How the narrative on immigration dehumanizes people into economic commodities and champions success above humanity

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The idea of the ‘good immigrant’ is certainly not something new, but it doesn’t make it any less relevant now than previously. Emma Raducanu becoming the first qualifier and first British woman in almost 50…

How the Japanese treats become a staple in Chinese restaurants

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Fortune cookies have become a customary finale to any meal at a Chinese restaurant and synonymous with our collective idea of Chinese culinary customs. However, their origins are certainly more complex and far less closely related to China than many are aware of.

According to Jennifer Lee in The Fortune…

How the Afro-American regiment helped win the war

The Harlem Hellfighters returning home, Google Images

In 1914, as Europe was plunged into war, American President Woodrow Wilson declared that his country would remain neutral despite pressure to intervene and support the Allied war efforts.

When America finally entered the conflict they still had to deal with issue of troop numbers, despite large enlisting programmes nationwide…

Gambling addiction rises sharply during lockdown but can it be controlled?

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Though gambling may have existed for many hundreds of years addictive and problematic gambling has only grown exponentially in the past 20 years resulting in addiction becoming commonplace. …

Will vaccine passports lead to freedom or more control?

USA Today

The polarising debates on vaccine passports have taken centre stage in the global discourse on the pandemic with some hailing them as a golden ticket to normality and others seeing them as another way in which governmental coercion is legitimised under the smokescreen of safety.

The idea is incredibly straightforward…

Why the illusion of rarity and perfection became the symbol of love and romance

The Diamond Loupe, Ivory Coast Diamond Mining

Love is a rare thing, a diamond is a rare thing — it’s the perfect match. But what if diamonds were in fact not rare at all? Would this make love less special? After all, the perfect diamond is a promise of the perfect relationship.

According to Jaya Saxena in…

The vital importance of touch in life

Rod Long (Unsplash)

Do you think what I’m askings too much?
I just want something to hold on to
And a little of that human touch
Just a little of that human touch

Bruce Springsteen, Human Touch

The ongoing pandemic has heightened the disparities between rich and poor through the widening chasm of…

Saamir Ansari

Londoner, would love to escape to Walden Pond permanently

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