Five types of depression (and how to recognise them)
It's World Mental Health day. There are many different kinds of depressive disorders. It is important to talk to a doctor about how you’re feeling because depression can be treated with therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. You don’t have to suffer in silence.
Pastila, Russia's forgotten candy
The recipe was a closely guarded secret, and once delighted the likes of Ivan the Terrible, Catherine II, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Tolstoy. For all that, pastila was clearly for the rich in Imperial Russia; serfs were hired to make the confection in the kitchens of the rich.
Ode to Coffee on International Coffee Day
A special tribute to coffee on International Coffee Day.
Edible History: Rice Pudding
Rice pudding was thought to have originated in China, which has an ancient rice culture. This has been disputed by some food historians; they argue that rice pudding likely originated in India, which has an ancient rice culture as well as an ancient sugar culture.
Lost on Everest: Were Mallory and Irvine first to reach the summit?
During the 1924 expedition to make the first ascent of the world’s highest mountain, Mallory and Irvine disappeared on the north-east ridge. They were last spotted when they were about 800 vertical feet from the summit. Their fate was unknown for 75 years until Mallory’s body was discovered on 1st May 1999 by an expedition that set out to locate their remains. Whether Mallory and Irvine had managed to reach the summit before they died remains a subject of speculation and continuing research.
I tried to die multiple times, but I'm still here
I’m not sure why I’ve been so consumed with the thought of suicide, but like lots of people who suffer from depression and mental illness, I just wanted to be in a place where I didn’t have to be in pain anymore.
On fat shaming and body acceptance
Why do we never profess our love for ourselves as loudly or as regularly as we profess our discontentment and hatred of ourselves and our bodies?