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What it seems: the truth behind the hyper-sexualisation of East Asian girls

What it seems: the truth behind the hyper-sexualisation of East Asian girls

Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
When we saw that there is a tendency rampant in London to hyper-sexualise East Asian girls, we wanted to get down to the business. Many of us are too often swooped into a guessing game of which country we come from or left in a position to dodge uncomfortable sexual advances. We decided to explore the ways other East Asian girls here in London have been hyper-sexualised in such ways and also get into the minds of the men, for an insight into what seems to trigger this attraction to “Asian women” in particular. The East Asian girls seemed to be in consensus that there is a certain fantasy and fetishism based on these pre-existing knowledge of sexualised Asian girls in the media. But we were surprised when we got to talk to the men about this issue. Produced by: Erin Zhang & Jin Lee
Six surprising reasons to visit the park this winter

Six surprising reasons to visit the park this winter

Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
With the cold and flu symptoms lurking around, all we want to do is lock ourselves indoors, nestle up on the couch and light the fire.  But contrary to what many believe, winter is actually the perfect season to get out of the house - no, not to the nightclub, but to any parks or open spaces close by. Even just by taking a short stroll during the day, you are doing your body great wonders that cannot be offered by the interiors of your own house. Below we've listed six great health benefits that parks have to offer almost all year round. Parks encourage exercise It’s important to try and get active every day of the year, but during winter we all lose motivation. However, science shows that you burn more calories when exercising during winter because your body works harder to warm i
Dancing: a hidden treasure for health

Dancing: a hidden treasure for health

Culture, Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
Words: Aylin Paula Karanis | Subbing Stephany Malcolm | Filming and photography: Stephany Malcolm and Aylin Paula Karanis Check out our video and find out why dancing can give you the same feeling as a chocolate bar... The Voice of London Lifestyle team went along to Pineapple Studios to find out how dancing can have a great effect on our physical and mental health. If you like our Vlog then Tweet us and tell us what you think @LifestyleVoL ! #KeepDancing   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hec9ycvvLZc Love fitness? Check out some alternative fitness classes in London Here.   
Prince William launches ‘Stop Speak Support’ campaign to combat cyberbullying

Prince William launches ‘Stop Speak Support’ campaign to combat cyberbullying

Featured, Health & Fitness, Tech, UK
The Duke of Cambridge has launched a campaign to fight back against cyberbullying. 'Stop, Speak, Support', is the world's first youth-led, online code of conduct. It aims to offer young people with something to turn to if the 'banter goes bad'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGcLa-vyxVQ 17 year-old Felix Alexander took his life after struggling with the impact of cyberbullying, last year.  Prince William began work on the 'Stop, Speak, Support' campaign after hearing of Felix's death. The focus of the campaign is to encourage social media users to differentiate between online banter and scenarios that would feel them uncomfortable in real life. Charities and celebrities have taken to Twitter to show their support.          
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