‘Raw Halo’ Vegan Chocolate for Christmas

RAW HALO ARTISAN RAW ORGANIC CHOCOLATE IN AN ARRAY OF INNOVATIVE FLAVOURS   In time for Christmas, I was sent some ‘Raw Halo’ Vegan Chocolate to review thanks to Alex and Student Wire. I’m not a vegan myself, but with close friends who are, I’ve been around vegans and have always had an interest in their food. As a chocolate lover however, I couldn’t say no to an opportunity to try this gorgeous brand, and by comparing it to brands own dark chocolate – I can imagine that being vegan has never been so yummy with chocolate like this.  Raw…

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World Vegan Month – The Student Way

Veganism is a growing lifestyle choice around the world and there is no better time to celebrate its progress and raise more awareness than World Vegan Month.  World Vegan Month was born out of the founding of the Vegan Society in 1994, and every year since, November the 1st has marked World Vegan Day and has now grown into world Vegan Month. This month aims to highlight how accessible and beneficial the vegan lifestyle can be, and hopes to encourage the curious minds of many future vegans. So what better way to add to this celebration than to write from…

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Busting Myths: Healthy eating on a student budget

They say ‘you are what you eat’, yet I don’t remember eating a lazy, borderline alcoholic. A recent survey showed that 46% of fresher’s miss their mums cooking -and when you have spent the first week away from home, either inebriated or hungover and incapable of mustering up anything more advanced that toast, it’s not hard to see why… The Daily Mail recently printed the headline, ‘The average student gains two stone in the first year of university’, or as it is more commonly known ‘the fresher’s fifteen’. However, according to research conducted by health- shake brand Herbalife three-quarters of…

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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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How to be more productive

As a student it is easy to put off work and binge on Netflix instead. We are all guilty of planning to take a 10 minute break and end up still scrolling through YikYak or Facebook three hours later. However, it is important to keep a healthy balance between work and leisure, and not spend too much time relaxing. If you feel that you are constantly procrastinating and leaving work until the last minute, these tips should come in handy.1. Make a daily to-do list.At the start of each day, or even the night before if you’re pushed for time,…

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