Category : Lifestyle & Culture

Anti Bullying Week 2018: Recognising and Dealing with Toxic Behaviour at University

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As many have regurgitated before now, university is simultaneously the best and perhaps the most challenging part of your life. It is a period when everyone is struggling to figure themselves out as well as tackling seemingly never-ending workloads, but what many can agree on is that forging meaningful relationships … Read More

Self Care Week 2018: Getting The Most Out Of Our NHS

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    Self Care Week, 12th-18th November, is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self-care across communities, families, and generations, run by the Self Care Forum. “Choose Self Care for Life” is the strapline for the awareness week this year and organisations are being encouraged … Read More

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: A Refreshing Rethink

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We’ve heard it all before, the ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’ campaign often plays like a stuck record in our minds. We might think we’ve nailed the whole recycling thing, but in reality it’s far from under control. In the UK, every person throws away their body weight in waste almost … Read More

Leeds ‘Pay As You Feel’ Food Market: Getting Creative to Save the Planet

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Start making YOUR difference to food waste with the ‘Pay as you Feel’ Project. The Pay As You Feel Food Market and the Real Junk Food Emporium is an extremely creative and innovative way of minimising food waste! Although the organisation is global the Leeds Pay As You Feel Food … Read More

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: A Culinary Education

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Iranian-American chef Samin Nosrat’s critically acclaimed book ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’ has been developed into a four part Netflix series. The show’s aim is to educate viewers on how to master the key elements to culinary perfection. Having read the Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat book, I was thoroughly excited to … Read More

Books that Leave You Feeling Warm and Cosy

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It’s that time of year. The clocks have gone back, the nights are getting darker, and Leeds is getting colder. What better way to find respite from all of this than by getting warm and cosy with a good book and a warm drink? Carina Bryan has some suggestions for … Read More

Warming Winter Recipes

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Soups are one of the best ways to continue getting enough nutrients in winter, when salads and lighter vegetable dishes lose their appeal in favour of warm, hearty meals. The grid below offers thousands of variations on one basic soup recipe, so you will never run out of ideas. Start … Read More

NaNoWriMo is Back

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November marks the start of the 28th Annual National Novel Writing Month. The National Novel Writing Month, often shortened to NaNoWrimo, is a worldwide web event in which aspiring writers set the goal of writing 50,000 words in one month. This event is held between the 1st and 30th of … Read More

Don’t Let S.A.D. Get You Down

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Emma Prentice writes about the best ways to combat seasonal depression and seasonal affective disorder. Despite being a 30-day month, November can feel like it lasts forever. The excitement of Halloween is now behind us, Bonfire Night has just passed and now it’s the long haul until December – bring … Read More

Celebrating Diwali Far From Home

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Srika Nambiar tells us about her experience celebrating Diwali in Leeds as an international student. Being an international student is quite possibly one of the most daunting experiences I’ve ever faced. In addition to facing culture shock, it also takes quite some time to get used to the foreign land … Read More