Posts by Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Northern Irish writer and artist now based in Berlin, Germany. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. She now contributes to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
February 18, 2020

Writer Asks Twitter Users for Their Best Random Facts and People Do Not Disappoint

Whether you’re a trivia nerd or not, having an interesting fact on hand is always useful for impressing friends and family. Writer and activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham recently took to Twitter to ask people to share the most random facts they know—some of which are pretty astonishing. The now-viral Twitter thread reveals an entire stream of weird and wonderful facts that cover a wide range of topics, from scientific discoveries to pop culture trivia.

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February 14, 2020

Finland Solves Its Homelessness by Providing Apartments for Anyone Who Needs One

Homelessness is a problem all over the world, but Finland is leading the way with an initiative that could provide a long-term solution. In 2008, the Northern European nation introduced the “Housing First” policy. The concept is simple: everyone is entitled to a small apartment, even those with mental health and financial issues. Since then, the number of homeless people has fallen drastically, and continues to decline.

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February 12, 2020

Sculptor Turns Discarded Trash Into Vibrant Ecosystems Bursting With Life

Inspired by our planet’s biodiversity, artist Stephanie Kilgast creates sculptures that reflect the relationship between man and nature. For her ongoing Discarded Objects series, she transforms human-made objects (such as old food cans and plastic bottles) into tiny ecosystems, where colorful bursts of life have claimed trash as their new homes.

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February 11, 2020

Photographer Captures His Grandmother’s Sweet Nature in Heartwarming Portraits

If you’re lucky enough to be able to spend time with your grandma—past or present—you would probably agree that they’re pretty special. Most grandmothers are full of love, kindness, wisdom, and plenty of fun! Japanese photographer YASUTO shows his admiration for his grandma by capturing her sweet and playful personality in a series of heartwarming photographs. YASUTO shared the beautiful series on Twitter, where he explains his reason for the project.

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