Student-friendly cooking

You get the shock of your life when you no longer have Chef Mum dishing up your dinner every night after school, but the classic combination takeaways, instant noodles and coffee is not the diet of kings. Cooking is a pretty handy skill to have – and, as Jamie Oliver once said, anyone can learn […]

The good and bad of social media

Today is Social Media Day! Yeah, really. That’s a thing. Mashable launched #SMDay back in 2010 (the same year Instagram launched, fact fans), and now in its sixth year, there are events taking place all over the shop to celebrate the wonder of all thing social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Vine, Flickr, Tumblr, […]

Five rising British stars at Wimbledon 2015

The UK’s favourite summer sporting event returns today, as we hold our breath once again in hope that Andy Murray will lift the pineapple-topped trophy at Wimbledon as he did on that roasting day on 7 July 2013. While Murray might be the UK’s best hope of winning any silverware this year, we look to the […]

What’s in your makeup bag?

It’s so easy to throw on a bit of lippy, slap on some foundation and Cara-fy your brows before you head out for the evening, without giving a second thought about the contents of your makeup bag. In getting ready to hit the town, do we ever consider what our favourite cosmetics are made from? We’ve done a bit […]

5 Celeb Fathers we wish were our dads

Sunday 21 June is Father’s Day, that time of year when we remember – usually with an amusing card and a CD compilation entitled something like “Rockin’ Dad Anthems” – our dad’s role in our lives. Regardless of your own set-up with your father, have a look at some of the top celebrity fathers that we […]

5 shows we watched as teenagers… and why they’d be awesome in 2015

Netflix has been flippin’ amazing for bringing back those TV shows we’d forgotten all about from our childhoods, and while re-runs of Arrested Development have been great, we wish they’d bring back these classics from back in the day and put a bit of a 2015 spin on them… Dawson’s Creek (1998 – 2003) This […]

Albums to watch out for summer 2015

Sometimes just one song can bring back memories of summers past. Rather Be by Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne stirs up a comforting nostalgia in me of warm days walking to and from work in Stirling, while whole albums can recall a host of recollections, with the Chili Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium reminding me of my […]

Five reasons why you should give blood

Sometimes it can feel like there’s always a “National Week of…” for just about everything, from the bizarre “British Mud Week” (June 24–29 for those interested) to the National Bookstart week, an initiative that encourages families to read together. In among the variety of campaigns, there are some vital causes that are in desperate need […]