s confused daughter.

BBC Horizon: Learning About the Monster That Is OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder is thought to be one of the most debilitating illnesses of any kind, mental or physical, having been ranked in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Top Ten Most Disabling Illnesses.

Call Me Transphobic: The Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume

This ad does nothing but promote the ongoing stigma that transgender people are freaks when in fact they are just people who deserve the same rights and opportunties as everyone else; people who deserve respect, acceptance and love.

The Witcher 3: Meet Gaming’s Nicest Developer

We at CultNoise adore The Witcher 3. We also continue to be surprised by the dedication and humility that Polish developer CD Projekt Red shows to its fans, even in the face of immense success.

Dismaland: The Importance of the Subversive

I’ve always liked art that makes people feel uncomfortable. Art that shows the dark side of life. Art that makes people think. Why? Art that is subversive is important. So, naturally, I am fascinated by Banksy’s Dismaland.

Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible is one of the most venerable action franchises in film; it’s also a rare case of a series which has gotten better and better over time. After a four year wait, the series has returned once again with Rogue Nation…

Research Reveals The True Stigma Behind Mental Illnesses

New research from PushDoctor.co.uk revealed mental illnesses including, bipolar, depression and anxiety are the most Googled ‘embarrassing’ health conditions, as people find them difficult to talk about with others.

What Is the Best Game of All Time?

The number of UK gamers is on the rise, but which video games are the most popular? In order to find out, I Want Cheats has conducted a survey of UK gamers to find out what they consider to be the best game of all time. The results may surprise you…

Appeal for Donations

As some of you may already be aware, CultNoise is a non-profit, student-run magazine designed to combat the lack of opportunities for student journalists in the industry. As you may have seen on various articles and on our Meet the Staff page, editor-in-chief Sami Clara is currently housebound due to…

Playboy: Are Bunnies Really That Sexy?

There has to be sexier animals, like slinky big-cats or wolves or sloths. Okay, maybe not sloths. But why not dress your models up as something slinky and sophisticated instead of something with buck teeth and a love for root veg?

Chloe’s Reads: ‘Concentr8’ by William Sutcliffe

Concentr8 is a story about a future world where every child with ADD and ADHD is on the drug Concentr8, but one day its distribution is halted – everyone is suddenly taken off it, and riots ensue. The book follows the story of Blaze and his friends – who aren’t exactly a gang…

Review: ‘Strictly Come Trancing’ at the Edinburgh Fringe

Boasting to be the only hypnotic cabaret show at the Fringe, Ben Dali’s Strictly Come Trancing promises to bring hypnosis into the twenty-first century. The show features a live induction of hypnosis, comical sketches and audience interaction.

Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible is one of the most venerable action franchises in film; it’s also a rare case of a series which has gotten better and better over time. After a four year wait, the series has returned once again with Rogue Nation…

Film Review: Containment, a Fresh Take on British Sci-Fi

Containment relies on one simple core assertion: you rarely know your neighbours these days. It is through this idea that this urban thriller shines. Containment is about placing ordinary people into extraordinary circumstances, and how this forced alliance is inherently tested when certain inner prejudices and social anxieties to come to light.

Five Fictional Characters That Made It All Too Real

Isn’t it magical how a writer can convey an image created within the deepest crevices of their imagination, and through nothing other than flakes of the English language, make a population fall in love?

Film Review: Fantastic Four

The new film is directed by Josh Trank of the Chronicle fame. With his debut movie, Trank gave us a very fresh and unexplored approach to the tired superhero genre. The movie put him under the radar of many studios and he was picked to helm the Fantastic Four reboot.

10 Everyday Problems That Teens of Today Will Never Understand

Teens of today have it pretty easy, especially when it comes to technology. With easy access to the internet, social media and high definition video games, teens these days are more technologically capable than many adults. They will never understand the struggles that we went through on a day-to-day basis back in our day.

Film Review: Ant-Man

In a studio filled with blockbuster breakouts such as Iron Man, Captain America and the lovable Guardians of the Galaxy, it can be very easy for us to dismiss Ant-Man as the ‘odd one out’ or a ‘risky license’ to tackle. But in classic MCU fashion the studio finds a way for us to enjoy the film and want more from it…

Film Review: Minions (2015)

They are one of the most popular things on the box office screens around the world and they finally have their very first feature length movie. Yes that’s the right, the banana loving, dungaree wearing Minions have made it to the big screen and it’s around an hour and a half of fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Disney’s Frozen is a Perfect Allegory for Mental Illness: Here’s How

A few days ago, I finally saw Frozen for the first time. Having avoided the movie due to my intense dislike for the award-winning ‘Let It Go’, I quickly realised that the song shouldn’t be taken out of context. Rather, it encompasses everything that the movie represents, particularly issues surrounding mental health. Here’s how.

