Martina Blazheska

Martina is a mechanical engineering student from Skopje, Macedonia. When she’s not drowning in homework, she likes to write articles. Her favorite things to write about are feminism, social justice, science, ecology and travel. Martina is fascinated with the influence of social media and hopes that her words can make a difference, no matter how big or small.

dying

Odds of Dying: Terrorists & Serial Killers Shouldn’t Concern You

Death is perhaps the most certain part of everyone’s life. It’s a given constant, while the only variable is the time of its occurrence. Thanks to mass media and the internet, news about death and dying seems to travel quickly these days, spreading hysteria and fear.
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Kim Jong-nam's murder

Untangling the Mystery of Kim Jong-nam’s Murder

The 2nd of October marked the start of one of the most infamous trials in Malaysia. Two women in their late twenties are accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s supreme leader. Perhaps the most appalling assassination case of our time, the killing of Kim Jong-nam was the subject of a heated investigation. As this investigation progressed, the facts started to surface, and the story began to look more like a spy movie, rather than an actual, real-life event.
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Moon

Space Politics: NASA Astronauts Returning to the Moon

Ever since Trump’s inauguration this year, it’s become a trend for the President of the United States and his administration to make dreadful and controversial decisions: rolling back birth control, phasing out DACA, firing James Comey — it’s a long list! However, his most recent mistake is not unique to him. It has been repeated by newly elected presidents time after time — Space exploration.
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Machu Picchu and Mass Tourism

Trashing Machu Picchu: The Cost of Mass Tourism

Machu Picchu is one of the most remarkable historical sites in the world, set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Since it was discovered in 1911, the site gradually turned into a hotspot for tourists in South America. Today it holds many titles, such as UNESCO World Heritage Site and New Wonder of the World.
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Breast cancer

The Business of Breast Cancer

Every 23 seconds, somebody in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s a fairly common disease, but so are diabetes and heart diseases. What makes breast cancer different from the rest is the curious culture that surrounds it – awareness campaigns, pink products, monument lighting and fundraising events of extreme proportions.
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Rowan Blanchard Social Justice

9 People You Should Follow If You Are Into Social Justice Activism

Social Justice Activist — a term that can have a good or a bad meaning, depending in which corner of the Internet you’re at. Regardless of your interpretation, it’s undeniable that social media has become a sound platform for social justice, enabling everyone, from celebrities, scientists, writers to your average user, to speak up about certain problems within our society and educate their friends and followers.
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Sleep

Why Sleep is Crucial for our Health and Wellbeing

Like all species that are known to us, humans spend a portion of their lives asleep. But how many of us wonder why we repeatedly enter this state of sleeping? Despite what we used to believe for so long, our brains are not completely passive when we sleep. In fact, they have some functions they perform especially during this time, that scientists are still exploring and documenting.
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World Population Day

World Population Day 2017

Today, Earth’s population counts more than 7 billion people. Sometimes, such a great number makes it hard to realize that each and every person is a unique individual, deserving of the same rights and opportunities.
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