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The struggles of being a man

The struggles of being a man

Activism, Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Society
As the discussion about women issues and gender equality grows, we often forget to ask men about their difficulties. So, Voice of London did just that. To celebrate the start of Movember, Voice of London decided to grab a microphone and go around the University of Westminster to ask male students about their personal struggles of being a man. The conversation started on Twitter earlier this month when Caitlin Moran, The Sunday Times columnist, set the challenge to ask men about their struggles. https://twitter.com/caitlinmoran/status/1052887974784983041 A flood of replies soon followed the question, which led to a Twitter thread that read like a script from a therapy session. Here are some of the most humorous, heart-warming, and at times heartbreaking struggles of being a ma...
Houseplants even you can’t kill

Houseplants even you can’t kill

culture, Environment, Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, photography
Millennials are having a moment with keeping houseplants, but what about those who don’t have the green thumb to keep them alive? Once the interior design choice of your odd aunt, creating indoor jungles of houseplants has become this generation’s latest fad. From restaurants, to well-curated shops, to boutique hotels, it has become more and more difficult to not find shop fronts and friend’s flats filling up with plants. As people have become increasingly out of touch with nature and more in touch with their screens, perhaps the trend of trying to cultivate a personal green space is inevitable. Aside from being shown that indoor plants can lift our mood, they also have the potential to clean pollution from the air and make our living quarters more inviting. https://www.instagram.
5 British fashion brands to know and wear this winter

5 British fashion brands to know and wear this winter

Fashion, Lifestyle, UK
Meet these up-and-coming London-based brands now. Voice of London selected five up-and-coming London based brands with unique and eye-catching designs that we think would well be worth adding to your winter closet. Check them out below! Rejina Pyo One of the newer brands to receive attention during the Spring/Summer 2019 London Fashion Week, Rejina Pyo showed off balanced colour palettes, elegant tailoring, and creative design in their clothing. Their signature handbag hit new peak sales during LFW and has since made a reputation for the brand through its extensive social media exposure. With recognition on social media and the help of fashion bloggers, Rejina Pyo has increasingly been attracting attention from the younger generation. The current season uses bright citrus colou
Where are we in our fight against plastic pollution?

Where are we in our fight against plastic pollution?

Environment, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, UK, World
Plastic recycling is a vicious cycle, but is there a way out of it? The United Kingdom is the nation of takeaway coffee. According to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report, 2.5 billion coffee cups were used and thrown away in 2011. In line with the UK coffee industry’s massive growth since, the report predicts an additional 10.000 coffee shops will appear across Britain by 2025, meaning the number of disposable coffee cups would increase to 3.75 billion a year. However, 99.75% of coffee cups cannot be recycled due to the mixture of paper and plastic used in the interior of the cup. Worse, the recycling process may be entirely flawed as councils in England collect their plastic in different ways, potentially leaving people confused on what can be recycled and how. &nbs
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