Terminator Genisys Fails to Deliver a Compelling Story

Terminator Genisys has the unique quality of being the newest addition to the legendary Terminator franchise and also the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to his most famous role. The Terminator franchise started off as one of the most thought-provoking and endearing franchises of its time.

Film Review: Jurassic World

Jurassic Park, the 1993 movie from legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, based on the bestseller from Michael Crichton, is considered a cinematic classic. It represents a first-time foray into the world of dinosaurs and use of practical effects to convey scenes of unbelievable realism.

Jurassic World: A Fun-Filled Dino Romp

Jurassic World is the fourth main film in the Jurassic Park film series. It stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and is directed by Colin Trevorrow. It is the first film in the series to be released following Jurassic Park 3 in 2001 after over ten years of “development hell”.

Film Review: Tomorrowland

In a year dominated by superheroes and the return of some of science fiction’s biggest franchises, Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland created strong buzz by advertising a movie unlike anything we had ever seen. The trailers were cryptic to say the least and the marketing campaign was focused more on the world of Tomorrowland…

Five Reasons We’re Glad Summer Is Almost Over

Summer is arguably the best time of year. It’s filled with holidays, memory-making and beautiful weather. But once you’ve had your fill … you’re over it. There are three other seasons to enjoy. Here’s five reasons why we’re glad summer is almost over.

Basic Bitches: Why You Shouldn’t Change a Thing

Liking the mainstream, whether that’s in film or television or clothes or music, doesn’t make you any less of an individual. The reason that these things are mainstream is that lots and lots of individuals decided to listen to it or watch it or wear it, and the more people that like it, the more mainstream it becomes.

You Know You’re a Clone Club Member When…

The Canadian sci-fi cult TV-series Orphan Black, which premièred March 2013 and just finished its third season this June, has taken the world by storm. While we’re eagerly anticipating the fourth season, let’s see how far your nerdiness stretches and how much of a dedicated clone you really are.

The 10 Worst Types of Retail Customer

Have you ever worked in retail? If so, you’re sure to recognise some of CultNoise writer Emma Guinness’ pet peeves. So, spare a thought for the retail workers you encounter, and take note of the 10 worst types of retail customers. Number 7 is especially rage-inducing!

12 Animals That Just Cannot Today

You might think that your day was crazy, but these animals just CANNOT deal with what’s just happened to them. Number 11 is simply in utter shock!

Why Sisters Make The Best Roomates

Living with your sister also means you practically own double the amount of clothes, shoes, accessories, toiletries etc. You can share (or more likely steal) everything. Short of toilet roll? No problem, just go and take it out of your sister’s bathroom. Don’t have shoes that match your outfit?

International Cat Day – CultNoise’s Guide To Finding The Purrfect Gift

From striped tabbies to purrfect Persians, cats come in a variety of loveable shapes, sizes and temperaments. Whether they’re pretending to play the keyboard or launching themselves into small boxes, our obsession with all things feline knows no bounds! So what better time to honour them than on International Cat Day, 8th August.

The Perks Of Being A Night Owl

The night is my time for noticing. The way strips of moonlight filter into my bedroom and break the darkness. The way a certain floorboard in the bathroom always creaks, the howling, moaning and patter patter of the weather. The way the shadows of neighbours’ cars and, on Monday mornings, bins are cast across the street.

10 Everyday Problems That Teens of Today Will Never Understand

Teens of today have it pretty easy, especially when it comes to technology. With easy access to the internet, social media and high definition video games, teens these days are more technologically capable than many adults. They will never understand the struggles that we went through on a day-to-day basis back in our day.

Six Tips For Preparing Your Dissertation Over Summer

So, it’s the middle of summer, and there is so much other fun stuff you could be doing, but planning your dissertation in advance will save you countless hours later in the year. The time to act is now. Don’t wait until September. Prepare yourself for battle, young warrior.

