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Culture Essays

Yas Queen: Black Culture, Women and Language

As of this writing, there are ongoing protests in the United States against racism and police brutality. Ignited by the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer, millions of citizens have united to protest the structural racism that the black community endures. I am not a person of colour so I can’t claim …

Beauty

Polyphenols and Skincare: Benefits and Sources

It can be really challenging to determine what the best ingredients for your skin are. Skin is so complex, and varies by many factors: the season, hormones, and your age all play a significant role in your skin condition and the best options for you. This article explores polyphenols and skincare, and why they’re so …

Essays

Was my master’s degree worth it?

Right now I’m wondering: was my master’s degree worth it? I’m writing this the day before my graduation ceremony. And by “graduation”, I mean the virtual ceremony that my school is hosting for all 15,000+ graduates. Usually the days before convocation are spent running to hair appointments and figuring out last minute outfit fixes; this …

Food

10 no-flour recipes that you can make right now

Recently, I’ve been spending time baking no-flour recipes. A lot of people have been baking to pass the time during the quarantine, and this has resulted in grocery shortages across the country. One of the hardest things to get right now is flour! It really makes me realize how we take basic essentials for granted. …