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Top tips for planning a trip to Sorrento Lifestyle 

Top tips for planning a trip to Sorrento

Recently, my dream of going to Italy came true and it surpassed the already high expectations I had. As brilliant as they look, I didn’t spend my time away at the obvious choices of Rome or Milan (maybe next year), but instead stayed in the beautiful town of Sorrento, located about one hour away from the city of Naples. On the coast of southern Italy, Sorrento is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for plenty to explore; a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and some insanely good food you’ll never…

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Mental Health and Christmas: It’s okay to not be okay Comment Lifestyle 

Mental Health and Christmas: It’s okay to not be okay

It is difficult to escape the fast approaching festive season. Shops are ditching the witch costumes and replacing them with selection boxes and tinsel, the annual argument of whose turn it is to host the festivities is well underway and you’re just waiting to hear the familiar sound of The Pogues. It can only mean one thing, Christmas is on its way. When suffering with mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, the prospect of Christmas can be a terrifying one. It’s a time of the year when happiness is…

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Fun, Fit and Festive: How to stay healthy during the holidays Lifestyle 

Fun, Fit and Festive: How to stay healthy during the holidays

With the arrival of the festive period, most of us are not short of opportunities to relax, celebrate and have fun. This leaves many of us facing the dilemma of how to stay healthy, whilst still making the most of the holidays. A lack of sleep and the abundance of treats around certainly means that many of us face difficulties in maintaining our usual standard of health, having to later compensate by adopting fad diets and short-lived exercise regimes come New Year’s Day… However, this doesn’t have to be the…

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‘Picture Perfect’: Social Media and the Single Life Comment Lifestyle 

‘Picture Perfect’: Social Media and the Single Life

Social media is guaranteed to make you feel bad about yourself sometimes. Got a low mark on an essay? That lad will pop up on your timeline. The one that always gets a first, bragging about how he ‘just doesn’t know how he does it’ to his adoring followers. Staying in on a Friday night? Aw, look- there’s a picture of all my friends having a brilliant time at some swanky bar. One particular aspect of social media is guaranteed to make yourself miserable- couples. This is by no means…

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Savvy Student Saving tips: The Christmas Edition Lifestyle 

Savvy Student Saving tips: The Christmas Edition

With under four weeks left until the big day, if you haven’t started thinking about Christmas shopping yet, you probably should. With the end of term approaching, student loans are running out and Black Friday bargains are over, but fear not, here are some top tips for doing Christmas on a student budget:   Make a budget (and stick to it!). Work out exactly how much you have to spend, who you need to buy for and how much you can afford to spend on each person. That way you…

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Fantastic Beasts Review: ‘Finally a Hufflepuff we can believe in’… (SPOILERS) Lifestyle 

Fantastic Beasts Review: ‘Finally a Hufflepuff we can believe in’… (SPOILERS)

I am not a true Harry Potter fan. I watch the films, and find myself enjoying them, with what little devotion that hasn’t been killed in me by my rabid Potterhead sister who regularly marathons all eight films and drags me on my summer days off to Harry Potter world. I read the books at a young age and, having a deeper interest in so many other fandoms, know a little about the extended Wizarding World through all the Tumblr posts, fanfic snippets and pithy memes that come my way…

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What being brought up by a single parent taught me Lifestyle 

What being brought up by a single parent taught me

I don’t remember ever living with my Dad. My parents got divorced when I was about 6 months old. Throughout my childhood I had a pretty sporadic relationship with my Dad and so, for roughly the first ten years of my life, it was just me and my Mum. There are lots of stereotypes that surround single parent families that which I hope to prove are often not the case. Of course a single parent household brings with it difficulties, however, I have not only managed but I have thrived…

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