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DIY: Memories Jar

Keeping track of all your important memories throughout the year, good and bad, can be a really good way to reflect and grow as a person

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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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Restaurants For All Occasions

With Valentine’s Day soon, we thought it would be appropriate to offer a roundup of our favourite destinations for first daters, to long term relationships, to groups of friends who want a fun night out

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Festive season shopping got you frazzled?

If Christmas shopping fills you with dread and you’re left wanting to curl up under a blanket at the mere thought of braving the Arndale in December, we have the ultimate guide to avoiding shopping list related stress this year

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Album: White Lies – Friends

White Lies have delivered an 80’s pop inspired record that is commendable, yet unremarkable, says Jacob Hopkins

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Valentine’s gift guide on a budget

Because finding that special something on a student budget is never easy

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Secret Santa gifts for £5; solving the annual painstaking struggle

As much as we love the tradition, Secret Santa gifts are a pain to buy! So here are some ideas to relieve that stress and get you on your way with your Christmas shopping

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I don’t smoke, sorry

Things you only know if you just don’t smoke

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Ask Kitty

This week our resident lifestyle guru Kitty Treverton Jones deals with a house at breaking point over relationship issues and smelly students

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New York by a New Yorker

Our resident New Yorker Natalie Greene destroys some misconceptions about The Big Apple

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TV made me live a fantasy

Molly Allen considers the impact of TV on our expectations (no, just because you’re not living in a penthouse doesn’t mean that your life’s a failure)

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From the Vault: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Stevie Grieves considers the enduring appeal of the 90s sitcom that brought Will Smith to stardom