Picture of a Liar

20th October 2017

Must be nice being trapped in your own ego. So, wrapped up in your own lies you have no concept of knowing what truth is. Either that or you’re just really stupid. The French impressionist painting is known as Renoir’s Two Sisters (On the Terrace) is currently hanging in the Art Institute of Chicago, where […]

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Social Media Justice

20th October 2017

Picture this. You’re on the run for drink-driving and assault. But you love the game. Like Hannibal or Moriarty, you are one of the greatest criminal masterminds on Earth. You love the chase before the catch. So, what do you do? You set the local police force a challenge on Facebook. Michael Zaydel promised to […]

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(Really Late) Midweek Blues

20th October 2017

I think the internet may be right here. In a video clip with the POTUS that circulated around twitter yesterday, many reporters and people are asking one thing. Are you sure that was Melania? This is not Melania. To think they would go this far & try & make us think its her on TV […]

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Anti-Slavery Day: It’s Still an Issue

19th October 2017

I’m sure like many of you, we like to think such archaic and horrible practices like slavery are a thing of the past. That there is no way people could be that low to enslave other human beings. Well, sadly, you’d be wrong. Yesterday, as some of you may know was National Anti-Slavery day. A day where […]

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Anne Frank Diary Illustrated

12th October 2017

One of the most read books in the world has been made into a comic-book format, visualising what the young girl must have gone through all those years ago. The diary, which Anne Frank nicknamed Kitty, has been given a splash of colour by the creators of Oscar-nominated animation Waltz with Bashir, with an animated […]

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Midweek Blues

11th October 2017

So sometimes we cover stuff that’s heart-warming or has a real meaning to it. But then there are the times where we just get silly and look at something weird. This is one of the weird ones. Take, for example, this muscle boy. The most muscular kangaroo ever to be photographed (probably), in Boodjidup Creek, […]

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Un-bear-ably Comfy

11th October 2017

There’s nothing quite like lounging around on your sofa after a long day, or just because you’re lazy and you need a food nap. On a garbage dump visit (because that’s apparently something Canadians do), nurse Mandy Stantic noticed a black bear just chilling on an abandoned sofa. Man does he look like a comfy […]

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Marvel Almost Messed Up

10th October 2017

Marvel, movie and comic-book giant, almost made a mistake the other day, by announcing they would ‘join forces’ with Northrop Grumman, a US arms manufacturer. They announced the partnership on Friday, but have subsequently ended it after criticism from fans. It was suggested that the collaboration profited from war. The manufacturer makes military and aerospace […]

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Straight Outta Skull Island

9th October 2017

Seriously, this thing looks like it could fight King Kong. If he were a little smaller. A security guard in Indonesia has reportedly survived an attack from the largest python ever recorded. The creature was 23-foot long and was blocking a road on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Robert Nababan, the guard in question, ‘tried […]

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Instagram Polls Aren’t Anonymous

6th October 2017

This is a PSA. Instagram has been under fire after adding a feature that shows how people have voted on the newest ‘story polls’. Users can use a poll when uploading a story and can now see what their followers choose. Most users didn’t realise that these votes weren’t anonymous. Instagram has said that their […]

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Infamous Trump Tape Played in Protest

6th October 2017

That tape, the one that caused so much fuss about a year ago and incidentally did nothing to hinder Trump’s ascension to POTUS status, is to be played on loop outside the White House. For 12 hours. If you’ve no idea what we’re on about, in the infamous video, our dear POTUS said: ‘You know, […]

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We’re a Hive Mind

5th October 2017

Theresa May’s most recent conference was interrupted by a prankster. We all giggled when it was. Then we learned it was Lee Nelson. Cue eye roll from everyone. The prankster’s P45, found by May’s lectern pic.twitter.com/RNVcqY9jXj — Robert Peston (@Peston) October 4, 2017 The ‘comedian’ Simon Brodkin did a show in 2010, called Lee Nelson’s […]

