30th June 2020

Equation of the Month – June

Mo Gawdat, the former Chief Business Officer at Google X, has figured out the key to happiness, and it's a pretty simple equation really:


Happiness is greater than, or equal to, your perception of the events in your life minus your expectation of how life should be.


He sits down with Elizabeth Day on the How to Fail podcast to discuss his solve for happy.

30th June 2020

Collab of the Month – June

As it turns out, ADIDAS and Allbirds are 'sole'-mates (get it).

The two companies are joining forces to create shoes that leave no footprint on the planet...no carbon footprint that is. Check out the article below.


WHAT IF A SHOE COULD DECREASE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT?

ADIDAS

30th June 2020

Turn Out of the Month – June

Drone footage shows a sea of thousands of BLM Protesters on Hollywood Boulevard. Similar scenes were captured around the world, from London to Auckland, supporting the movement.

30th June 2020

TikTok Icon of the Month – June

TikTok user @rohitroygre becomes a phenomenon with his new-found stance on fizzy drinks. At the time of writing, he is at Day 22 without a single fizzy drink. The community has got behind him and supported is fizz-free challenge. Keep it up friend, you're inspiring us all to be the best we can be.

@rohitroygre

Day 22: No Fizzy Drinks 🌹

♬ original sound - rohitroygre

30th June 2020

Deep Dive of the Month – June

Schmidt Ocean allow us to tag along on their expedition to uncover previously unseen areas off Western Australia. Turns out there are some pretty crazy things going on down there, from fluffy sea cucumbers to faceless eels, and you can enjoy them all in glorious 4K.

30th June 2020

Genetics of the Month – June

Dr Sharon Moalem uses genetics to prove the superiority of women. When it comes to important things like immunity, longevity and brain function, two X-chromosomes are better than one.

He talks to RNZ about his new book The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women.

30th June 2020

Crime Fighter of the Month – June

Dan Stevenson says crime in his neighbourhood has been an issue for as long as he can remember, but he isn’t one to call the police on drug dealers or sex workers, so he tried a unique approach with surprising results.

Check out Dan's story on this episode of Criminal.

30th June 2020

Hero of the Month – June

Patrick Hutchinson saves the man who hates him….ahem…I mean saves the man who’d come out to protect the statues of famous racists.


BLM supporter speaks out after carrying counter-protester to safety

The Guardian

30th June 2020

Book of the Month – June

Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race by Reni Eddo-Lodge.

I admit that I was one of those people that would ask black people what we can do about racism. What an idiot. Might as well ask someone that’s just been robbed if I can borrow 50 bucks. This book exposed my shortcomings and made me want to do something about it.

29th May 2020

Unmarked Candles for Women’s Aid

The current epidemic has seen a significant increase in domestic violence. For every candle sold, £5 goes to Women’s Aid, an organisation working across the UK to support survivors of domestic abuse. 

Handpoured in Leyton by Stennah & Hope, Unmarked candles are formulated with a unique blend of coconut and rapeseed and come in two delightful fragrances.

Currently, Unmarked candles are only being sold through Lighthaus, with deliveries to E10, E11 and E17. If you live elsewhere in the UK and would like to buy one, please contact me directly. 

Velvet Rose 

Offers a delicate balance of fresh, floral top notes with smoky base notes.

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Figue

Blends sweet, earthy top notes with warm and woody base notes. 

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Buy one and support a worthwhile cause.

Please support Women's Aid // Instagram
Candles by Stennah & Hope // Instagram
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Photography by Angnes Lloyd Platt // Instagram

Burn time of 18-20 hours.
All candles are vegan and free from cruelty, sulfate and parabens.