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Cutting your consumption… conservatively

13th March 2022

Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to educating yourself and creating healthy habits. In 2019, I was having dinner with a friend when she said something that changed my mindset on eating meat forever: maybe it’s not about going entirely vegan at once, but instead giving up the things you can. The ...

Breaking news: there’s no ethical consumption under capitalism

24th October 2021

From veganism to vintage shopping, how futile are our attempts at being ethical in a capitalist world? When I first read the statement, my knee-jerk reaction was immediate, harsh rejection. Of course there is, there must be. There’s no way a statement so absolutely demoralising could be true. And even if it is, people can’t ...

Endless news consumption doesn’t benefit any of us

15th December 2020

There is such a thing as too much news. Some days, keeping up with the news can feel like you’re drowning. In our age of information, the “bad stuff” can feel inescapable – 86% of us reach for our phones within an hour of waking up, 33% within five minutes. The news is no longer ...