Sometimes serious, sometimes funny, always stirring the pot. Social sciences nerd based in London. Check out my other social media: www.linktr.ee/katiejgln
How Slavic Mythology Was Demonised, Repressed and Eventually - Almost Forgotten
I used to jump over fire when I was younger. During the early summer months, my family and I would have a bonfire in a forest or next to a river, eat roasted potatoes, and sing and dance around the fire, with some of us - mostly kids - even running or jumping over it.
The Ego-Boosting Effects of Beauty Filters Are Not Worth It
When augmented-reality filters first made their appearance on social media, they were actually fun. With just one click, you could puke a rainbow, have bunny ears, wear a pizza crown, or find out which Disney villain you are.
Kardashians Are Removing Their Butt Implants, but Why Should Anyone Care?
Rumour has it that the Kardashian clan have finally removed their BBL's. If you've been living under a rock and don't know what that means, BBL - short for Brazilian Butt Lift - is a fat transfer operation that helps create a Kardashian-worthy bum.
8 Truths About Society We Shouldn't Have To Repeat Like a Broken Record
I've recently noticed I repeat myself a lot. Not really because I'm running out of things to say - my backlog of ideas is getting longer every day - but because it seems that it doesn't matter how many times I say something and how clear and comprehensive I'm trying to be, the point I'm making will still fly right over many people's head.
We Are Working Ourselves to Death, and for What?
A year ago, somewhere in October, I found myself sobbing in a cab for the first time ever. It was 7 AM, and I was on my way to a work meeting. I probably didn't sleep much the night before, and I was instead working late to prepare whatever needed to be ready for the meeting.
A DNA Test Revealed I Am Whom My Parents Hate The Most
I don't know much about my ancestry. I was born in Poland, and so were my parents. But their parents - not exactly. They all immigrated to my hometown - Wrocław, also known as Breslau - after the Second World War, just like hundreds of thousands of others hoping to start a better life there.
Why Are Elon Musk and Pope Francis Urging Us To Have More Babies?
Pope Francis has long enjoyed the reputation as the 'cool pope.' But it looks like those days might be over now. A few days ago, he enraged quite a lot of people by suggesting that couples who choose to have pets over children are 'acting selfishly' and that this practice ultimately 'diminishes us, takes away our humanity.'