Category Archives: HEALTH

Jess Wilby: Cosmo’s right, you can’t always trust beauty bloggers

A couple of days ago it all kicked off on Twitter because Cosmopolitan dared to ask: ‘Beauty Bloggers: Can we trust anything they say?’ Since then we’ve had an anonymous blogger burn book and Lush Cosmetics were accused of fat shaming, so the conversation was somewhat derailed. I do however think it’s important to go back and admit our faults – something our beauty blogger community doesn’t like doing, it seems…

Now I’m not being edgy for the clickbait, I genuinely believe we should take all blogger advice with a pinch of salt. Whilst this may seem like common sense to some, when you’re online looking for advice and desperate for answers you can find yourself taking words of wisdom from even the most questionable corners of the internet.

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Q&A | Tom Goodfellow: Reconciling ethical dilemmas in development aid

Sheffield Institute for International Development’s Tom Goodfellow hosted a workshop about how cognitive dissonance and ethical dilemmas play out in international development last month. The workshop gave rise to intense, thought-provoking discussion around the internal conflicts development practitioners often face through the course of their work. Sarah was there, and interviewed Tom to get a bit of background to the event, and the ideas it explored. Continue →