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Queer Eye – Lessons in self-love

Netflix’s latest phenomenon are small lessons in how to love yourself and how to see the beauty in others

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Take a wellbeing day, without an ounce of guilt

How often do you take some time for yourself? James Johnson gives you six tips to take some time for you, and why you shouldn’t feel guilty about it

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Five podcasts to feed the curious soul

James Johnson lists some podcasts that are sure to enrich your mind

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Meghan Markle: the feminist, not the fiancé

In the wake of the media storm surrounding Meghan Markle, James Johnson takes account of the narratives surrounding the history of our newest royal

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Remedy your anxiety the natural way

James Johnson discusses some effective, natural remedies to help with those anxious thoughts

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On the trail to wellbeing

James Johnson walks through the benefits of a walk in the wild

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How to become a minimalist

Millions now consider themselves to be minimalists. James Johnson talks through how it can help you to live a more deliberate life.

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Avoiding the study abroad blues

Returning from a year abroad? James Johnson talks you through falling back in love with Manchester

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Take a break the right way

Few of us are strangers to a daytime siesta. James Johnson takes a look at the new way of taking a break; ‘coffee-napping’

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Remembering the mother of marriage equality, Edie Windsor

In the wake of the death of Edie Windsor, James Johnson pays tribute to a woman who – in the name of love – took on the American government

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Six tips to maintain your mental well-being

As the semester gets underway, James Johnson runs through some simple tips to help you keep track of your mental health and to flourish during your studies.

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Manchester’s hidden gems

Greater Manchester is a unique mix of great neighbourhoods to explore. James Johnson discusses why you should consider taking your next trip outside of the city centre.