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Society

What Is Bitcoin?

Two years ago, one bitcoin was worth around £4000. Right now, at the time of writing this article, one bitcoin is worth around £44,000. This rapidly increasing value is what has made Bitcoin well-known, but what exactly is it? Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, or a digital currency, created in 2008 by someone or a group […]Read More

Society

The Impact of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

The Queen’s Gambit is a coming-of-age period drama starring Anya Taylor-Joy, and was released on Netflix on October 23rd. Four weeks later, it amassed 62 million account views and became Netflix’s most-watched scripted miniseries. It shares its name with Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of which it is based on. The story starts during the middle […]Read More

Nature

How to Slow Down Ageing

We cannot slow down our body’s natural process of ageing, where our skin loses its youthful plumpness and elasticity. This genetically determined process is called intrinsic ageing. However, our lifestyle choices and environment are able to cause our skin to prematurely age. This is called extrinsic ageing. You can’t completely stop ageing itself, but by […]Read More

Culture

Skin Lightening Culture

In parallel to the tanning industry, which is associated with Western culture, the skin lightening industry is projected to be worth over £7.2 billion by 2024. A large percentage of women regularly use skin lightening products globally and in Asia, the figure is at around 40%. Specifically in India, more than half of skincare products […]Read More

Society

The Popularisation of Tanning

The self-tanning industry was valued at 1.47 billion USD in 2018 and is especially popular in Europe and the USA. It has been estimated that as many as 30 million Americans visit indoor tanning facilities every year and that Britons spend £66 million annually on self-tanning products. But how did tanned skin even become favourable […]Read More

Culture

Instagrammable places in London

London is probably one of the first things that comes to mind when someone mentions England. It is a rapidly growing city and one of the most ethnically diverse in the world. Home to many iconic landmarks, it’s not a surprise to hear that the city attracts 30 million visitors every year.  We happen to […]Read More