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Edinburgh students lead the way for sustainable fashion

On Sunday 24 March, Edinburgh venue The Jam House on Queen Street was packed out for an event raising the awareness of sustainable fashion. The R SustainableFashion Show, organised by Edinburgh students, Milda Lebedyte and Daniela Groza, showcased work from 17 international exhibitors, and featured clothing and jewellery collections on the catwalk from designers passionate […]

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An edit of the best feel-good Instagram accounts to follow

Life in Jeneral: When life gets overwhelming, and you feel like everything is outside of your control, this Instagram account can work wonders. It documents the work of an organisational company who come to (very lucky) peoples’ houses and turn them into pure heaven. Their Instagram stories of ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots make my mind […]

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Loneliness at University: re-adjusting expectation

Being lonely is something that we tend to associate with pensioners who live alone. How could a student – youthful, free-spirited, surrounded by like-minded people – ever feel lonely? Well, studies show that loneliness amongst students is actually extremely common. 46 per cent of students in the Uk reported feeling lonely at some point during […]

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What is cuffing season? The seasonal attachment habit of which we’re all guilty

The colder months signify a certain change in mindset when it comes to romance. A night out on the town with your single friends seems much less tempting when you have to wear 46 layers in order to step outside. Short days and long, cold nights encourage the hermit within even the most dedicated social […]

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Why do we dismiss fashion as a frivolous and feminine pursuit?

General reactions to an interest in fashion can often be dismissive and condescending. Merely glancing at the price tag of the latest ‘It’ blazer (Saint Laurent if you’re wondering, at a cool £2,595) or hearing the fashion crowd reminisce sadly about #oldceline, whilst wiping away their tears with a silk Hermès scarf, can understandably prompt […]

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Looking to do Christmas on the cheap? Here are some recommendation for homemade presents

If your student loan is running perilously low and the idea of inevitably forking out for all the obligatory Christmas presents makes doing your dissertation seem preferable, then have a go at some of these crafty ideas for thoughtful, homemade presents. They won’t break the bank and will offer a welcome respite from the library. […]

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Has the concept of self-care gone too far?

Self-care is everywhere. It inundates Instagram feeds and pervades conversations. But do we really need it and how much is too much? Self-care is a vague term that seems to encapsulate anything that makes you feel as though you are looking after yourself. It is a clear reaction to the growing recognition of mental health […]

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Under threat: how to make your beauty routine more sustainable

At Lifestyle, we are starting a series exploring the issue of sustainability and how small changes can result in us leading more sustainable lives. Each article will cover a different area of everyday life and what changes can be made to limit your individual impact on the environment. We aim to make these changes as […]