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Could last night’s Brit Awards be a teaser of what to expect from June 21st?

Could last night’s Brit Awards be a teaser of what to expect from June 21st?

The 41st Brit Awards ceremony took place last night, as it marked the first non-socially distanced event to take place at the 02 Arena since the pandemic hit the UK early last year. The event was a pilot run through for what to expect when arenas can open nationwide next month, there was no need for masks or social distancing but the event-goers just had to prove they had two negative COVID test f...

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2000s fashion is back… Please don’t let these trends return

2000s fashion is back… Please don’t let these trends return

The phrase “what goes around, comes back around” is what my mother often tells me when she is warning me about boys, but she has never once warned me about how what goes around in fashion will always come back around in fashion… and I hope that these trends do not come back around, unlike the boys that my mum warns me about.   The first Y2K trend that I hope is not on itR...

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Hot Girl hairstyles for this Hot Girl Summer

Hot Girl hairstyles for this Hot Girl Summer

Hot Girl Summer is coming in fast now, with June 21st only being around the corner, so it is time that we start practicing our hairstyling skills just in time for summer. The first easy Hot Girl hairstyle that is everywhere at the moment is the slick back spikey bun. The slick bun was a huge trend in the early 2000s so of course it has returned in full force. Bella Hadid has been the face of the t...

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ITA-101

Ciao! Italy ITA-101 can hopefully answer your questions about a trip that meets the following criteria: Travelers are visiting and/or traveling through Italy Travelers possess a US Passport Travelers are visiting for tourism (not business, work, school, etc.) Duration of trip is not more than 30 days If you’re going to Italy and you meet the above criteria, here is ITA-101: ABOUT   ENTR...

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GRC-101

GRC-101

Γεια! Greece GRC-101 can hopefully answer your questions about a trip that meets the following criteria: Travelers are visiting and/or traveling through Greece Travelers possess a US Passport Travelers are visiting for tourism (not business, work, school, etc.) Duration of trip is not more than 30 days If you’re going to Greece and you meet the above criteria, here is GRC-101: ABOUT   E...

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Why Lorelai Gilmore was ahead of her time… Lauren Graham I love you

Why Lorelai Gilmore was ahead of her time… Lauren Graham I love you

If anyone isn’t familiar with my all-time favourite fictional character, Lorelai Gilmore, where have you been?  Lorelai Gilmore, who is played by Lauren Graham, is a 30 something year old character who shares an Inn with her best friend Sookie St. James. Much to Lorelai’s parents’ annoyance, she got pregnant at sixteen and had Rory, who is named after her mother of course, as Lorelai was lyin...

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What to expect from the postponed Met Gala 2021?

What to expect from the postponed Met Gala 2021?

In a world without COVID-19, this weekend would have marked one week before the 2021 Met Gala. In a normal non-pandemic world this week would have been packed full of nail and hair appointments for the socialites of the celeb world as they prepare for “fashion’s biggest night out” as VOGUE affectionately labels it. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions that are still in place globally, the in...

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Ten Best-Dressed Women to celebrate Chloe Zhao’s Best Director win at this years Oscars

Ten Best-Dressed Women to celebrate Chloe Zhao’s Best Director win at this years Oscars

As awards season came to a close at the 93rd Oscars award ceremony, history was made for womankind.  Chloé Zhao became the first Asian woman and the second female to ever win the prestige Academy Award for Best Director for her incredible film, Nomadland. Zhao became the winner of the biggest achievement for directing as her film Nomadland stole the heart of the Academy last night at the 93rd...

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3 trends to look out for this Hot Girl Summer

3 trends to look out for this Hot Girl Summer

First on my summer must-have lists would have to be halter necks… Halter necked tops have been an essential in my mother’s wardrobe for as long as I remember. Growing up, I always thought it was a bit questionable as to why she always swore by a halter neck for going out for drinks with the girls. But this summer, I will happily be following in my mother’s footsteps as I am obsessed with the neckl...

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Mindfulness and Sustainability: Week 1

Week 1 of changing my spending habits has been both positive and relatively easy. It has been a period of further reflection on old habits, and a chance to practice mindfulness as a way of improving my decision making. It has now been just over a week since I stopped buying and consuming unnecessary material things, things that I want but don’t need and things sold or marketed to me through a webs...

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Identity, Habit and Happiness

Identity is an important part of being human. But in an online world full of perfect pictures, and with many of us now split between our true selves and an online persona, maintaining an identity that is simply not real can become habitual, harmful and unsustainable. Why do we buy things? Well, of course, we need some things in order to survive – shelter, food, drink, warm clothes, fuel and ...

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Our Ancient Brain and The Perpetual Search for Satisfaction.

Our Ancient Brain and The Perpetual Search for Satisfaction.

The Modern World has been designed to make us spend our money. By taking advantage of our ancient brain and its desire for instant gratification, marketeers and product designers have found a way to make us spending addicts. The human brain was not designed for the modern world. Our brains are ancient and have remained almost entirely unchanged for millennia. This means that they still work as the...

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Why I am Unfollowing Brands and Retailers on Social Media

This afternoon I decided to unfollow all clothing brands and retailers on social media and have started to unsubscribe from mailing lists as and when I receive emails. I have taken a step which should help me to stop buying and consuming unnecessary material things, things that I want but don’t need and things sold or marketed to me through a website or app. The step stems from a principle outline...

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A New Blog: Sustainable Shopping

I am no longer buying or consuming unnecessary material things, things that I want but don’t need, and things sold or marketed to me through a website or app. This Blog will document my experiences. A very long time ago somebody very important decided that the year should begin in the middle of winter, and somebody else decided that the changing of said year would be a great time to make life chan...

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Don’t wank with your right hand and slut-shame with your left.

Don’t wank with your right hand and slut-shame with your left.

If OnlyFans creators are  victims of ‘slut shaming’, why aren’t the people who fund this lifestyle victims too? In the year 2021, it could be assumed that the world is a more accepting place than it has been ever before, however it seems as though sex workers have been left behind in the path of acceptance. Sex workers have been victims of ‘slut-shaming’ since before the phrase even existed, ...

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