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5 Things To Do Right Now If You’re Feeling Funky

If you’re feeling like you’re in a slump/a funk/a tumble (or however you wish to describe it), then we urge that you check yourself. Immediately.

This is your reminder to stop what you’re doing: whether that is sitting on your phone scrolling aimlessly and falling down a rabbit hole, eating your third packet of chips, playing all the sad songs on repeat or religiously ordering donuts through an all too convenient drive-through (guilty).

Here are 5 steps to turn that inner funk into a funky tune again.

1. Clean Out Your Fridge

Yes. We know about your fridge. Because let’s face it, we all have a moment with our fridges.

While we hope our fridges will look like Yolanda Hadid’s glass one as featured in RHOBH when we get older, the reality is that juice doesn’t last long in there and neither do avocados (R.I.P.).

A weekly purge would be ideal, but let’s face it, we’re all busy people and this is not possible.

So today, take everything out, wipe the shelves down, look at due dates and and get re-organising. You’ll feel all the better for it.

2. Write A List Of What You Want To Accomplish By The End Of The Day

We are big advocates for ‘the list.’

It doesn’t have to be long. In fact, it can just have two sentences.

Face that mountain (of clothes). Make that dentist appointment. Get that stain out of your dress. Clean out your wardrobe.

Or at the very least, just write the intention on a piece of paper to remind yourself to do it tomorrow.

3. Do Thirty Minutes Of Exercise

This one is written specifically for us. All year, we have had some strange aversion to exercise. But this ends now.

It’s time to bring some fitness routine back into our lives. Whether this is a nightly walk, yoga or a YouTube routine, this needs to happen.

Decide what time of the day will be your 30 minutes and just do it.

4. Put On A Christmas Film

There’s something about the cosy vibes of a Christmas film. They are all joy balls and must be consumed for the entire month of December.

Doctor’s orders.

Having it on in the background as you go about writing your lists or cleaning your fridge would work, but ideally we recommend you give it your full attention.

Start with Home Alone, move on to Love Actually and then blast The Polar Express… and keep going until your Netflix recommendations run out of ideas.

5. Get Excited For Taylor Swift’s Surprise New Album

Taylor Swift’s ninth studio album will be released tonight (Australian time) and will be the sister record to Folklore.

We cannot wait to head back into the folklorian woods with yet another (no doubt) gorgeous album from Tay Tay.

So embrace the anticipation.

And get out of the FUNK. You can do it.

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It’s About Bloody Time: Period Products Are Free In Scotland

Scotland has become the first nation in the world to ensure period products are obtainable free of charge.

Introduced by Member of Scottish Parliament Monica Lennon on 23 April, the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill has now passed.

In other words, IT’S OFFICIAL.

The Bill, as passed, means that local authorities, education providers and specified public service bodies must ensure that period products are able to be accessed free of charge by all persons who need to use them.

Period Poverty occurs when people who need period products are unable to afford them.

The Scottish Parliament says Monica Lennon, ‘sees these products as a basic necessity, and believes that providing access to them is important for people’s dignity.’

The universal scheme will operate on an ‘opt-in’ basis.

This means that anyone in Scotland who requests the products to access them, completely free, ‘regardless of age, gender or income.’

The Policy Memorandum states, ‘By operating on such a basis the Bill will also ensure that those with no fixed address or homeless people will also have access to the period products they need.

‘There will be no means-testing or referral system in place.

‘Giving access to all will mean that women, girls and trans people are not financially penalised for menstruating.

‘It will help to tackle period poverty whilst minimising any perceived stigma which may be associated with being given free products.’

As Monica Lennon says on her twitter account, ‘what a journey’ and, more aptly,

‘…it’s ‘about BLOODY time.’

Find out more here.

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There Are Tiny Mouse Houses Hidden In Sweden

There are little letterboxes on tiny houses next door to miniature barbers and pharmacies hidden within the streets of Sweden and beyond.

The Malmö-based street art collective called Anonymouse MMX are known for their tiny creations around the world, fit for mice.

The intricacies and details in each piece beg your attention.

Inside tiny rooms are tiny lights that glow at night. There are Christmas trees and book shops, jazz clubs and patisseries.

These pop up creations are located in seen and unseen places and bring a touch of magic to the modern world. All you have to do is find them.

Have a look for yourself:

According to their instagram, they also love a good, cheesy pun.

You can see albums from Taylor Swiss, Briehanna and Feta James popping up in their tiny record store.

Check out this cuteness for yourself on their instagram page here.