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Why we can’t put down our phones

I am addicted to my phone. There is no doubt about that in my mind. And this idea used to terrify me, so I used to deny it, but it is totally, absolutely, undeniably true. And it isn’t my fault, I swear! Let me tell you why.

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Happiness in the everyday

Work, commuting, money, housework, eating well, keeping fit, getting enough sleep, staying in touch with friends. Daily responsibilities can be a lot to keep up with. Sometimes my mind can get swamped with all the thoughts and reminders I need to store in it. Sometimes I get anxious.

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‘Mind your own’ – social media and our heads

My head has been aching recently. Physically and metaphorically. The weight of being a millennial with an iPhone has been growing heavier, powered by stress and being generally unwell over the last few months. First world problems, right?

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Let’s talk about sex… ism

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People complaining about the use of the words feminism/feminist, without taking the time to understand what they actually mean, is truly frustrating. A simple Google search will tell you that the definition is the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. Is it wrong of anyone to want that? No. Is it wrong of anyone to deny women equality? Yes. Do we still need it in today’s society? Absolutely.

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A hung parliament and #DogsAtPollingStationsĀ 

It’s the 9th of June and the snap election result has been announced. It’s a little peculiar, because as the Tories mourn the loss of their majority in parliament, they still came out on top. Meanwhile, Labour celebrate having finished 85 seats behind a majority win.

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News curation – Storify

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Screenshot from my Storify page

This blog post was written as part of a university project.

Storify was a completely new concept to me when I was instructed to use it for my assignment. When I first logged into the website, I was confused by the layout: the way users have the option to comment on each separate paragraph of text and being able to import items from Twitter, Facebook and the internet is something I wasn’t aware I could do online.

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Autumn inspiration

Dust down your coats and woollies – Autumn is upon us, and this year has seen the season revert back to the good old days of traditional earthy shades, with some bold colours to break things up. Whether you team jackets with scarves, jeans with jumpers or jerseys with hats, you can stay warm, dry and still look fantastic in the months leading up to Christmas festivities.

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Travelling… on a budget!

Sagres, Portugal. We hired a car and stumbled upon this beautiful place!
Recently, my fantasy of packing a bag, getting on a plane and disappearing for a while has been getting the better of me. I’ve been looking at cheap European flights, internships in New Zealand and inter-railing, but as a student, I can’t imagine ever being able to fund the dream!

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