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Midweek Blues

5th October 2017

Yo, you ever want to just see some buildings duke it out in a Twitter war? Yeah, that happened this week. On October 2nd, it was World Architecture Day, with numerous people around the world sharing photos of some cool looking buildings. From Edinburgh to India, people really like buildings. Architecture is a visual art […]

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Sit Down Bobby

4th October 2017

Recently we ran a story about international artist BoB, wanting to prove once and for all that the Earth was indeed flat. The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart… where is the curve ? please explain this pic.twitter.com/YCJVBdOWX7 — B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016 Well, now actual astronauts have weighed in. The very […]

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The Spiciest October Memes

4th October 2017

The Spiciest October Memes Yes, it’s that time of year once again. Prepare for spooks and prepare to be shaken by memes that have literally taken 24 hours to come about. When Its Finally October pic.twitter.com/z1xTLjCr49 — CozyBoy Meech (@meechonmars) October 1, 2017 There is so much wrong with the world and this is so […]

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Man submerges himself to the waist in frozen lake

The Amazing Benefits Cold Showers

3rd October 2017

From the second you get up on a morning, every choice you make- no matter how insignificant it seems- will influence the rest of your day in some way. We all know the recommended morning ritual for a successful day: eat a good breakfast, don’t press snooze, prepare the night before, etc. But did you […]

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Even Bill Gates Admits It

2nd October 2017

Whether he says the words or not, Bill Gates now uses an Android-powered phone, basically admitting the Windows phone probably isn’t very good. Microsoft’s Windows-powered phones had a rather minimal impact on the smartphone market, given its weird interface, lack of apps and awful camera. The current smartphone market is basically dominated by Google’s Android […]

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Which Weird Uni Student Are You?

2nd October 2017

By now, you’ve either started university or are just about to in a week or so. It doesn’t matter which uni you go to; you’ll meet exactly the same type of people at Oxford or Durham as you will at Aberystwyth or Sunderland. Here are the worst/weirdest types of people you’ll meet within your first […]

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Grub on a Budget

1st October 2017

If you’re anything like me, you spend an exuberant amount of money on food every week. I’m here to tell you that you’ve been spending that money wrong and there are plenty of places you can grab some grub on the cheap. Nando’s – Hear me out. Say you’re in a group of three or […]

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Your Nearest Foodbank and How You Can Help

29th September 2017

No matter how wealthy you think you are, you’re never more than a few pay cheques away from poverty. At any moment in your life, you could find yourself needing to rely on foodbanks to avoid starving or further poverty. From April 2016 to March 2017, over 1,182,000 three day emergency food supplies were given […]

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Demi Documentary Coming Soon

29th September 2017

Demi Lovato’s documentary will be coming on 17th October, detailing her struggle with alcohol addiction and an eating disorder. The former Disney channel star and X Factor USA judge recently marked five years sober. #SimplyComplicated has been a long time in the making & is so special to me. Can't wait to share it on […]

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The Earth is A Globe

27th September 2017

  It is, obviously, but this is so much funnier because of that fact. BoB, international hip-hop artist, lover of Airplanes, has kickstarted a project to prove one thing to all of us. Despite the hundreds of satellites in Earth’s orbit, despite the probably thousands of hours of recordings of the Earth, this guy still […]

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How Dare They

27th September 2017

I’m livid. The number of Jaffa Cakes per pack has been decreased from 12 per pack to 10. The boxes now weigh 4.3oz instead of the previous 5.2oz, however, McVitie’s has reduced the price to 99p, from £1.15. Twin packs which now contain 20 instead of 24 cakes are now £1.89 rather than £2.19. Everyone’s […]

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The Boy Who Feared The Colour White

26th September 2017

The Little Albert experiment was one of the most unethical but revealing experiments in 1920s child psychology. Psychologists John B Watson and Rosalie Raynor set out to discover whether emotional responses could be conditioned in humans, building on Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov‘s similar experiment with dogs in which he discovered that dogs could be trained […]

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4 Phones Better Than the iPhone X

24th September 2017

With the newest iPhone being unveiled people are already asking whether to get it or not. Well, I’m here to say no. You really shouldn’t spend a grand on a phone that has fewer features than its predecessor. So, here are four other phones that do everything the iPhone can do, without having to take […]

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Freshers’ Flu: Where Does It Come From?

