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Livin’ the Vegan Life: Why & How
Ever thought about diving into the great wide world of veganism? Sure, it may sound like a big undertaking, but when you know what to eat and how to do it, it’s a lot easier than you think. Having years of veganism under my belt, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite easy recipes and hacks for the vegan novice.
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Wellbeing in the Workplace
A new year is here and everyone seems to be on the January bandwagon - Veganuary, no-meat Monday's and of course, the gyms are raking it in with new membership sign-ups! This is a great opportunity for us and will make a huge difference in people's personal wellbeing, making them feel better both physically and mentally for so many reasons. But alongside healthier cooking at home and all those miles on the treadmill, we still really need to consider our wellbeing in the workplace.
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How do I become a gym bunny?
It has recently occurred to me that, although I am yet to turn 25, my body and I are not getting any younger. It’s time to start taking care of myself, and said body, for real this time. And by take care of myself, I don’t mean treat myself to whatever I want food or clothing wise, or to have a pamper night with (insert last months masks) once a week - because I do that anyway.
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6 Essential Skincare Rules from an Expert
Over the past year, I've used hundreds of different beauty products. I've tried out new ingredients, been introduced to new brands and followed lots of different advice... all with the aim of improving my skin. However, with so many beauty trends constantly being flagged as right and wrong and so many conflicting views, I decided it was time to consult an expert for some serious skincare tips.
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23 Jan

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Ahhh Winter, something that comes around every single year and yet somehow I underestimate each time just how badly it affects me. As soon as the hours of daylight per day start to fall in October it hits me. I think Winter affects a lot of people in different ways. Many feel a bit more lethargic etc but when it truly impacts on your mental and physical health you know about it! And it can be hard to explain to other people who don’t suffer the same. Seasonal Affective Disorder is definitely something that I suffer with during the winter....
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15 Jan

10 Ways Motherhood Changed Me

Aa I look in the mirror I see a person staring back at me, who is different to the person I was before. I'm older, my hair is a mess and let's face it - I don't remember those eyebags being there either, but I now have a certain confidence I never used to have. I've given bitch twice and raised two humans, it feels like I'm ready to take on the world! Nothing is standing in my way - this new person is a mother....
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7 Jan

How to Embrace Your 1920s Self

Mine is a familiar story. Woman in the 2020s has a plethora of demands on her, yet thinks she has it all under control. Turns out she doesn’t have it under control whatsoever, and so lies awake at night in a mild panic. Eventually plays sleep story via a meditation app to quell the impending to-do-list doom. Woman enjoys sleep story set in the 1920s so much that she heads out the next morning, buys a time machine, and waves goodbye to her 2020 cares. Bliss....
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6 Jan

How To Be More Eco Friendly With Fashion

Fast fashion is killing the environment we live in. So it is our responsibility to look more into where we buy our clothes from.I’m going to talk you through some tips on how you can be more eco-friendly towards the planet when shopping for clothes.

Recycle This is the main thing to aim for when it comes to helping the environment, and there are so many ways you can recycle your clothes. - Charity shops - a brilliant way of donating to help good causes and recycling your old clothes. But, as good as this is, charity shops sometimes throw away clothes, which doesn’t help the situation. That’s where the next option comes into place - Redesign - A fun...
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4 Jan

A productive start to the year

Let's be honest, going back to work in January isn't fun. In fact, unless you were smart enough to book a winter holiday, or you have a significant celebratory event that changes the rules (birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, house moves and new babies all qualify), January itself doesn't generally instil us with excitement. We had a year's supply of that last month...
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21 Dec

Myth Busting the Instagram Health Trends

Instagram can be a fantastic outlet for inspiring and motivating people to improve their health. However, sometimes it’s easy to get wrapped up blue ticks and followers without actually taking a step back to ask yourself “Does this person know what they’re talking about?”. Here are three Instagram health trends that aren’t what they may seem…...
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18 Dec

Exclusive Interview with Joy Issacs: ARgENTUM Apothecary

This week we had the chance to catch up with Joy Isaacs on what inspires her, the decisions behind her brand and the best advice for your younger self. As the founder of cult skincare Argentum Apothecary, Joy has developed a brand which has dominated the luxury skincare scene. We delved deep into her inspiration, future plans and words of wisdom...
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13 Dec

