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Sophia Miller visits Edinburgh Foodies Festival

The unpredictable nature of a Scottish August meant that the annual Foodies Festival wasn’t blessed with the sunny skies it deserved – but the rain did little to dampen spirits.  Upon entering, we were greeted by a sea of people lounging on deckchairs with flutes of champagne, tapping their wellies along to the live blues […]

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Already sick of the gym? Get out whilst you still can

Did you return from the Christmas break bright-eyed and full of optimism and energy, ready to hit the gym – for real this time? Did you strap on the trainers once, skip down to Pleasance, and fall at the first hurdle by trying to walk straight through the barrier without realising you have to pay […]

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Halloween special: popular culture costumes of 2016

It is the same story every year. You spend weeks trying to think of a Halloween costume both witty and not too physically repulsive, but which does not require you to spend half the semester’s student loan on elaborate accoutrements to never use again – before ending up in a mad panic on the 31st […]

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Power Dressing: from politics to Potterow

Theresa May, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama – arguably some of today’s most influential political figures. Oh, yeah, and they’re women. This fact would have been a minor detail if the media attention focused upon them was not skewed by gender norms, and the distinction between them and their male peers delineated by the uneven balance […]