It’s no secret that social media puts pressure on users to look, act, and live in a specific manner. Other than buying clothes that fit in with the new trend or visiting a restaurant that has been posted constantly on Instagram, how can you achieve the “perfect” look you see as you scroll through countless posts. Going abroad for cheap operations isn’t a new fad, but is social media growing cosmetic tourism?
The dream for the internet, when it was first introduced, was to support human connection no matter the distance. What the founders may not have expected was the negativity and toxic atmosphere the creation soon descended into. However, it seems that negativity is being driven away by a barrage of accounts that only deliver positive news, movements that shape our world, and strict online laws that can change a person’s life. But, is negativity really losing its place on the internet?
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Everyone knows at least one celebrity who has released a product or service that just seems a bit…weird. These tales of their outlandish ventures can often drive the sales as everyone scrambles to find out whether the product is truly as odd as it seems or if the hype was manufactured to create a buzz around the launch. Here are a few of the strangest celebrity product lines that will make you ask yourself why they even exist in the first place.
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When you’re first getting into astrology, the amount of specific and technical zodiac terms may put you off delving deeper. Just as you wrap your head around your sun sign, a whole new world of planetary phrases pop up. As we're living in a new age of astrology, there has been no matter time to explore or charts. So, whether you’re a starry-eyed newcomer or simply want to enrich your existing knowledge, you’re in the right place.
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Jazz. The roaring 20s. Glitz and glamour. These were all the landmarks for this decade, and makeup trends did not disappoint. Women were no longer afraid of taking on a bold makeup regime and instead were excited to dabble in a bit of experimentation.
With Max Factor being founded in 1909 and extravagant makeup being seen on film stars, beauty looks in 1920 were all about the drama. One of the most prominent trends was dark lipstick – from a blood red to darkened berry. Eyeshadow and lashings of mascara completed the look for many as the eyes took centre stage.
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Is one of your new year’s resolutions to start reading more? Or you may have previously been an avid reader who recently hasn’t been able to find any books gripping enough to carry on reading. Luckily, we have a few book recommendations that will get you out of this reading slump and kick start your new year.
When it comes to getting back into reading, you want books that are fast-paced, exciting and easy to read. Novels that consist of rambling plot points, characters whose names you constantly forget and a lack of action scenes will lose your attention and may further put you off reading.
Christmas celebrations will definitely be different this year, but many aspects of the holidays can still happen as they usually do. Although you might not be able to see family and friends in person and celebrate Christmas the traditional way, the power of the internet means you can meet virtually and compare Christmas jumpers instead!
Over the years, CBD has grown in popularity and become increasingly easier to get hold of due to the various health benefits of medical marijuana. The most popular way of ingesting CBD is through dropping CBD oil into the mouth orally, however now there are a range of different methods available that have taken the CBD world by storm, including CBD chewing gum which offers a convenient and discreet way of taking a dose of CBD – whether it be whilst shopping or in the office.
As a result, we have tested a range of CBD gum to explore which is the best CBD gum brand in terms of:
– How much they cost per pack/gum
– The ingredients used
– How environmentally-friendly the brand is
Read on to read our full CBD gum review of six of the main CBD gum brands available in the UK.
Ecotourism can help in the complex process of repairing the ‘lungs’ of the earth. Image courtesy of Mynatour
The term ecotourism, coined in 1962 by Canadian environmentalist Robert Hunter (1941-2005), refers to a tourism model that is sustainable on nature. As the world grappled with the threat of climate change over the past couple of decades, the ethical concept of ecotourism has caught fire and emerged as one of the fastest growing sectors of the travel industry.
According to estimates, global ecotourism generated approximately $800 million and $1 billion annually. Cognizant of this fact, the United Kingdom has long been developing ecotourism as part of its broader tourism strategy. If you’re looking at some green vacation ideas for your next domestic holiday, here are a few ecotourism ideas to get you started.
The closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Maracana. Image courtesy of Fernando Frazao/Agência Brasil
Traveling to a major sporting event is more than just a show of support to your country or favourite athlete. It is an acquiescence to our deep-seated tribalistic urges; it is our way of honouring the supreme feats of athleticism of our fellow humans; it is a chance to become part of history. The passionate crowd, beautiful locales (most of the time, anyway) and magical atmosphere will all come together to create an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
So what are the five must-see major sporting events on the planet that you simply cannot afford to miss?