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Writing a metric fudge-ton of words? All in a day's work, friend.

 

I’ve been freelancing since my formal education finished but am now a full-time editor for Healthline Media, writing on both their Medical News Today and Greatist platforms. (And yes, they are the biggest and best health publisher in the world.)

 

At a freelance level, I’ve been putting together slick website copy, ghostwriting blogs (which I cannot include due to an NDA, but you’ve probably already read them), and building polished, informative articles. I used to write about battle rap a whole lot as well and was on the first proper news site for the battle scene, BattleRap.com.

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I Went on a Reality Show to Face My Social Anxiety — Well, That Was Dumb

Last October, I took part in a televised social experiment: A British reality show in which five strangers host each other in their homes for three-course dinner parties. At the end of each episode, they rate the experience out of ten.

The winner gets £1,000. Everyone goes back to their homes and lives. Months pass. Then the shows airs, resplendent with a gently mocking voiceover (which has become iconic) and tactically uncomfortable editing.

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Mixing in Mud: Life as a Hearing Impaired Beatmaker

I’m a music producer who can’t hear sh*t, a rapper who didn’t understand his own vocal tone until 2019, and a composer with less than half of all frequencies available to him. As someone for whom music has played a major role since about 5 years old, it does suck.

 

My hearing loss is high register, meaning that I have the top chunk of frequency missing.

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How to Tell If Your Relationship Is Changing in the Right Ways

It’s a Saturday.

 

My wife of 5 years and I are on the sofa, pizza juice dripping from our chins onto our matching Nicolas Cage t-shirts, taking in our third or fourth installment of the Cage-a-thon on which we embarked half a day ago.

 

It’s a far cry from our first meeting on the streets of Edinburgh nearly 9 years ago, where we got to be that appalling couple making out wherever we damn well please.

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5 Steps to Find a Career You Actually Love (Like I Did)

For most people, staying above the breadline means spending 8 hours a day performing tasks for money.

 

Many of these people experience genuine dread at the thought of pushing through that revolving door at 8:55 a.m., latte shaking in hand. (To translate for 2020: Going downstairs, making yourself a cup o’ Joe, and slumping over the kitchen counter with your head buried in your arms.)

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OMG PUPPERS! 11 Ways Puppies Can Improve Your Health

There are many questions surrounding the elusive puppy, such as “Why am I not hanging out with roughly 20 at this very point in time?”

 

Whether you call them puppies, pups, puppers, puppos, or pupperinos (all are valid), there are very few creatures on this planet that inspire affection and devotion like a lil’ bundle of floof with a boopable snoot.

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How to Cut an Onion Without Crying (We Tried Everything!)

The Red Wedding in “Game of Thrones.”

 

The first 15 minutes of Pixar’s “Up.”

 

Videos of returning soldiers reuniting with puppies.

 

Seeing what they did to season 8 of “Game of Thrones.”

 

Chopping onions.

 

Picking up on a theme yet?

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But Really, Does Masturbation Affect Penis Size?

“You’ll go blind.”

“It’ll drop off if you keep playing with it.”

“You know masturbating will summon Cthulhu and usher in centuries of inescapable darkness and sorrow, right?”

You’ve probably heard every myth (except that last one) about self-pleasuring, but is giving your penis a workout going to change its size?

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Healthy Poop: Is Your Poop Normal? The No. 1 Reason to Check Your No. 2

Poop. The big brown refund. A-tee-hee-hee. Go ahead, get the laughs out of your system. But trust us, when you struggle getting said poop out of the same system, it could potentially be reeaaally not funny.

 

So wipe the poop from your butt and the smile from your face, and have a serious think about what that poop could mean for your health.

The cause of intestinal trolling isn’t always clear...

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Through my eyes: My first 48 hours with hearing aids

As an editor and writer for Medical News Today, I am constantly exploring the causes and effects of a range of different diseases and conditions.

 

From time to time, I find that a particular article will pop up and alert me to my own health issues. And that is exactly what happened when I looked into deafness and hearing loss around a year ago.

 

I was going through the questions a doctor might ask during diagnosis, and I was staggered to find that as few as 5 percent of them did not apply to my own ears.

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What's to know about deafness and hearing loss?

Hearing impairment, deafness, or hearing loss refers to the total or partial inability to hear sounds.

 

Symptoms may be mild, moderate, severe, or profound. A patient with a mild hearing impairment may have problems understanding speech, especially if there is a lot of noise around, while those with moderate deafness may need a hearing aid.

 

Some people are severely deaf and rely on lip-reading to communicate with others...

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What to know about coronaviruses

Coronaviruses typically affect the respiratory tracts of birds and mammals, including humans. Doctors associate them with the common cold, bronchitis, pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These viruses can also affect the gut.

 

Coronaviruses usually cause the common cold, though they can be responsible for more severe illnesses.

 

Over the past 80 years, scientists have found that these viruses can infect...

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What is mental health?

Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. People sometimes use the term “mental health” to mean the absence of a mental disorder.

 

Mental health can affect daily living, relationships, and physical health.

 

However, this link also works in the other direction. Factors in people’s lives, interpersonal connections, and physical factors can all contribute to mental health disruptions.

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What is persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD)?

Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) is characterized by unrelenting, spontaneous, and uncontainable genital arousal, mostly in females.

 

A woman with PGAD can experience spontaneous orgasms that do not resolve arousal. The person’s arousal is not linked to sexual desire.

 

PGAD can lead to ongoing physical pain, stress, and psychological difficulties due to an inability to carry out everyday tasks. The condition can affect women of all ages.

 

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