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Falling in love inside my flat

After spending a year locked up inside my student flat, my gaze has turned inward and I have started romanticising almost everything in sight. (Definitely not my flatmates though so sorry to disappoint if you thought this was going to be a juicy confession piece!) No, no, my new loves are all the lopsided items […]

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June 21st memes: optimistic or anxiety inducing?

CW: anxiety, weight issues Within minutes of Johnson’s announcement of Britain’s roadmap out of quarantine, phones lit up with memes celebrating the long-awaited return of the sesh, as people were ecstatic at the promise of a normal summer. Instant streams of people planning their next festival outfits, beer garden hangs and boozy picnics ensued. But […]

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A letter to my pre-pandemic self

Dear past me, Stop whatever you’re doing right now and buy stocks in zoom…I know you don’t know what that it is yet, but trust me, you will be best friends with it by the end of the year.  Remember how you always said you wished to live through an important historical moment? Well, buckle […]

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Basic? I call bullshit: why our simple pleasures should not make us feel guilty

You adore Harry Styles. Exclusively live in leggings (bonus points if they’re Lululemons) and oversized jumpers, and of course are an avid iced-latte drinker. No night out is complete without chunky hoops, a pair of Air Force Ones, ribbed flares, and your trusty bottle of Echo Falls to hand. You are, to all intents and […]

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The death of window shopping: Is browsing a thing of the past?

As with the majority of things in today’s world, the pandemic has completely reshaped shopping as we know it. Gone are the days of blissful browsing through Armstrong’s: instead ‘armchair shopping’ has become the only way for us to get our fix of retail therapy, and with the hefty predictions of the long-term impacts of […]

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Body types aren’t trends: undressing the emerging culture of body trends

CW: eating disorder Body trends. How many times have you scrolled through Instagram and seen a new aesthetic heralded as the new definition of #bodygoals? Thick thighs, thigh gaps, bikini-bridges, peachy bums: all have been the rage at some point in time – only to be abandoned and undesirable overnight.  Women’s bodies have long been […]

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How this year’s Sainsbury’s Christmas ad uncovered a roasting pot of ugly racism

Christmas adverts are an annual highlight across the nation, with many eagerly counting down the days in anticipation for the latest clips of Christmas cheer. After the trials of 2020, there is seemingly no better time for messages of unity, family, and celebration. However, this year’s Sainsbury’s advert has sadly had the exact opposite impact; […]

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Your favourite winter menu recommendations

This year a whole host of seasonal goodies have been launched by supermarkets and cafés alike and just in time too! As our hands slowly become victim to the classically chilled Scottish air, there’s no better time to curl up with a festive hot choc. Let’s face it, since the Christmas markets are now closed, […]