With advancements everyday in the world of technology, it can be hard to see how better smartphones and tablets and video games could possibly be a bad thing. Interactive whiteboards in schools and online homework make education so much simpler while the tiny computers in our pockets make communication across the globe the norm. Fifty years ago such things were a vague dream up there with flying cars and commercial space travel, but now it can be hard to escape the wide reach of technology. We are – quite literally – living the dream. Continue reading “Tech addiction”
With increasing workloads and a million other stuff that needs to be done getting enough sleep can seem like it’s not that big a priority. You may have been told growing up that sleeping can help your body recuperate from the day’s activities but with only 50 kcal of energy being saved in eight hours sleep (that’s about the same as a piece of toast) that doesn’t seem to be the case. So why is sleep so important? Continue reading “Shhh…”
Everyone’s got a habit they want to quit, be it smoking or binge-watching Doctor Who, and while some are relatively harmless, others can have a serious impact on your long-term health. In this article we’ll look at why it’s so hard to stop smoking and just what people mean when they talk about Stoptober.
Recently I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos on Veganism. Whether this is procrastination from my looming examination dates or not (it totally is) I really feel as if I have entered some kind of renaissance period in my life in finally realising that, oh sh**, animals are exploited so that people can make money. Continue reading “Why ‘Vegan’ is Not a Dirty Word”
Over these past few years, lawyers have been ferociously hammering down on big tobacco companies, forcing them to admit how addictive cigarettes are and pay the medical costs of victims. This settlement which was filed by Don Barrett cost the industry more than $200bn (£124bn)-and now his attention is turning to food. Continue reading “Processed Food – As Dangerous as Cigarettes?”