Why We Should Stop Judging Addicts
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By Avisha Holly To the people who say addiction is a choice and a moral failing. I hope we learn to be better. Here we are in the 21st century, more civilized, rational and educated, yet we still tend to judge those that are different to us. Over the course of human history, the consensus […]

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International Women’s Day – The Missing Pieces
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By Jhanvi Gudka There’s just under a week to go until International Women’s Day (IWD) and if the past few years are anything to go by, we can expect social media to be filled with posts about female solidarity and women’s empowerment, thousands of people attending events around the world that have been months in […]

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“Man Up” – A Silent Epidemic
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By Nischal Randev and Avisha Holly ” Man up” we say. Of course most of the time we are using this term in a humorous way. But when one reads deeper into this we discover there is a silent epidemic in men’s mental health which relays very much back to this. The perception of “Masculinity” […]

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What I would advise my younger self…
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Friendsline asked a variety of people, men and women, between the ages of 20-70 ” If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be?” Here we share our responses. On Life No one is perfect, everyone is finding their own way and probably ‘winging’ it too. Don’t take things […]

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A Future With No Women In Tech
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– By Jhanvi Gudka “Technology is the evolution of human biology. If its future lies with a single gender, what does that mean for our species?” – Ray Kurzweil, Futurist The picture for women in tech in 2017 is as shocking as it is bleak. Here is a snapshot of the current situation: • Women […]

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Mandir Misogyny
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– By Saloni Saraf Over the next few months, Hindus globally will be celebrating what is one of the most festive and religiously heightened phases of the year. A time for celebration, spirituality, and family. Feast on the best foods, visit the most stunning temples, and pray for the good health of your loved ones. […]

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Let yourself be flawed.
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– By Avisha Holly Mental health. In the past I (as perhaps many others) have subconsciously associated this term with those suffering from severe and extreme symptoms of depression, anxiety, and self-harm. However this could not be more untrue. Poor mental health can exist in anyone at various levels sometimes continuously and sometimes sporadically. The […]

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The Women Changing the World through Technology
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– By Jhanvi Gudka Last year, co-founder of Lastminute.com, Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, brought the media’s attention to the fact that the number of women working in tech is even lower than those in Parliament. Not only are there are fewer than 10% of women in leadership positions within the UK tech sector, but only 4% […]

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1+1=3
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– By Natasha ZA During the latter half of 2016, I found myself losing sight of certain goals, losing a sense of reality I had created for myself. This part of my life is something I call “development” or less eloquently “the search for tash, wherever she may be”. Jhanvi’s post last week on self-love […]

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7 Effective ways to thrive in Love, Home and your Career.
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– By Jennifer Tavarez I was raised to believe that it was selfish for us women to pursue our dreams while raising a family, that once you became a wife there was little room for “wants”, that been an “extraordinary” woman, devoted wife and good mother meant sacrificing all of who you are in the […]

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