Last Minute Revision Crash Course

19th February 2018

As somebody who leaves most things in life until the last minute, I am very experienced in the art of last minute revision. Yeah it’s not ideal and I don’t deny that it’s better and far less stressful to revise over a few weeks rather than the night before, but we’ve all been in this situation before. During my […]

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Inquiry into Nelly Sexual Allegations

14th February 2018

Claims that RnB artist Nelly sexually assaulted a fan in the UK at a gig, have been reported to the police and are under investigation. Allegedly, the attack occurred after a show at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on 5th December last year. An Essex Police spokesperson said the service had started the investigation after a […]

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Weird Interview Questions: SpaceX Edition

13th February 2018

Job interviews are the worst. In a small time period, you have to prove to a complete stranger why you’re better than the other complete strangers who also want the job. The nerves, the interview etiquette and the fear of the unknown all make interviews one of the most uncomfortable parts of modern life. Usually, […]

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Uni Struggles: Weird Habits

6th February 2018

What will strike you the most about living in student halls is other people’s routines and lifestyles. We’re all different and come from a whole variety of backgrounds but this is amplified when you’re all living in such close proximity. The way some people choose to live can sometimes shock you or you may even […]

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Aussie Crows Smarter than Humans

5th February 2018

One of the most famous examples of a plan massively backfiring is the cane toad situation in Australia. In 1935, the state of Queensland introduced these poisonous amphibians from the Americas as a means of controlling pests that were eating and destroying sugar cane crops. This went about as well as you’d imagine. The number […]

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The Flu Guru

5th February 2018

You know what’s awful? Flu. You know what’s even worse? Not knowing how to cope with it when it inevitably creeps up on you. Basically, I have flu and I’m incredibly salty about it so we’re going to be having a look at some of the things you should (or shouldn’t) be doing when you […]

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Uni Struggles: Five Stages of Washing

3rd February 2018

Doing laundry is the simplest yet most mundane household chore. Literally all you have to do is put the dirty clothes in a big machine, press some buttons and then remove them 30 minutes later to put them in the dryer. The whole process (including sorting and putting away) takes about two hours. However it’s […]

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PETA’s Problematic Posters

1st February 2018

Look. I totally get why PETA is the way they are. If you think someone is murdering or exploiting sentient beings, it’s perfectly reasonable to be angry about that. That said, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals don’t help themselves. They approve ridiculous campaigns and posters that actively encourage people to eat meat […]

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Midweek Blues

31st January 2018

Sometimes, we just need some support from a peacock okay? Don’t judge, peacocks are great and deserve better rights. A female traveller was recently banned from taking her ‘emotional support peacock’ on board a United Airlines flight. She offered to purchase the bird a ticket according to travel blog ‘Live and let Fly’. The airline […]

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Weird…we think so

29th January 2018

If you’re just about to eat your dinner, I’d maybe hold off reading this article because you’re about to see something truly disgusting. Rosemount High School in Minnesota played an odd ‘prank’ in which blindfolded students were told to expect a kiss from a ‘special someone’. Unfortunately for students, the kiss came from over-enthusiastic parents, […]

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Sharing Bags of Sweets Could Be Banned

28th January 2018

Everybody’s favourite campaign group Action on Sugar has called for ‘sharing bags’ to be banned after realising that in most cases, the word ‘sharing’ is used incorrectly. Already this month, the group has whinged on about kids drinking energy drinks in schools. Rather than let everybody look after their own health, AoS is calling for a […]

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Midweek Blues

24th January 2018

Minnie Mouse has finally gotten her name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! 40 years after her male compatriot got a star, she’s finally ben inducted. Katy Perry was there because let’s face it, it’s not like she has albums to worry about and she commented on how long this had taken. Her words were: […]

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Uni Struggles: The Bathroom Situation

22nd January 2018

For many prospective students, choosing accommodation can be just as challenging as choosing an actual uni for a number of reasons. Cost is often the main reason but in some cases, the most important factor can be the bathroom situation. Back in Spring 2016 when I was approaching the end of Year 13, all anybody […]

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Wolf Spotted in Belgium After 100 Years

15th January 2018

A wild wolf has been spotted in Belgium for the first time in more than a century. It made its way from Germany, showing population growth. Conservationists were excited to see wolves starting to spread out. Wolves once roamed around much of Europe, but populations dwindled after over-hunting, industrialisation and urbanisation. This also comes from […]

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Would Your City Survive a Nuclear Blast?

