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Whataboutism is an argumentative tactic where a person or group responds to an accusation or difficult question by deflection. Instead of addressing the point made, they counter it with “but what about X?”. Benjamin Curtis, Nottingham Trent University As bickering couples and parents of siblings will know, this happens in...
If you had invested £100 (US$122) in the cryptocurrency Luna a month ago, you might have been quietly confident you’d made a sensible bet. But Luna’s value has since fallen drastically – at the time of writing, that £100 is worth around 4p (5¢). Luna was by no means the...
In any given year, about one in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness. Fortunately, many employers have gradually come to realise that supporting mental health in the workplace is an important part of their role. This makes sense not just for reasons of your own wellbeing...
Reproductive rights have been an urgent topic of discussion around the world in recent days, following the leak of a draft opinion of the US supreme court, written by Justice Samuel Alito, in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization. If enacted by the court, this opinion...
 Stephanie Foo, an award-winning radio producer, suffers from complex post-traumatic stress disorder, a disorder that in her country (the US) “doesn’t officially exist”. In her new book, What My Bones Know, Foo writes movingly about what it’s like to live with complex PTSD and her long journey to getting...
The longlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2022 has been announced today, with debut authors and literary icons vying for the UK and Ireland’s most coveted crime fiction writing award. The award, now in its eighteenth year, is presented by Harrogate International Festivals and recognises the...
By Emily Widnall, University of Bristol and Johnny Downs, King's College London Self-harm – physically hurting yourself – is common in young people, affecting about one in five teens by the age of 18. Only about one in eight self-harm episodes in teenagers are seen at hospital emergency departments. However, attending...
Pandemic has changed our lives drastically and forced us to get creative. People started spending more time walking, cycling, and doing other kinds of activities. Also, some of them were brought back to life. And one of them is roller-skating. Written by Marta Szutowicz Turned out that it doesn’t only...
In school we learn about menstrual cycles and erections, the human biology and how it all works but we’re not taught about pleasure, lust, emotions, consent or any of the other confusing parts that come with sex and maturing. Sexual education in secondary schools can sometimes feel more like...
If you’re looking to switch from a petrol-fuelled vehicle to electric, then get ready to join the estimated 400,00 drivers already using electric vehicles on the road. However, despite boasting a variety of eco-friendly benefits and much more, purchasing electric vehicles outright is not very wallet-friendly. On average, buying...