University can be an incredibly stressful time. Whether you’re a first year trying to find your feet or a third year powering through on your final exams, the pressure on students can get quite overwhelming. In fact, 1 in 4 students now experience mental health problems at university, a survey […]
In my previous post, I talked a bit about how important it is for you to keep developing yourself (i.e. moving forward) even if you’re feeling like everything you do is useless. Last time I left off, I was just about to take my first steps into the world of […]
I’ve never celebrated Halloween. I’ve never really seen the point of it. Perhaps it stems from the fact that we were never allowed to do anything for it as kids. In fact, we were that family who’d be sat at home with blinds closed, lights off and doors locked. However, […]
College is one of the most important parts of shaping your future career. It helps to create a basis on which you need to constantly build. From the skills and knowledge you learn in class to the networking within your social group. College offers a wide variety of skills which […]
I’m sure that you’ve experienced moments in your life when you’ve felt that you were doing nothing but coasting. You live in your parent’s house; you go to school; maybe hang out with a few friends once in a while; and the rest of your free time is spent on […]
What does being an introvert mean to you? It took until the second year of university for me to properly come to terms with what it meant to be an introvert, and what it meant for me. I should begin by stating that, being introvert means something different to everyone, […]
It’s been 6 months since I last saw you. To begin with life was hard, I would often think of you, wanting so much to try and reach out. As time went on, it got easier. But I still never understood why you did what you did. I was too open […]
About JoyBinge JoyBinge is a place to hear news stories of joy, good deeds, and hope when the news gets too overwhelming. Join Kimmy and Sinow as they find reasons to celebrate, laugh and smile! This week, Sinow and Kimmy talk about the great JoyBinge break they have embarked on, […]
Emily writes: Narrowing it down to just my 5 favourite nuggets of wisdom has been incredibly hard… but I’ve managed it (eventually)! So, before I ramble on any longer, here’s Meredith Grey’s top 5 nuggets of wisdom, and the lessons I’ve learnt from them.
Have you been working really hard and are in dire need of a break? Or perhaps you’re looking for a different place to celebrate a birthday? Well look no further than my home city – Nottingham. A persistent rumour that there were 10 women to every man meant that it […]
Chloe Writes: Did you know that November 13th is World Kindness Day? Before I began my blogging I was unaware of all the international and national awareness days that we have the opportunity to celebrate. Although some are better known than others, I find it interesting when I come across gems like Kindness Day. Why isn’t the more widely known? Surely kindness is just as important as everything else?
Amy writes: This year has flown by, and we’ll soon be entering the festive season. While for most of us, the Christmas period is a wonderful time where we enjoy spending time with family, eating and drinking too much, and exchanging gifts. However, for a number of us, the festive season can be incredibly difficult.
For some, the ‘C’ word, (NOT that one) is frowned upon to even mention this time of year. But for others, Christmas could not come quick enough. I am in the latter category, I absolutely love Christmas time and I like to get organised early so that I can enjoy […]
Credit Cards, some of you may be saying YES! I have one or some may say yeah, I have those. Credit Cards can be a great tool to help you build credit or ruin it. As a college student Credit Cards have been around especially for you, although there are […]
Hi! I’m Jo, the new Every Day Role Model for The Need to Live. Since you’ll be hearing fairly regularly from me from now on, you should probably get to know me. So what better way than laying my cards on the table? I thought I’d share with you the […]
No, this post does not come too early. Many people use the new year as a clean sheet to start setting new goals and get into good habits. While I think this can sometimes be beneficial, I think that for most people it is just an excuse to delay objectives […]
Its completely normal for relationships to change once you start a family. Some relationships will drift apart, others will become stronger than ever, and you will find that you make new relationships long the way. My other half The father to my children. If its even possible I love him […]
Your career goals may be far from being a salesperson but when it comes to your resume, you do need to know how to sell yourself. And that’s how you should think of your resume – as your professional sell sheet. Your resume should highlight your professional success stories in […]
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a night out on the town… but it comes to a point when you’d rather do something that doesn’t involve alcohol. There’s no harm in drinking every now and again, but it really isn’t the be all and end all of student life. […]
In July this year, it was 6 years since I graduated from university. It feels weird to think that I’ve now been adulting for that long. When is it acceptable to stop calling yourself a graduate? Asking for a friend. Anyone who knows me will know that I did not […]
Baltic Flour Mills was opened in 1950 by Rank Hovis, though the building was designed and construction work began in the 1930s, (it was discontinued during the war which is why it was finally opened In 1950). It was probably named after the Baltic Sea as other Rank Hovis mills […]
Going on a trip as a College student can be nearly impossible, especially when your paying for everything yourself. But, there are ways where you can actually go on small trips throughout your College years. The key is to save money on the things you would not think about usually. […]
Disclaimer Whilst I am studying psychology and counselling, this does not make me a qualified psychologist or counsellor. If you are experiencing symptoms that you think may be related to PTSD then please contact your GP at your earliest convenience. The thoughts and comments contained within this post are my […]
Background I moved home to Belfast, Northern Ireland in July of this year. I thought for sure when I moved home that things would be fine, I’d get housed quickly by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) and I would be able to slowly piece my life back together. Boy/Girl/Non-Binary […]
When you think of your typical gamer, you may think of a guy sat in his bedroom, eating Doritos in his own little world, who might be socially inept, prefers the darkness of a blackened-out room with only the pixels of a monitor or TV lighting the way. But from my experience, this is just not true…
Hi and welcome to JoyBinge! I am Kimmy and I am Sinow, and we share good stories about good people doing good things! Get ready to binge on some joy! News The cities designing playgrounds for the elderly Written by Vittoria Traverso for the BBC Staying healthy is difficult but […]
I have this dilemma practically every day; I never know what to eat so early on in the day. Surely I’m not the only one? Check out these 5 easy recipes for quick and simple breakfast ideas to make your morning routine just that little bit more bearable!
Self care looks different for everyone and so it’s important to find what works for you. Whether that’s taking a bubble bath, reading a book or playing video games. There’s no correct way to practice self care