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Lego launches first LGBTQIA+ set for Pride month

Lego launches first LGBTQIA+ set for Pride month

The Danish toymaker Lego has released a new LGBTQIA+ set, ‘Everyone is Awesome’, to celebrate Pride Month. Lego’s new LGTQIA+ set, ‘Everyone is Awesome,’ was designed by Matthew Ashton, who initially started the project purely for himself. ‘I’d moved offices,’ Ashton explains, and wanted to ‘make the space feel like home with something that reflected me and the LGBTQIA+ community I’m so proud to be a part of.’ ‘Representation is so important....

By International, World
Post-lockdown cosmetic procedures are on the rise

Post-lockdown cosmetic procedures are on the rise

As lockdown lifts, cosmetic doctors are seeing a rise in demand for face-based treatments. With more time to look at ourselves in mirrors and computer screens, is this a trend that’s here to stay?   Over the last year of lockdowns we’ve spent a large portion of our time indoors, being forced to stare at reflections of ourselves on Zoom calls or FaceTime. At the same time we’ve also been isolated...

By International, World
New ‘Degree Inclusive’ deodorant designed for accessibility

New ‘Degree Inclusive’ deodorant designed for accessibility

A new deodorant packaging made for those with disabilities and visual impairments is currently being tested and is called ‘Degree Inclusive’. It’s a big step toward filling the presentation gap in marketing. Degree Inclusive is the ‘world’s first’ deodorant packaging specifically for users with limited mobility and visual impairments. The design comes from companies Sour and Wunderman Thomson, the latter being run by Christina Mallon, who is disabled herself (with limited...

By International, World
Coral reef restoration: helping ocean ecosystems survive

Coral reef restoration: helping ocean ecosystems survive

Human intervention is now being encouraged to aid in the rehabilitation of coral populations after long being dismissed. Coral gardening efforts and the creation of underwater nurseries are yielding promising results. Around the world, 362 reef restoration projects are working toward strengthening our ocean’s ecosystems – and exciting developments are underway. In a small number of ocean regions, coral reefs are continuing to thrive despite the fact that around 50%...

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Gen Z flooding to ‘lost’ music genre shoegaze to cope during lockdown

Gen Z flooding to ‘lost’ music genre shoegaze to cope during lockdown

The hashtag #shoegaze currently has 31.1 million views on TikTok, with bands such as Slowdive attracting Gen Z listeners with their serene and inclusive vibe. Ever heard of the musical genre ‘shoegaze’? Despite its relatively niche cult status among dedicated music fans, it’s recently seen a spike in newfound popularity with Gen Z on platforms such as TikTok, Spotify, and YouTube. The hashtag #shoegaze has amassed an impressive 31.1 million views on...

Are celebrity skincare brands a detriment to the industry?

Are celebrity skincare brands a detriment to the industry?

The beauty industry has ramped up its commitment to reducing its environmental footprint in recent years. However, celebrities have begun capitalising on Gen-Z’s increased interest in skincare, posing threat to the progress made by longstanding brands. If you’ve been paying any attention to the beauty industry lately, you’ve probably noticed an extreme uptick in celebrity skincare lines on the market. Gone are the days where you’d spot your favourite actress...

By International, World
Gen Z taking on Brecon Beacons conservation project

Gen Z taking on Brecon Beacons conservation project

The phrases ‘300’ and ‘dramatic last stand’ will receive new meaning as a group of 20 eco-warrior teens take over the management of a 300 acre estate in the Brecon Beacons. Climate change and the actions we take now will be a defining moment for mankind and Gen Z is at the beating heart of this struggle. It has been 2 years since Greta Thunberg angrily addressed world leaders who were...

By International, World
Why space junk is the real enemy of the US Space Force

Why space junk is the real enemy of the US Space Force

President Biden affirms his support for an official military presence in outer space, which means a greater risk of space debris. Spy satellites might be the least of his worries. In the final days of his presidency in 2019, Donald Trump officially launched Space Force, the USA’s first new military service in seventy years – and yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Committing $40 million to the initiative, Trump signed...

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Deb Haaland revokes Donald Trump-era energy orders

Deb Haaland revokes Donald Trump-era energy orders

The Biden administration has repealed Trump-era energy orders that promoted fossil fuel development and oil drilling.  Earlier this week, Biden’s Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the revoking of a series of Trump-era energy policies that promoted the extraction of fossil fuels, and has launched a new directive prioritising climate change. Previous policies had promoted the leasing of coal, oil, and gas on public lands and water, and intended to...

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The Prince’s Trust helps Gen Z in a tough job market

The Prince’s Trust helps Gen Z in a tough job market

In an extremely tough year, young people are letting their voices be heard through organisations such as The Prince’s Trust, expressing how they’re feeling about the pandemic, their careers, and mental health. In January 2021, The Prince's Trust conducted their Youth Index, which surveyed over 2,000 Gen Z (16-25) across the UK. The report revealed 60% of Gen Z say that getting a new job feels ‘impossible now’ because there is...

By International, World