HEALTH

How I quit sugar, finally, and how I’m doing now.

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Photo by Food Photographer | Jennifer Pallian on Unsplash

I’ve had a long and complicated relationship with sugar. Growing up, I never had to think about what sugar was doing to my body. It tasted amazing, made me happy, and didn’t make me fat (luckily).

I mean I’ve never had a six-pack or ever thought I was at the peak of human health. I knew that my diet could take some improving, but it never got to a point where I felt like cutting out sugar was necessary.

This didn’t last forever, unfortunately. My food habits slowly started to catch up to me and I knew that sugar had…


Is blockchain technology the solution?

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Photo by Enrico Carcasci on Unsplash

As a beauty consumer, I’ve loved seeing even the smallest changes within our beauty aisles. Though for years it felt like the beauty industry was always going to stay the same, things started to change as companies like Glossier sought to democratize the beauty industry. Slowly, products became more and more relevant to our needs. And now, we can’t seem to have a beauty conversation without the words ‘ingredient’, ‘all-natural’ or ‘cruelty-free’.

Beauty consumers are becoming more conscious and educated, and along with that comes higher standards. …


A SIMPLE GUIDE

+ how it relates to Bitcoin. Written from a completely non-technical perspective.

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Defining Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is a type of distributed ledger technology (DLT) — It is an accounting system where the ledger (record of transactions) is distributed among a network of computers.

So at its core, blockchain technology is a record-keeping tool.

This network of computers all manage the blockchain together without hierarchy (refer to header image). With such a flat architecture, blockchain networks are often referred to as peer-to-peer networks.

First, these computers verify all transactions one by one and add them onto a ‘block’ of information. Then these blocks are added to the blockchain and downloaded onto each computer. …


SELF

It’s as simple as giving it a name

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We all deal with a negative voice. It has an influence that even the most rational of us can’t ignore. It gives us anxiety, makes us feel sad, but other times, it can be a much-needed voice of reason.

Rarely though, is this voice a true reflection of reality. Especially when it’s so much easier to indulge in negativity than to find a solution to our problems. Because let’s face it, sometimes life is just hard!

Our negative voice loves to exaggerate. Seemingly small problems suddenly become insurmountable roadblocks. …


And why its principles can and should be applied to everything

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Photo by Krystal Ng on Unsplash

It’s easy to feel like we don’t control our own lives. As we navigate through college, our first jobs, and our subsequent stages of life, it can start to feel like things just happen to us. And we might begin to believe that we ended up where we are, not because we wanted to be here, but because of our circumstances. This, is how I saw life for as long as I can remember.

My perspective only started to change as I became interested in exploring holistic approaches to fixing problems. As I begun to slow down and really think…


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The reasons we aren’t seeing progress despite its massive potentials, and how we should be thinking about blockchain adoption


The reasons we aren’t seeing progress despite its massive potentials, and how we should be thinking about blockchain adoption

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Photo by Vonecia Carswell on Unsplash

As someone who often fantasizes about how blockchain is going to change our world, I’ve had (too) many conversations around the future of this technology that don’t ever result in tangible plans of action. This is frustrating. While I genuinely believe that blockchain technology will play an important role in our future, I also feel that we’ve been irresponsible in thinking that its unique ability to redistribute power or ‘tokenize’ the world is enough for its adoption to happen organically.

It should be clear by now that adopting blockchain is a long and difficult road that will continue to garner…


Blockchain can transform the way that all charitable organizations and parties work together, in the most positive way possible.

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Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash

I have worked in the blockchain space for 7+ months by now and have always felt fortunate that Melbourne has such an active blockchain community always willing to answer my countless questions. Still, I don’t always feel prepared for certain types of blockchain conversations and can find myself feeling lost when we venture too far into the technology.

That is not to say that I’m not passionate about the technology. In fact, I realized just how much I wanted to support…

Renee Yang

Sharing as I learn about blockchain, beauty and wellness.

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