Guest Post: What ‘Being Young and Twenty’ means to me

Recently, I was asked by Jennifer at YoungandTwenty to describe what ‘Being Young and Twenty’ meant to me. Read the post here and I will expand upon it below….. I had never really considered what ‘Being Young and Twenty’ meant to me until the past few weeks. It’s just an age, right? That’s what I thought until I properly thought about it. Moving from your teens to your twenties is quite a scary thing. I got to my late teens and thought I knew so much about the world and my future. We all have our own ideas about what life…

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#StopFundingHate – the end of hate news?

Whether we like to admit it or not, the media is so important in society. Without it, how would we know about recent events?  How would we get our information? How would people be held to account? You have probably seen the #StopFundingHate campaign floating around for a while now, The Body Shop has recently come on board. But what exactly is it and what is it all about? The media is meant to serve us. But some people believe that certain media outlets encourage hate rather than news and need to be stopped. #StopFundingHate is a passion to create…

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Being a Millennial is easy – ‘it was harder back in the day’

I was scrolling through Facebook today when I came across this video. If you haven’t seen it already I would really recommend watching it. I couldn’t help but not write a post about it…. View the video here The video seemed to be going viral with people stating how he had ‘NAILED what it means to be a Millennial’. So obviously, I watched the video wondering what exactly his opinion was. It is one of the most misunderstood generations after all. But the video was based on looking at the generation as if everyone was educated in the same way,…

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Do you ‘like’ your self-esteem?

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to think about social media and the effects it has on society. I’ve written a post similar to this before, but recently found an article which made me want to talk about it again. (Plus the fact it’s Valentine’s week so I thought it was fitting!) We get a rush of happiness when we do something good or help someone. This rush of happiness is the release of dopamine in our bodies, making us feel good. Using social media every day is a gold mine for the release of dopamine in our bodies.…

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Fake news and the social media trap

‘Welcome to the Fake news show, the only show that you can trust’ ‘I’m Kirsty Allsopp’ – Stephen Mangan This might appear funny as a new Channel 4 show but realistically, it shows a darker side to social media and the news that we consume. Thinking about fake news, more often I find myself turning to social media. I spend a lot of time on Twitter. I follow SkyNews and BBC News for trusted updates throughout the day. But it has become such a norm for us to read news on or from social media. It is hard and sometimes even…

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