14th January 2018

Hawaiian officials made a colossal blunder on Saturday. This text message was sent to Hawaiian mobile phones 08:07 (18:07 GMT): “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” It took 38 minutes to correct the error, meaning that for nearly 40 minutes there was chaos in the state. “There […]

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Midweek Blues

10th January 2018

Milly Bobby Brown wore black in support of the Time’s Up initiative, in response to the ‘Weinstein affect’ and the #MeToo campaign. Ariana approves. The Stranger Things star was up for a  Primetime Emmy Award, for Outstanding Actress in a Dram Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama […]

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How to Remove Toxic People From Your Life

10th January 2018

The last thing anybody needs is a “friend” who makes you feel mentally exhausted, inferior or stressed. Life is difficult enough as it is without surrounding yourself with people who don’t have your best interest at heart. A toxic person is somebody who makes you feel you’re not good enough and brings unnecessary negativity into […]

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A week in mild amusement

9th January 2018

Theresa May, in a blistering display of chastisement not seen since you laughingly called your dog a ‘bad boy’ while snapchatting him chewing up kleenex, has said she’s ‘not impressed’ with Toby Young’s scintillating Twitter history. She said Young has been assured that if he talks that way in the future, his shiny new job […]

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What is The World’s Most Dangerous Drug?

3rd January 2018

Love. Just kidding. If you didn’t think of love at first, your mind probably went straight to heroin or amphetamines. While these are deeply addictive and deadly, they are not actually the most dangerous. To discover the most dangerous drug, researchers had to define the word ‘danger’. Their interpretation of the word included economic factors, […]

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In Case You Missed It

2nd January 2018

We don’t need to remind you – but it’s bloody freezing. Even more so in Canada, where the gorgeous Niagara Falls reside. Wait, what? What do you mean it froze? An arctic blast has hit the falls, freezing over the surrounding area. The tourist attraction sees over 14 million people a year and the deep […]

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New Year Blues

2nd January 2018

Hello there and a happy New Year to you. 2017 was an odd year. While it seemed tame compared to 2016, some serious stuff happened. From America’s gun problem reaching a focal point to the growing concern over the so-called ‘alt-right’ and why the hell everyone was so shocked that we want to punch Nazis. But […]

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The UK’s Most Googled Terms in 2017

2nd January 2018

As the year comes to a close, everyone is beginning to reflect on the past 12 months. One great, modern day way to summarise the year is to look at the most Googled terms. This year, people in the UK searched for these things the most: Meghan Markle iPhone 8 Hurricane Irma Fidget spinner Manchester […]

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Alternative cold cures from an idiot

24th December 2017

As a man who is currently throwing off the last remnants of quite a severe bout of flu, I’ve been grasping around all week for solutions. The traditional methods of bed-rest, wrapping up warm and binge-watching House of Cards didn’t appeal to me due to reasons of inconvenience, geography and a recent feeling of severe […]

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Existential Thoughts Explained

23rd December 2017

Ever catch yourself thinking about doing something you know is completely wrong but just in that moment you felt as though it was an option? Don’t worry – we all have. They’re existential thoughts. Everyone thinks about what it would be like to just push someone over right now or to drop your cat right […]

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Oily Skin Remedies

20th December 2017

There are many different skin types and many different types of skin conditions. Excessively oily skin is a really common problem that a lot of people struggle with and it can lead to other issues such as acne if it isn’t treated. It can make you feel self conscious and constantly worrying about whether your […]

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Drop In Suicide Rate in the UK

