The Friday 5: Tell Us A Story Edition

The best of EcoSalon’s stories this week.

We’ve all heard junk food press releases describing their latest innovation as a taste of “real food” – but how often is this justified? Anna Brones checks out the facts behind some of the tallest stories in fast food marketing.

Art is meant to provoke – but when it reminds us of some of modern history’s most tragic events, does it instruct or offend?

How much can we trust other people when it comes to steering our own love lives? We look at 25 genuine pieces of advice given to single people.

Thursday was International Women’s Day – and to celebrate it, we looked at 11 memorable stories about and inspired by women and 30 images of women activists over the last 100 years.

We also gave you 20 Pickup Lines For Knitters to add a little sexy to your next fiber-infused fest.

Mike Sowden

Mike Sowden is a freelance writer based in the north of England, obsessed with travel, storytelling and terrifyingly strong coffee. He has written for online & offline publications including Mashable, Matador Network and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has been linked to by Lonely Planet, World Hum and Lifehacker. If all the world is a stage, he keeps tripping over scenery & getting tangled in the curtain - but he's just fine with that.