This May Be The Reason For Your Bad Mood

It is a truth universally acknowledged that one who is feeling grumpy must be in want of something or someone to blame for said grumpiness. Sometimes we may be triggered by an ever-present factor that, without us even realising it, has a massive impact on how we think and feel: The sounds around us.

Recognise Burn-Out (And Move Past It)

Millennials are a generation that was told they could be anything. Astronaut, no worries. Pilot, of course. President, sure. You just had to put your mind to it. But as we all get older the truth reveals itself. We can be a lot of things, but sometimes what we want we cannot be.

The Beginner's Guide To Teaching Abroad

Countries like Vietnam, China, Japan, and Kyrgyzstan (amongst so many others) recruit thousands of foreign teachers every year. If you’re considering becoming one of them, check out our compilation of pros, cons, and tips to help you figure out what kind of job, and which country is right for you before you commit.

What Losing My Father Taught Me About Grief (And What Nobody Tells You)

A close friend of mine recently experienced a great loss and it shook me to the core. I was sad for her, the pain I knew she would have to face, the loss I felt as well, but also (and this freaked me out) the realisation that there was nothing I could do or say to take any of that away.

Why You Should Learn a New Language Right Now.

Cool factor aside, there are a number of other great reasons to pick up a new language, and it’s super easy to do nowadays too! Yeah, it’s hard work, and it’s easier to find excuses than to make the time to study a foreign language. Here’s why you should do it anyway.

Cape Town Hot Spot: Jessy's Waffles

Over the last few years, the Cape Town Vegan scene has exploded. It’s now easier than ever to find plant-based additions to menus almost everywhere, and entire restaurants have popped up all over the place which showcase the culinary marvels that can be created without the use of animal by-products. Jessy’s Waffles, situated in Gardens, Cape Town, is one of these gems.

Selena Gomez Sets The Tone For The 20s With "Rare"

Each track evokes the euphoria or utter devastation that are such relatable parts of forming and losing relationships, and having to build yourself up again after taking an emotional knock. Some people, namely myself, may even go as far as refer to them as “anthems of the era”.

5 Podcasts That’ll Make You Laugh Till Your Stomach Hurts

We at the Essential Millennial know how hard it can be to get a workout in every day, particularly if you have a long trek to or from work, so we’ve compiled a list of five podcasts that will make you laugh so hard you’ll get an ab workout in too!