Latest Stories from Elliot
Thred Daily – How should we tackle child obesity?
The revelation that the UK is the world’s child obesity capital has led the government to implement a myriad of measures to combat the problem. But how do we keep the focus on health and avoid a generation of body conscious kids? Sofia is here to talk us through the new initiatives - from helpful apps to banning Big Macs on the small screen. Is it really a good idea...
Thred Talk – LGBTQ+ history you might not know
Pride month may be coming to an end, but LGBTQ+ history should be celebrated and shared all year round. In this Thred. Talk, Elliot gives a history lesson that you likely won’t find in your textbook - from transgender sword fighters to the mind behind microchips, this video proves just how prominent LGBTQ+ individuals have been in the past.
Thred Daily – Why sex education needed updating
Last year in the UK, the school curriculum for sex education received its first update in 20 years! So overdue was this modernization that Gen Z have turned to the internet, movies, and music for all their bedroom information. But the credibility of these sources leave much to be desired. With so much material at their fingertips, how can schools compete to prepare future generations for accepting, consensual, and non-judgmental relationships? Luckily,...
Thred Daily – Has lockdown led to unhealthy work habits?
It looks like working from home might be sticking around a little longer. Luckily Kevin in his Daily debut is here to talk about some of the unhealthy work habits that blur the line between working from home, and living at work. Please comment below and let us know what unhealthy work or school habits you've become aware of during lockdown, and better yet, any tips on how to combat...
Are living treehouse skyscrapers the future?
Many of us grew up wishing we could build our own fantasy tree houses. This year’s eVolo competition winner could soon make that a reality with these wild ‘treehouse skyscraper’ designs.
What do you first think of when someone mentions a ‘treehouse skyscraper’? While it might initially conjure up images of giant beanstalks, the concept could soon be a very real feature of our most famous skylines.
Ukranian-based design team
Thred Daily – How could white paint help the climate crisis?
A simple solution that sounds too good to be true but this ultra-reflective white paint could be an all natural, energy efficient alternative to air conditioning. Elliot dips his toe into the science behind this game changer to find out if it does what it says on the tin.
Seaspiracy: an unflinching look at the damage of overfishing
Seaspiracy is such a relentless ride of a documentary, blurring past so many marine-concerning topics, that it’s initially hard to know where to align your activist ambitions. By the end however, viewers will get off the ride with fresh insight into how their actions can bring about change (and a little nausea at the thought of last night’s fish finger feast). Seaspiracy was released just over a week ago...
Thred Daily – The ongoing fight against fast fashion
Despite many headlines hailing the death of fast fashion, data shows that the dark side of the style industry is not only surviving, but in some cases thriving. Sofia takes an indepth look at Gen Z's ongoing fight with fast fashion - the causes behind its continuation, the role of social media, and ultimately what can be done to make sure the industry stays ethical from production to price.
How bioplastic could be the future of fashion
Believe it or not, the sequins on this dress are made from 100% bioplastic and could provide some insight into the future of high-end fashion materials. Now you might be thinking, what is bioplastic? In this case, bioplastic might be the answer to one of fashion's most prevalent plastic waste sins… sequins. In a wider context, instead of relying on petroleum based fossil fuels as its key component (like traditional plastic),...
Thred Daily – Why improving inclusive gaming is important
With Microsoft recently updating the Xbox Accessibility Guidelines, Elliot takes a look at why improving inclusive gaming should be at the top of every developers to-do list. Recent releases such as Gears 5 and The Last of Us Part 2, along with Microsoft’s adaptive controller are great examples of improved accessibility made by the gaming industry, but there is still a lot more to be done. Microsoft’s latest testing program...