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Banned Books: Yay Or Nay?

Contributed Post Censorship is a divisive issue. Everyone has different standards for what’s acceptable. But, when it comes to games and films, age ratings are commonplace, and most of us would agree they’re necessary. They’re in place to protect kids. Watching an R rated horror is sure to scare a seven-year-old out of their skin. Ratings are also a way to keep kids from bad language, or sexual images. Image Source But, this banned book week we thought it’d be worth considering book censorship. Though an issue which has caused many debates, the western world still has unhindered access to literature. And, banned book week looks only at books which have been removed from individual bookshops or school curriculums. Often, these removals come about as…
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Why Humans Need To Be More Humane

Contributed Post Flickr We all know how difficult life can be sometimes – you only have to turn the news on to see it – but it isn’t all bad – far from it in fact. There are so many beautiful things and people in this world; sometimes we just need to open our eyes to see it. Take humans, for example, some are good, and some are bad, but all we ever seem to see in the media is the awful ones, and because of this we tend to shut ourselves down and build up a barrier so that no one can get to know us. We them become selfish, ignorant, and generally unpleasant. – Is that really the impression you want to give…
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Reducing Moving Stress

Contributed Post Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful things you will ever do. Made even more so if you are moving with children and pets or moving to a new country. Yet, now so few of us can afford to buy a home until later in life, we are moving more often. Many people move between rental properties every few years until they settle with a family. Even then there can be a few moves along the way. People move to find work, to be closer to partners, for a change of scenery, to find a nicer house, to get more space, to run away from a problem or to get a fresh start and sometimes simply because they fancy…
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Develop A Better Relationship With Your Garden

Contributed Post Lots of people have zero love for their backyard. It represents hard work, frustration, and, well, dirt. It’s true that it takes a lot of work to create a beautiful outdoor space that can wow your neighbors and friends. But once the big efforts are made, it really needn’t take that much more on a regular basis to keep it looking immaculate. Your backyard should be a much-loved extra room for your home. It’s a big space that can be used for fun and games, entertaining, and dining. And it should be used for all those things. Then, of course, are all the other things you’re missing out on. You can use your garden to grow your own ingredients for a deliciously healthy…
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5 Signs You’re Drinking Too Much

Contributed Post Image Source It’s generally advised that men drink no more than two drinks a day, whilst women drink no more than one (1 drink being 12 fluid ounces of beer or 5 fluid ounces of wine). But let’s face it, alcohol affects us all differently. This type of drinking also doesn’t take into account binging, which a lot of us do, whether it be at the odd party or every week. So, how do you really tell you’re drinking too much? Well, besides from the obvious warnings from a doctor, there can be other tell-tale signs. Drinking may not be doing physical harm to your liver and organs, but could it could be doing harm in other ways. Here are a few indicators…
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