Emetophobia and My Relationship with Food

Warning: You may find this post triggering if you suffer with emetophobia.  I have emetophobia. If you’re not sure what that is, it’s the fear of vomiting and seeing others be sick. Now, before I hear you cry “but no one likes being sick!” let me inform you that it’s […]

Newcastle’s Two Best Cafés

Georgia Dalton

If you live in or around Newcastle or are thinking of visiting there and you have a sweet tooth, here are two amazing cafés that you need to go and try. Cake Stories Address: 12 Brentwood Avenue Jesmond Newcastle NE2 3DH Opening Hours: Monday to Friday – 9am to 9.30pm […]

The Impact of Diet Culture.

What is the impact of diet culture on modern society and our ability to enjoy food? In light of Weight Watcher’s latest attempt to induct our children into weight-loss culture, I figured there was no time like the present to discuss the impact of toxic diet culture. As a society, […]

Keeping Drink Safe… No Spiking

Cheryl Gomery

This summer, one of the scariest things happened for me as a parent. My daughter got her drink spiked. Luckily she was with her best friend & her friend knew her well enough to actually know something was wrong & got her home safe & sound! It is one of […]

What Is Happiness?

“Happiness is a choice, and a very difficult one,” a phrase that I repeat every day. For a very long time, I didn’t understand how to maintain the feeling of happiness, and that would, in turn, worsen my mood. This continued for a long stretch of time, until I took […]

Changing Jobs Due to a Toxic Work Environment

Joseph Meyer

Changing Jobs should not be something you fear, but something you embrace, because with each new position, you will gain new skills. The question I tend to ask myself is have I learned everything there is learn in my current role to move on to the next role. You may […]

How To Conquer Fresher’s Nerves.

Gayleen Hodson

The start of university is perhaps one of the most nerve-wracking time of your life. Even if you are excited to get out there, meet new people, study and become more independent, you will still be nervous. Fresher’s week is the pivotal moment of university. You are suddenly launched from […]

My story isn’t over yet.

Cheryl Gomery

Sometimes life doesn’t treat as you hoped it would and it can be overwhelming. Waiting for exam results, having to decide what’s next, big changes such as moving, starting or losing a job, or even just that feeling that you are not good enough as you haven’t managed to achieve […]

5 Financial Myths You Need to Ignore ASAP

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When it comes to money, everyone seems to have an opinion or else be seeking a magic “get rich quick” solution. Unfortunately, we can’t all win the lottery nor can we expect to just create wealth by wishing for it. We can, however, get informed, learn our options, and efficiently […]

Let’s Get Physical!

Yasmine Shaban

“Get your workout done and you’ll feel so much better afterwards!” We’ve all heard this phrase before, haven’t we? International studies and research has shown that this phrase is actually VERY accurate. However, more often than not, we associate physical activity and exercise with how we look. As a result, we make […]

5 Tips for the College Grad


Tis the season for hugging, cheering, celebrating, high-fiving, and family photos that never seem to end. That’s right …it’s graduation season! As you don your cap and gown this spring, take a minute to embrace your loved ones, celebrate your accomplishments, and mindfully contemplate all that is to come. Some […]

The Keeping Up with the Jones’s Effect


Do you often find yourself scrolling through the many gorgeous images on Pinterest or Instagram and, perhaps subconsciously, promptly begin fantasizing about winning the lottery? Do you allow yourself to imagine all of the many ways your life would be infinitely better if only you could trade lives with that […]

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