Was University the Right Choice?

It’s the question every university student will ask themselves at some point: ‘did I make the right choice?’ That one question will open the door to a whole host of others, spiraling out of control until you’re questioning your future, your degree, and your general existence. Everyone will have moments like this, but knowing you’re not alone won’t always help. There are better ways to deal with an existential crisis, which are very effective for their simplicity.First off, don’t deprive yourself of guilty pleasures. Yes, your budget is tight, but it’s unlikely that one Starbucks will end up with destitution. Denying yourself…

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Uni Essentials You Didn’t Realise You Needed

So you’re off to uni. You’ve packed your bedding, clothes and lots and lots of alcohol right? You’ve hundreds of boxes all piled into the boot of the car. You feel as though you’ve packed everything but yourself but hang on? Aren’t you forgetting something?Here are some of the most commonly forgotten about essentials that you definitely need in order to survive uni.Pain KillersWhether you’re the type that’s prone to headaches or not, these will definitely be making an appearance amongst those essentials during freshers week! We all know that in order to fully immerse ourselves into the uni experience,…

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Blending Up a Storm

Back at the beginning of the year, I vowed to improve my diet and become a little fitter. I always find that studying and living on a budget means eating healthily is often easier said than done. To motivate myself, I invested in a Philips Daily Collection Mini Blender. It was only £50 and came with a blend-and-go bottle, which I hoped would encourage me to get on the smoothie bandwagon, taking something healthy to the library and my early morning lectures. To say it’s become an obsession is an understatement and it’s inspired me to make sure my fruit…

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In The Nood

Running low on energy? Workloads piling up? Finding it harder and harder to drag yourself out of bed in morning? We feel you. Exams are rapidly approaching and now that the sun is beginning to shine, those afternoons in the library are leaving you feeling more and more drained. That’s where In The Nood comes in.They’re nutritional, a great way to fight back hunger and give you tons of natural energy to help you get through the day. They’re also the perfect pre/post workout for when you’re in need of a little energy boost. Each energy ball is packed full of antioxidants,…

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The Chemicals behind the Cosmetics

The shampoo; the lipstick and the perfume you sprayed on as you quickly rushed out the door: products you would never guess were dangerous.Across the globe, cosmetic producers are placing carcinogens like anti-fungi chemicals, hormone disrupting chemicals, lead and mercury amongst others into our cosmetics for various reasons causing a variety of different health issues to come to the forefront.Although there are strict chemical regulations within the UK a few chemicals that are placed in our cosmetics are questionable. When I spoke to chemicals and research manager of Breast Cancer UK, Dr. Margaret Wexler, she explained: “In the UK makeup…

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