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For Whom Do We Wear Makeup?

It’s time for some brain picking and opinion sharing. Today I want to tackle the issue of wearing makeup, and mainly the reasons why we do it.

The first thing you probably want to say right now is “Me! I wear makeup for me!”. I personally can’t agree with that straight away, without arguments. When I’m alone, I don’t wear makeup. I wear it when I go out the door because it sends a message that I’m clean and put together, “made an effort”. I really can’t say I wear my everyday, natural looking makeup just for me.

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Introducing Blackout Night: Technology Detox

A while back, there was a power outage at my parents’. I wasn’t prepared for it so I hadn’t charged my phone or laptop. What I really wasn’t prepared for though, were my own feelings about the loss of electricity. I was expecting to feel less comfortable without warm water, television, and internet. I was not expecting the mild panic that hit me as the power went out.

It hit me just how much my life is controlled by electricity. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s an amazing thing to have and I love the comforts it offers me. It was just a really big slap in the face to realise I felt lost for a moment, wandering around not knowing what to do. I have been playing with a certain thought for a while, and this realisation has driven me to actually give it a go. I’m going to introduce blackout night into my life.

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A Message For Real Women

I feel attacked by pop culture. Bombarded with slurs ranging from “stick figure” to downright “f*** the skinny b****es”. Not that I take the opinions of Nicki Minaj or Meghan Trainor to heart much, but they’re undeniably influential figures and there are definitely people who do. I do, however, take some other people’s opinions to heart. People on my Facebook timeline, for example.

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How To Prevent Winter Blues

Leaves are turning brown, a chilly wind is picking up, and days are slowly but surely getting shorter. It recently struck me that I’ve now started waking up in the dark again, and it’s almost time to set the clock back by an hour as well… It’s clear, autumn is upon us! As much as I love the colder months and as excited as I am that they’re here, I know that for many people this rings the beginning of winter blues.

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Why I Don’t Watch The News

I took social sciences in highschool. It was mandatory, and a huge part of the subject was following the news closely, every single day. We’d get tests at the end of the week about details from the news, to make sure we were really following all of it. I had never watched the news so intensely before, and after a few weeks I noticed I was starting to feel worse.

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