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How To Prepare For The Festive Season

Gayleen Hodson

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 […]

Fun Things To Do At Uni WITHOUT Drinking

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. […]

Homeless in Northern Ireland

NEM 1

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 […]

What Is Self Care Anyway?

Emily Carter

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

Bucket Lists

Bucket lists can serve many purposes beyond “what I want to do before I kick the bucket,” which is its traditional meaning. I have used my bucket list for a variety of purposes.  For example, to add some extra fun into my life, to hold myself accountable to my goals, […]

Best Books for Mums!

I thought I would share my three favourite parenting related books, that I’m reading at the moment! Calm Parents, Happy Kids While many parenting books focus on changing a child’s behaviour, this book addresses the fact that children can only change when their relationship with their parents change. Dr. Laura […]

Before You Tweet…

In My Opinion…. The average half-life of a tweet is 24 minutes.   Twenty-four quick minutes… That’s nothing, right? What’s the odds that any badly worded or even emotionally charged tweet will be seen by the intended party?  Well, let me tell you, the odds are actually very good! Think Before You Click: […]

I Was Fired From My Job, Now What?

Joseph Meyer

Getting fired is painful, one of those situations we all try to forget, but it happens. All to often we get comfortable in our jobs for those who work for an organization/company everything seems be going great and then suddenly you get a dreaded call “Can you stop by HR, […]

First Steps

Joseph Huang

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 […]

Book Review: Atonement

TITLE: Atonement  AUTHOR:  Ian McEwan PUBLISHER: Jonathan Cape  AGE GROUP: 16+ (Explicit themes are discussed.) RATING:  5/5 Atonement is easily my favourite novel. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to start reading postmodern fiction or explore the genre further. Ian McEwan is a master of crafting prose through language and structure […]

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