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What is body neutrality? Is it a confusing or helpful message?

Content warning: discussion of body image. Body neutrality is an emerging movement that diverges from the pressure that some feel body positivism places on them to love their bodies. Instead, it advocates simply accepting your body. For many, this approach has been seen as a stepping-stone on the way to body positivity, the ultimate aim of […]

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Lifestyle Love & Relationships

5 Day Challenge: a lifestyle writer’s first experience with Bumble

Valentine’s Day is upon us and many people will be trying to find their ideal date with the help of dating apps. I heard of Bumble and was interested in the 24-hour time limit to message your match before it permanently expires. Sceptical of dating apps after hearing Tinder horror stories, I was intrigued to find […]

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Cult Column: Heathers (1988)

Heathers’s perfect balance between dark comedy and American high school movie earns the film its status of cult classic, with language and themes that its modern counterparts, such as Mean Girls (2004), could never get away with. It presents ‘tough’ themes with a satirical twist and complete pessimism; even the protagonist, Veronica Sawyer, isn’t a squeaky-clean […]

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How to tackle the evolving nature of the body positivity movement

The body positivity movement seems complex and ever-evolving, with the term becoming more and more of a buzzword. Whether vaguely aware of it or an active participant in the campaign, it can be difficult to keep up with the variety of discussions that are happening surrounding the issue of beauty standards. It can seem overwhelming […]

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How to dress for Halloween on a budget

It is easy for the fun of dressing up for Halloween to quickly turn into stress, as putting together the perfect costume can be difficult on a student budget. However, it is still possible to create an amazing outfit without breaking the bank by thinking about what is already in your wardrobe or getting creative […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

The social media accounts to follow to ensure a positive online experience

Social media is constantly in the firing line, and often rightly so, for the negative impact that it can often have on users. Social media is frequently inundated with images of celebrity lifestyles and people in general attempting to present their most perfect self. In reality, social media is filled with images that so rarely […]

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Lifestyle Recipes

October is here! Incorporate these autumnal flavours into your weekly meals

Edinburgh’s icy wind has been picking up over the past few weeks, blowing in the first signs of autumn. There’s no escaping the approaching colder months, so to help you embrace them, why not sprinkle some autumnal spirit into your cooking? Tackling the pumpkin October means one thing, Halloween, and what’s more terrifying than the […]

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The juggling act of uni: how to balance academic and social life

Being a student is hard. Despite the stereotypes of us rolling out of bed at midday for one lecture and drinking the evenings away, people often forget that there is much more to student life. While juggling relationships, socialising and studies, one key factor can seem almost impossible… survival! Relationships Before coming to university, anyone […]