Edinburgh Fringe Festival tips

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world, making it the ideal destination for actors, writers and directors to show off their latest work. It also makes a great holiday destination for arts lovers, with comedy, drama, musicals and children’s shows ready to entertain from the 5th-31st August.  If you’re heading up to Edinburgh this August, here are a few tips for surviving your festival experience.  1. Research The Edinburgh Fringe festival website will have all the shows that are playing throughout the month. Look at websites such as the BBC and review sites such as…

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10 things every girl does when she can’t sleep

1) Check every form of social media possible. Because who doesn’t need to see your aunties holidays photos 12 times, that typical ‘in the club’ snapchat story and every other insomnia sufferers insomnia related tweet, because you know, insomnia. 2) Select a particularly boring episode of your favourite TV programme you’ve seen 5 times. Half close your eyes and hope for the best. 3) Find yourself scrolling through the photos on your phone. You shortly begin to reflect on how this is not the intended use of a phone, where are your incoming texts, whatsapp and Facebook notifications. How did…

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Advice to help stick to your New Year’s resolutions

Another year another you, it’s the same old story spread across my Twitter feed of #thisyearismyyear and my Facebook timeline is covered with identical pictures I took last year.  So instead of the boring old ‘losing weight’, ‘getting off Facebook and making conversation’, ‘reading a book’ or ‘drinking less’ (Although I am taking part in the January Dryathlon!) why not take the opportunity of a New Year and use it wisely. As students I am sure you are endlessly being told by lecturers to make your social networks private or make it professional. Employers will be looking at your Facebook and Twitter,…

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Think before you click…

So many of us post personal things online, from pictures of your last night out, to statuses that don’t paint you in the best light – especially if we’ve been a victim of “frape” (when your Facebook status is written by a friend, describing anything from the outcome of your recent trip to the clinic, or an alleged pregnancy – scans included of course). When considering what, and what not to post online you need to ask yourself “would I want my employer or future employer to see this?” If the answer is no, don’t post it. Recruitment agencies and…

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The Dangers of Facebook

How would you feel if you were set up, humiliated, hurt physically and mentally all because you thought you knew and could trust who you were talking to… The majority of us accept people on Facebook if we know of them. But… Do we really know these people? How many of them would actually be there for you if you really needed them? It’s simple to create a profile, add your friends, upload pictures etc, but when it comes down to it, how can we 100% guarantee that we actually know who we are talking to? Asking adults and parents…

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