Lend an arm

World Blood Donor Day takes place every year on 14 June which raises awareness of the need for blood donations, and thanks donors for having given blood in the past. This year’s campaign is all about encouraging people to give blood after emergency situations such as natural disasters or major incidents. Donating blood is one the […]

Young people more likely to travel without insurance

With summer holiday season around the corner a new survey has revealed that young people are more likely to travel without insurance – risking medical fees in the thousands if they fall ill on holiday. The Association of British Travel Agents surveyed 2,043 Britons and found that 40% of 18 to 24 year olds were […]

Understanding mental health

The second week in May marks Mental Health Awareness Week. With popular shows like 13 Reasons Why depicting dramatised scenes of depression and suicide, and the term “OCD” thrown about for those who like things to be neat – do we really know that much about mental health issues? Charity Mind estimate that one in […]

Festival Lights Out

As sexual assaults at music festivals become more common, many leading events set to take place this summer have blacked out their websites as part of a new initiative. More than 25 festival websites will be blacked out for 24 hours today (8 May) to raise awareness of sexual assaults. The Association of Independent Festivals […]

How to De-stress

In our busy lives, it seems like feeling stressed is the normality. Some of us thrive off a little stress; however, stress for many can be a hindrance, and really affects their daily lives. It’s always good to take a second to clear your mind and de-stress – especially during exam season. And since April […]

Let’s Talk About Depression

Today is World Health Day, an annual event highlighting various illnesses and disabilities to raise awareness and spread knowledge. This year the World Health Organisation (WHO) is running a year-long campaign on depression. Depression is one of the leading illnesses worldwide and suicide is the second largest cause of death amongst those aged 15 to […]

The benefits of a full night of sleep

Today is World Sleep Day which celebrates all the joys of sleeping as well as highlighting some of the problems that go with it. There are plenty of issues to do with sleep and education, medicine, social lives and driving, but it is an essential part of everyday life and something that most people enjoy doing. […]

#MondayMeal Vegan McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin

This week’s #MondayMeal comes from the lovely Adele from Vegan Burd. Not only does she create vegan-friendly versions of old-school sweets (think Rollos, Munchies and Crunchies) she also managed to squeeze in some time to share her incredible vegan McMuffin recipe with us.  Check it out below! Ingredients 1 veggie sausage (I used a Linda […]

Instagram’s New Feature Could Change Your Life

Poached eggs, nights out and fancy new purchases – Instagram doesn’t exactly give the full story of our lives. We all know the social media site has become something of a highlight reel, so it might come as a surprise to hear that researchers can predict which users had depression based on what filters they […]