Mastering Beauty from Within

Trusting your internal beauty brings you a step closer to self-confidence. It all starts with uplifting your energy levels and keeping an open mind. Experts Vanessa Vink and Suzanne Stutje talk about the interdependence of vibration and beauty. Story by Dobromir Muladzhikov Present-day youth culture is obsessed with looking physically beautiful by investing in millions of cosmetic products to enhance the face and body. Nourishing your body … Continue reading Mastering Beauty from Within

Take it off

For centuries women have been striving for the right to dress and behave the way they want. More and more you see people identifying themselves through their style, such as wearing colorful outfits, 90s fits, as well as wearing a hijab or headscarf. However, this is not the case for French Muslim women and girls since they don’t have the freedom to choose when they … Continue reading Take it off

France to make male contraception free for people under 26

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new policy of making male contraceptives free for people under 26 years old. The young adults will not need a doctor’s prescription anymore as they will be able to get them freely from pharmacies around France. The newly announced movement sets in action in the beginning of January 2023 and has a goal to promote sexual health in the … Continue reading France to make male contraception free for people under 26

Paris and Scotland: An old tie that does not die

The bond between Scotland and France has been recognised since the Middle Ages and formed in the bloody battlefields of both countries fighting a common enemy: the English. Nowadays this relationship is forged in shared interests and political alignment. by Chloe McDermott Since Brexit and the renewed effort by the Scottish government to reinstate a relationship with Europe the ties to France have never been … Continue reading Paris and Scotland: An old tie that does not die

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Emily in Paris Syndrome: How a Netflix show influences a psychological Disorder

Up to a 100 people every year suffer from Paris Syndrome, a sense of extreme disappointment exhibited by some tourists while visiting Paris. But what does this psychological disorder really entail, and is it getting worse? Story by Sarah Stallinger Paris: the city of lovers, light, and romantic walks along the Seine. In the background the illuminated Eiffel Tower and the soft sound of a … Continue reading Emily in Paris Syndrome: How a Netflix show influences a psychological Disorder

A local in Paris

Is Parisian café culture the reality for locals?

Locals in Paris are living their life in the midst of the massive tourism. Is this Parisian café culture that attracts tourists comparable to the hang-out spots of the locals? I spoke to several locals and asked for their perspectives on mass tourism. And to really explore the local café life-style I visited two local places to give my experience as a tourist. Story by … Continue reading Is Parisian café culture the reality for locals?

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Baguette in pieces: Bakeries in Paris on the brink of collapse due to energy crisis

Rising energy prices and inflation are pushing bakers in France to their limits. Many already had to close. Two bakers in Paris share their concerns in times of crisis. Story by Jana Prochazka Paris, the city of love, the Eiffel Tower, wine and …. the baguette. France is famous for its baguettes, respected and acknowledged worldwide since November when it was named an intangible cultural … Continue reading Baguette in pieces: Bakeries in Paris on the brink of collapse due to energy crisis

The Parisian way: Smoking and Espressos

Survey shows that French people have given up resisting smoking. By Eliza Freeman Smoking is embedded in the lifestyle and culture of Paris. It is more than just an addictive guilty pleasure, it’s a time to chat, unwind in cafés or bars and relax. Despite the steady decline of smoking in France since the early 2000s, recent studies suggest the trend of smoking is on … Continue reading The Parisian way: Smoking and Espressos

Inventing Insecurities

For centuries, women have been persuaded that there is something wrong with their appearance. Although many are aware that the beauty industry intentionally creates blemishes, the products continue to be consumed. A background story to answer the question of why. Story by Katja Pelic The cosmetic and beauty sector has substantially changed since the beginning of the 20th century. What has remained the same, however, … Continue reading Inventing Insecurities