Top 5 TV Shows to get Addicted To

Amidst an ever-growing pile of University work there is always something that manages to distract us from getting our heads down (especially on deadline week in my case) and nine times out of ten, addictive telly is to blame. Here are five of our favourite shows that quite frankly, we can’t get enough of. 1. Girls The award winning comedy focuses on the friendship of a close group of twenty-something’s against a backdrop of New York City. Filling the void that ‘Sex in the City’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ left; ‘Girls’ is funny, edgy and unlike anything else on TV at the…

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3 Top Tips on staying motivated at the gym

Lack of motivation is the main reason why many people choose the sofa over the gym. Staying motivated over time can be tricky, but to get the results you want continuity is key. So, here are my top-tips for staying motivated: 1. Set goals. If you don´t know where you are going, then how on earth are you going to get there? Set yourself both long-term and short-term goals, and make sure you write them down so you can keep an eye on how you are doing. The trick here is to set REALISTIC goals. There is nothing less motivating…

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Easy Easter Recipes

If you’ve been fasting for lent, or even if not, you deserve some tasty Easter treats. Here’s a round-up of some simple seasonal recipes. No-fuss hot cross buns –          A twist on a classic, all the flavour yet none of the kneading. *Low-fat Ingredients: 500g plain flour ½ tsp dried yeast A handful of raisins 1/4 tsp mixed spice 50g marzipan 1 tbsp granulated sugar Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 20 mins See here for method.   White chocolate mousse with crushed mini eggs –          Velvety smooth goodness, which can be adapted to enjoy year-round not just at Easter. Ingredients: 200g white…

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Top 5 Procrastination Apps

Student life is not all work hard, we must play hard too. What better way to procrastinate than humorous apps? These top 5 procrastination apps will generate hours of fun with housemates, and even home friends and family too. All apps featured here have free versions; we are students after-all.   1. Snapchat Nobody wants nasty selfies circulating Facebook. This genius real-time picture chatting app allows us to be humorous in this way without the fallout of future employers coming across embarrassing pictures on Google. The idea is to snap a moment, either photo or video, send to a friend,…

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Celebrities and their surprising, unrelated degrees.

We all have moments where we wonder if our degrees will actually relate to anything we do in later life, it is only natural. As a PR student on work experience, I once met someone who had studied Chemistry at University and now works in a London consumer agency. We are not the only ones. It appears that many famous faces and celebrities have obscure and unrelated degrees that seem irrelevant in relation to their fame. Here are just some of the best: Dara O’Briain:  Brilliant Irish comedian and host of ‘Mock the Week’. Dara studied Maths and Theoretical Physics, showing…

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