Benefits of living with indoor plants at university

The world recently observed National Indoor Plant Week, which took place between the 17th and 23rd of September. In honour of this, it seems important to discuss both the health and the personal benefits that result from introducing indoor plants into houses. Particularly, within uni halls or houses. As a houseplant/succulent/cacti enthusiast, it’s always been a point of interest to me, and it would be great to promote the benefits and positive lifestyle changes from indoor plants! As stated on the National Indoor Plant Week website, “The oxygen doesn’t arrive until the plants do!”. Clean air is a great benefit…

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8 in 10 millennials are cancelling plans to have an early night

Found yourself sheepishly declining nights out with friends recently, just to get in bed and catch up on your favourite sit-com? You’re not alone; new research from Ergoflex has found that 82% of Britons aged 18-30 have regularly cancelled plans with friends in favour of an early night. This is mainly because they either don’t feel like socialising, are too involved in a series or movie they’re watching or they simply craved a good night’s sleep. Something seemingly unheard of in previous student generations! What’s more, it was found that 9 in 10 millennials admit to eating in bed whereas…

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The real cost of living as a student

The cost of student living is a frequent source of controversy in the UK, and with tuition fees rising to eye-watering levels it can be hard to see how it’s possible for people to study without it costing a small fortune. So how much does it really cost to live as a student? We’ve put together a guide to give those of you planning to go to university some help with budgeting. Average course costs The average costs of studying in full-time higher education are the same across England and are estimated to be at least £22,200 per year, with…

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5 reasons to spend your holidays on a motorcycle

Vacation time is precious. We want to use up every single minute, every single day we have. That’s why getting to our destination as soon and as fast as possible is something to strive for greatly. A direct line bus, or a plane, all of that can grant us as much time as we can get at our holiday spot. But, what if, and forgive us on this cliché, the journey is more important than the destination? The whole point of vacation is just to relax, right? Where you are actually going is just secondary to that. So why not…

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Money saving tips for learner drivers

Our roads may be jammed, the private car may be a dinosaur doomed to extinction, but let’s face it, right now, if you can’t drive you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage: in employment terms, in social terms.  Passing your test takes, on average, around 45 hours of lessons and that’s going to cost you around £1,000.  And then there’s the cost of buying a car and the cost of insurance, which for a young person is probably going to be a lot more than the value of your car.  Pretty daunting and if you’re a student it’s going to be…

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