Stalling Burnout

Sometimes you just need a break. This time of year, almost every year, I’ve done something that my parents would consider ‘reckless’ or mildly stupid, close to exams. Usually it involves running off to somewhere, forgetting responsibilites and doing something…

‘But your whole life is online’ – internet careers and the overshare threshold

We’ve entered the new era of personality politics. Social media and content sharing platforms have opened the floodgates for the everyday girls and boys to become internet celebrities. It’s a new medium, a new media in it’s infant stages, flip-flopping…

9 Grand for what: f*ck your orientalism and hire graduates that care.

This week I saw yet another addition to the media wave attempting to tackle social issues in East Asia. Admittedly, it was beautifully filmed, thoroughly artsy and wonderfully edited, but it was also everything I have come to expect from…

No gym? Fab home workout youtube channels and apps

As a student I have little money for a gym subscription, I also have very little time to walk to and from the gym when I do actually want to go, especially this year. Sad times all round because I do…

5 free tools for productivity

I’m woefully susceptible to procrastination or working ineffectively in attempts to reach a goal. Easily distracted and prone to overwhelm isn’t the best of combinations, so often I need a little bit of help to make me do the things. I’ve…

Refusing to pay rent – the sorry, sorry state of student accommodation

University has swung back into being something of a very considered decision. While this is a brilliantly wonderful in the arena of 17-19 year olds coming straight out of school and realising that higher education isn’t the be all and…

Wanderlust

Travel is chicken soup for the soul – a possibly augmented quote (source-file_not-found) heard in passing, years ago, cemented into a fire-pit with flames regularly stoked by the prospect of adventuring to far off lands.  With each new leap forward…

Creative Block

There’s static everywhere. Vague ideas form grey-grey-white-black shapes, almost indiscernible against the grey-grey-white-black background. flicker, flicker, flicker. Everything is jumbled and it’s such an extraordinary amount of effort to collect these hazy half-ideas, quarter-musings, fractions of fragments and mould them…

Comfort Zones

We start off in warm comfort. Safe and protected, with those who have promised to love and look after us, to provide for us, shielding us from danger too great for our tiny infant selves. As we grow and learn,…


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