Lewis Shepherd
Lewis Shepherd is a freelance journalist and writer originally from South Wales who currently resides in the North of England following the completion of his journalism degree at the University of Chester. After working in marketing for a brief period he has had work published online, in magazines and newspapers covering a variety of different topics such as film, television, music, LGBT rights, travel, health, technology and gaming.

Entries by Lewis Shepherd

What About Skinny People?

(1) Comments | Posted 2 July 2013 | (19:33)

Whenever we open a newspaper, magazine or flick onto a news or celebrity website you can almost guarantee one feature will be included; a feature about weight.

This can be an article or news piece that varies depending on what magazine, newspaper or webpage you're currently viewing; it may be...

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Generation Y Bother

(0) Comments | Posted 20 March 2013 | (17:10)

Following the Baby Boomers and Generation X, my generation tends to be referred to as Generation Y, or the millennial generation. This group of people are often cited as being born around 1982 and lasting up until 1999/2000. The generation since is as far as I know, yet to be...

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Self Scan Kind of Life

(0) Comments | Posted 14 March 2013 | (13:32)

Recently I've been thinking that with the rise of the self scan and self service machines, and with the impending closure of the entire high street, you may laugh but you won't be laughing in five years time when the high street resembles a scene from a zombie apocalypse movie,...

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The Ever Changing Teenage Tech Problem

(0) Comments | Posted 6 March 2013 | (13:45)

I noticed something strange the other day; during two trips through my town centre, one on the way back from the train and other whilst returning from ASDA I noticed a group of teenagers hadn't moved from a particular spot on a bench. Now this may not seem like anything...

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When Procrastination Turns Into Laziness

(0) Comments | Posted 26 February 2013 | (14:14)

Procrastination is something that I have become a master of over the last few years, which began in sixth form when certain tasks become a priority over my coursework for my A Levels. However at the time I was unaware that this was the development of my status as the...

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Dying for an Appointment

(325) Comments | Posted 24 February 2013 | (23:00)

For a while now I've been seeing a number of debates online surrounding medical care in the UK, whether its about budget cuts, the issue of privatising the NHS or a number of problems surrounding the treatment of patients, which largely concentrates on the negative aspects of care some people...

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A Pirate's Life for Me?

(0) Comments | Posted 12 February 2013 | (09:57)

For a while now we've been seeing updates in the press regarding the crack down on film and music piracy, as some apparently god awful people have been allowing others to share files on the internet in order to listen to new albums and view the latest cinema releases for...

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NHS Services for Everyone?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 February 2013 | (19:38)

Recently I received a survey through the post; apparently out of all the people who live in my area I was selected at random despite the fact my partner also received one, what a coincidence. However this isn't what I'm getting at, the survey was about health and wellbeing for...

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No, You Cannot Borrow a Cigarette

(0) Comments | Posted 31 January 2013 | (14:15)

As someone who smokes I am aware that I annoy a copious amount of people on a daily basis, whether it's because I unintentionally get smoke in their face, trust me I've been coughed at countless times despite the fact the person who is offended it stood about 20 foot...

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Britain: The Bipolar Nation

(0) Comments | Posted 23 January 2013 | (12:52)

If you haven't already noticed this week has seen a mass of snow descend upon the entire of the UK, and to say it has been met with a mass of mixed and somewhat strange responses would be an understatement.

Throughout the month of December during the build up to...

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Did Disney Predict the Future of the Human Race?

(1) Comments | Posted 17 January 2013 | (11:58)

It sounds like a strange concept that the Disney company that is primarily targeted towards young children but loved by adults around the world, and is predominately responsible for giving many a false view of love that will have undoubtedly ruined the dating lives of many could predict the future.

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Saying Goodbye to the Festive Devil

(0) Comments | Posted 13 January 2013 | (13:52)

It's now the middle of January, which means that we've been in the New Year now for two weeks and if you're like me then you've been breathing a sigh of relief as you start to get back into your regular routine, as you've waved goodbye to that festive devil...

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Has Reality TV Turned Us Into Audition Daters?

(0) Comments | Posted 19 December 2012 | (14:23)

With the X Factor ending last week after four months on air, which in all fairness felt more like 10 months, and with the final of Strictly Come Dancing heading our way this weekend it looks as though the reality TV season is finally over for 2012.

However we...

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Just Leave it for the Cleaners

(0) Comments | Posted 14 December 2012 | (15:57)

It's a phrase most people would have heard on a daily basis at work, school, college or university. We all know the process; someone drops a piece of rubbish or leaves a stain or in some cases just flat out cannot be bothered to take their empty sandwich packet to...

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Is Unpaid Work Building a Wall Around the Creative Industries?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 December 2012 | (16:06)

Its been a hot topic for some time now, how the creative industries are taking advantage of new graduates who are looking to get their foot on the career ladder. Many of us would have heard the debate about the fashion industry and how it was exploiting workers by offering...

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Is a Minimum Price Really a Good Idea?

(0) Comments | Posted 29 November 2012 | (12:56)

With the announcement that the government is proposing a minimum price on alcohol in England and Wales in order to tackle problem drinking, and in turn reduce the levels of alcohol related crime and ill health you have to wonder, is it actually a good idea?

There are many people...

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The Problem with the Benefit System

(0) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (12:16)

When it comes to the benefit system here in the UK everyone appears to have his or her own take on it. There are those who believe some individuals and families are being given too many benefits and therefore an incentive not to work, and then there are those who...

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The Hypocrisy of Pornography

(0) Comments | Posted 14 November 2012 | (15:43)

For a long time now I've been thinking about the porn debate that I constantly see in the news. Whenever the debate about the negative aspects of porn rears its ugly head the public is always told about the negative effects it can have on women, such as the way...

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Inexperienced and Overqualified: A Catch 22 for Graduates

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (15:06)

After a regular visit to the job centre where I had to convince the person sat behind the desk that I had been looking for work on a daily basis, it got me thinking about why I was still in this predicament.

Six months after losing my job I still...

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Is an Emotional Affair Technically Cheating?

(1) Comments | Posted 26 October 2012 | (13:55)

We've all been introduced to the world of affairs in one way or another, though television, literature, films and music the concept of cheating and breaking someone's heart is always there. Since the 90s cheating has seemingly become easier with the introduction of email, dating websites, mobile phone apps and...

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