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Your New Purple Best Friend

In the last year, the modest Beetroot has well and truly cemented itself as a staple in the cupboards of the foodies of the nation. With its fuchsia shade and sweet flavour, it has become a god send for those hoping to create any Insta worthy dishes. The Beetroot boom has seen the unassuming vegetable soar up in the list of “superfoods” and thanks to its impressive nutritional content including high levels of fiber, iron and natural antioxidants, you will find it popping up in a range of both sweet and savory recipes without much effort.

9 Weird Wellness Trends

We have all seen the strange headlines of the latest wellness trends people have been trying out and scoffed at their efforts (while also entertaining the thought of trying it ourselves). Alternative wellness is hugely popular, with the aim of bettering mental and physical health through methods such as drinking mushroom lattes and spending time in a sub-zero chamber. They sound bizarre, but is there any truth in their madness?

5 Books That’ll Turn You Green

You will generally not see a book on environmental trauma in Waterstone’s Top 40. The theme is an important one, but not one that is given the space and publicity it deserves. The theme battles the growing concerns surrounding climate change and presents alternate realities regarding the consequences of such changes. Such alternate realities range from desolate landscapes to cyberpunk cities, and they have the power to raise awareness about global warming and the irrevocable damage it can cause to the Earth. Below is a tiny selection of books that deal with these issues in a captivating and haunting way.

7 Films That Will Enlighten You

We can often got to the cinema or settle down with a film and become immersed in what we’re seeing. However, often there are deeper messages being given to us that we miss. I have composed a short list of hollywood films I recommend you watch if you want to spiritually enlighten your cinematic experience.

The Secret to Happiness?

If you search ‘the secret to happiness’ on the internet, thousands of websites appear claiming to know the answer. With the current climate of the world, I’m sure most people would love to know how to be happier.  However I’m beginning to question whether or not it is achievable.

Why Skin Positivity Is More Important Than Ever

There is not a single more satisfying moment than removing your makeup after a long day. The feeling of freshly washed skin is, without a doubt, one of the life’s many joys. However, for some this joy comes hand in hand with a distinct feeling of dread, as they uncover the imperfections and blemishes that they have so carefully hidden from the world. Though a condition suffered by a sizable percentage of the public at some point throughout their lives, Acne is still an unwelcome visitor in our Instagram filtered world. Those who suffer from the psychologically draining condition can frequently lose a huge chunk of their self-worth due to a condition that is often out of their control. With the enjoyment of social events, special occasions and everyday life often paying the price, dealing with Acne at any age is often a long, drawn-out battle made distinctly harder by the casual celebrity skin shaming that often hits headlines.