12 Problems That Only Cat Owners Will Understand

Cats. Whether you love them (good for you!) or hate them (what’s wrong with you?), there are certain things that you’ll only understand when you have a squishy ball of fur of your very own.

QUIZ: Which Taylor Swift Song Best Represents You?

Are you one of her more famous songs, like ’22’ or ‘We are Never Getting Back Together?’ Or are you maybe ‘The Lucky One’ or ‘Treacherous’? Take our quiz to find out which Taylor Swift song best represents you.

BBC Horizon: Learning About the Monster That Is OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder is thought to be one of the most debilitating illnesses of any kind, mental or physical, having been ranked in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Top Ten Most Disabling Illnesses.

Research Reveals The True Stigma Behind Mental Illnesses

New research from PushDoctor.co.uk revealed mental illnesses including, bipolar, depression and anxiety are the most Googled ‘embarrassing’ health conditions, as people find them difficult to talk about with others.

5 Tips To Make Your Daily Diet Right – Dinner

In a world where smartphones and laptops mean the working day no longer ends at 5.00pm, it has never been more important to schedule a time for the family to sit together and actually talk. All too often it seems we’re grabbing a cereal bar for breakfast or lunch via a drive-through window, and although only 60 years ago family dinners…

Stand Up For A Healthier Life

Working behind a desk all day? Do you experience stiff joints – specifically across your neck and shoulders? Perhaps lower back pain too? Chronic sitting is an unhealthy habit, but one that far too many of us partake in out of ease and comfort.

Clean 9 Cleanse: 8 Weeks on and Going Strong

On June 22, I started something which I didn’t really realise would have such an impact on my life. After years of failed and half-hearted attempts of dieting, I began a 9 day detox. I documented each day on my blog, sharing what I’d ate, and how I felt at the end of every day.

We Need To Talk About The ‘Criminality’ of Mental Illness

Ever since I was a kid, I can recall news reports of people ‘committing suicide’. I always wondered why it was phrased in such a way. Had they participated in an illegal activity? Should the last thing we learn about that person be that they did something ‘wrong’, illegal even? Were they a criminal?

Holly Bourne’s ‘Am I Normal Yet?’, Through the Lens of Mental Illness

Holly Bourne’s ‘Am I Normal Yet?’ may not be perfect, but it is an excellent introduction to how obsessive compulsive disorder and mental illness shapes one teen girl’s life and experiences.

PMDD: The Mystery Syndrome That Women Should Be Aware Of

I started searching for depression-like symptoms in relation to menstruation, and found a wonderful article on a syndrome I had never heard of: PMDD. PMS symptoms are similar to those of PMDD. However, with PMDD the symptoms are severe enough to significantly impair, prevent and/or reduce the quality of social and personal relationships, home-life…

Fitspiration: Inspiration or Intimidation?

For those of you that don’t know, let me start by clarifying exactly what ‘fitspiration’ is, or more to the point, what it’s meant to be. Quite simply it’s an amalgamation of the words ‘fitness’ and ‘inspiration’, which should be an easy explanation but unfortunately ‘fitspo’ is anything but.

If Carlsberg Did Emasculation: How the Media Treats Manliness

The latest ‘If Carlsberg did…’ advert demonstrates exactly how the media is sexist towards men, adding to the constant pressure for men to be ‘masculine’. CultNoise editor Matt Sloan discusses exactly how, and why this needs to change.

Is Bugaboo Bugging You?

A new image released by Amsterdam-based pram company Bugaboo has sparked outrage amongst mothers in the last few days. Last week, Bugaboo posted a picture on Facebook of fitness model and mother of one, Ymre Stiekema, jogging with the new pram, along with the caption…

Men’s Health: Could Your Moisturiser Be Affecting Your Sex Drive?

Most men probably don’t pay close enough attention to the causes of many of the health issues which plague them in this day and age. Men’s health magazines only seem to focus on the male exterior and image. However, beauty products are increasingly being used by more and more men, and the problem is that many of them contain…

Music News: Diana Vickers Returns with Brand New Single

It’s been almost two years since we’ve heard new music from Diana Vickers, the pretty singer who yodelled her way into fourth place on The X Factor in 2008. But, earlier today the 24-year-old actor and singer revealed a new track, ‘Chains,’ set to feature in the new film Awaiting, in which she plays Lauren, a recluse’s confused daughter.

