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Five lockdown charity shop alternatives

Lockdown(s) have triggered us all to take conscious steps towards improving our lives. For many, this has taken the form of clutter clear outs and closet purges, making way for a minimalist ‘new you’. Now that the sunny weather is finally making an appearance in Edinburgh, your spring clean senses might be tingling even more. […]

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‘Recipeasly’: missing the mark or the answer to our prayers?

Picture this: you’ve decided to push the boat out and cook something new. You check the cupboards to see what ingredients you already have lying around and find a lone can of chickpeas. You google “chickpea recipes” and are met with hundreds of options. From Morrocan tagines, to Indian curries, to classic hummus, to homemade […]

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The Noisy Movement: in conversation with Lifestyle

As part of The Student’s focus on International Women’s Day 2021, I caught up with Faye Armitage, Campaign Team Leader for The Noisy Movement, to find out all about the student-led non-profit enterprise making noise about women’s issues, even during a global pandemic. Hi Faye, for those who’ve never heard of it, what is the […]

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Cameras on? ‘Zoom face’ and digital dysmorphia

Social media and the online world in general have long been harbingers of body insecurity, especially for young women. From the unattainable standards of Instagram models and teen TikTok stars to Snapchat filters that alter your entire facial bone structure, we are all striving towards looking more and more like digitally retouched versions of ourselves, […]

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It’s a wrap – bows, tags and last minute gift wrapping

Whether you’re an organised elf or a last-minute warrior, buying the gifts is sometimes only half the battle. If you’re a bit crap when it comes to gift wrap, look no further than our guide to present presentation: The Thrifty Take It’s not news that student budgets are stretched to their limit around the Christmas […]

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Modest Fashion Movement: how dressing conservatively is making it mainstream

Ultimately, modest fashion is about personal choice. Its stronghold is in the Muslim community, where women have long sought out ways to combine their desires for religious and fashionable expression in the way they choose to dress. Many misconceptions have circulated, mistaking those who wear the hijab or other religiously affiliated dress for an oppressed […]

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Asda ‘Re-Loved’: affordable, accessible eco-fashion

The quest to avoid fast-fashion has been in full-force for quite some time now. However, until now, the eco-conscious fashion consumer’s options have remained limited. Environmentally savvy shoppers are all too familiar with the common dilemma: spend big bucks at carefully curated vintage boutiques, or sacrifice time and convenience to root around for a charity […]

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Lifestyle Recipes

Strictly Vegan: Tomato Rosé Pasta

One thing COVID 19 has yet to ruin is the good old-fashioned night in. Impress your flatmates with a simple but sumptuous vegan feast. This creamy rosé and tomato pasta dish is the perfect way to add some dinner-party luxury to a cosy night, not to mention, wine is required! Ingredients (serves 2 but can […]