18th December 2017

Suicide rates in the UK have seen the largest decrease in 20 years, according to officials. There were 3.6% fewer suicides registered in 2016 than 2015. This shows a decrease in 223 deaths, from 6,188, the Office for National Statistics data shows. The rates account for both men and women, however, men account for three-quarters […]

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Vodafone Offers Early Contract Exits

15th December 2017

After Ofcom warned customers about additional charges overseas, Vodafone is letting people end theirs early. In April, Vodafone introduced new roaming charges for over 60 countries, outside the EU. They told customers via text. Ofcom intervened as it was concerned about the ‘clarity of that text message’. In a statement, Vodafone said its customers ‘like’ […]

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How To Revise Over Christmas

13th December 2017

Now that all the lights have been switched on in every town centre, the Christmas music is on loop in the shops and nearly the whole country has seen some snow, the last thing anybody wants to be doing over Christmas is revising. However, January mocks and exams don’t care that you’d rather be watching […]

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A Brief History of Parliament

8th December 2017

The Houses of Parliament has a long and varied history spanning nearly 1000 years. From the Gunpowder Plot to the first televised House of Commons, many pivotal historical moments have taken place in or around this iconic building. Here is a timeline of Parliament, from the very beginning to the present day: 1045- Edward the […]

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We Found Santa!

6th December 2017

But he’s been dead for hundreds of years. Sorry kids. A bone fragment, which was supposedly St Nicholas, the inspiration for Father Christmas, has been carbon dated by the University of Oxford. The test found the relic dating way back to around 343AD, which was about the time St Nicholas was supposedly from. While it […]

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Thomas The Tank Engine but It’s Lit

6th December 2017

You ever wonder what would happen if Red Bull sponsored Thomas the Tank Engine? Well, I think we’ve found the next best thing. This video that shows off a Thomas track toy has gone viral this week for the right reasons. Thomas is pulling off some sick stunts and jumps before he backs up into […]

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Midweek Blues

6th December 2017

The Yogscast, founded in 2008, posted a couple of World of Warcraft and Minecraft videos and people ate it up. They garnered a following of over seven million people in the space of a few years, then something wonderful happened. They decided to do yearly, month-long scheduled streams in the month of December. Starting in […]

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John Cena, But It’s a Life Lesson

5th December 2017

We all know the man, the meme, the legend, that is John Cena. 16-time world champion in the WWE, he has headlined some of the organisations biggest events and is generally regarded as one of the most famous wrestlers ever. But I bet you’ve never done any research around the bloke right? So why is […]

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Have you seen the weather?

30th November 2017

Unless you don’t have Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, Yikyak or windows in your house, you’ll have, no doubt, noticed that it has been snowing recently. Almost as common as the posts proclaiming the breaking news of the snow are those irascibly condemning the former in as maliciously sarcastic a manner as possible. Even […]

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A week in mild amusement

26th November 2017

This week, notorious bad bloke and Saddam Hussein lookalike Mel Gibson weighed in on the Weinstein scandal that’s shaking Hollywood to its Zionistically infested core (at least, I assume that’s what he said). He reckons that the horrendous revelations are ultimately good for Hollywood and healthy for the industry’s future. While appreciating Mel needs a […]

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Russia is Weird

24th November 2017

Seriously, I know we’ve never talked about it before but Russia is incredibly odd. From the weird Slav culture to the obsession with Adidas and…well, Vladimir Putin’s annual calendar. The images they use of Putin are…suspect, to say the least. The greatest thing to come out of it would be this: Still makes me giggle. […]

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Pokemon vs Trump

24th November 2017

If you can’t beat ‘em, make memes out of ‘em. Or catch ‘em all. Can I stop using the abbreviation of ‘em now? The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a sight to behold. With the earliest footage coming from the 1930’s, it draws a massive crowd each year. Unsurprising, given the spectacle on show. Massive […]

