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Striking the right balance

Sometimes it feels like balancing your life at uni with work is impossible and there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all… we’re here to help

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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)