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Why the fashion industry needs to stop trivialising mental health Comment Fashion & Beauty Politics & Current Affairs 

Why the fashion industry needs to stop trivialising mental health

Recently, youth-cult fashion chain Missguided has provoked widespread criticism for a store sign that has been labelled as disappointing, inappropriate and offensive by social media users. The sign in question was spotted by a shopper on Boxing Day who was vocally unimpressed by the brand’s use of the phrase ‘I’m a psychotic mess, but at least my eyebrows look good’ on one of its products. A picture of the sign, accompanied by a caption of personal distaste, was consequently uploaded to Twitter, where public outcry followed. This popular reaction was…

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‘Let’s be honest, it’s really time we gave women a break’: Male contraception halted due to ‘intolerable’ side effects Comment 

‘Let’s be honest, it’s really time we gave women a break’: Male contraception halted due to ‘intolerable’ side effects

The latest version of the male contraceptive injection is now very effective, around 96%, yet the trial of the drug has already been halted because 20 men (20 men out of the 320 who took part in the trial) found the side effects of the injection ‘intolerable’. These side effects included mood swings, acne and depression. This all sounds very familiar to me… Researchers are now spending millions to try and alter the medication in order to lessen the side effects. Yet, when these side effects are a risk to…

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Pokèmon Go: The Benefits of Augmented Reality Science & Technology 

Pokèmon Go: The Benefits of Augmented Reality

Unless you have managed to completely detach yourself from social media this summer, the chances are that you have heard of the phenomenon that is known as Pokèmon Go. The augmented reality game is just another branch off of the media franchise, ‘The Pokèmon Company’, which kicked off several decades ago. The app has been great in providing innovation in the field of augmented reality games as well as reviving Pokèmon itself which for many undoubtedly has caused waves of childhood nostalgia. However, what producers Niantic did not anticipate for was the mental health benefits the game would offer. Many players…

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