New research for stroke victims

New research has found injecting human cells into stroke patients can reduce brain damage and aid recovery. Shannon Jenkins reports. La Trobe University’s Professor Chris Sobey says human amniotic cells can reduce nerve cell death and accelerate healing in stroke patients. "They hone in on sites of injury and they reduce the amount of inflammation... Continue Reading →


mental wellbeing tips

  Last week I flew to Adelaide to celebrate the 21st birthdays of two of my best friends. Being reunited with them was amazing, and I honestly didn't want to get on the plane back to Melbourne. I realised how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends in my life, and how important it... Continue Reading →

depression-fighting foods

I cannot believe that we are in the second week of November already. It is officially the point in the year where everyone is in a mad rush to meet deadlines and uphold commitments during the downhill sprint to Christmas. For many, the stress-induced mental breakdowns seem inevitable and the prospect of coming out of... Continue Reading →



I am not a person, or a personality. I am a mixture of many influences that have infiltrated my being through every sense. I am the music that I listen to late at night, in the dark, under sheets. I am the art that I study, the colours and the textures and the atmosphere evoked.... Continue Reading →


the liberating luncheon

There is something wonderfully empowering about doing things on your own. It is the kind of feeling you get after cutting off your hair, or reaching a long-term goal. This morning, after various blood tests and doctor appointments, I discovered that I am not dying (as Google had me believe). This was obviously fantastic news.... Continue Reading →


blast from the past: The Young Ones

      The Young Ones focuses on the lives of four highly unlikeable uni students that live together in a share house. Although the cult series is over thirty years old, there is nothing else like it. I first watched The Young Ones when I was a teenager. The bizarre humour, student stereotypes and... Continue Reading →


my 21st: a series of events.

I just had what was probably the biggest week of my year. I'll do a quick recap...amongst submitting university assignments, last week I went to the Wombats, had my college ball, went to Green Day, spent the weekend in Fitzroy with family, and turned 21. All in the space of six days. I am stuffed.... Continue Reading →


A moment in time

  Do you ever feel nostalgic for a time or place that you have never actually experienced? That is how I feel about the punk movement and the years that followed it. The way people lived and thought back then intrigues me. I long for the music, the fashion, the culture. I crave it so deeply... Continue Reading →



This weekend's events (or lack thereof) reminded me of the importance of self-care. Before I tell you why, let me explain that I live on campus at uni. It's a pretty social environment, which suits me because I don't like being alone for too long. However, I do need my own space, which I still have... Continue Reading →


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