23rd September 2017

Unless you barricade yourself in your room for the full week, freshers’ flu is unavoidable. If you haven’t caught it yet, don’t feel smug- it’s on its way. One mystery that freshers have to try and solve every year is where their illness came from. Is it from mixing in with new people, all with […]

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Lady Gaga Postpones Tour

18th September 2017

31-year-old performer Lady Gaga has pulled her European tour on doctors’ orders, after being admitted to hospital with chronic pain. The singer suffers from fibromyalgia which causes widespread pain all over the body and an increased sensitivity to pain. In a lengthy Instagram post, she explained why she was pulling the tour. To my fans, […]

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Gay Culture Became a Meme

18th September 2017

So, one question on everyone’s mind is this. What is gay culture? What is it defined by? Is it how amazing your brows are? How many years you spent in the closet. How many people you had to lie to? Or is that too real? Well, Twitter has all the answers. As always. Gay culture […]

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This Is Too Weird

12th September 2017

The following article will be a tad weird, so bear with us. Ted Cruz, the Republican Senator, has appeared to have done something a bit dim. Like many places on the internet, you can simply find anything through searching a few keywords. It would seem Ted has done just this, as he (maybe?) accidentally liked […]

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Here We Go Again

11th September 2017

*THERE WILL BE UNCOMFORTABLE WORDS USED IN THIS ARTICLE. REALLY SORRY* Straight up, I couldn’t sleep over the thought of people defending this absolute nonsense. So here are the facts. Literally, not 24 hours ago, famous YouTuber PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg) dropped the N bomb on stream. Everyone is obviously upset, or outraged, or annoyed etc. […]

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381 Species Discovered

10th September 2017

Researchers in the Amazon rain forest have discovered 381 new species of organisms after a two-year programme. New discoveries include 216 plants, 93 fish, 32 amphibians, 20 mammals, 19 reptiles and 1 bird. Great news, right? Well, you shouldn’t, get excited yet- there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that every two […]

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Stuck for Streaming?

9th September 2017

While we already did films coming out this month there are still plenty of things you can watch online. From Rick and Morty to American Gods there are loads of series to sink your teeth into this September. Let’s count them down. Rick and Morty – From the folks down at Adult Swim, Cartoon Network’s […]

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Turn Your Eyes Orange

8th September 2017

The human brain is the least understood organ in the body and it’s for a good reason. Our brains display millions of phenomenon’s that not even the best psychologists or biologists have even begun to understand. We can understand complex ideas and theories, read emotions and understand different languages but then simple illusions have our […]

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Trump’s Tacky Trash

8th September 2017

Hey there, do you have disposable income but hate every form of entertainment other than the bloated ego of a man who could quite easily disguise himself as a Wotsit and no one would know? Well, now you too can own a piece of Trump’s personality in what we’re calling a Trump’s Trash Corner! You […]

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Advice I Can’t Give

8th September 2017

Doing something new is at best exciting, and at worst, terrifying. ‘Is it possible for a situation to be both?’ was the question I was asking myself as I started college last week. The answer is no, and people who say otherwise are liars. There is something almost absurdly intimidating about sitting in a room […]

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Midweek Blues

6th September 2017

Resham Khan. A name you may have heard in June after she had acid thrown at her and her cousin through their car window in London. She has been writing about her recovery on social media and recovered she has. She also talked about getting back into university and getting some normality back in her […]

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We’re All So Funny

6th September 2017

Another hurricane is headed to the southern parts of the USA this week, but while its winds are way below that of Irma, Jose is facing another issue. Border control. Yes, thank you, that’s possibly the greatest joke I have ever made. I mean it would be if everyone on Twitter hadn’t beaten me to […]

