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How to practice gratitude and love life (and yourself) more #LoveWeek

If you've been reading any self development, productivity or psychology blogs recently, you'll have seen a lot of talk about the benefits of practising gratitude. So what's gratitude all about? Well, let's start by taking a look at what gratitude actually means before we learn how to be more grateful. According to Psychology Today: 'Gratitude is…

12 Valentine’s Day gifts for your best friend #LoveWeek

Whether you're single or not this Valentine's Day, it's always a good idea to spend the day being grateful for your friends, because we're guessing you love them too! Plus, ovaries before brovaries. You could even spend the 13th February celebrating Galentine's Day for your amazing friends, as well as the 14th, as…

Australia is competing in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Wait, what?

The Eurovision Song Contest announced today that Australia – yes, that Australia, the one all the way over the other side of the planet and very much not in Europe – will be competing in 2015's final. Here's the announcement video: Given that it's not April the 1st (we checked), we're pretty confused. Yes, the Song Contest…
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The week in hashtags: #HistoricPOC, #BAFTAs, #MugabeFalls, #QuestionsForMen

The good, the BAFTAs and the ugly truths being tagged and tweeted over the past week... #HistoricPOC Writer Mikki Kendall started this hashtag as a celebration of Black History Month – but also as an important exercise in visibility, challenging the way history tends to be taught and remembered through a caucasian filter. The idea…

Dear Uber: rescue kittens aren’t toys, and they won’t save your reputation #UberKITTENS

Uber – the somewhat notorious minicab app – has launched a scheme allowing customers to 'rent' rescue kittens 'on demand' in Australia. Called UberKITTENS, it's a programme that's been running periodically in America for a while. And one I strongly disagree with. Uber knows its reputation is shot to pieces. Multiple rape cases, incredibly inappropriate comments from its executives, ramping prices…
Saved by the bell hooks is a mashup of feminism and TV nostalgia.

Saved by the bell hooks Tumblr is feminist nostalgia genius

bell hooks is a legendary feminist author, scholar, and rejecter of capital letters. Saved by the Bell is a legendarily bad 90s TV show that lives on in our hearts regardless. It's honestly surprising it's taken so long for someone to create a Tumblr that connects the two, but thankfully, they finally have. Saved by…
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The week in hashtags: #HeForShe, #LeftShark, #EffYourBeautyStandards, #Bombay

Dancing with sharks, busting ghosts and kicking the patriachy where it hurts. Just a few of the things social media has been up to this week... #HeForShe and #Impact10x10x10 In the days since she delivered another passionate, patriarchy-smashing speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 23 January, Emma Watson's #HeForShe and #Impact10x10x10 campaigns have…