Social Mania: Can Social Media Benefit Your Mental Health?

The background Social media has a rocky history when it comes to mental health, and the general consensus would suggest that the former is predominantly detrimental to the latter. But is this changing? Society as a whole has become more aware of mental health issues in the recent past; the topic has moved from a taboo … Continue reading Social Mania: Can Social Media Benefit Your Mental Health?

The Secret To Having Productive Conversations

Though many of us diligently research issues, construct well-informed beliefs and set out to integrate these beliefs into our lives, many people often fall at the final hurdle: communicating their beliefs to others in a manner that people respond positively to. Thom Bond, the author of The Compassion Course Online, outlines that positive communication requires … Continue reading The Secret To Having Productive Conversations

Did Music Fail Us In 2016?

In the age of uber-celebrity, many musicians fail to engage on a meaningful level. We explore why that’s not okay. Art has an emotive power that supersedes online news feeds and newspapers, allowing people to be outspoken in a way others can’t. But while famous visual artists remain engaged with socio-political issues (e.g. Ai WeiWei), the … Continue reading Did Music Fail Us In 2016?

Climate Justice and Human Rights

Climate change is the greatest human rights issue facing humanity today, and that is how we can fight it. The case In 2012 Olivier De Schutter laid bare this argument in The Guardian, observing that climate change represents an enormous threat to a whole host of human rights: the right to food, the right to water … Continue reading Climate Justice and Human Rights