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We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Plane

14th June 2017

People don’t realise how big of a deal concerts are. When was the last time you were at a gig and wondered how they got that there? How do they transport all of that equipment, and all the people required to use that equipment across the world in a matter of days sometimes? Well, it […]

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Times are Changing

13th June 2017

After Mr. President Orange pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord last week, calling it ‘very unfair to the United States’, artists known as Claire&Max have created a visualisation of what would happen if the world ignores the 2°C temperature rise. It’s… rather haunting. Entitled Two °C, it shows some of New York’s iconic streets […]

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Your Dreams Explained

13th June 2017

Whenever you dream about something at night, it’s more often than not your subconscious mind’s way of trying to tell you something about your emotional or spiritual well being and many people find it helpful to use dream dictionaries or interpretations to help them make sense of what their brain is communicating. For most people, […]

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20 Miscellaneous Writing Prompts

13th June 2017

The summer holidays are coming up which means there’s endless amounts of time to write and maybe even crack on with that novel or blog you’ve been putting off. To give you some inspiration or ideas, here are 20 uncategorised writing prompts for you to use in anyway you want. 1- You dream about a […]

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Plus-Sized Models Good for Mental Health

8th June 2017

Who would’ve thought? Oh wait, everyone. As if that needed to be said. Yep, according to researchers at the Florida State University, women experience a boost in their psychological health after seeing realistic body shapes and sizes, rather than underweight models. The researchers recruited 49 women, all wanting to lose weight. These women were then […]

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Don’t Mess with the Future

8th June 2017

Seriously, look what happened to The Terminator. As you are probably well aware, today is voting day for the UK. Where we’ll chose between the pool of parties that have put forward their ideas, and cases for why they should lead. But let’s be real: there are only two parties that actually matter. Those led […]

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Midweek Blues

7th June 2017

You know, for all the pressure and debating and fighting, I quite like election season. Some quality things happen that otherwise wouldn’t. Corbyn ate a Pringle, which everyone went mad for, one of our very own writers got the political equivalent of a shoutout at Corbyn’s public talk on Sunday, and, well, Theresa May made […]

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You Have to Love the UK

6th June 2017

You know, it’s been an odd few weeks. Two attacks in such a short space of time is enough to get anyone a bit down. But you know what? We aren’t about that. If something happens to us, we take it in our stride and make something out of it. We combat problems with the […]

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Politics: Two for One Takeaway

1st June 2017

Theresa May, while she spouts the idea of a ‘strong and stable’ Britain, seems to be doing everything she can to prove otherwise. While the debate was going on last night, she decided to do the only sensible thing. Wander around people’s houses all afternoon in the hopes of catching someone who could stand to […]

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(Late) Midweek Blues

1st June 2017

Another week, another meme. It’s almost a schedule that Mr. President Orange will say something dumb, and the entirety of rational people on the internet will take the opportunity to take the mick. This week: We have no idea what it means. No one does. We’re all perplexed here. Is it secret code for something? […]

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Grammar Check: Persons vs People

29th May 2017

English grammar is hard and more so when we have two different words for “people” that no one really knows the difference between. Whether it’s for your own personal learning or revision for an English exam, you may be looking up some of those abstract grammar terms to try and make sense of them. Well […]

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Why Did That Sea Lion React Like That?

29th May 2017

For the last week or so, the thing that’s been taking over the Internet is that video of a little girl being snatched and dragged under water by a sea lion. You’ll probably already know that she, thankfully, was rescued immediately by a man that jumped straight in after her. If you haven’t seen the […]

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Fidget Spinners Are Just Toys

16th May 2017

There are very few things in life that give me an urge to delete every single one of my social media accounts but all of these fidget spinner videos have brought me close. These fidget toys have completely taken over the internet and they’ve reached that stage in the children’s product life cycle where they’re […]

