Category: Lifestyle

Uh-oh Spaghetti-oh

Today is the day I vanquish my demons. Today, I embrace that which has kept me up at night. Today, I tell you the real truth behind my nightmares. Imagine being so scared you couldn’t sleep, tossing and turning over and over again all because some genius chef couldn’t do maths properly. Anyway, enough of the time wasting today I’m here to tell you about something very important….spaghetti. I know what you’re thinking, “how can spaghetti keep you awake at night it’s delicious?” Well you […]

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Introduction to Macros: Protein only for GymBros?

Very much like the other 2 food groups, people have their presumptions and associated stereotypes, even with protein. Starting with the idea that protein is only for gym bros, through to the idea that it makes you bulky, all the way down to the idea that you can only find it in meat. Exactly NONE of those are true. The protein intake for athletes is higher than the standard person, that much is true, however “athletes” here doesn’t strictly outline ONLY pro-athletes, or “gym bros” […]

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Introduction to Macros: Does fat make you fat?

How essential are fats really? Fats are one of the three food groups, and most often the most hated component of all foods, literally ever. When people hear “fat” it makes them question their food choices, but why? We should not be afraid of fats, as long as they are not the saturated kind. Saturated fats are typically found in processed foods, which usually aren’t that great for the body anyway, so it’s important to keep your intake of those at a moderate level. This […]

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Introduction to Macros: Carbs- yay or nay?

Very often the simple mention of the term “macros” freaks people out, and it definitely shouldn’t, because knowing how to fuel your system isn’t taught to many of us until quite late on in our lives. Your food will break down into two categories- either macronutrients, or micronutrients. An easy way to remember which one is which, is simply the fact that macros are calories, and micros aren’t. Both of the groups are important, as your micros will involve things like vitamins, minerals, fibre etc, […]

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How toxic is cancel culture?

We have all, at some point, said someone was cancelled. Whether that be Jeffree Star, Liam Neeson, Harvey Weinstein, or Donald Trump. From our peers, through to celebrities, all the way up to politicians. And some of them even rightly so. But how problematic is “cancel culture” exactly? Well, let’s consider where majority of the things people get “cancelled” for come from. For the vast majority of our problematic favourites, it wasn’t something said recently and publicly, but rather a statement from years ago dug […]

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Everybody wants to be famous

Feeling like a boss, and Staring at the stars, it Doesn’t matter the cost, ’cause Everybody wants to be famous …According to the adults working in statistics anyway. But what do they really mean by this? What is it that they are really getting at? Here’s what I think: their comments aren’t ungrounded, although I think they have assumed the link of causation, a little at least. Okay, now I’m the one being convoluted – what an earth do I mean? Well, there has been […]

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Rockabye, baby, rockabye …

I think the older we get, the more we really appreciate a great night’s sleep. Having used to throw tantrums if I had to be in bed before 9pm, I now thoroughly appreciate a cosy night in, tucked up in bed by 9 reading my favourite book. However, sleep isn’t always the easiest thing to get. We could have run a marathon and may potentially still having trouble sleeping that night. Our bodies may be exhausted, but if our minds are still going 100 miles […]

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Drugs, alcohol and all the other forbidden fruit.

Consumption of all the fun little intoxicants tempts many. Many actually venture to do it, without knowing the risks of consumption. Alcohol, consumed in excess, has been proven to cause damage to the tissues in the brain, in fully formed adults. Pubescent, young people are still growing and developing, which means your brains are not quite fully formed yet, therefore any consumption of alcohol could be considered excessive. Alcohol therefore, can cause damage to young brains. So it doesn’t matter how tempting it is to […]

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I Heard It Through The Grapevine …

  ‘Honey, honey….’  We all know and certainly remember how tiring studying is. Emotionally and physically and sometimes our bodies and minds really aren’t up for sitting in book, in our room for half the day having done it yesterday and the day before and the day before that etc. Late nights, stress and missed meals will all play havoc with your ability to concentrate whilst studying. Everyone’s capacity for learning is different, but there is one certain way, to ensure your brain is ready […]

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Let it go…

“Let the storm rage on…” Positivity? Yes, that old chestnut, thrown about everywhere in every situation these days. It’something we are told we need to practise in our lives on a daily basis, if we want to have a “successful, positive life and future. Hmmmm ….. Well to be completely honest, yes, there IS a hidden truth in there somewhere. But if pushing the New Faith of Positivity isn’t done in a positive manner, then it’s really only creating more Negativity. Real Positivity is not even actually […]

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