Author: Melissa Da Costa

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Why I Love Intermittent Fasting – And You Might Too!

Why I Love Intermittent Fasting – And You Might Too!

At the time of writing this, we've been under a nationwide lockdown for 122 days. While many people seem to be forgetting that fact and going out like [...]
The Tale of the Humble Emoji

The Tale of the Humble Emoji

If I had to ask you what you think are the most important facets of language and communication, what would you say? Words? Tone? Grammar? All of these [...]
Cinema In 2020: The Movies Postponed By The Pandemic

Cinema In 2020: The Movies Postponed By The Pandemic

I don't know about you, but I spent the first couple of months of 2020 eagerly awaiting the release of Disney's Mulan. The film – a remake of the 1998 [...]
5 Essential Ways To Be More Productive During Apocalypse 2020

5 Essential Ways To Be More Productive During Apocalypse 2020

As what was once a temporary lockdown morphs into our new reality, it's easy to fall into – for lack of a better word – a slump. Motivation to get up [...]
Infectious Diseases Aren’t Waiting For COVID-19 To Go Away

Infectious Diseases Aren’t Waiting For COVID-19 To Go Away

The world has been enveloped in the shadow of COVID-19. As the virus continues to spread at a rate that was unimaginable to many of us before. It alte [...]
Llamas May Aid Our Fight Against COVID-19

Llamas May Aid Our Fight Against COVID-19

Yes, you read that headline correctly – llamas. Turns out these fuzzy creatures have evolved antibodies that no other mammals have, and they may be th [...]
‘The Old Guard’ Breathes New Life Into A Tired Genre

‘The Old Guard’ Breathes New Life Into A Tired Genre

Netflix came out all guns a-blazing again this month, with its release of The Old Guard. This action-packed film follows a team of badass immortal mer [...]
Where Does All The Used PPE Go?

Where Does All The Used PPE Go?

If you take a walk these days, you're likely to see most of the people you pass wearing masks. You're probably also likely to come across one or two d [...]
“Broken Heart Syndrome”: a New Side-Effect of COVID-19

“Broken Heart Syndrome”: a New Side-Effect of COVID-19

Usually when we say we'll die of heartbreak, we're exaggerating just a little. That doesn't mean that it's technically impossible, though. The emotion [...]
Japanese Pan-Fried Dumplings (Vegan-Friendly Gyoza!)

Japanese Pan-Fried Dumplings (Vegan-Friendly Gyoza!)

These Japanese pan-friend dumplings – called gyoza – are usually made with pork mince in the filling, but we've created a plant-based option thats hea [...]
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