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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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Jamie’s Bakes: Jamie’s Gooey Chocolate and Orange Cake Food 

Jamie’s Bakes: Jamie’s Gooey Chocolate and Orange Cake

This is the newly created recipe for my Gooey Chocolate and Orange cake. The cake itself takes a little bit of patience but it so so worth it. I was baking for a group of around 25 so I went for a large cake, but if you want to make a smaller version you just need to make sure you’ve got half the number of eggs to the flour, butter and sugar (in ounces) and you’re all set! For the filling and the cream I haven’t put how much you’ll…

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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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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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