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People are Dumb

15th May 2017

There are a lot of connotations when it comes to alcohol and bathing. Wine in a bubble bath, cider in a shower when you’re feeling emotionally crippled. But it turns out, we were doing it wrong! Yes everyone, we’ve done it all wrong all this time. Two Swedish companies have shown us how to do […]

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Midweek Blues

10th May 2017

I mean it’s cute, but it’s also terrifying. Just to mention, no one got hurt, everyone’s fine, the bear is also fine, don’t call PETA. How terrifying would it be, for example, if you were spending a lovely Monday afternoon just making some brownies, to look to your right, and see a giant freaking bear […]

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Midweek Blues

3rd May 2017

People are losing their minds. Remember way back when, at the Trump Inauguration? The Wotsit himself turned to his wife Melania, and she beamed at his as he turned. But as he faced forward again… well: Seems the only #Wall @realDonaldTrump's built is the one between him and @FLOTUS #Melania #trump pic.twitter.com/XiNd2jiLUF — Andy Ostroy […]

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Midweek Blues

26th April 2017

Flashbacks incoming. About a month ago, we ran a story about a really cool charity, who give ill children the means to explore new worlds, build and create and just forget about the world for a bit, by donating game stations to hospitals. Each of the stations comes with a few games, a console and some […]

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Player Pacifists Diablo II

20th April 2017

Occasionally on this blog, we showcase some of the finer feats in gaming. From beating a boss without dodging to recreating a popular game trailer in modern CG, we’ve covered some pretty neat stuff. But occasionally we get something like this, which completely changes the game. (HA. Pun). If you’re any sort of gamer you […]

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Midweek Blues

19th April 2017

I cried. Swedish furniture company IKEA, have donated $300 and 10 cat-sized beds to the Etobicoke Humane Society, in Ontario, Canada. The cats are obviously adorable, however, it means a lot more to the workers and felines in the shelter. Look at them! In a Facebook post, the shelter said: “Our floors are easy to […]

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A Lil’ Pick Me Up

18th April 2017

It’s got to be said, a lot of the time, show hosts can be a little bit insufferable, but sometimes, just sometimes, they make you grin. And keep grinning. Giggle almost. Well, in case you didn’t know, James Corden hosts a Late Late Show, and often does a thing called Drop the Mic, where he […]

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20 Daring Writing Prompts

17th April 2017

For this collection of writing prompts, the theme will be all about risky and emotional pieces of writing. They’ll be ideal for anyone wanting to write a more revealing and challenging article, story or blog post. Write from the POV of someone who has made you feel angry/upset. Discuss something that you really struggle with […]

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Fallout 4 Mod Spotlight

16th April 2017

Long-time, no mods, am I right? Having recently downloaded Fallout 4 again, after culling my mod list to oblivion, I found it only right that I then have a good look at some of the best of the best that’s out on the Nexus. So, this week, we’re going to be looking at two things, […]

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Midweek Blues

12th April 2017

I’m not going to lie to you, people, I’ve got nothing this week. So here are some cute animals to keep you going through the rest of the week. I swear I’ll be more committed next week. But this week has been manic. From the diabolical Pepsi ad, to Sean Spicer, to United Airlines all […]

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20 Comedy Writing Prompts

10th April 2017

This new instalment of writing prompts is really more aimed at bloggers who write about their personal lives and experiences. Feel free to use some of these prompts or change some up a little bit to give your blog followers a bit of a laugh. Write about something that made you cringe. Describe what you […]

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(Late) Midweek Blues

6th April 2017

Due to some rather late nights and a terrible sleeping pattern it completely slipped my mind that yesterday was in fact a Wednesday, and we missed the Blues story. I know you’re all shocked and I do apologise. But I had an idea. What do we do when we sleep? We dream. And when we […]

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20 Weird Writing Prompts

5th April 2017

We’re always looking for ways to help out other aspiring writers so please enjoy and use our next instalment of writing prompts. This time, the theme is anything that could prompt a really weird and creepy piece of writing. 1- You’re at a funeral of a friend of a friend and you notice that all […]

