Winter Ready in Five Easy Steps

1. Switch up Your Skincare Regime In order to combat the drying effects of cold weather and central heating, as the seasons change, so too should your skincare routine. This may include swapping a foaming wash for a cream-based cleanser, introducing regular conditioning face masks to your routine or switching … Continue reading

Malaga: Don’t Just Pass Through

Being a holiday snob, I like countries that have a totally different culture, require at least a five-hour flight and a couple of inoculations. And as I have an aversion to talking to people when I’m away, I don’t want to encounter fellow Brits. So when I won easyJet flights … Continue reading

Snow Time

Saturday 22nd October, Earl’s Court, 11:15am: I had just arrived at Metrosnow, billed as ‘the greatest wintersports show in the world’.  It still being relatively early on a Saturday morning, there weren’t many punters hanging around, and the poor people manning some inflatable promotional activity outside Earl’s Court looked bored … Continue reading

Don’t Let Poor Sleep Ruin Your Life

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Sleep is such an important subject for health, because repair for the body and the mind occur primarily during sleep. Because of this, long-term sleep issues can make physical and emotional issues worse. They can also contribute in an increase in irritability, fatigue and low performance. For example, statistics show that … Continue reading

Common River: Connecting Communities

Deep in the Ethiopian Rift Valley, inside a bamboo hut, the air is cool and sweet. Fresh beans snap and whistle in the heat of the fire, sending out rich plumes of coffee-scented smoke. The process is peaceful, methodical. The mortar grinds the beans and water boils. Soon, from the … Continue reading

Sultry Smokey Summer with Versace Eyes

Bringing high fashion fierceness to your sexy summer self! This Summer we have seen stunning makeup trends on the runway from pop colours on eyes and lips to back to basics bare looks. Chanel and Dior were amongst some of the designers who sported beaming bold beautiful eyes. Every window … Continue reading

Theoretical Highest Temperatures

In science it is well known that the lowest temperature possible is 0K. However is it possible to put the same thinking into finding a theoretical highest temperature? Having researched this I found that there is no conclusive answer, merely several different popular theories on whether we can find this … Continue reading

Lake Turcana: The Final Frontier

The journey to Lake Turcana in far north Kenya is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for those short on time. While flights are possible, this is definitely a trip where getting there is half the fun…or adventure… insanity… death wish. At some point during the journey, … Continue reading

Rising Trend in Workplace Drug Testing

Over the past decade drug abuse has increased substantially, and has become much more frequent in the workplace.  Drug abuse can harm a person’s health, their relationships and their ability to perform at work.  An increasing number of businesses now use employee drug testing, as employers are firmly of the … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Sacha Baron Cohen

This week’s Born This Day feature celebrates the birthday of Sacha Baron Cohen, the English stand-up comedian, writer and actor. A graduate of Cambridge University, Sacha Baron Cohen is most widely known for writing and playing four unorthodox fictional characters: Ali G, Borat, Brüno, and Admiral General Aladeen. He has … Continue reading

Mt Abu: In Search of the Eccentric, Esoteric and Enlighted

Bearing the unique distinction of being the Rajasthan desert’s only hill station, Mt. Abu emerges from the sweltering desert as a cool oasis. With its picturesque lake, famed sunsets, and abundance of temples, it is a favoured tourist spots for people across India. For many, it is where they will … Continue reading

Drunken Holiday Flings… Not A Good Look!

Having recently returned from a week in Portugal I noticed how full of Brits and Irish people it was.  I can’t say that this was what I was expecting, I never really choose to go abroad to be surrounded by people from my home town.  Nevertheless I was with my … Continue reading

How To Stop Someone Chewing With Their Mouth Open

Dear Agony Uncle, How do I tell my housemate nicely that she really needs to close her mouth while she chews? Seriously, she is a 20-year-old! Chewed Up Dear Chewed Up, Chewing with one’s mouth closed is one of the simplest bodily functions that divides the cultured from the zoo … Continue reading