Shock Split: Calm down, It’s Only One Direction

Oh, here we go. Another world travesty, something else for millions to mourn and lose their sanity over. One Direction are splitting up!

One Direction Video Premiere: ‘Drag Me Down’

The 1D boys have released the music video for their new single, which is the first without former band member Zayn Malik. ‘Drag Me Down’ has been described as a dancey, reggae ballad which doesn’t sound a far cry from something The Wanted would release.

Florence Shakes up Oslo at Øya Festival with a Groundbreaking Performance

The way she collapsed to the floor and stayed there while the band played on; the way she slowly turned her head and met the gaze of the audience; and how she crawled across the stage in such an animalistic way gave me goosebumps. And I was not alone. The crowd screamed and clapped, embracing and…

Song Review: ‘Sleeping Alone’ by Mieke

Elissa Mielke is a singer-songwriter from Toronto. She’s performing under the name of Mieke and has been travelling between London, Canada and India the past few years to build up a career. “Whenever I travel to make music or model, I learn more about myself as an artist,” she says.

CultNoise Meets The Proclaimers

Our location for this chitchat is a field turned VIP artist area at the Wickham Festival. Even within the first 30 seconds of meeting Scottish musical duo, The Proclaimers, they make for instantly likeable figures. Happy to chat, even after the doubtless months of promotion.

Today’s The Day For P!nk and Ellen DeGeneres

After almost three years of silence, Alecia Moore, better known as her stage name P!nk, has previewed a sneak peak of her new music. ‘Today’s The Day’, written by the 35-year-old songstress, has been confirmed as the new theme tune for Ellen DeGeneres’ thirteenth season of the Emmy award-winning talk show…

Concert Review: The Proclaimers at Wickham Festival

The Proclaimers headline set proved the perfect complement to Wickham Festival’s feel-good atmosphere. From opener ‘Sky Takes the Soul’ to the legendary ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ there was a joyous, and perhaps even life-affirming, quality to the music.

Song Review: ‘No – One Needs to Know’ by Kitty Finer

She’s the daughter of Jem Finer, member of the legendary Celtic punk band The Pogues, but Kitty Finer is now ready to gain her own spot within the music industry. The alternative pop singing songwriter has recently released her song ‘No – One Needs to Know’ as a free download via Soundcloud.

Westlife’s Shane Filan: New Single and Album Detailed

Westlife’s Shane Filan is back with his brand new album, Right Here, and a new single titled ‘Me and The Moon’. Check out the full details, and watch the video for the new single, right here.

EP Review: Oh Sister – Watch The Water

Oh Sister’s debut EP proves to be an ambitious opening gambit. However, that’s not to say Watch The Water reinvents the musical wheel – there’s still those familiar tropes of love, longing and heartbreak to be enjoyed. It is instead the more subtle tracks that keep things fresh.

Nicki vs Taylor: Don’t Want None of Your White Feminism, Hun

As a woman of colour, I am on #TeamNicki. Minaj was making a general point that a lot of women of colour seem to face – we are often overlooked. Had Swift actually been an ally of Minaj’s, she would have acknowledged her own privilege as a white woman and commented positively in accordance with Minaj’s tweets.

BBC Horizon: Learning About the Monster That Is OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder is thought to be one of the most debilitating illnesses of any kind, mental or physical, having been ranked in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Top Ten Most Disabling Illnesses.

The Witcher 3: Meet Gaming’s Nicest Developer

We at CultNoise adore The Witcher 3. We also continue to be surprised by the dedication and humility that Polish developer CD Projekt Red shows to its fans, even in the face of immense success.

Research Reveals The True Stigma Behind Mental Illnesses

New research from PushDoctor.co.uk revealed mental illnesses including, bipolar, depression and anxiety are the most Googled ‘embarrassing’ health conditions, as people find them difficult to talk about with others.

Virgin Media Launches Search for eSports UK Champion

As headline sponsor of the UK’s biggest gaming event this year, EGX, Virgin Media is launching a competition to find the ultimate eSports UK champion, and you could get involved! Full info here.

We Need To Talk About The ‘Criminality’ of Mental Illness

Ever since I was a kid, I can recall news reports of people ‘committing suicide’. I always wondered why it was phrased in such a way. Had they participated in an illegal activity? Should the last thing we learn about that person be that they did something ‘wrong’, illegal even? Were they a criminal?

