Small steps to being more sustainable

Climate anxiety, and small ways individuals can help

Content note: This article contains brief discussion of mental health.

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The torture of Timehop throwbacks during lockdown

The UK is slowly reopening: the first children have returned to school, non-essential retail is set to open on 15th June, and some sporting events have already resumed (albeit without a crowd).

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5 Must-Watch Netflix Documentaries

I’m a sucker for true crime – I always have been. Netflix is an incredible, almost infinite source of true crime documentaries that have been keeping me entertained over lockdown. However, in my journey through true crime, I have also come across some amazingly structured and wildly informative shows that don’t necessarily fit into the ‘crime’ bracket, but still keep me hooked and wanting more.

Here’s a short list of documentaries that I got hooked on recently.

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The etymology of ‘Svengali’

The term ‘Svengali’ is being thrown around a lot of the newspapers in the UK at the moment in relation to Dominic Cummings. We understand it to mean puppet master or mastermind behind a large scheme or plot, especially if it’s a sinister purpose. In terms of Cummings, he is thought of as Boris Johnson’s Svengali because of the influence he holds over him – or as the Svengali behind Vote Leave.

However, ‘Svengali’ is a very strange word. Where on earth did it come from?

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My journey from couch to 5k

Apart from at university, I don’t think I’ve ever lived more than a 10 minute walk from a rapeseed field. One of the UK’s most grown crops, rapeseed is absolutely everywhere. I remember walking through countless rapeseed fields on walks as a child. On the brightest days, the colours in a rapeseed field are almost surreal, and I was almost blinded by the bright yellow I was running my hands through.

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