How to Smash Your Smear Test

How to Smash Your Smear Test

We all know that getting our smear test, PAP test, or cervical screening is not a fun social event but an important and potentially life-protecting one. Put simply, a smear test is when a sample of cells are collected from the cervix and are then checked for abnormalities that may be indic...

Canna-what? CBD is 100% Legal – But We Know Why You Might Be Confused

Canna-what? CBD is 100% Legal – But We Know Why You Might Be Confused

While the majority of cannabinoids are still listed as controlled substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (THC being the most famous of these), CBD is an exception. The seemingly grey areas of the law around CBD and other cannabinoids (as well as the overwhelming number of words asso...

How Does CBD Actually Work?

How Does CBD Actually Work?

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is the coolest kid on the (wellness) block right now, but there’s still a lot of misconception floating around about what exactly it is, how it works, and whether it’s secretly marijuana sold by a bunch of drug dealers masquerading as crystal-loving yoga t...

Drink it, Rub it, Swallow it: 5 Alternative Pain Relievers for Period Pain

Drink it, Rub it, Swallow it: 5 Alternative Pain Relievers for Period Pain

We’re never gonna tell you how you should be managing your period. The most we’ll do is gently remind you (okay, shout from the rooftops at anyone who will listen) about the dangers of non-organic tampons and share our own experiences of our period pains decreasing in frequency and intensi...

Wellness, But Make it Fad-Free: Incorporating Wellness Into Your Everyday Life

Wellness, But Make it Fad-Free: Incorporating Wellness Into Your Everyday Life

I know, I know. Hearing the word ‘wellness’ can sometimes feel a little daunting or that, somehow, you’re always behind the zeitgeist. It’s easy to think of wellness trends like meme culture - by the time you’ve figured out what the hell this new thing means that you keep seeing on Instagr...

“We Don’t Make Love, We Fuck” – Separating Love From Sex

“We Don’t Make Love, We Fuck” – Separating Love From Sex

The definitions we're taught for love and sex are not satisfactory. Actually they're total bollocks. Our culturally-ingrained assumptions that love is, literally (yeah I looked it up) 'an intense feeling of deep affection' and that sex is synonymous with love making. This...

Grinching it up: How to Have a Green and Sustainable Christmas

Grinching it up: How to Have a Green and Sustainable Christmas

If you’re anything like me, this time of year probably induces gollum-like arguments between your inner eco-warrior, recycling-obsessed, plant-based eatin’ self and your inner Christmas Monster self, which is part excitable five-year-old child and part blissfully-brainwashed consumer. Whic...

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