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The wellness myth in the age of social media

The wellness myth in the age of social media

We ask what exactly wellness means today, and why it has become such a cultural obsession driven by the internet and celebrities.
Monday blues: How to start your week well

Monday blues: How to start your week well

It’s week five at uni, and I can bet that by now we’ve all experienced those all-too-common Monday Blues. But, fear not! Lifestyle is here with it’s top-tips to crushing your Monday Morning Blues and starting the week with your best foot forward
Win free burgers for a term in student competition

Win free burgers for a term in student competition

Until October 19, students in Greater Manchester can enter new Manchester burger restaurant The Butcher’s competition to win free burgers for the rest of the current university term
Agony Aunt Angela: Am I good enough?

Agony Aunt Angela: Am I good enough?

“I feel bloated all the time; my skin is so gross, and my clothes don’t look right.” Can Aunt Angela tackle the effects of social media?
Instagram fashion history pages you should be following

Instagram fashion history pages you should be following

6 of the best Fashion History accounts on Instagram.
Under the influence: Freya Dudding

Under the influence: Freya Dudding

This month we’re under the influence of Freya Dudding – a content creator with impeccable style and an important message
Never judge a bookstagram by its cover

Never judge a bookstagram by its cover

Aesthetics are everything on Instagram but in the bookstagram world they have to the potential to be used for creative Instagram posts, reels and stories
Richard Prince: Social media and copyright

Richard Prince: Social media and copyright

Alienor Bombarde explores the Richard Prince controversy and what it reveals about privacy in our time
‘I like big books and I cannot lie’: Behind the bookstagram

‘I like big books and I cannot lie’: Behind the bookstagram

Books and Instagram are an unlikely match but bookstagrams continue to grow in popularity in the UK. We spotlight another account for the second article in our series on UK based bookstagrams.
The rise of the bookstagram over lockdown

The rise of the bookstagram over lockdown

Bookstagrams have been on the rise in the past few years and especially over the recent UK lockdowns. To find out more about the trend we chatted with the people behind a recently founded books Instagram account.
Rated: The Instagram meme pages sweeping Fallowfield

Rated: The Instagram meme pages sweeping Fallowfield

Joe McFadden explores the bizarre new phenomena sweeping Fallowfield: niche meme pages
Where’s the support when we need it most?

Where’s the support when we need it most?

Laura Thompson argues that an official University of Manchester Instagram Post telling students to treat the pandemic like a retreat misrepresents their mental health support provision
A Tough Act to Follow: In conversation with Joe Polito

A Tough Act to Follow: In conversation with Joe Polito

Head Theatre Editor Jay Darcy interviews influencer, model, digital creator and Production Assistant Joe Polito in the third feature of his social media series
A Tough Act to Follow: In conversation with Max Hovey

A Tough Act to Follow: In conversation with Max Hovey

Head Theatre Editor Jay Darcy begins his influencer series by interviewing influencer, student, blogger, content creator, and mental health and queer activist, Max Hovey
Five people reflect on Women Don’t Owe You Pretty

Five people reflect on Women Don’t Owe You Pretty

Maisie Scott reviews the latest feminist manifesto for Generation z
Cruel comparisons: The toxic culture of the ‘Before and After’ photos

Cruel comparisons: The toxic culture of the ‘Before and After’ photos

Before and after posts are too common on social media, writer Amy Dewar considers the implications of these
Why Instagram influencers are important now more than ever

Why Instagram influencers are important now more than ever

Why influencers are essential for us to make it through the coronavirus pandemic
Teacup puppies: the unethical practices behind the cute Instagram posts

Teacup puppies: the unethical practices behind the cute Instagram posts

Teacup puppies are undeniably cute but social media is hiding the unethical practices that allow these dogs to exist
In conversation: Manchester fashion blogger, Sophia Rosemary

In conversation: Manchester fashion blogger, Sophia Rosemary

Sophia Rosemary spills her secrets on vintage shopping in Manchester and how sharing her outfits on Instagram has gained her over 200,000 followers
The changing face of the influencer

The changing face of the influencer

More and more influencers are surgically changing the way they look and Instagram accounts are being created to expose them