Cecil the Lion: It’s Time To Rethink How We View Hunting

Public outrage has traveled far and wide across social media in the past week, following the brutal slaughter of Zimbabwe’s prized lion, Cecil. Cecil was the dominant male in his area and had little cubs of his own, who he would one day raise to be the kings of the pack.

Britain’s Young Adults Are Packing up and Moving Abroad

A recent study today revealed that almost two thirds of Britain’s under 40s are considering quitting UK life for the glamour and excitement of life abroad. The survey, conducted by the deVere Group – one of the world’s largest independent financial…

“We Don’t Accept Dirty Money Here” – How One Restaurant Turned Away a Homeless Man

“We don’t accept dirty money here,” my soon-to-be boss asserted. “If you see a homeless person in the restaurant, throw them out.” I was dumbstruck.

How Plastic Is Killing Us, and What to Do about It

Imagine a landfill the size of Western Europe. Now imagine it floating in the middle of the ocean. In the movie Addicted to Plastic, Ian Connacher explores such a landfill, and various other negative aspects of what he terms the human addiction to plastic.

Shameless Sexism From Some of Your Favourite Stores

Over the years, there have been signs of improvement in the way women are being portrayed through advertising, but as a society, we are still far from equality in the media. Women are still being used as ‘sex objects’ and ‘housewives’, and unfortunately, as long as these images presented by the media…

Is Bugaboo Bugging You?

A new image released by Amsterdam-based pram company Bugaboo has sparked outrage amongst mothers in the last few days. Last week, Bugaboo posted a picture on Facebook of fitness model and mother of one, Ymre Stiekema, jogging with the new pram, along with the caption…

EP Review: Espa – LG60

Acting as the follow up to last year’s hugely successful debut EP 150th & Broadway, LG60 is a creative journey that almost acts as a coming of age process and a clear demonstration of how far Espa has come in such a short space of time. Espa is fearless and a breath of fresh air.

Holly Bourne’s ‘Am I Normal Yet?’, Through the Lens of Mental Illness

Holly Bourne’s ‘Am I Normal Yet?’ may not be perfect, but it is an excellent introduction to how obsessive compulsive disorder and mental illness shapes one teen girl’s life and experiences.

18 Occasions You Vowed Never to Talk to Your Siblings Again

Love them or (more common) hate them, our siblings are a big part of our lives, and spending that much time together isn’t an easy task. So, here’s 18 times you might recognise if you have a brother or sister; the times when you wanted to never see to their stupid faces again.

9 Reasons Phoebe and Joey Should’ve Got Together in Friends

For all us 90s-00s babies who religiously watched Friends until we could rhyme off every single one of Joey’s cheesy chat-up lines, Chandler’s sarcastic jokes, Phoebe’s coffee-house songs, Ross’s attempts to woo Rachel, Monica’s frantic cleaning sessions, Rachel’s crying and even Janice’s catchphrases (“Oh. My. God.”), the ending of…

10 Sure-Fire Steps to Body Confidence

Worryingly, evidence gathered by the YMCA shows that low body confidence in young people can lead to unsafe sex, drug and alcohol abuse, and youth unemployment. So, we’ve compiled a list of ten sure-fire ways to improve your body confidence today.

First Kiss Stories: The Good, The Bad And The Downright Disastrous

6 July is International Kissing Day, or World Kiss Day and we’ve compiled a list of our favourite first kiss stories from our readers. Some will make you laugh, others might remind you of your own awkward encounters. If you have your own first kiss story, and you’d like to share it, be sure to let us know…

Congratulations, America! Let’s Get Married!

Friday the 26th of June has turned out to be a beautiful day. A day that will go down in history for celebrating love, for everyone, everywhere. Well, not everywhere exactly, but all 50 American states, and that’s huge!

Lessons Learned from Men: A Tribute to Fathers

Although I grew up without my biological father, I’ve been blessed with father figures and male friends who taught me very important lessons about life. In honour of Father’s Day, below are some of the best lessons I’ve learned from men, and how they’ve impacted my life for the better.

A Cultural Shift for LGBTQ Support: OITNB’s Ruby Rose on Gender Fluidity

How many different sexualities are there? Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual and asexual. That must be all of them, right? Wrong. How many different genders exist? Male, female, trans-male, trans-female, bi-gender, gender binary and agender. Is that all of them? Wrong again.

