Lifestyle

Being HPV aware can save lives

October 30, 2019

The human papiloma virus (HPV) vaccine is now administered free of charge for both boys and girls in their first year of secondary school.

Film

It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus

October 30, 2019

As the evenings grow darker, and colder, there’s one thing on everyone’s mind – snuggling up with a hot chocolate, and a Halloween movie to ring in the season.

Television

Fractured fails to stray from classic thriller tropes

October 30, 2019

From the onset, there is a sense of foreboding in the new Netflix thriller, “Fractured.” This is possibly due to the fact that the plot of the movie seems very familiar to “Shutter Island” and “Flight Plan”, where actress Jodie Foster searches for her missing daughter on a flight.

Lifestyle

The importance of understanding a friend’s disability or illness

October 30, 2019

Chronic disabilities and illnesses hold an emotional weight that only those who have come into direct contact with these conditions can understand. While many have made note of the effects which these conditions have on the lives of the people surrounding the affected individual, it can not be understated that the life of the sufferer is still the life most deeply affected.

Lifestyle

GHB use is on the rise

October 30, 2019

GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) or GBL (gamma-butyrolactone), colloquially known as G or Gina, is a recreational drug which, following a similar trend in London over the past six years, first gained a foothold in the MSM Chemsex scene where it became popular due to its euphoric, sexual, and psychological effects. And now, again following a similar pattern to the UK , GHB use among the wider recreational drugs-scene is on the rise.

Articles

The TikTok takeover

October 30, 2019

Similar to Youtube, Tik Tok is an interactive app where you can connect with friends, comment on videos and follow other people.

Halloween

Halloween movie watch list for those cosy nights in

October 30, 2019

As you grow up Halloween becomes less of an opportunity to knock at houses and ask for sweets but rather buying your own sweets and locking yourself in your own house. You snuggle yourself up on the couch, pray no one rings the doorbell and stick on a movie – but what to watch?

Television

RuPaul’s Drag Race takes the UK by storm

October 30, 2019

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK finally got under way at the start of October, and the judgment is still out on whether it’s just the US version with a British coat of paint.

Articles

The e-boy and e-girl culture

October 30, 2019

Typically, the e-girl will have heavy winged eyeliner, blush and clips in their dyed colourful or black hair.

Halloween

Best Halloween costume ideas for this spooky season

October 30, 2019

With spooky season just around the corner, there is plenty of competition with thinking outside the box. I am going to provide you with some ideas on where to buy the best  affordable halloween costumes as well as how to design one from your own wardrobe.

Books

Pippa O’Connor Ormond on living your best life

October 16, 2019

Model, author, mother, wife and successful business woman – Pippa O’Connor Ormond has done it all. A true girl boss. Pippa wrote her first book in 2016. However, in her second book “The Pippa Guide : Live Your Best Life”, she delves deeper into her life than before, “I knew that I wanted [the book] to go beyond the snippets that you see online.”

Lifestyle

Ditching fast fashion

October 16, 2019

People are becoming more and more aware of the effects that fast fashion has on our environment. What does fast fashion really mean though?

Lifestyle

Anxiety on the rise

October 16, 2019

It is completely normal to be anxious or worried about events that will happen in the future, however, if these feelings become constant and cause significant stress, then it could be considered a serious mental illness.