10 things I’ve learned since finishing school

The year 2005. Tony Blair was elected for a third term as prime minister. Pope Benedict XVI took over from John Paul. DisneyLand celebrated its 50th birthday. And Cruz Beckham was born. It was also the year that I finished school and fluttered off into the big bad world of being an adult. (Or so I […]

The dangers of social media games

It normally starts out as a bit of a laugh. One person comes up with a daft idea, such as soaking themselves with freezing water and ice-cubes and then posting it online. It’s simple, straightforward fun that can raise money for charity. Sometimes challenges are a bit edgier, such as swallowing a spoonful of cinnamon. […]

Skills, skills, skills (for life)

“Emm… Mum, how do you turn on the washing machine?” Phone calls like these take place up and down the country every September. New university students realise after two weeks of partying and takeaways that clothes don’t wash themselves, as they stand in their last pair of clean pants, figuring out where you put washing […]

YOUR VIEW: Down with the bullies

violence Bullying is something we ALL know about, with constant campaigns being made to raise awareness of bullying in schools, the workplace and slightly more recently, the danger of cyber bullying. Something that tends to be ignore more, yet is becoming a growing problem, is bullying within the entertainment industry. It’s everywhere, yet it’s continually […]

YOUR VIEW: To tattoo or not to tattoo?

Lindsay Duncan looks at one of the last taboos in the world of work – body modification. For students today, a big worry is finding a job after graduation. With thousands of qualified students eagerly looking for employment and not as many jobs available as we’d like, it can be extremely difficult and stressful for many […]

YOUR VIEW: Ignorance isn’t bliss

Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz and following the Parisian terror attacks, Eilidh Stewart questions just how far we’ve come in terms of tolerance, understanding and knowledge of different regions, cultures, races and beyond… I read an article in Grazia magazine last week which was titled “As a Jewish Woman, I’m Afraid to Stay […]

YOUR VIEW: Learning to love yourself

As a society, we are obsessed with how we look – but is it time to stop focusing on the external and start concentrating on what’s going on inside? Editor Lindsay Cochrane shares her view…   I’m so fat. I hate my hair. My nose is too big. I wish I had a better chin. My […]

YOUR VIEW: #Quittheinternet

The fall out following the revelation that Zoella’s debut novel had the help of a ghost writer has caused an online uproar, forcing her to leave Twitter. So are we demanding too much from the vlogging superstar? Ah the inevitable backlash, it was so predictable wasn’t it? YouTube sensation Zoella has suffered the quick fire annihilation […]