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Minimalistic Christmas: Value over Materialism

Minimalistic Christmas: Value over Materialism

Audio, Environment, Experience, LifeStyle, London, Opinion
With Christmas around the corner, there are a lot bargains to be taken advantage of. It all started in the beginning of the season, which escalated with Black Friday and now everyone is impatiently waiting for the Boxing Day sales.  From food to home decor, from electronics to beauty products, everything costs less and people are rushing to the stores, frantically to fill their carts with the discounted stock. Photo credits: Lia Chabane It is evident that one's bank account will be left empty, and materialistic gifts like these cannot satisfy anyone. Christmas is exactly two weeks from now and this is the time to reconsider do we really need all of these purchases. Can we enjoy the winter holidays without getting bankrupted? Is it necessary to bear the weight of Christmas shopping
Aisling Quinn, the woman behind a popstar’s success

Aisling Quinn, the woman behind a popstar’s success

Celebrity, Entertainment, Experience, Music, musicians
Behind every pop star, in the shadows, is a large crew who work around the clock. Their jobs are critical to ensuring the success and smooth operation of everything from press tours to world tours. Aisling Quinn is one of the very few female tour managers in the famously male-dominated industry. Working with Mumford and Sons, Jess Glynne. Aisling is now tour manager for International singer and songwriter Bebe Rexha. It comes at a price though, there has to be an understanding there is no such thing as a personal life. “It's so time consuming and your social life becomes non-existent,” she adds. In fact, her job is so time-consuming that our correspondence is limited to emails, as she travels through the USA managing Bebe’s appearances on the award and chat show circuit including an ap
Why Working Abroad is the Best Thing for Your Career

Why Working Abroad is the Best Thing for Your Career

Experience, International, Media, Opinion
The idea of working in a foreign country for any length of time is naturally daunting. Whether it's culture shock and all that comes with it, or simply the fear of leaving behind the basic comforts of "home", picking up work in a foreign destination is something many people would not consider. As scary as it may seem, it is actually one of the greatest things you could do for your career. Adding a working abroad experience to your resume or CV shows that you are not afraid of challenges that may come from putting yourself in potentially unfamiliar situations, and that you are willing to learn in any environment you find yourself in. It teaches you a confidence that is hard to come by when working in the familiar territory of your native country. It proves your dedication to your work, a...
Mainstream Vegan: UK’s economy becomes greener

Mainstream Vegan: UK’s economy becomes greener

Animals, Culture, economy, Experience, Food, Health, Taste, trends, Uncategorized
It's official. UK lactose intolerants are cheering and hipsters are more mainstream than ever. Dairy-free milks have been added for the first time ever to the inflation basket. The results published by the Office for National Statistics included soya and almond milk to a list which the main purpose is to serve as a reference of the actual consumer trends. The Office and several analysts point out that this may have happened due to the recent growth of "free-from" diets such as Veganism. A new wave of millennials addicted to new trends and worried about their health have pushed these products up to the top of the list. Every day we see in supermarkets how new meat-free, gluten-free or dairy-free options appear on the shelves, on most occasions, at a high value. This can be explained as a
Four alternative ways of living in London

Four alternative ways of living in London

Culture, Experience, Galleries, Housing, Media, News, Social media
With the cost of rent skyrocketing out of reach for many living in the capital, four Londoners have managed to find affordable ways to live that could prove to be viable solutions in the urban housing crisis.  Meet David, a Scottish bus driver. David has endured great instability in his life over the last year. After getting deported from Canada, David found himself homeless in the UK. Until now. David just moved into his new home in a converted shipping container in Walthamstow. This affordable housing project, mYPad, is the brainchild of the YMCA. The mYPad project, as David explains, is about “moving in people and enabling them to save money to move on.” David is not alone. According to Crisis.org, the affordable housing shortage in London has left over 8,000 people “sleeping ro
Will Brexit affect travel and its prices within the EU for British citizens?

Will Brexit affect travel and its prices within the EU for British citizens?

Culture, Experience
The has been a lot of talk about Brexit and whether Britons should leave the EU. One of the questions is whether Brexit will affect travel prices within the EU for British citizens. If so, what can people living in the UK expect to see and how will the travel prices change. With the EU referendum approaching fast, British prime minister David Cameron announced the date - 23rd of June, 2016, there has been more and more discussion of the consequences of leaving the EU for British citizens. Many have discussed the safety of Britain without the support of Europe and Britain's political relations. One major aspect is also how will Brexit influence Britain's economical prospects such as travel prices. Travel prices are expected to go up with Britain no longer sharing EU travel laws and p
1 in 10 women rescued from a sexual assault in the UK

1 in 10 women rescued from a sexual assault in the UK

Culture, Experience, Video
I was terrified. I couldn't walk alone. I called a friend. I needed someone with me even if only on the phone. I got home. I was so scared. For weeks, I kept questioning myself. I couldn’t even wear a skirt. This was how Laurene Becquart, a London-based photographer felt after she was “cat-called” at a park in London. The man who seemed younger than her then grabbed her hand and pulled her towards him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAeibWTCpig “The worst part is that as women, we are programmed to blame ourselves, rather than blaming the perpetrator,” Said Laurene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aawO4gQxqTk Two in Three women in the UK experienced sexual harassment Laurene is not the only girl in London who has been receiving unneeded sexual attention in public spaces.  A recent

Harry Potter play will hit west end this July

Culture, Experience, Look, Watch
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is the eight part in Harry Potter series and will premiere in London  for the first time 7th June 2016. Photo credit-Flickr The play is the first Harry Potter play to be seen on stage and will be based on the original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and Jack Tiffany "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". It will premiere in Palace Theatre this summer and will tell the tale of Harry Potter nineteen years later. The play will be shown in parts 1 & 2 over two days. The cast of the play have been named with Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley taking the leads as Harry, Hermione and Ron. It will be directed by Olivier and Tony award winner John Tiffany. The tickets can be pre-booked now and prices range from £30-130. The first
Are weddings the new ‘fancy and expensive party’ to have?

Are weddings the new ‘fancy and expensive party’ to have?

Culture, Experience, Look, Touch
Just last week Mariah Carey flashed her 7.5 billion engagement ring she received from her fiancée and business man James Packer. While at the same time Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is set to pay her husband three million in divorce settlements after their quick elopement after three months of dating came crashing down. Everyone is rushing to get hitched but this begs to question are weddings just the new ‘fancy and expensive’ party to have? Photo by Karina Girnyte "I can't wait to get married. Its something I wanted to do my whole life. Finding your soulmate its like a dream come true." Says Samantha a bride to be, at the Excel Wedding Show 2016. Experts from University of California write that there are many reasons people get married from feeling more safe in a relationship, work
London volunteers do what they can in the Calais ‘Jungle’

London volunteers do what they can in the Calais ‘Jungle’

Experience, Politics, Specials
It was the day before the bulldozers moved in when I joined a group of London volunteers and walked the mud streets of the notorious French refugee camp known as the 'Jungle'. The Calais Jungle is home to an estimated 2,000 to 5,000* refugees described in recent months by UK Prime Minister, David Cameron as a "bunch of migrants". There is little doubt that life in the Jungle is brutal with harsh living conditions that swirl in a cauldron of mud enclosed by the razor wire security fencing paid for by the UK Government. The Jungle sprawls out from under the French motorway flanked by two chemical plants pumping out noxious-looking clouds over a 'new camp' of converted shipping containers planted on a toxic industrial wasteland. This 'new camp' will be home to some 1,500 inhabit