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Christmas lacking cheer for lonely young Londoners

Christmas lacking cheer for lonely young Londoners

LifeStyle, Uncategorized
Comedienne Sarah Millican's annual Twitter campaign #joinin  for anyone worried about being alone at Christmas launched last week. As Christmas approaches, many young people living in London feel isolated and alone. Often living in rented accommodation, with limited financial resources, far from where they grew up, under 25 year-olds are bombarded with festive season adverts showing happy nuclear families. According to a survey published by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, 43% of 17 – 25 year olds who used Action for Children charity services experienced problems with loneliness. Less than half of this same group said they felt loved. #joinin I struggle to find joy at Christmas despite being a generally positive person. So #joinin sounds a great idea to me! It's even moved me to
No Swipey. No Likey.

No Swipey. No Likey.

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Picture this. You are at a bar or even a coffee shop, you see a cute guy. You just made eye contact but he is not coming over to talk to you. What do you do? As a female, it is hard to start initial conversation with a guy you like, or a guy that you have just met in a public place. Traditions teach women that it is a male’s role to chase the girl. If he is interested in you he will speak to you. As we roll into 2018, this statement could not be more wrong. Traditional notions on dating are flying out the window. Female empowerment is bigger than ever and that is thanks to the rise of dating apps. Tinder seems to be a thing of the past now that Bumble has made a beeline to the forefront of dating apps. Bumble stands outs. Bumble gives women the power to make the first move, instan
Pirelli Features All Black Cast in Ground Breaking Calendar

Pirelli Features All Black Cast in Ground Breaking Calendar

Culture, LifeStyle
Pirelli sent shockwaves throughout the fashion industry featuring an all black cast consisting of artists, models, entrepreneurs and creative industry figures in the 2018 calendar. Last week Pirelli released their anticipated calendar featuring the Alice in Wonderland themed magical images from Tim Walker changing the idea of what society thinks of Alice in Wonderland. Photo Credit via Instagram @edward_enninful The calendar has become a pop culture phenomenon and each year the images are seen around the world the moment they are released. Renowned photographer Tim Walker brings the world of Lewis Caroll to life by creating a larger than life version of Alice in Wonderland. Walker brought his dreamlike and eccentric vision which can be seen through out the calendar. The all...
Indian Medical Student Wins Miss World 2017

Indian Medical Student Wins Miss World 2017

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Miss India Manushi Chhillar has won Miss World 2017, and although the 20-year-old medical student’s beauty stood out amongst the other contestants, her intelligence ended up being the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Ms. Chhillar is the sixth winner of this competition, making India tied with Venezuela as they both now hold six victories over the course of the pageant’s 67 years of running. Ms. Chhillar is the first Indian to win the competition in seventeen years. The event was held in the coastal city of Sanya, China on Saturday evening. The competition held contestants from 118 countries and regions. As Ms. Chhillar made it to the final round of the competition, she was asked: “Which profession deserves the highest salary and why?” Her award winning response was: “A mother deserve
UK’s First Cat Café Combatting Winter Stress

UK’s First Cat Café Combatting Winter Stress

Animals, LifeStyle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa89pAxnuYg Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium Combatting Winter Season Stress [Video: Emily Srebotnjak & Diana Whistance-Smith] Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is the UK’s very first café is the ideal anti-stress mechanism during the winter season. The café, open since March 2014, has seen business boom this month particularly, as stress hits a yearly high during the winter season. Its nuzzled interior and homey décor has been drawing in students and families alike looking for a mental escape amidst the hectic season. Laura Nastelli, the chief “Cat Carer” at Lady Dinah’s, spoke on behalf of the owner Lauren Pears. An employee since 2015, Nastelli has watched the soothing presence of the Emporium's 16 in-house cats affect all sorts of customers, from universi
Say goodbye to the perfect image

Say goodbye to the perfect image

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The ASA (Advertising Standards Agency) has recently released a report which describes the clamp down on advertising codes. The new review aims to bring an end to body shaming, gender stereotypes and the idea of the perfect image. Everywhere you go, you are told how you should dress, what you should look like and who you should be. A major factor in this is advertising houses capitalising on increasing people's insecurities.  This is about to stop. The ASA has said “Our review shows that specific forms of gender stereotypes in ads can contribute to harm for adults and children. Such portrayals can limit how people see themselves.” 37% of respondents in a survey taken, agreed that the advertising industry has a responsibility not to use gender stereotypes, as reported by the G
Spotify to sell more than music

Spotify to sell more than music

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From today Spotify sells more than just music and related official merchandise. Users who visit the service to stream tracks by US singer songwriter Maggie Lindemann, will now be offered the chance to buy the same make-up she wears. Cosmetics company Pat McGrath Labs teamed up with the music streaming app in what Spotify plans to be the first of many e-commerce collaborations.  Details for the products will appear in the same area where music lovers can buy gig tickets and band T-shirts. Lindemann has 7.5 million monthly listeners. The campaign coincides with the release of Lindemann’s new single, Obsessed. Spotify is a private company that was set up in 2006. Eleven years later, under pressure in a crowded environment for digital media platforms (Google owns YouTube, Facebook own
How Independent Cafés Grow Fast

How Independent Cafés Grow Fast

Business, Culture, LifeStyle
Small independent cafés like TAP Coffee are developing well despite facing fierce competition from big chains like Costa and Starbucks in London. As a modern independent coffeehouse, TAP Coffee has newly opened the fourth branch in Russell Square. On the contrary, Costa has reported recently that its sales growth has almost ground to a halt. TAP Coffee has made achievements mainly by three ways. Unique Decoration Style To develop a cozy atmosphere, all the branches are decorated by the owner of TAP Coffee. “All the tables and chairs are made by him, and every painting on the wall is chosen by him as well,” said Marta, a barista of TAP Coffee branch in Russell Square. There are bicycle models on other three branches’ signboards. According to the manager of the TAP Cof

Lost music and film history- Where has the memorabilia gone?

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    Silently sitting in Mariah Carey’s penthouse, Marilyn Monroe’s white piano is locked away from the world. Sold at a private Christies auction in 1999, it is unclear If the public will ever be able to view it again. Private auctions of personal collections including that of Marilyn Monroe’s and more recently Audrey Hepburn’s raise an important question, Is the sale of personal memorabilia threatening the loss of music and film history forever? Auction houses are cashing in, generating profits boasting far higher than their estimates as private buyers attempt to invest and own a part of history. Christie's recent auction of Audrey Hepburn’s personal collection saw her Burberry trench coat circa 1980’s sold for £68,500. A far cry from the £9000 it was estimated a
Going The Distance

Going The Distance

Culture, International, LifeStyle, Opinion, Social media, Student
When I first told my friends that I have been speaking to someone that lives nine hours away by plane, the general reaction was “are you being serious? It will never work.” Those words played in my mind over and over again and I became my own enemy, trying to find any excuse to end this connection. I began trying to gather as much information about this person as possible, which was not hard at all. With their different social media profiles, I was able to find out their political views on Twitter, the type of friends this person has on Facebook and the activities and food they like on Instagram. I knew almost everything I needed to know. On top of all of this, we would Facetime every single day, sometimes six hours at a time. Before I knew it, I was in a relationship with this pers