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Could you be an au pair this summer?

Get paid to travel, build relationships, and develop your skills by working as an au pair — a definite option for your summer plans

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Learn to forgive yourself

Ella Kashti talks about accepting regret as part of life, and learning how to forgive yourself and let go of the things you can’t change

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Do not use ‘girl code’ to destruct ‘girl power’

Sarah Jane Thoms talks about the creation of girl code, and how it should be used to empower women not bring them down

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Are cocktails giving you brain damage?

Sophie Manley talks about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol, and suggests how we can cut down and improve our drinking habits

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Advice column 1

Head Lifestyle Editor Rachel Adams is here to answer your questions and offer you some advice with your problems

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Recognising a toxic friendship

Are you having doubts about whether a friend is treating you right? Shannon Winterbone looks at how to determine when a friendship’s become toxic and how you can make it better

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Paris: Exploring the city of love

If I asked you to name the most romantic place on earth, there is one city which eclipses all others — Paris. So where better to visit for those romantic special occasions?

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Finding a job at university

Struggling to find a job whilst at uni? Not sure where to look? We’ve put together a list of three of the best places to start your job hunt

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Experiencing China at Tsinghua University

Jack Greeney describes his experiences studying abroad in China over summer, and urges everyone to take opportunities offered by the university

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Travelling solo

Thinking about travelling by yourself this summer? We’ve got some tips on how to stay safe, and make it an unforgettable experience

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Valentine’s Day: Down with love

Down on your luck with love this year? Don’t worry, there are plenty of reasons why Valentine’s Day sucks, and why it’s not really that important

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Climbing Mount Fuji overnight

Jack Greeney talks about travelling around Japan, climbing to the top of Mount Fuji, and what not to wear