Christmas Advent Calendars 2016

 FoodWhat’s not to love about food calendars? You know exactly where you stand and they never cost the moon. Whether you’re a £2 Pokeman chocolate lover or fancy something a little fancier – Thorntons and Lindt are good places to try – you won’t break the bank and you’re guaranteed a smile on your face every morning. You can even get one for your pets! LifestyleFancy something a little different? Why not try a lifestyle calendar. From candles to scents, many companies are stepping away from the traditional advent calendars to give you what you want. Why not try one form…

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Jump into January fashion

Winter. For some of us it’s all about the build up to Christmas. We tend to forget about the long slog of the December term. Deadlines and January exams are soon upon us and once they’re over there’s no resting, as lectures creep back quicker than you can imagine. Battling the cold makes it all the worse. Fortunately, it’s not all gloom, as now is the time to catch the last of the post Christmas sales. It’s unlikely too much thought is going to go into what you’re wearing for your 9am lecture (hoodie, winter coat, 2 pairs of socks?)…

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There is more to life than studying

You have come home for Christmas to celebrate with your friends and family and to sleep in a bed that’s not riddled with aggressive springs. You should be singing and dancing in the streets with your loved ones, but the constant reminder of upcoming deadlines and exams keeps deterring you. You make a point of turning down plans so that you have time for studying. As you sit staring at the blinking text cursor, the only thing on your Word document, you panic about how much you have to do in such a short space of time. Stress and unproductivity…

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Tackling laziness at Christmas

Around Christmas time, it can be hard to get yourself motivated to do almost anything at all. I’ve found myself procrastinating watching a show on Netflix…I mean, how lazy can you be? The other problem with being lazy is it’s also sometimes the by product of feeling unmotivated and uninspired, and feeling like that is enough to make me want to stay in bed and do nothing for a week. But when you looming January deadlines, being lazy for the whole month of December isn’t really an option. So how do you spark that motivation?Engage your brain One thing I…

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Christmas traditions

It’s that time of year, we’re all home for the holidays eager to eat more food than we’ve had all semester. Most of us are excited to get home, drink way too much mulled wine and sit by the fire with our families watching terrible Christmas films. With Christmas you find that people are pretty much set in their ways with traditions. Every year, for 3 days we do the same thing as the previous year. For those of you with younger brothers and sisters its waking up at the crack of dawn after too many drinks with old friends…

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