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5 Ways to Better Skin

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Our skin changes a lot throughout our lifetime: from smooth, clear skin as a child, to breakouts as teenagers and then the first signs of ageing as an adult. It is therefore...

Upset? Get a pet!

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Picture this: you go home after a 9 til 5 day at University, completely drained of energy and looking more like an underpaid zombie rather than a human being. You open your door...

Blind Date: Abbie & James

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Third year Computer Science student James met Third year Business Management student Abbie for a blind date set up by the Courier. Abbie on James Hey Abbie, what made you sign up...

Why I love the contraceptive patch

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Like many teens, I was prescribed the contraceptive pill before I was even sexually active, as a way of controlling painful periods. Unfortunately, my time on the pill was nothing...

Table Talk: do we still respect table manners?

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“Elbows off the table”, “don’t eat with your mouth full” and “no burping at the table” are just some of the arduous reminders that most people growing up will be...

How to tackle an assignment

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Having your very first assignments at university can be stressful. It’s often that you feel as if you won’t manage to meet the criteria because you’re not used to this type...

Male mental health: a changing culture?

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Mental health among men is a conversation that is, rightfully so, becoming increasingly prevalent. With celebrities like Prince Harry and Lewis Hamilton admitting they have...

The dark side of contraception

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From my own personal experience, I have never ever had a single sexual health lesson in school. Whereas most schools promoted learning how to put a condom on a banana, which was...

My Therapy: Talking

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Even in today’s society, in which mental health issues have received some well-deserved representation in the media to tackle social stigma, it can still be hard to reach out to...

My Therapy: Reading

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For me, if something is to be considered therapeutic, it has to be a form of escape. It has to be something that occupies me entirely, and allows me to switch off from the outside...