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The age of astrology

The age of astrology

culture, Featured, Lifestyle
Rising signs, houses, planets in retrograde... What does any of it mean? You meet up with friends to gossip about the person you met when you went on a date during the weekend. You go over the inevitable: what they look like, where they’re from, if they bought your drinks. And increasingly in these kinds of conversations, the topic of their astrological sign comes up. From being told that you don’t get along with your boss because they’re a Virgo and you’re an Aries, to the world seemingly crashing down as Mercury goes retrograde, astrology has slowly been taking over mainstream conversation and culture. There are gold rings for constellation alignments, newspaper columns on the best lipstick for your zodiac, and endless astrology meme accounts. Welcome to the age of astro
Why the British Museum is anything but British

Why the British Museum is anything but British

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Imagine someone walking into your house, studio or simply, your room. That someone believes it is okay to take some of your belongings and keep them around 5000 km away from you. Now let’s reflect. The British Museum claims to preserve a collection of around 8 million objects maintaining human history, culture and art ageing almost 2 million years. What they don’t claim is the right to treasure ownership. If it has not come to your attention yet, the museum stores world treasures previously taken under different circumstances from their rightful creators, owners and lands. The British Museum describes itself to be a “treasure trove” for objects that don’t even belong in Britain. Here is a quick tour on how the British Museum is anything but British:   Alongside all t
Big names in fashion industry sign agreement to combat plastic packaging

Big names in fashion industry sign agreement to combat plastic packaging

culture, Lifestyle
Burberry, H&M and Stella McCartney are only a few of the names who decided to clean their act and fight against plastic pollution Whether it’s the distressful statistics that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050 or the alarming news that we only have 12 years left to reverse the climate change until the point of no return – the biggest names in fashion are finally waking up and are ready to act. Undoubtedly, plastic is very advantageous. It is featherlight, long-lasting, cheap and easy to make. However, plastic is one of the most dangerous pollutants for our planet. To combat the plastic pollution and minimize the plastic that enters oceans (eight million tons yearly), 290 Organizations Worldwide including Burberry, H&M, Zara and Stella McCartney
Could a Black Mirror dystopian world actually become our future?

Could a Black Mirror dystopian world actually become our future?

Featured, Lifestyle, Tech, Technology
Imagine a world where the freedom of how you live depends on your social media rating. This is how citizens in China will live by 2020. The Chinese Government is introducing a new ‘Social Credit System’ in 2020 where citizens will be given scores based on their behaviour. This is similar to an episode in the Netflix dystopian thriller Black Mirror, which portrays the life of a woman who lives in a world where everyone is treated depending on their social score. The idea seems crazy and we wondered how bizarre it would be to live in a world like that. But for the 1.4 billion people living in China it’s becoming a reality. The Chinese government is rolling out a similar scheme that ranks people based on their behaviour. In an attempt to encourage ‘trustworthiness’ in society,
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