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Things People Believe About Feminists (And Why They're Wrong)

When there is a m ovement, there is always a counter-movement. It happens in microcosm, a response to the mildest of thi ngs. If the general agreement in the populace is that a particular song is the best by a particular artist, a secondary group will appear purely for the purpose of disagreeing, of applying contrarian practices. Since its birth at the turn of the last century, feminism has had plenty of counter movements. It began with essential basics of human rights, such as the right to vote - and people argued against that. Then it moved onto the lives of women, right through second and third wave feminism. Given that feminism has been around so long, it’s to be expected that there are opponents to it. It just so happens that in the last decade, those opponents have become more and more vocal - arguing back against a world where Beyonce stands in front of a “feminism” banner and women begin to see work towards a more equal society. Here’s the thing that happens; here

Is a Career Change on The Cards?

Image linked from Pexels Our careers are so much more than simply a way to earn money. They define us, they’re essentially why we spend the whole of our young lives studying and working hard. To get to where we want to be in our jobs. However many people can reach a point where their career simply no longer fits them. When the years go by our interests and personalities can change. Maybe you dream of doing something more suited to you, or want to re-ignite your passion for work. If a career change is on the cards, here are a few things you’ll need to consider. Do You Really Want To Change Career Instead of just jumping in, it's worth sitting down and actually thinking about it. Does your career seem stale because you've got yourself into a rut? Is it because you dislike the company, your colleagues or boss? Could you work up and get a promotion , or even transfer to a different company? If you've spent a long time working up in your career, you don't just wan

New Season, New You: How To Get Your Life In Gear

Spring is officially here, which means it’s time for all of us to come out of hibernation. Ditch those blankets, turn down your heat, and stick your nose outside into the fresh air - winter is gone and it’s time to re-evaluate your life. Here are some tips to help you change your life for the better... Change Your Fitness Routine Image source Now that the weather’s getting better, you can start to utilise the great outdoors in your quest to get and stay healthy . Not only does that mean that you can cancel your extortionately over-priced gym membership and the spinning classes that are, let’s face, absolutely ruining your knees, but it also means that you can get some fresh air at the same time as stretching your legs and getting healthy. Why not look for a 5K in your area that you can work up to? That means that you can earn some money for charity at the same time as getting in shape. Makeover Your Wardrobe Image source This time of year, you’re probably lookin

Shift The Excess Pounds and Get Fitter This Spring!

Photo link Most of us tend to slow down over the winter. It’s dark when you wake up, dark when you go to sleep and generally not very nice outdoors leading most of us to want to stay home and not do much else. However, with a new season on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking seriously about your health and fitness goals for 2017. Maybe you have a vacation planned this summer and want to look your best? Perhaps you want to just feel healthy and energized to make the most of the nice weather? Whatever your reasons, here are just some of the ways you can shed excess pounds and get fitter now that spring is just around the corner. Eat Lighter Winter is the time for comfort food. Hearty soups and stews, snacks and treats in front of a good movie with the rain pouring down outside. And not to mention Christmas! But when the weather warms up, it’s your cue to start eating lighter. Lots of healthy and delicious produce comes into season so fill up on a rainbow of colorful fr

Looking After Your Skin and Hair Whilst Working Out

When we think about what it means to take care of ourselves, most of us immediately think of fitness. Staying fit is so important. Exercise and diet can help us to achieve our full potentials and smash our goals. It’s even been suggested that exercise can reduce stress levels and increase our focus. Which is an obvious asset in the workplace. So it’s clear that fitness is incredibly important. But how do you take care of your skin and hair whilst you do it? Workouts can be tough on our skin, we sweat and wipe our faces a lot, which isn’t good for our skin. Similarly, sweat and humidity can lead to frizzy hair. Whilst you’re at the gym, this is unimportant. But it also affects you outside of the gym. Acne, frizzy hair, dry hair, and even dry skin can all be a result of not looking after ourselves whilst we work out. Read this guide on how to take care of every part of you whilst you workout… Face via The main issue with working out is sweat. Sweat doesn’t actually cause acne,