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Mercicle. June 3rd 2014 06:04 AM
Healthy dieting vs disordered eating: know the signs By Chess (Mercicle.) There can be a fine line between dieting in a healthy way and developing a pattern of disordered eating, or even an eating disorder. Many of the indicators marking this line are less about the actual weight being lost and more about the person's mindset. It can be difficult to tell the difference, and dangerous if the wrong approach is taken, so this article will cover some of the main ways to distinguish between...
Mercicle. June 3rd 2014 06:01 AM
The Troubles in Northern Ireland By Gareth (Catharsis.) Northern Ireland has endured a history of political and social instability. As a disputed constituent country of the United Kingdom, ordinary residents of Ulster have long lived in everyday fear. The worst stretch of violence that ever occurred in Ulster is known as "The Troubles". Two factions decided that enough was enough, and took to violent measures to profess their loyalty to either the Crown, or the Irish freedom fight. Widely...
Mercicle. May 23rd 2014 11:27 PM
Quick Review - Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide By Nat (Natsumi) Since the second in what is set to be a thrilling trilogy was released recently I thought everyone should get their teeth into the first of these amazing books; Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide. Jake Harker is a relatively normal teenage boy who knows everything there is to know about horror. You name it, he's memorised it; vampires, witches, werewolves, zombies, ghouls, everything. But what happens when his obsession...
Mercicle. May 23rd 2014 11:25 PM
Quick Review - 10 O'clock Live By Rob In late January 2011 the UK's Channel 4 launched a weekly news show based on the format of its widely popular "Alternative Election Night Live" (circa May 2010). The basic premise is to combine comedy with genuine current events, enabling it to be both entertaining and educational. Aimed predominantly at younger viewers, 10 O'Clock Live successfully makes news far more accessible to its target audience. Despite its value in this regard, it is concerning...
Mercicle. May 1st 2014 11:54 AM
What is autism spectrum disorder? By Cassie (Idyllic.) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a mental condition that usually presents itself within the first two or three years of one’s life. ASD reduces brain development and functioning. For someone with this condition, communication and other social interaction can be extremely challenging. ASD is normally diagnosed at two or three years old; however, new research is allowing children to be diagnosed at as young as six months old. Although...
Mercicle. May 1st 2014 11:47 AM
Understanding the effects of sexual abuse on your partner By Kyra (Radioactive.) Trying to walk in the shoes of a victim of abuse or assault is understandably difficult. Sometimes it may feel like attempts to comfort, help, or sympathize with a victim of trauma can go unnoticed or unappreciated. The victim may be going through significant stress in multiple areas of their lives, and the trauma and stress cannot be fixed or forgotten overnight, even if it happened years before. This article...
Mercicle. May 1st 2014 11:45 AM
The Armenian Genocide By Jenna (.:BreakingBeautifully:.) In April of 1915 the Ottoman Empire launched a methodical attack on its Armenian population which resulted in the death of a million and a half Armenians. These persecutions would continue with varying levels of intensity until 1923 when the Ottoman Empire came to an end and was replaced by the Republic of Turkey. The Ottoman Empire was ruled by Turks who practiced Islam; the Armenians were Christian which made them a minority. Due to...
Mercicle. April 1st 2014 11:00 AM
Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality by Elias Aboujaoude, MD By Robin (PSY) There are many books that discuss the dangers of an "internet addiction," which can occur when people fall victim to obsessions over online video games, compulsive shopping, and pathological gambling, among other things. Society as a whole understands that spending too much time on the internet can have a variety of consequences, including loss of sleep or insomnia, increased distractibility or...
Mercicle. April 1st 2014 10:46 AM
How to make lucky stars By Hollie (James Moriarty) Chances are many of you have tried out some form of origami in your lifetime, perhaps in school or on your own. This could be by creating something as simple as a chatterbox or, for some people, practicing a more advanced level of origami. Either way, this can be an extremely beneficial and fulfilling activity to take up. The problem for many people, however, is that many designs can look extremely complex, and for beginners, may often...
Mercicle. March 3rd 2014 11:05 PM
Asexuality: myths and misconceptions By Chess (Syzygy.) Although most people have heard the term 'asexual', there is some confusion surrounding what exactly this means. Some people, for example, regard asexuality as a choice much like abstinence. Others mistakenly believe that sexual and romantic attraction are one and the same, attributing asexuality to a lack of romantic attraction to other people. Many of these myths have developed as a result of a simple lack of awareness, and with...

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