Things That Happen When You Have a Work BFF

From asking the dumb embarrassing questions that you’re too afraid to ask your boss to providing you with some juicy office gossip, your work BFF will never fail you. Check out CultNoise’s list of things you can expect from your ‘person.’

Editor’s Opinion: Reflections on Religion and the Marriage Referendum

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, said in a conference on Tuesday night that “I think that you cannot just talk of [the marriage referendum in Ireland as] a defeat for Christian principles, but of a defeat for humanity.” Strong words from a senior Vatican official second only to the Pope.

Why I am Terrified of ‘Wedmin’

For the uninitiated amongst you, this fun little term describes the process of a rather daunting event otherwise known as Wedding Administration. Yes, at almost 26-years-old I am actually, properly, seriously getting married! I say this mostly to myself because my charming fiancé and I were considering taking the leap…

Relationship Rape: My Body Does Not Belong To You

I was nineteen when I entered my first relationship. Twenty one when I lost my virginity; though it wasn’t with my consent. We had been dating for a few years. It’s much like they tell you actually. If there is one thing I’ve learnt over the past few years, it’s that abusers tend to share a few similarities.

Recent Posts From Books

Chloe’s Reads: ‘Concentr8’ by William Sutcliffe

Concentr8 is a story about a future world where every child with ADD and ADHD is on the drug Concentr8, but one day its distribution is halted – everyone is suddenly taken off it, and riots ensue. The book follows the story of Blaze and his friends – who aren’t exactly a gang…

Book Review: ‘Road Tripping with Justin Bonello’ by Helena Lombard

Bonello and Lombard make an epic team. Road Tripping is so much more than a cookbook – it is the quirky journal of a journey across South Africa featuring culture, hilarious anecdotes and, of course, great food.

Five Fictional Characters That Made It All Too Real

Isn’t it magical how a writer can convey an image created within the deepest crevices of their imagination, and through nothing other than flakes of the English language, make a population fall in love?

Book Review: ‘Confessions of a Sociopath’ by M.E. Thomas

Given that the general public generally know so little about sociopathy, Confessions of a Sociopath by M.E. Thomas had the potential to be a pioneer – enlightening and educating. The author set out to present a picture bigger than that portrayed by Hollywood …

Holly Bourne’s ‘Am I Normal Yet?’, Through the Lens of Mental Illness

Holly Bourne’s ‘Am I Normal Yet?’ may not be perfect, but it is an excellent introduction to how obsessive compulsive disorder and mental illness shapes one teen girl’s life and experiences.

Book Review: ‘The Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train is a haunting presentation of all that can go wrong in life when motivation and encouragement are lacking, and when one loses one’s purpose. The reader alternatively pities and roots for Rachel, hoping that she will finally emerge triumphant in this dark narrative which represents the danger of assumption and inaction.

Recent Posts From Spotlight on Society

BBC Horizon: Learning About the Monster That Is OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder is thought to be one of the most debilitating illnesses of any kind, mental or physical, having been ranked in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Top Ten Most Disabling Illnesses.

Call Me Transphobic: The Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume

This ad does nothing but promote the ongoing stigma that transgender people are freaks when in fact they are just people who deserve the same rights and opportunties as everyone else; people who deserve respect, acceptance and love.

Research Reveals The True Stigma Behind Mental Illnesses

New research from PushDoctor.co.uk revealed mental illnesses including, bipolar, depression and anxiety are the most Googled ‘embarrassing’ health conditions, as people find them difficult to talk about with others.

Playboy: Are Bunnies Really That Sexy?

There has to be sexier animals, like slinky big-cats or wolves or sloths. Okay, maybe not sloths. But why not dress your models up as something slinky and sophisticated instead of something with buck teeth and a love for root veg?

Bic’s Epic Fail: Gender Equality Lessons to Be Learned

This really was a face-palm, audible-sigh moment for everyone who believes in and works to promote equality of the sexes. But the encouraging thing about this story is that the volume of the worldwide public outcry supporting women and feminism on this issue was so loud that Bic were forced to remove the post.

We Need To Talk About The ‘Criminality’ of Mental Illness

Ever since I was a kid, I can recall news reports of people ‘committing suicide’. I always wondered why it was phrased in such a way. Had they participated in an illegal activity? Should the last thing we learn about that person be that they did something ‘wrong’, illegal even? Were they a criminal?

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