Perfecting Palaeo

No doubt you’ve heard of the “Palaeo” diet – also known as the “Stone Age” or “Caveman” diet. The idea is to eat foods available to humans during the Palaeolithic era (~2.5 mya to ~10 kya). The underlying hypothesis is simple: we should eat the stuff our species evolved eating.…

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What is Love?

  Recently, a fellow bio-anth friend quizzed me about my definition of love. It’s that ever-present force, both bonding together and wreaking havoc on the lives of us mere humans. Love can be the death of us, yet it’s something we can’t live without. Ironically, I shall start by stripping…

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Feminism vs Femininity

Modern feminists consider themselves the deities of female rights, the celebrants of women. In reality, feminists seem to condemn femininity. Some reject the very things that make women, well, women. Symbols of femininity have somehow become tools in an arsenal feminists like to call the “social construct”. The woke West…

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The Hypoxymoron

The ‘hypoxymoron’: a hypocritical oxymoron. Many years ago I created this term to describe a strange phenomenon plaguing society. Hypoxymorons are the result of a chicken-and-egg scenario. A problem is identified, but when one attempts to solve it, they end up creating the very problem they wished to solve. This…

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Misplaced Pride

We all have something to be proud of. Maybe you’re proud of your all-nighter essay which got a first, or your 4-day Duolingo streak. Maybe you’re proud of your little brother for winning a swimming race you helped him train for. What confuses me, however, is pride in things we…

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Chivalry: a losing battle

  I’m just a woman muddling through life in an increasingly feminist society. The fight against misogyny, for equal rights and female success, seems pretty wonderful to me. However, we girls have backhanded ourselves by relinquishing the gift of ‘chivalry’. Chivalry used to mark the gentlemen from the ingrates. It…

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