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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Student Worries: 5 Steps To Forget Your Troubles

Have you ever found yourself in the dire situation of constantly struggling with your troubles? Are you distressed because you feel belittled by your worries, or is it because you think that not worrying at all could lead to something even worse? When you have started pondering over your troubles, does it leave you feeling impossible to halt your worrying? In case you have found yourself in any of these situations, you shouldn’t be too concerned, because it is only normal for a significant number of people. About 1 in every 10 people perceives the process of focusing on their troubles to be…

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Meet Your New Summer Skin Care Routine!

As we head into the summer months there are a number of ways you can prepare your skin to minimise damage and keep yourself healthy during the warmer weather. Summer brings an increased exposure to UV rays that can cause damage to your skin and make it difficult to maintain your usual routine, especially if you have problem skin including oily, or acne prone. Meet your new summer skin care routine, that will not only protect your skin, it will soothe and help you maintain a youthful, healthy appearance. Moisturise70% of your body is made up of water, and during the…

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You’re 5 Steps Away From Starting Your Own Business

We all have dreams of being our own boss, but when the reality is that you’ve been eating beans on toast in your university halls for the past 3 years rather than plotting world domination, it can certainly feel like a dream that will never become a reality.Worrying that all is lost will get you nowhere, but with a hefty dose of ambition and the right people and tools around you, starting your own business won’t feel like a far off dream that only occurs once your head hits the pillow.With lots of research, careful planning and a little know…

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A student’s guide to spring cleaning

Students and cleaning are not two words you normally hear in the same sentence. Yet, with the Easter break round the corner and clutter piling up on your desk and in cupboards, spending a Sunday afternoon spring cleaning will mean you come back to university prepared and organised for the exam period.Tidy Desk, Tidy MindHaving a clear desk is proven to increase the effectiveness of study and general concentration, so now is the time to bin those expired takeaway deals and disregarded essay plans littering your desk and notice boards. A good tip to keep your desk tidy is to…

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