Lifestyle

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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Lifestyle

De-metricating our Worth

This morning, when I checked my Facebook page, I had 16 notifications. 9 being actual “notifications”, 5 messages in my inbox, and 2 friend requests. In this same glimpse, I saw that a Facebook friend had updated their cover photo 24 minutes ago, and it had 5 likes. I also saw that I had 29 […]

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Lifestyle

A Social Media OBSESSION?

There is no denying that we’re all guilty of it, but today’s generation obsession with social media is developing from a harmless, narcissistic trend to something potentially more dangerous. If you’ve seen Black Mirror’s episode Nosedive, you’ll know what I mean. The episode depicts the potential future of ‘likes’ and posting photos online, illustrating how […]

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Affairs and Opinions, Lifestyle

Judgement Days

Because of the recent win of the infamous new president of the United States whose tactic so often relies on belittling and criticising his opponents and the oh-so-tragic Brexit, I decided to write a short piece about judgment. Judgment is a big part of today’s society, hidden in everyday actions, most people do not realise […]

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Lifestyle

The Age of Iris

After watching Albert Maysles’s latest documentary Iris, based on icon and Grand Dame of fashion, Iris Apfel, I was completely enthralled by her, and unashamedly so might I add. Her own assertion that ‘people like me because I’m different,’ is not far from the mark at all, she is entirely fascinating and brimming with personality. […]

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Lifestyle

The Overthinker’s Story

Not long ago, I was unloading all my stress, thoughts about university, my relationships and the future with a friend of mine, as you do in university. Throughout my quarter-life-crisis rant, my friend just sat there staring at me. She looked at me, paused for a heartbeat and said, “You’re a compulsive over thinker, you […]

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Lifestyle

Twenty Things I Learned In Twenty Years

Being twenty is weird. You’re an adult and you feel like an adult, but you also know that you are still extremely naïve and fragile and still unable to make sense of this strange world around you. You are probably still completely unsure of your place in the world. You know your own name and […]

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LEEDS, Lifestyle

Advice To My First Year Self

DON’T PANIC. You are about to experience the best three years of your entire life. Right now, you are crippled with fear: unsure if you’ll make any friends; worried about finding your way to your first lecture; and seriously doubting your ability to cook a balanced meal. Luckily, you from the future has some indispensable […]

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