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Why it really is okay to say ‘no’

As we edge closer towards the Christmas holidays, university starts getting serious; there are deadlines, there is coursework, and there are impending exams. But, there are also invites and requests by friends and family to go for coffee, for a walk, to the shops, to have another coffee, walk an extra mile, check out yet […]

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Penny-wise ways to heat your home

The conversation had turned to the Arctic microclimate of our student flat: “a plug-in heated onesie?”, four jumpers, three pairs of socks, two blankets, and a hot water bottle. And it’s not even partridge in a pear tree time yet. As Edinburgh temperatures steadily dip, now is the time to give your flat a heat makeover. Take […]

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The Ordinary: luxury skincare with an extraordinary price point

Have you ever stopped to wonder what makes your skincare product so pricey? What each chemical ingredient actually does for your skin? If the word ‘cleanser’ really tells you anything? These were the questions asked, and answered, by The Ordinary – the star skincare and beauty brand of label Deciem. Founded by ex-computer programmer Brandon […]

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Transformed university libraries: a student guide

I miss the sight of a hundred Chilly’s water bottles. Yes, that is my clearest memory of pre-pandemic University of Edinburgh libraries. Offering toasty rooms, an absence of kitchen-clattering flatmates and the motivating atmosphere of other focused students, libraries were veritable havens of productivity. So, with some university libraries back open again, I ventured into […]