Journalist and University Lecturer, writing about health, science, tech and pop culture.

Six ingredients and a blender are all you need to make this 450 calorie, nutritionally-balanced smoothie.

The ultimate real food meal replacement? A smoothie with just six ingredients could be breakfast perfection.

Why do you use a meal-replacement shake? This was a question I started to ask myself as I scooped powder into a container and added water for the hundredth time last year. The benefits for me were clear:

  • Portability
  • A consistent number of calories
  • Nutritional balance
  • Convenient and easy to…

I have now reached level 50 in Life by Deity Systems. And I have a complaint.

Oh, come on. I look nothing like that. (Even though I took this screenshot and it is of me in VR).

Dear Deity Systems,

I have been playing your game, “Human Life,” for some time, but I am starting to think it may be broken.

I was fortunate that my randomly generated character is a heteronormative white male. As a result, my early progression in the game was relatively trouble-free. Yes…

Struggling to get your tech start-up off the landing strip? Remember, every huge tech company going started somewhere.

Photo by Isaac Smith on Unsplash

There were some golden years in the 80s when just about every MIT graduate seemed to have a start-up in the garage. Apple and Microsoft began that way. Both Facebook and Google (famously) started life as college projects.

But some stories carry more resonance than others, whether it’s down to…

A portfolio building site you can set going and forget about. That’s the content we’re all here for.

It feels very “meta” to be embedding a screenshot of Authory on my Medium blog…

Demand for content production of all kinds, from real journalism to branded features to blogging, has exploded.

But to keep growing in this game you have to be able to show folks what you can do. You need some kind of portfolio. I’ve been trying Authory out for a few…

Using Creative Commons licensed images is a way for journalism students to illustrate written articles for free. But they must follow the rules — or the lesson could be expensive.

Digital journalism requires technical skill as well as regulatory and legal knowledge. Photo by Steinar Engeland on Unsplash

I run undergraduate journalism courses in the UK, and I’m careful to ensure that one of the first lessons our…

I created my own meal replacement shake to lose weight and it worked. But before it worked, it didn’t.

There’s an elephant in the room. It’s me. I’ve been trying to lose weight since 2019 and, in the beginning, I did pretty well, counting calories and using meal replacement shakes. Between August 2019 and September 2020 I lost about 60lbs. You can probably guess what’s coming next.

Sticking to…

Karl Hodge

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