Category : Lifestyle & Culture

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

Watch, Read, Listen: The US Midterms

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Later today, Tuesday 6th November, the results of the 2018 Midterm elections will be called. Whilst the Midterms aren’t necessarily seen to be such a big deal as presidential elections in the US, this year there seems to be a little more interest sparked after what has possibly been one … Read More

Actress Selma Blair Reveals MS Diagnosis

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Actress Selma Blair, 46, known for her roles in Hellboy and Cruel Intentions, has been diagnosed with the neurological condition multiple sclerosis, which she revealed in an emotional Instagram. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the brain and spinal cord, causing a range of symptoms including tremors, vision … Read More

The Best Multiplayer Games to Play with your Flatmates

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Mario Kart – Nintendo Wii There’s nothing better for bonding with new people than the tried and tested mix of nostalgia and intense competition. Mario Kart delivers on both fronts. There’s nothing more satisfying than smacking your new flatmate with a red shell – then laughing about it afterwards. Although … Read More

PS4’s Spider-Man: With Great Game Comes a Great Experience

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In the weeks after Spider-Man for PS4 was released, there is one thing that can be said about the game: it definitely makes you feel like a superhero. The smoothness of the gameplay and the fighting, as well as the storyline and the cinematic qualities of Spider-Man, make it possibly … Read More

Netflix and Marvel: The Rift Between the Dynamic Duo

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In August of 2017, Disney announced plans to launch two separate streaming services – one for ESPN focusing entirely on sports, and one for its Disney and Pixar live-action and animated films and shows. The entertainment giant also stated that it would be ending its current partnership with Netflix in … Read More