Studies show that the older we get the less we read for pleasure. It could be that we start losing the love for reading when we start spending more time on our studies. Simply, reading then becomes a chore associated with studying and we forget the joys of reading just for the heck of reading. So here are a few reminders as to why you should reconnect with books and read for pleasure. Your overall wellbeing can greatly benefit from spending a few hours a week with a book and here are 4 scientifically backed reasons why!
1) Start taking a Vitamin D supplement. We get most of our Vitamin D from the sun, so our intake decreases when the weather is colder since we spend most of our time inside during the autumn/winter seasons. If you find that you are not getting outside much, a Vitamin D supplement can boost your mood and immune system! (You can get a Multivit Spray here)
2) Buy in-season food. Beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, aubergine, kale, pumpkin, broths, roasted squash, roots and sautéed dark leafy greens are all great choices.
Staying in is the new going out, get crafty this October and throw your very own Halloween party. When you read our top tips for hosting the perfect Halloween party, your inner wicked witch will be itching to get planning!
Interview with George Hodgson, Founder of MAISON DE CHOUP, 21
The fashion house with a mental health cause at its heart. MdC has evolved from a single voice into a unique collective of young artists and designers, creating contemporary minimalist essentials.
What inspired you to create Maison de Choup?
Stemming from my severe anxiety episode of 3 years back in 2014, Maison de Choup started as a mere project in my father’s office. I began putting the sketches I’d frantically drawn through the height of my anxiety onto T-Shirts in Photoshop, as I did this I thought to myself “I could take this further to create something beautiful”. Maison de Choup was born and the journey to help young mental health sufferers through fashion begun.
One of the most exciting things about heading off to university is the idea of having your own private space. A room all to yourself; a blank canvas to decorate as you please! But as some of you may forget, you’re on a budget, and not a very big one.
No doubt you have an idea of what you want it to look like in your mind. Whether you’re after a warm & cosy place to snuggle in the evenings or a cool and neutral working space to get your head down in. Follow these 7 simple steps for creating the room of your dreams on an affordable budget!
Gearing up for freshers’ week can be a daunting experience, and combined with the start of a whole new chapter in your life, where do you begin?
Whether it’s deciding to reveal that embarrassing secret during a game of ‘Never Have I Ever’, or making a pact with your housemate to attend every single freshers’ event, there are definitely some do’s and dont’s for your first week at university. Follow these simple steps to avoid the inevitable during your first week of freedom!
Whether you’re heading off to uni for the first time or returning for your second or third year, a society is a great way to meet like-minded people and indulge in a subject you love.
But how can you choose which society is best for you? There are tonnes of societies to join, so we’ve put together a quiz using the top uni societies sure to make your decision a piece of cake!
The time has come where your student will be heading off to uni to start the next chapter in their lives. But how can you ensure they have everything they need? And ensure that packing goes smoothly?
We’ve put together our best tips to ensure you don’t forget the essentials and packing is a breeze.
It’s time to let loose this festival season!
With about a 1001 UK festivals to choose from, the decision is no walk in the park (sorry, field). 😉
Because we love you, we’ve made choosing your festival an easy peasy task! All you need to do is answer these questions and we’ll tell you which UK festival is your perfect match!