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Andrew Scott’s Hamlet Opens Up A Portal Into Mental Health

Mental health has always been present in Hamlet, with voices in one's head and the apparition of ghosts which others' aren't privy to. Yet Andrew Scott takes it to an entirely new level, making mental health the focal point of his performance.

Top 10 Things That Happen When You Stop Drinking

Two and a half years ago I gave up drinking alcohol. I am not talking about doing a health kick or trying a 'dry' month - I am talking cold turkey, out of my system, soda water instead of champagne sober.

Where is The Love?

The classic 2003 Black Eyed Peas song ‘Where is the Love?’ was one of the stable tunes of my teenage years. 14 years later, it’s made its way back to the top of my playlist.

The Election Woes of a Millennial

Our generation are the ones who will have more social and economic issues than the previous welfare state generations. So actually, all things considered - we do have a reason to moan, even though we get blamed for complaining and grumbling.

The Fragile Male Ego: Why the “Pissing Pug” Points to a Profound Problem

The statue has come into the limelight again, but this time because another “artist” has added his touch – the touch of the fragile male ego feeling threatened.

Why The Tories Have Binned Their Pledge to Ban The Ivory Trade

An elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory, with further ones being killed for fun by big game hunters. It’s a bloodthirsty war which is being fought across the plains of Africa, with rangers dying every day in order to protect these majestic creatures. The Conservatives pledged to help put an end to this crisis, so to see them do a complete U-turn and cast aside the plight of elephants is completely and utterly heart-breaking.

The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World

The rhino's name is Sudan and he is the last remaining northern white rhino of his kind.

We Need To Talk About “Ghosting”

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, ‘ghosting’ is when someone close to you disappears out of your life with no explanation at all and ignores all of your attempts to get in contact with them in order to receive an explanation.

Rhinos – Their Moment of Truth

Last month, I found myself in a part of London I don’t usually frequent (Mayfair) at an event for a cause that couldn’t be more important: I was at a charity fundraiser for the organisation Helping Rhinos.

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