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Where not to write

23rd November 2017

There are oceans of guidance advising budding writers on how to write. What I found as far more difficult, when starting out contributing to this site, was where to write. What environment best facilitates the birth of content? Surely just my bedroom is too pedestrian? I’m a writer now. I need a ‘space’. Here, I […]

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The Flat Earth Society Conference

23rd November 2017

Despite there being endless amounts of evidence proving that the Earth is spherical in shape, some people chose to ignore satellite images and basic physics and argue that the Earth is flat. These flat Earth believers met up on the 9th of November for a conference to discuss the ways in which scientists have lied […]

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Disability History Month – What You Need To Know

21st November 2017

With so many month-long awareness campaigns throughout the year, it can often become easy to simply ignore all that is going on in the world. Yet one equality campaign aims to bring light to a marginalised group often left behind, both figuratively and literally, in intersectional activism discourses. UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an […]

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A Hard Learned Lesson for Zoella

20th November 2017

Celebrities and influential people in 2017 have to abide by a set of standards that did not exist a few years ago. The Internet remembers everything- the picture of you in your local newspaper from 2005, that rude tweet you made in 2008 and your weird Youtube channel that you keep forgetting to delete. The […]

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Robo Parkour

17th November 2017

Okay, this is some next level nerd stuff, so you might wanna go forth with caution. Boston Dynamics has managed to create a robot that can do flips. I’m talking sick backflips, front flips, cool parkour jumps, you name it. This just paves the way for these robots to become smarter and apparently more athletic […]

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Midweek Blues

15th November 2017

The team responsible for the friendship ruiner that is Cards Against Humanity have done it. Typically known for dumb stunts like mocking the super bowl and literally sending crap to their players, the team behind the infamous game have outdone themselves. If you were one of the people who donated $15 to their ‘Save America’ […]

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Exercising etiquette: The do’s and don’ts of the gym

15th November 2017

Perhaps you want to make friends, perhaps you want to command respect, perhaps you just don’t want to end up as the punch-line on some 15-year-old’s group chat. Whatever your desire, those of us fruitlessly grasping for self-improvement in the strip-lit temples of vanity we call gymnasiums must always be on the look out for […]

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Low Budget But Tasty Student Meals

15th November 2017

Six weeks into my second year at university, I am very quickly growing tired of cheesy pasta. To try and diversify my diet a little bit, I decided to browse the Internet to look for some cheap and easy but tasty-looking recipes. It turns out that my definition of ‘cheap and easy’ and BBC Good […]

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Basically.

13th November 2017

This is a short one but worth it. As you may know, the current POTUS is..well, a bit of a tool. Crass, sexist, closeted racist and possibly the worst of the worst when it comes to the ‘elite’ of the world. Well, just wanted to share this little gem Georgia journalist Rosalind Bentley shared with […]

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Twitter Calls To Remove Apu From The Simpsons

12th November 2017

After news broke out a few months ago that comedian Hari Kondabolu is making a documentary about Apu from the Simpsons, the debate about whether the character is racist or not has been ongoing. In the trailer, Kondabolu briefly explains why he believes Apu has been harmful to South Asians in America and the Apu […]

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Please No, Twitter.

8th November 2017

Twitter plans to increase the number of characters in tweets from 140 to 280 for most of its users very soon. This is in response to the criticism that it wasn’t easy enough to tweet, which came about in September. A test was done with a small group of people, where only 5% sent tweets […]

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Midweek Blues

8th November 2017

We love her. Beloved singer and songwriter Sia, who wrote such bangers as Elastic Heart and The Greatest was almost at the end of a scandal this week, but she responded to it like the absolute queen she is. Famously reclusive, she published a nude snap of herself, after it was revealed that someone else […]

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Twitter Accused of Bi-erasure

7th November 2017

Twitter has been criticised for failing to show anything under the hashtag bisexual. Some are calling it ‘bi-erasure’, considering there are still images and tweets for ‘lesbian’ and ‘gay’ tags. Twitter has said that there was no ‘erasure’ but there was simply an error with the system that has now been resolved. Confirming that if […]

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