Isabel Hylton

Isabel is a writer and editor with a passion for reading, art and philosophy. She often spends her time pondering the meaning of life and performing her rigorous skincare routine.

*Warning: This article contains a reference to a homophobic slur that some may find offensive* The UK has come a long way in terms of LGBT+ rights. From The Buggery Act of 1533 which outlawed ‘sodomy’, to the section 28 law in 1988-2003 which prohibited schools and local authorities from promoting homosexuality, all the way to same-sex marriage being legalised since 2013; the modern UK enjoys rights and freedoms that have been hard fought by the LGBT community for decades. Yet even though the UK seemingly have reached LGBT+ equality, the reality is that this country still has a while to…

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The world is in a climate crisis. Atmospheric temperatures have been rising drastically ever since the industrial revolution, and we are already beginning to experience the first few consequences of such change. Most people know about climate change and many individuals have made personal changes in their lifestyle to help lower their carbon footprint; like bike riding instead of using a car, cutting down on electricity consumption and going vegan. However, these efforts have done little to reduce the overall carbon output which has continued to rise (it did fall quite a bit due to COVID in 2020) from 25.23…

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Curly hair can be hard work. And while most tutorials and guides focus on how to make curly hair look better, few talk about how to keep it healthy, or rather, how to prevent damage and maintain the integrity of the hair shaft, which can be difficult as curly hair is prone to damage. Texture/type First, finding out what your hair texture is will be a helpful step. If you have a looser curl texture, it may be helpful to wash it with shampoo more often, and if you have tighter curls using an extra hydrating conditioner (with more ‘slip’)…

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Depression is an epidemic. Around 264 million people suffer from depression and the rates are increasing in nearly all countries, especially developed countries like the UK, U.S and Japan. What is depression? You probably have a rough idea of what depression is since the word is now often used in casual conversation, but depression is medically recognised as a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness, low mood, anxiety and/or loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and…

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Spoiler-free! John Gwynne is an established fantasy author, having written The Faithful and The Fallen series, Of Blood and Bone series and of course, most recently, the first Bloodsworn saga story, The Shadow of Gods. If you enjoy Viking and Norse inspired settings and compelling, likeable characters, you’ll enjoy Gwynne’s books. The Shadow of the Gods is set in a world where gods once resided but have since fallen, leaving only descendants behind that are treated as ‘tainted’. Jarls battle each other for power, and monsters lurk in the wilderness – overall, not a very peaceful place. The story follows three characters Orka, Elvar and Varg. Orka…

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