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Actual Helpful Advice for University Open Days

5th April 2017

It’s just about coming up to that time of year where thousands of A-level students will be visiting different cities and universities all over the UK to try and make the difficult decision of choosing who you’re going to give £9,000 a year to for a degree. There are a million things to take into […]

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Review: BBC In Our Time Podcasts

5th April 2017

Anyone with an interest in the world and its unusual functions as well as current affairs and how they came to be will find something they love in BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time podcasts. Melvyn Bragg (who may actually have the best job in the world) hosts the programmes where experts (usually academics from some of […]

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#YEAR12PROBLEMS

3rd April 2017

True friendship Happy Monday, folks. On a nice spring morning I thought I’d talk about something that gives me the same feeling as this wonderful season does: true friendship. Yes, that’s right, true friendship can make you feel fresh, happy and warm as if you’ve just come out of the dark cave that is winter. […]

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B**p Paying for Tampons

30th March 2017

Seriously. Viagra isn’t taxed and tampons are. The heck, people? It has been revealed that girls miss or skip classes due to not being able to afford sanitary items like tampons and pads. It has also been shown that it is primarily low-income families that are affected. The Education Secretary, when asked in Parliament, said […]

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Midweek Blues

29th March 2017

Sometimes some people just don’t get it, do they? This week, Orange is the New Black star Samira Wiley and writer for the show Lauren Morelli tied the knot on the shoe that is life-long commitment, and people were simply swooning over it. @mefeater WOW they look gorgeous — auntie yonce ✨ (@99sAndThe2000s) March 26, […]

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And Now, Something Really Chill

28th March 2017

Y’know what sucks about hospitals? The lack of things to do, staring at the ceiling, bored. Especially for children’s wards – think of how boring it must be for younger people in a hospital. TV costs money, and there’s never anything on worth watching. So the solution? Donating consoles. Children at the Seattle Children’s Hospital […]

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Of Bots and Boars

28th March 2017

Cast your mind back six years. A nuclear meltdown at the plant in Fukushima was triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. It destroyed over one million buildings, and 18,000 people died. A further 100, 000 people were forced to evacuate, and an estimated 600 tonnes of toxic fuel was leaked during the incident. […]

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Student Hacks: How to Avoid Needing to Iron

26th March 2017

In amongst lectures, homework and parties there is barely enough time to cook a nutritious meal let alone waste an extra thirty minutes a week ironing. Besides, I don’t think I’ve ever looked at somebody and thought, “Omg, how creased is that shirt?”. However, some occasions call for un-creased clothes so here are some simple […]

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#NotMyRodrick

26th March 2017

So the Internet isn’t taking well to the new Rodrick in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie. The role used to be played by Devon Bostick who had a bit of an emo/bad boy vibe to him, but now, Charlie Wright will be taking over as Greg Heffley’s maniac older brother. If you have […]

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Review: Red Nose Day Actually

25th March 2017

It’s the event we’ve all been waiting for. Since it’s release in 2003, we’ve been pining to know how our favourites got on. The worst gift-wrapper ever? The Portuguese wife-to-be? The Prime Minister? Of course, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Love Actually‘s epilogue was aired live on BBC One last night as a […]

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Red Nose Day: What’s the Craic?

23rd March 2017

So, it’s almost Red Nose Day, where a large number of people will make a fool out of themselves for charity, all day long. You’ve probably already seen the famous Noses pop up in stores, and all proceeds go to Comic Relief. Viewers this year can expect a pretty well buffed line-up of stars, from […]

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Midweek Blues

22nd March 2017

A busker who was recently banned from Facebook for uploading a cover of an Ed Sheeran song said she was shocked to have received a reply from the artist himself, apologising for the block. Charlotte Campbell, a 27-year-old busker and solo artist, put a teaser up for her next cover, then was blocked for three […]

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Uuuuugh Why?

