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Selfie Yourself Better: An insight into the world of the Instagram ‘Mental Health Warriors’

Cassie, 21, is one of a number of MH Warriors supporting each other on Instagram “Imagine your body is a car. Everyone in the car can drive but only one person can be in control at a time. If you are in the passenger seat, you can easily communicate with the driver, but those in… Continue reading Selfie Yourself Better: An insight into the world of the Instagram ‘Mental Health Warriors’

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How ASMR Purists Got Into a Turf War Over Porn

A screenshot from a Hungry Lips video, one of the more controversial ASMR channels around. Image via Youtube “If you’re going to deep-throat phallic objects and play with your tits, make a damn Chaturbate rather than come onto YouTube and represent the ASMR community like this,” rails Aaron, a YouTube commenter. This isn’t just a… Continue reading How ASMR Purists Got Into a Turf War Over Porn

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Doctors May Have Found a One-Step Cure for Phobias

Some people are afraid of these. Image by Flickr user Jannis Aulophobia is the word that means ‘phobia of flutes.’ It’s pretty funny, but it’s also pretty bad that in order for the word to have been invented, someone out there is suffering from a fear of flutes so intense that it actually gets in… Continue reading Doctors May Have Found a One-Step Cure for Phobias

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Disciples of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in New Zealand Can Now Perform Legal Marriages

Of all the religions, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has got to be one of the strangest, so the news that its New Zealand branch is now able to perform weddings might come as a surprise to some of its critics. According to the Pastafarian gospel, which can be read here, Church members… Continue reading Disciples of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in New Zealand Can Now Perform Legal Marriages

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A chat with Dark Horses, the most popular band you’ve never heard of

These days it’s not hard for a shit band (or artist) to get massive recognition; just look at the Jonas Brothers, Rebecca Black, Nickleback and Creed. We’re constantly being bombarded by bands twerking their way into the spotlight, and they can easily cast a shadow over their quieter, less follower-hungry counterparts, who might be more… Continue reading A chat with Dark Horses, the most popular band you’ve never heard of

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The ‘Miracle Cube’ that might stop you getting hammered

We’ve all been there- you’ve been persuaded by a friend to go out for drinks despite your important commitment the following morning. “ONE drink,” you insist, as your friend nods, valiantly promising to kick you out of the pub the moment the last drop leaves your glass. The next morning you’re being sick in a… Continue reading The ‘Miracle Cube’ that might stop you getting hammered

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In Search of the Perfect Diet with a Tribe of Tanzanian Hunter-Gatherers

It might sound strange to say that humans have forgotten what human-food is, but many scientists believe this is the case. For thousands of years, the environment in which humans lived evolved at a glacial pace—our nutrition and culture changed slowly, and our bodies adapted to it at a matching tempo. More recently, however, our… Continue reading In Search of the Perfect Diet with a Tribe of Tanzanian Hunter-Gatherers