Ciara Phelan explores the very real risks of using DNA ancestry kits.
Ciara Phelan explores the impact of influencers in 2021 and how their behaviour during the COVID_19 pandemic can either hinder or help their followers, depending on how they choose to behave.
The last decade of television has seen an increase in LGBTQ+ representation, but not without its problems. Ciara Phelan explores how Schitt’s Creek tackles some of the issues that its fellow programmes fail on.
Gymnast Suni Lee amazed the world when she won the all-around gold medal with lash extensions and a set of acrylic nails applied. The fact that she completed a gold-medal routine without even so much as breaking a nail is insanely impressive in itself, but we must think critically about the society we live in, in which a world class athlete felt it necessary to compete with these additional obstacles in the name of appealing to the unattainable beauty standard expected of women.
The current ‘ideal’ female figure is made up of a set of unattainable contradictions – ultra-slim but not too bony, curvaceous but not too broad, wide hips but a small waist, strong but still dainty and graceful. We are unknowingly surrounded by anti-fat messages such as these, and the damaging effects of this reach far beyond women who are heavier-than-average and it instead harms all those who view it.