21st March 2017

The Big Bang Theory will be returning for another two seasons, reports Deadline. The main stars of the incredibly popular (yet also incredibly unfunny) show will all be returning. Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Johnny Galecki and Kunal Nayyar, have all signed on for another 48 episodes of the show. This will take the […]

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My Hero

21st March 2017

Not all heroes wear capes. This one just happens to fight fires. It’s a fair assumption to say that of the entire firefighting service of the US, very few are Hispanic. A fair assumption to say again that there are very few Hispanic Muslims. That’s why Twitter user Rahma (@mexicaen) has been gaining traction over […]

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The Worst People on Facebook

20th March 2017

Look, we all have ‘em; we all have ‘em on social media, so let’s just lay them all out shall we? Fitness freaks – These people make us sick. They spend 95% of their time at the gym, running, exercising. Yoga. Eugh. These are arguably some of the most narcissistic people you could ever meet, […]

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What Even?

15th March 2017

Remember International Women’s Day last week? That whole thing? Celebrating women for dealing with things like discrimination, sexism, and misogyny on a daily basis, and celebrating women who consistently rise above us all because they’re so great? That whole thing? Well:   Yep. The public platform, meant to be a way to talk about opportunities, […]

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Midweek Blues

15th March 2017

Probably one of the more uplifting BBC blunders in the past few years. In case you didn’t know, a recent interview with Professor Robert Kelly on the BBC was interrupted by some rather excitable guests. His two children, and his rather flustered wife, Jung-a Kim. Honestly? Best thing to happen on live TV for ages. […]

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You Are What You Wear

14th March 2017

Honestly, I did not know this. The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) has said women’s fashion choices are having a negative impact on their health. Things like skinny jeans, hoodies, and even cross body bags are causing damage to back muscles and legs too. Chiropractor Tim Hutchful said that he is “always surprised” at how many […]

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Are Career Meetings Really Necessary For Students?

11th March 2017

The conversation went like this: “What would you like to do in the future?” “I know exactly where I want to be in the future,” I replied, before proceeding to reveal my plans to reach that position. “Here’s a useful website for you.” “Yeah, I’ve seen this one before.” She then offered up a sort […]

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Midweek Blues

8th March 2017

This guy wins Tinder. He just wins. Natalia, a Tinder user, screenshotted a particular Tinder profile yesterday, and literally overnight it has blown up in terms of retweets and likes and shares or whatever it is the kids use. how is tinder free pic.twitter.com/aovc5ciwIV — natalia (@rllynatalia) March 6, 2017 Safe to say people were […]

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Why Are Some People Left-Handed?

6th March 2017

Left-handers have never really had an easy time in this right-handed world. Historically, they’ve been persecuted for years and compared to the Devil, who is apparently left-handed himself. It was always unclear why some people are left-handed but scientists think they might have worked it out. According to research, it’s much less to do with […]

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The Internet’s Best ‘What in Tarnation’ Memes

4th March 2017

What better way to make a mockery of a famous cowboy catchphrase is there than to turn it into a meme? For the last two or three weeks, Twitter, Instagram and all other social network sites have been flooded with this great memes and some of them are just brilliant. We’ve found our favourites and […]

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‘Sex, Drugs and Murder: Life in the Red Light Zone’

2nd March 2017

BBC documentaries have always been highly regarded. Most recently we’ve seen Levine on Love, Reggie Yates Extreme Russia and Drugs Map of Britain, and all have demonstrated how BBC Three have managed to maintain their reputation despite being moved to iPlayer. Sex, Drugs and Murder: Life in the Red Light Zone is yet another gritty, […]

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Midweek Blues

1st March 2017

I feel physically ill. Let’s cut straight to the point. It was revealed yesterday that Trump, the President of the United States, the guy in the White House, the big cheese (what, he’s orange enough?), likes his steak well done. With ketchup. I think we can guess the reaction, can’t we? This is not a […]

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