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Now that we are returning to the office, it is time to talk about the racism behind what is considered correct office attire.

When you google “unprofessional hair for work,” most of the results show black women with their natural hair. Check “professional hairstyles,” and you will find mainly coiffed white women. This has been the case for years, it was first called out on Twitter by @HereroRocher.

The only change today…


The breakaway soviet republic of Transnistria is one of the most fascinating places I have ever been.

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A statue of Lenin towers over the colossal, angular parliament building, and as I look up at him, I can’t help but feel I have slipped back into time, crossed a portal into Moscow, circa 1982.

The Soviet Union fell thirty years ago, and yet one breakaway enclave still survives…


We need to act now.

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For decades, people have dismissed climate change as a problem for our future selves. This procrastination is increasingly difficult, however, as it becomes apparent that humans have already altered the environment and climate irreparably. Climate change is already affecting our lives, and even killing people.

In fact, according to a…


Former employees are speaking up about the toxic work environment.

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Who would have thought, behind a rocket shaped like a penis, were a bunch of even bigger d*cks? Employees of Jeff Bezos’ space venture have accused him of sacrificing safety in order to win the space race against other billionaires, and denounced a “sexist” and “toxic” workplace.

“Competing with other…


Why we need to open our eyes and ears.

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Time to go home from a night out. What do you do?

If you’re a guy, chances are you just call a cab, or walk home with leisurely strides, maybe stopping for a cigarette or to have a sneaky pee in a quiet alleyway.

If you’re a woman, however, there…


Hopefully, other countries will follow suit.

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Pronouns are a “fundamental part of a person’s identity”, and deliberate misgendering in the workplace is a human rights violation, said the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal in a 42-page judgement. The court ruled in favor of Jessie Nelson, a server who sued their former employer, Buono Osteria. Nelson goes…


I was shocked by Facebook users’ reactions.

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As I have a minor obsession with tattoos, it was hardly surprising that on my Facebook feed I was presented with a promoted post from a company that makes temporary tattoos lasting one to two weeks. It was a short video showing an intricate design on a person’s forearm, the…


And how to avoid them.

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I can’t believe it has been over ten years since I set off from home, with a one-way ticket and a backpack that towered over me, for my first solo trip. I never looked back. Traveling is like a drug, it opens your mind to new dimensions, but unlike psychedelics…


A crazy dose of inspiration!

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When Macdonald’s announced in December 2019 that it would closer its branch in the 14th district of Marseille, locals were distraught. For many, it was the only place in the area to find employment, apart from the local supermarket. …


It’s not OK.

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For the past few months, I’ve been staying in a small town in the Bulgarian mountains. One of my neighbors, George, always stands in front of his restaurant and amicably trying to charm every passer-by into entering his establishment. He’s a funny, sweet guy, and so I was shocked when…

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