5 Things I Learned When I Turned 18

From the title, you’re probably sighing over your computer screen right now. You’re thinking: “What does she know about turning 18? It was so long ago that she can’t even remember…” But you’re wrong. I’ve been 18 for almost a year now, and I’m still figuring things out. But one thing’s for sure: I know […]

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: 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 […]

YOUR VIEW: The worst (and best) of NekNominate

It started in Australia, when one man downed a pint and then nominated his friends to do the same. Since then, it’s spiralled and become a sensation throughout the UK. Everyone has either taken part in a NekNomination or knows someone who has. However, since it’s modest beginnings, it has spiralled and led to people […]