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How to be a Successful Bumble-r

I put my pride on the line and went undercover to infiltrate 2017’s hottest dating app, all for the readers of Lippy Magazine. Bumble can be used as a dating app, a business networking platform or a very millennial way of making new friends. But for the purpose of this experiment I went with the […]

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Embracing Your Perfect Imperfections

“True strength is knowing, experiencing the truth, that in our fragility lies our possibility. And therefore, we must accept not just our strengths, but also our weaknesses. We must love them even more fiercely than we love our strengths, for they are one and the same.”- Umair Haque It is extremely hard to find an […]

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A Foreigner’s Guide to Their Hometown: Barcelona

I’ve recently taken a step back to look at my life here in Leeds compared to the one back in Barcelona, my hometown. Indulging in the realms of a new culture and ways of life that I am slowly becoming accustomed to, in the past month I have been well acquainted with a sense of […]

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20 Things I Have Learnt in the Last 20 years

Two months ago I finally hit the big 20, which in Japan (where I was born) is a significant age as it marks your full integration into womanhood. No longer am I getting “you are still so young!” but now I get “wow, you are getting on!”, which for me puts into perspective the pressure […]

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Mental Health at University

At school everyone would tell you that going to University would be the most exciting experience of your life. It was bigged up to be this fantastical ideal world, but no one would ever tell you about the other, uglier stuff. University is a huge place and in most cases for the first time ever, […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the University of Leeds

October is the month in support of breast cancer awareness, with one of the most important days being October 20th. As National Mammography Day, it serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense against breast cancer is early detection, and emphasizes the importance of going to regular check-ups to avoid the possibility […]

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Advice I Would Give To My Younger Self…

Growing up is one of the trickiest things we face in life. It’s like solving the world’s hardest crossword puzzle and then realising that you’ve written all the letters wrong. At some point in everyone’s life, you’ll wish you had a re-wind button to re-live all those happy, awkward and defining moments of your life […]

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Why I’m Giving Up Social Media for Lent

When I was 16, my brother challenged me to give up social media (and chocolate) for 40 days of lent. With my competitive nature, of course I accepted the challenge. I am not religious, but I did this to prove to him and most importantly myself, that I wasn’t addicted. 30 days is enough time […]

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