Best way to practice Stoicism is NOT to talk it but to WORK it! I took on a few challenges which taught me a lot about myself and I suggest that you try them too.

My number one takeaway from these action items was that I am SO much stronger than I thought. In fasting for example, the first time I tried I failed and had a nice portion of spaghetti but the next day I crushed it and was so proud of myself. You might be thinking that perhaps fasting isn’t exactly good for my health and that I…


The questions this play urges and my answer and comments of these.

Oedipus Rex is a play with a plot that all along leads to Oedipus’ misery which makes readers reflect on what is under our control and what isn’t as well as what is right to do and what isn’t.

Firstly i will give a short summary of the plot of Oedipus Rex, here is a very brief and simplified version I did of the origin of Oedipus Rex.

Here I have showed the story of Oedipus, the play begins with him at the top of his power, as…


An overview of VR and AR, a detailed explanation of the tech devices that make up headsets as well as a comment on the different ethical concerns surrounding the technology.

Take a seat and get cozy, before we start off I would like for you to have a look around for 5 minutes: look at the space you taking up of the room you are in, look at what is surrounding you, how much space you have beneath you and above you, how you breath feels, the noises and smells that you can detect and then ask yourself how you are feeling?

*This is not a meditation session I can sure you*

I hope you are a bit calmer now however are you stressed, excited, happy or upset about something?


The lessons I learned in 2020 are countless, I am a different person with the same core values. However if in 2019 I wasn’t sure what my core values were in 2020 during lockdown I had the tiMe to find these and then choose how to live my life accordingly. Here are the greatest lessons I learned.

AWARENESS.

Learning about social issues and mental health opened my eyes and allowed me to break free from the misconceptions I believed in before. You never know what someone is going through and by learning about different people’s experiences I have increased the knowledge…


Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the uterus. By the age of 50, up to 80% of black women and up to 70% of white women have fibroids and about 30% to 25% of these require treatment.

Most women aren’t aware they have fibroids since only around 1 in 3 experience symptoms.

These can include:

  • heavy period or painful periods
  • abdominal (tummy) pain
  • lower back pain
  • a frequent need to urinate
  • constipation
  • pain or discomfort during sex

What implication does this condition have?

Fibroids are the leading cause of hysterectomy in premenopausal women. They are associated with…


Life’s been on Earth for 3.8 billion years and in that time life has learnt what works, what lasts and how to create a sustainable world. It’s time we learn from it.

Firstly, what is biomimicry?

Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature, a more expanded definition is also:

Biomimicry is the emulating of natural forms, processes and ecosystems to create more sustainable designs.

But what does this really mean? This means having a biologist and a designer working together on solving a problem asking themselves these 3 questions:

  1. How would nature (nature as model) do here?

2. What wouldn’t nature do here?

3. Why…


An outline on the State’s role in R&D investments, covid-related recovery funds and climate change as the future reason to lock ourselves up.

I grew up un in Italy where all around me people where often dissatisfied with the government, always criticising it. I often wandered why at my friends’ school the ceiling fell regularly and why there weren’t funds to make sure that it didn’t happen. At first I thought it was a problem only in Italy but I later found out that a friend that grew up in the USA had the same problem: they had a map signalling where it was safe to go and where pipes were likely to fall from the ceiling.

When I thought of innovation I…


Imagine just how hard designing spring would be? Nature harmoniusly orchestrates this event every year…giving these processes a closer look has revolutionary potential. So, what on Earth are we waiting for?

Photo by Joel Holland on Unsplash

Biomimicry to me is a way of living, a different, nature inspired way of approaching life.

To follow this discipline one must have great respect for nature: accepting that we have flaws and that animals as small as ants could teach us revolutionary lessons requires a new humility.

There are three main categories in within biomimicry.

The first one is the emulating of natural forms. Nothing in nature is just random, everything has one function, or multiple, and a reason behind it. This includes the shape of a box fish for example that is designed this way to decrease water…

Elena Azais

15 yo student curious that writes articles on technologies and mindsets!

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