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The struggle of becoming a vegan

As a convinced vegetarian, I am proud to say I do not eat animals. However, I have to admit I am feeling a bit hypocritical, as in order to really not make animals suffer, I would undoubtedly have to adapt to a vegan lifestyle. Every now and again, I enthusiastically throw myself into ProjectV, more […]

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Expensive Edinburgh: tips on how to make it to the end of the month

Undoubtedly,  Edinburgh is one of the best student cities in the United Kingdom. Nearly everywhere you go you’ll find a nice pub or a fancy bar, a quiet place to study – and, due to the capital’s manageable size, there’s a good chance you’ll bump into someone you know every day. It’s super pretty with […]

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E-Cigarettes: are they really better for you or is it just a myth?

‘Smoking kills’ is a phrase we hear and see all the time – in TV adverts, on cigarette packaging, from overly worried mums. But over the last couple of years, a new invention seems to have changed the game: electronic cigarettes. And their popularity cannot be denied, considering there are around 2.6 million vapers in […]

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A big bra auction brings fashion, fundraising and fun to Edinburgh

This March, Edinburgh is all about fashion. Celebrating the creativity of Scotland’s vibrant capital, Edinburgh Fashion Week, put on by Essential Edinburgh, is available to all style fans from March 5 to 13. And what should kick off such an exciting and extraordinary week better than a spectacular launch weekend? Especially one with all kinds […]

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Big Leap Bake Sale: the University of Edinburgh broke the Guinness World Record

This leap year, the University of Edinburgh gave dedicated students the chance to make the 29th of February not only an extra-, but an extraordinary day. Together with Great British Bake Off contestant and Edinburgh graduate Glenn Cosby, various societies used this year’s leap day to make a sweet impact – with scones, cakes and […]

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Find yourself true love using historical techniques

Valentine’s Day is notoriously difficult to celebrate when you are single. Going on a double date with a whole tub (or two) of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream might give you a little comfort, but really we are all aware that there is no chocolate fudge brownie sticky enough to glue back together a broken […]

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How To: Stay Warm This Winter

When living in Edinburgh, trying to keep warm in winter takes on a whole  new dimension. Sometimes it is not about what you wear but what you do, and so here is what works when scarves and gloves can no longer keep up with the Scottish temperature. 1. Snack Smartly Magnesium and vitamin B help […]