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
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
Besides being the city of love, Paris is also the home of literature lovers. With more than 700 bookshops spread throughout the city centre, a row of 900 green wooden stalls and 230 booksellers stretching across three kilometres along the Seine, Parisian booksellers proudly show their love for the art of writing through books. But in the age of the smartphone, this book culture is … Continue reading The Bouquinistes of Paris
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
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?
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
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
Entry fee, cloakroom and all drinks are paid for, the music blares in the background drawing you to the dance floor – sounds too good to be true? In Paris, this is the reality of a night out for a woman. In some clubs, promoters even have door policies to make sure their club is full of gorgeous, tall and seemingly perfect women. The catch: … Continue reading No heels – no chance
Story by Evy Tjin A Ton #LoveYourBody, #CurvyGirl, #SelfLove. All these hashtags are trending on Instagram. Body positivity is something you can hardly avoid. But is the body positivity movement a healthy one? Body positivity becomes more and more of an issue in this modern time. It refers to a social movement that strives to strengthen the self-image of overweight people and at the same … Continue reading Body positivity in 2022: good or bad?
A news story by Katja Pelic Theater has always been a means of addressing social problems. Nevertheless, a large part of this same society is still excluded today. The theater scene in Amsterdam has often been reserved for typically Dutch middle class in the past. According to a report produced by the LA group, Leisure and Arts Consulting between 1997 and 2009 only three percent of Amsterdam’s funding budget has been … Continue reading Diversity in theaters – there is still a long way to go