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Cave dwellers, find your own study space

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March As a Mediterranean human being expatriated in a land of long, dark winters, you can understand the joy I feel when, around this time of the year, the sun reappears again. A blue sky and bright sunshine can single-handedly bless and make tolerable weeks […]

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Crocs are making a comeback

Yes, you did read the title of this article correctly. You might think I’m going mad…surely the rubber monstrosity of a shoe isn’t emerging from the depths of the 2000s where jeans were so low-waisted that you could see pubes? But hear me out here…Crocs are cool, and they will be the shoe of Summer […]

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Lifestyle in Lockdown

A collaborative piece from Lifestyle’s editors and writers about what motivates us to get up in the morning, what keeps us sane throughout multiple lockdowns and what we’re looking forward to in the coming months. Karishma Balasubramanian: Lifestyle Editor I like an early start so I wake up at 7am every morning with an existential […]

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Sunlight at the end of the tunnel? Places we might be able to travel this summer

I’m sure you, like me, have spent a large portion of lockdown fantasising about missed holidays- that slightly too sterile smell of an aeroplane or that immediate wave of heat on your skin when you step off one. The agonising Snapchat memories of festivals in Spain and weekends in Amsterdam leaves my heart aching for […]

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Fringe Festival 2019: Are increasing visitors a boost for locals?

A surge of locals attending shows helped the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to another record year at the box office. Over three million tickets were sold at the 2019 event, marking the seventh successive yearly box office increase.This 12 percent rise from 2018 was helped by the highest-ever 856,541 tickets sold to Edinburgh residents. The […]

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Lack of motivation? Here’s how to get out of the rut

Dreaded deadlines, all-nighters and persistent procrastination: these are just a few of the many occurrences that happen around this time of year. It’s like that awkward period in-between Christmas and New Year: you’ve had your fun (the presents, the turkey or, in my case, the excessive Ferrero Rochers) and something to look forward to (partying, […]

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Maxing chillaxing: there is no need to have a busy summer

Is the Summer Plans talk truly harmless? ‘How was your summer?’ seems like one of the most harmless conversations you can have with friends after a long vacation. Yet, underneath accounts of exciting encounters in exotic places and productive time spent in big multinational companies is the frantic search for the kinds of opportunities that […]

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Sustainable travelling: keeping green whilst on the move

As summer is fast approaching, many of us are looking forward to fleeing the less-than tropical climate of Edinburgh and to making the most of our freedom from the stress of deadlines. However, jetting off to far flung destinations in order to see new places and experience some much-needed relaxation has detrimental effects on the […]