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Is being partially deluded the key to maintaining happiness?

Is being partially deluded the key to maintaining happiness?

The world is burning, our phones are making us depressed, and the cost of living is rising exponentially. Could adopting a slight sense of delusion be the only way to make it through? If someone was to call you delusional, it’d be perfectly normal to be offended. At the very least, you’d be inclined to reflect long and hard about what it is you’re apparently being delusional about. But imagine you...

By London, UK
Is music as beneficial for mental health as exercise?

Is music as beneficial for mental health as exercise?

New research has empirically confirmed something us melophiles already assumed: that playing, listening, or singing along to our favourite tunes can lead to the same improvements in wellbeing as working out. If you’ve struggled or are currently struggling with mental health issues then I’m sure that, at one point or another, you’ve been advised by family, friends, and medical professionals alike to leave the house and do some exercise. This is...

By London, UK
Opinion – Britney’s pregnancy marks happy end to tragic story

Opinion – Britney’s pregnancy marks happy end to tragic story

Spears’ pregnancy announcement was welcome news. It also marked the end of her 13-year-long conservatorship, which forbid her from having more children. Sadly, Britney’s story of fertility control is not uncommon.   When the ‘Free Britney’ movement emerged with a vengeance in 2019, many were quick to slander members as conspiracy theorists. Britney Spears’ avid fans were convinced the singer was being placed under a legal conservatorship against her will, an arrangement...

By Brighton, UK
Why BTS won’t be at South Korean presidential inauguration

Why BTS won’t be at South Korean presidential inauguration

South Korea’s new president  was brought back into the limelight due to a rumour that BTS would play at his inauguration. A few essential aspects of the story were left out - why are mainstream outlets avoiding sexism in Korea’s recent election? Due to weighty topics in mainstream news the past few weeks -  war in Ukraine or the ‘greatest night in the history of television’, for example...

By Montreal, Canada