blog | Miss Wastell

Never underestimate the power of the written word.

There are certain industries that use jargon as a form of gatekeeping, to ensure that only those educated in the field can understand. Science, politics and economics are three industries that I believe purposefully complicate things to confuse the masses.

This blogs aims to translate complex concepts, and promote open education in a time where tertiary education is expensive. I believe that only by educating ourselves, and harnessing the power of the written word, can we truly understand the world around us.

Whether it be through poetry, long-form or bite sized content, the pen is mightier than the sword.

The cognitive biases I didn’t know I had

By |Mental Clarity, Open Education, Psychology|

Today I spent the morning diving deep into the anti-vaccination, pro-vaccination debate. You’re probably wondering why I would bother investigating such a contentious topic, when it seems clear that even if I do come to some kind of conclusion,

How empathy reduced my phone bill and increased my data allowance

By |Consumerism, News, Open Education|

Like many Australians earning under $150k per year, COVID19 has hit me hard financially. For the first time in my life I am living on the dole. Aside from keeping myself entertained learning Tik Tok dances, and educating myself

Can COVID_19 isolation unlock the potential of open education?

By |COVID19, News, Open Education|

COVID_19 has turned the whole world upside down. Whilst it seems insane that lock downs have to be enforced by police, some people are seriously questioning whether COVID_19 is as scary as the science has proven it to be.

What is the biological hierarchy of life?

By |Biodiversity, Open Education, Science|

The biological hierarchy of life is the organisation of all living things on earth. As life itself is very complex, scientists use a process called reductionism to simplify it. Reductionism is just science jargon for reducing complex things into