7 Reasons Why Edinburgh is the Best Student City in the UK
Deciding where to spend the next few years of your life as a student is an important one. This will be where you will make some of the best memories as you enter the next stage of your education. At university, you will meet new friends, visit new places, evolve new skills, and grow as a person. To make the most out of your course of choice, you should be in a city that will help you flourish.
The Generous Generation: Millennials Are Most Charitable
It’s important now more than ever for us to focus on our mental health and wellbeing and how we can help ourselves as well as others. Did you know that when we do things that make us feel good, whether this is having a productive routine or spending time with our loved ones, this stimulates the reward areas in our brain, creating positive feelings? In simple terms, research has found that feel-good chemical dopamine is released when we carry out certain activities, motivating us to do it again because we were rewarded with feeling good afterwards.
Where does the UK stand with Parental Leave?
From the moment parents start trying for a baby, to completing the hospital bag checklist before the mum-to-be goes into labour, both parents know that their lives are about to change forever. Of course, it’s natural to need time to adjust, not to mention some room to spend quality time with the wonderful new addition to the family. With that in mind, let's see how the current parental leave legislation in the UK compares to other countries.
Should you still ask parents permission before proposing?
Some traditions, like proposing with a diamond ring, have withstood the test of time and are still practised widely. Others, however, have faced more controversy in recent years, leaving couples uncertain on whether or not to ditch them. One tradition that can often leave people stumped is the practice of asking their partner’s father for permission before proposing.
A surge in social-anxiety post lockdown...
After over a year of online dating, video calls, endless messaging, or, in some cases, a total dating hiatus, it stands to reason that many will be keen to meet new people in person again. However, after so long without dating, a lot of people feel pretty out of practice. During the pandemic, we’ve seen a stark increase in social anxiety coupled with rusty social skills. Between re-learning how to date and lingering nervousness about COVID-19, social anxiety is affecting many would-be daters.
How to Feel Confident in Your Bikini This Summer
Hitting the beach on holiday should always be fun and relaxing, but if you’re stressing about your body image, it can be hard to truly embrace that holiday vibe. What’s more, after so long in lockdown, the idea of getting back out there and feeling great in a bikini might feel more daunting than ever.
How Probiotics Can Help Your Skin
Before we get into the effect of internal probiotics and nutrients on the skin, let’s clear up our external regime to avoid triggering flare-ups. While you may think you’re doing things to benefit your skin, you could actually be making it worse without realising.
How does fashion impact our self-confidence?
Lockdown has impacted our confidence in many different ways. We may have struggled to adapt to working at home and feel like our performance suffered, got used to being isolated and not mixing with other people, or generally feel nervous about leaving the house and getting back to a busy schedule.
Roads to Success: Three Women Who Made Their Own Path
Today, more women than ever are turning to business, and the global number of female entrepreneurs is growing by over 10 per cent each year. According to Karen Quintos, chief customer officer at Dell, women are equally as likely or more likely to start a business than men.
How Much Change Has Female Empowerment Brought to Society in Recent Years?
Over the years we have seen some major changes in society occur as a result of this movement – from how women are represented in the media to economic empowerment. Despite the setbacks of the pandemic, we’ve proven time and time again that we can fight for equality, and it’s vital we keep moving in the right direction.