Divided Opinion On The Split Mind

Divided Opinion On The Split Mind

In the Western world, we are driven by an underlying desire to classify and conform, and nowhere is this more apparent than in our attitudes towards mental illness. The developed world has gradually deepened and reinforced the stigma of schizophrenia, not only by naming it, but classifying its…

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WE ARE MILK

“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci We, the people, are artists, poets, free spirits, storytellers, fashionistas, music connoisseurs, life…

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The Grass is Greener in DC

The Grass is Greener in DC

Apart from every single country I’ve seen on “Banged Up Abroad”, the last place I would want to be caught smoking marijuana is America, the anti-drug hardliner’s Mecca. But in a bizarre twist, its capital, Washington DC has become the newest member of a rapidly growing…

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LSD trials and why we need more of them

LSD trials and why we need more of them

Since the 1960s, LSD has got a fair amount of bad press. The psychedelic effects of it have been known to drive people to either ends of the mental spectrum; either euphoria and enlightenment or depression and psychosis, more often than not, somewhere in the between. This week, scientists in…

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Humanitarians of Tinder

Humanitarians of Tinder

We all know what Tinder is, I don’t want to continually beat the proverbial horse. That’s been done by now. The dating/hook up app has really taken off in the last six months and people the world over having been rubbing their genitals together thanks to this piece of techno wizardry….

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Einstein on Morality

Einstein on Morality

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity,” (Albert Einstein). In other words, our collective understanding of the world around us and the ways in which we can manipulate it are evolving at a faster rate than our ability to appreciate the importance of…

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Why we create music

Music has got a bit crap. With empty dance tracks, Bieber and boy bands dominating the charts, songwriting is suffering. So it’s cool to see a group of artists going back to basics and talking about real music in the new short film ‘Why we Create Music’. Created for ASCAP’s…

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Banks – Brains

Banks – Brains

Off the back of a highly successful 2013 debut, LA born “Banks” is primed to unleash more of her immersive brand of seductive music in 2014. The R&B beaut has worked with an eclectic flurry of talented producers including the likes of SOHN, Jamie Woon and Totally Enormous Extinct…

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The Golden Cage – Kim DotCom

In just three days’ time it will be one year to the day since his Kim Dotcom’s brainchild, the file hosting website ‘Megaupload’, was shut down after a raid on his New Zealand mansion. Kim DotCom is a fascinating character. Here we have a guy who claims to be one of the internet’s…

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AVAY – ONLY U

AVAY is a Russian producer who thrives on heavy undertones. He dropped his first track only a year ago and continues to consistently release soulful music on his Sound Cloud. Did I mention he’s only 17? ONLY U is the type of track that patiently demands your attention from the first drum…

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The Power of Giving

This heart warming story about a boy who stole painkillers to aid his sick mother, will touch you deeply, and may remind you that we are all capable of changing lives of others with the simplest of gestures. Be inspired to show compassion towards one another and help those less fortunate, as we…

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Bringing sexy back

Sex education, for most of us, was a classroom full of awkward students and condom-clad bananas discussing puberty, pregnancy and protection. In Ethiopia however, a group of young men are spreading the word of safe sex in a slightly different way, through dance. The BEZA Anti-AIDS youth group…

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The Refugee Project

The Refugee Project

The Refugee Project: A visualisation map tracking forced migration patterns for the last 40 years. On average, 23,000 people are forcibly displaced every day as a result of war or the fear and threat of persecution. They leave their home nations bound for sanctuary in other countries. Where do…

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