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Next Level Petty

6th September 2017

And we love it. We’ve all had those relationships. Where it’s been over for years but you’re still bitter. There’s just something bugging you. Solution? Be as petty as the girl this guy dated: A girl I screwed over once upon a time now gives my number to all the guys she's not interested in […]

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‘Talking Not The Answer’

30th August 2017

Concerns rise internationally over North Korea’s continued nuclear testing. As shown in a recent photo, taken as Kim Jong-un watches a missile launch, the leader looks increasingly like a man in the midst of a nervous breakdown, reflected in the screaming eyes of the hysterical generals around him. Luckily, the North Korean leader’s US counterpart, […]

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The People of Pompeii Were Still Doomed

29th August 2017

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the ancient city of Pompeii is one of history’s most iconic volcanic eruptions but new research has shown that the Pompeiians had a lot more to worry about than some big flaming mountain. The Romans were at the forefront of civilisation and most places in their empire had magnificent buildings, […]

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Midweek Blues

23rd August 2017

People are really stupid. People are so ridiculously stupid it hurts sometimes. As you may have heard, there was a big deal made about the eclipse in the US on Monday. This is the first eclipse since 1979 in the US, where they predicted this eclipse all those years ago. It’s a little sad given […]

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Midweek Blues

16th August 2017

From crisps to Helen Mirren dragging Ivanka Trump’s take on feminism, it’s a Midweek Blues mash-up! To start, you ever read something so wrong you exhale like a dolphin that’s just been made to pick up four cards in a row in Uno? Well, someone decided to stir the proverbial Twitter outrage pot with their […]

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The Only Thing That Matters

15th August 2017

It’s been an odd few days. Nazi discourse in 2017, people defending the death of a woman in cold blood due to stupid people with archaic (and frankly abhorrent and disgusting views) and people being b**ps in general. Honestly, I can’t believe I have had to do this twice in one year. So, here’s the […]

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Poor Ratings For Life of Kylie

15th August 2017

It’s long overdue but it looks like we’re all finally getting sick of the Kardashian/Jenner family as Kylie Jenner’s new show flops massively. Kylie, who is now the richest of all the Kardashian/Jenners, decided to create her own spin-off Keeping Up With The Kardashians show called Life of Kylie that followed her own daily activities. […]

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The Nuances and Disparities Of Justice

12th August 2017

The British justice system is widely regarded as being either too harsh and wrongly focused or too soft, depending on who you ask. To what extent should the punishment fit the crime? And what form should the punishment take? British laws outline a number of offences that are judged to be worthy of a lifetime […]

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The History And the Experience

9th August 2017

Warkworth Castle – the product of around 500 years of Northumbrian history – sits perched atop a naturally defensible spur of land in the form of a tight meander on the River Coquet, which bypasses the castle on three of its side and floods into the North Sea about two miles east at Amble. The […]

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What words make you laugh?

9th August 2017

Language is a deep and complicated matter- especially the English language with its nonsensical grammar rules and baffling idioms that are the bane of many non-native speakers’ lives. Sometimes though, the study of the English language can be thoroughly humorous particularly when researching to find the funniest English word. In order to find out, the […]

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How to Relax in the Summer Holidays

8th August 2017

Summer is a great time for students. It’s supposed to mean no work for six weeks, sunshine and sleep. AKA: heaven. However, with six weeks to kill, sometimes summer seems a bit of a drag and for the workaholics among us, relaxing is an alien concept. Sometimes we could do with someone to teach us […]

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Make forehead spots a thing of the past

8th August 2017

You know those tiny little flesh-coloured bumps that aren’t really spots but still kinda are? Well, all they are is clogged pores and you’ll be pleased to know there are a million ways to resolve this to get smooth skin. They are most common on your forehead and chin and both genders can suffer from […]

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The Arriva Teen Card : Perfect Imperfection

8th August 2017

Here in Tyne and Wear we have a number of well known generous travel schemes to help keep young people on the move, such as Nexus’s Pop Card and Metrosaver or Go North East’s offer of single journeys for a pound or an all day ticket for £3.75. However, one scheme that slips under the […]

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