Alex Cooper

Publication Changes

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Hello, beautiful people.

Last year, I started a publication called Acquire Satire which was really, really clever because it rhymed and stuff.

Unfortunately, you ungrateful swine repaid me by not following or reading most of my articles.

Luckily, I have found a solution — a rebrand.

Acquire Satire is no…

slow loris
You’re right, little fella. We do suck. (Image from Canva)

For better or worse, humanity has become the planet’s indisputable ‘top species’.

Well, better for us, and worse for practically everything else.

When we’re not shooting things for shits and giggles or mushing them up for medicinal treatments, we’re destroying their habitat because fuck trees, and fuck anything that isn’t…


Photo by Frank Uyt den Bogaard on Unsplash

When I first started using Medium, I have to admit I blocked several of the most popular writers.

I mean, yeah, props for the hustle and all that, but success porn isn’t really my thing, and I’ve had more fun cleaning out month-old protein shakes than reading life advice from…

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Photo by Diana Parkhouse on Unsplash

If there’s one thing writers on the internet have taught me, it’s that I should be monetising my hobbies and side hustling my way to the bank.

Well, I have a camera and lens, a love of wildlife, and — at best — a modicum of talent. So, I thought…

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These are not photographs. These are not even real birds, so do not consider it a spoiler. (All graphics from Canva)

It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s muddy. Sun is a vague memory. Most of the interesting birds have flapped off to somewhere less miserable for the winter, and I don’t blame them.

So, I’m left with the dregs of the hedgerow. The also-flews. A mundane menagerie of familiar feathered faces.


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The brains behind the research (Photo courtesy of Gratisography)

A recent study has highlighted the potential pitfalls of reading recent studies.

We all know that everyday indulgences like coffee, wine, and heroin have their pros and cons. But what effect does simply reading about their effects have?

That’s what a recent study by the Department of Recent Studies at…

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