My exes are now all married. Am I supposed to feel something?

I got a phone call from an ex yesterday. He happened to be in my side of town (after three years, quite surprisingly). He told me he got married in a rush (two years ago) to his next-door neighbour. I congratulated him and asked him which of our common friends he was still in touch … Continue reading My exes are now all married. Am I supposed to feel something?

5 Safety Guidelines for Motocross Bikers (guest post)

(This guest post is part of a spankin' new editorial collab with MXstore, Australia's largest online retailer for Motocross. For the ignoramuses, Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits. This extreme sport is grimy, it's edgy and gets the biker's adrenaline pumping. For a feel, check out this video: … Continue reading 5 Safety Guidelines for Motocross Bikers (guest post)

Guest post: What is mindfulness?

(This guest post is part of an editorial collaboration with Silvernest, a complete home-sharing solution that pairs homeowners with roommates. Note: this is NOT a sponsored post. Editor) For some it sounds kind of California-crazy. Most of us think we know what it is, but do we? Does it mean meditation? Is it like yoga? … Continue reading Guest post: What is mindfulness?

The reality of the dairy industry and its cows

India is moving towards intensive factory farming practices, in which animals are treated like inanimate machines. A cow contentedly chewing her cud may look as though she does not have a care in the world, but there is a lot going on behind those big brown eyes. Traditionally, cows raised for milk roamed free and were milked … Continue reading The reality of the dairy industry and its cows

Calling out environmental racism

The idea of environmental racism is controversial. Even in the age of climate change, many people still view the environment mostly as a set of forces of nature. Among the injustices faced by racial and ethnic minority communities, one aspect that is frequently overlooked is the effect of discrimination on the environment that the community … Continue reading Calling out environmental racism

Greenwashing: How the tourism industry is taking you for a ride

Greenwashing looms ominously over travel and tourism. The rise in awareness around green issues such as global warming, declining biodiversity and overpopulation has led to more and more businesses keen to publicise their green credentials, even though they don’t have any! The dictionary defines greenwashing as “disinformation that is disseminated by an organization so as to … Continue reading Greenwashing: How the tourism industry is taking you for a ride

Nature’s healing effects on your mind and body (guest post)

Today's guest post is by freelance writer Cloe Matheson, a huge nature fan based in New Zealand. When she isn’t hard at work or waking at some ridiculous hour with a brainwave and scrambling to find her notebook, Cloe loves taking short walks outside. She finds even just a few minutes absorbing the beauty of … Continue reading Nature’s healing effects on your mind and body (guest post)

How to reverse Autoimmune Diseases

As promised in my previous post, here's the dope on how to reverse autoimmune diseases. Except for treating infections with antibiotics, medicine today approaches most diseases by prescribing a pill to suppress, cover over, block, or otherwise interfere with the body’s biology. We generally do not attempt to seriously address the underlying problems that lead … Continue reading How to reverse Autoimmune Diseases

How the world’s best cliff diver conquers his fear of heights

Overcoming fear is part of the job description for all the men and women who leap from up to 28 metres and reach speeds of 85km/h in the three seconds it takes to hit the water. For Gary Hunt, the sensation is even more acute, as the 31-year-old Briton admits to a deep-seated fear of … Continue reading How the world’s best cliff diver conquers his fear of heights

Meet the world’s fastest man: Fearless Felix

'Born to fly' isn't just a tattoo on Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner's right forearm; it's the maxim he lives by. In one giant leap one October, the daredevil made the highest (1,28,100 ft above the Earth) and fastest jump ever after hopping out of a capsule from the Earth's stratosphere. In doing so, he broke … Continue reading Meet the world’s fastest man: Fearless Felix