How to Find Time for New Friends as a Twenty-Something

A stranger on the internet invited me to join her for a witchcraft session this week and I couldn’t be more excited. Anna* and I met via Instagram – she’s a writer, I’m a writer, we both live near the same city – my new friend radar started honking in my ear from the first hopeful glance at her Instagram feed. Images of frothy artisanal coffee next to a well-poised laptop and book had me cracking out the multi-coloured friendship bracelet thread....
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7 Dec

The Good Life: Learning To Live Again

It was three years ago. I was completely fucked. In and out of hospital, barely able to haul my petrified body out of bed. Diagnoses of leptospirosis, post viral syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, postural hypotension, sensory intolerance, multiple food intolerances, oesophagitis, gastritis, peripheral neuropathy, neurological damage, histamine intolerance, anxiety, and ‘tropical disease unspecified’ attached themselves to my identity with more velocity than getting five different colours permanently streaked through my hair and buying baggy ripped jeans did when I was seventeen—who was I now? A medical anomaly. A sick person. Fucked....
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27 Nov

Getting Christmas ready with Joanie Clothing

The countdown has begun… Town lights have been officially switched on, and the festive fanatics among us have started putting up their trees! Christmas 2019 is nearly here and we’re starting to feel that warm Christmas feeling! But as our Christmas to-do lists grow, the one thing that often slips our mind is outfits. So, we’ve teamed up with Joanie Clothing to bring you a Christmas lookbook, to ensure you’re looking fabulous for sparkle season!...
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25 Nov

Make Someone’s Day

It's November; our summer holiday is a distant memory, and we’re not quite ready for the carefree attitude and glittering excitement of December. It’s dark, cold and all too easy to feel a bit sorry for ourselves. Need cheering up? I’m a big believer in self-care, and making someone else feel good is an incredibly powerful and less obvious way to break a negative cycle....
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15 Nov

An Unforgettable Dining Experience at Dakota, Leeds

Located in the heart of Leeds, is the ever-so sophisticated, brassiere-inspired, Dakota Hotel and Grill. With a reputation for high-quality food and drink with impeccable style, all situated with elegant surroundings, their menus are open for both hotel guests and the public. Known as one of the best restaurants in Leeds, Dakota Grill presents the finest quality of seasonal produce, not to mention the beautiful presentation and perfect balance of flavours.

  With their newly appointed chef, Craig Rogan, comes a new menu. The Executive Head Chef at Dakota Leeds, has recently said: “I am delighted to reveal a menu that captures the luxury essence of Dakota while capitalising on our wonderful local heritage. I wanted to refine...
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24 Jan

Discover the Best Tram in Lisbon

Daydreaming lazily out of wooden windows in the quiet of a vintage yellow carriage with retro Coca-Cola adverts painted on the doors—the Lisbon tram traveller’s dream. Grabbing the coat of your fellow tourist as the tram races up hill and you find yourself three inches shy of a grab-rail, amidst the other thirty passengers all doing their best impression of Portuguese sardines… the reality of riding the much-hailed tram 28. But good news, fellow Lisboa lovers! You can escape the crowds and live the luxury of truly exploring Lisbon by tram by following the route the local’s love best: tram 24E.

Having been suspended for 23 years, the 24E route (‘E’ here standing for eléctrico, simply meaning ‘tram’),...
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18 Jan

A Weekend in Paris

If there's one place you need to visit in your lifetime, it's Paris; Immerse yourself in a French experience you will never forget and take away little things you'll keep with you forever. However, it can be daunting visiting the fashion capital of the world for the first time. There’s so much to explore, so to make things easier for you here’s a little guide with 3 things you must do:

Rue Saint-Honoré Anywhere you walk in Paris your surrounded by beautiful buildings you won’t see anywhere else, however you have to walk down Rue Saint-Honoré. This street is an incredible experience you won’t get in any other city. It begins with your Haute couture and ready to wear shops...
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18 Jan

How do I become a gym bunny?

It has recently occurred to me that, although I am yet to turn 25, my body and I are not getting any younger. It’s time to start taking care of myself, and said body, for real this time. And by take care of myself, I don’t mean treat myself to whatever I want food or clothing wise, or to have a pamper night with (insert last months masks) once a week - because I do that anyway....
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14 Jan

Wellbeing in the Workplace

A new year is here and everyone seems to be on the January bandwagon - Veganuary, no-meat Monday's and of course, the gyms are raking it in with new membership sign-ups! This is a great opportunity for us and will make a huge difference in people's personal wellbeing, making them feel better both physically and mentally for so many reasons. But alongside healthier cooking at home and all those miles on the treadmill, we still really need to consider our wellbeing in the workplace....
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