Growing Up

10 Things You Should Have In Your Home By The Time You Are 30

By Ann Brenoff | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As Jane Austen said: "There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." Throughout our lives our homes are our havens, the place we rest, recov...

Man Up

Olivia Lee | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Olivia Lee

What I thought was going to be a light hearted entertainment show turned into a much deeper exploration of the role of men within society. Due to the rise of feminism, women are more successful than ever and it does leave you wondering if this shift in the sexes has turned some men (not ALL - but certainly the ones on the show) into boys?

You Know You're An Adult When...

Danielle Lowe | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

As we grow up many of us dream of that day when we're all grown up. Hoping for a successful career, a huge house, loads of friends and everything being perfect like it always is in those films (at least, in the end). The reality is being an adult is tough. You know you're an adult when...

Global Warming Has Made Me Not Want to Grow Old

Jessica Brown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Jessica Brown

My idea of a nightmare used to be losing my phone or breaking a nail before a job interview. But now I'm haunted with images of drowning, boiling or starving to death. It would seem my priorities, in relation to the rest of my generation, are a bit off balance, and I know exactly what's to blame...

Growing Up Pains

Jyo Fernandes | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jyo Fernandes

Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. This was a story that charmed millions of children and adults alike as they witnessed the escapades and adventures of an everlasting childhood. It was also one that I, upon watching it for the first time, was unable to understand. Never grow up?

Back To School

Caragh Little | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK
Caragh Little

It's one of those things that gets annoying, when you're a teacher: when the Back To School posters appear in the shops before the Summer Term has eve...

'Live While We're Young': A Message for the YOLO Generation

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

You can live it up at any age. You can go out and drink beer with friends or stay in and read a few Austen novels. You can sleep with as many people you want, or you can stay in at home with your significant other. You can get up to whatever crazy antics or simply choose not to.

Choosing A University And Choosing A Path In LIfe

Josh Taerk | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Taerk

At the end of the day you're head can mess you up sometimes, constantly planning and making fall back plans for your fall back plans. When it comes to making decisions for yourself, you can never go wrong listening to your heart.

Guiding Girls to Awareness

Lauren Hossack | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Hossack

In a true display of girl power, Girlguiding UK now officially backs the 'No More Page 3' campaign, a testament to an adaptable, forward-thinking youth organisation. Despite my own short fling with Guiding, I think this demonstrates the enduring potential for the group to give a solid grounding for young women in the UK.

How to Make Friends as a Grown-Up

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

When we're at school we pick a new best friend every academic year, and that's it-we're set, bound by a mutual love of The Wombles. By our teens we have a 'crew', a 'gang'. At university we're drunk. And by the time we're adults with jobs and responsibilities and families we... stop making friends?

A Moment Missed - Why I Regret My Nesting-Instinct-Gone-Wild

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

When my daughter was four months old I decided it would be the thing to sell up and shift our new and amorphous life together two-hundred miles south....

My Vagina Monologue

Lauren Hossack | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Hossack

Reflecting on all of this only clarifies the VAGINA SHAMING that I've been exposed to for my whole life. Maybe there's something in the very anatomical detail of it being 'hidden' (compared to the penis) that means you're just not allowed to talk about it. It goes along with the idea that women ought to keep calm and carry on.

Nostalgia - Not What It Used to Be

Rob Atkinson | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Atkinson

Nostalgia has spawned virtually an entire industry, making zillions out of the ever-increasing urge to regress to what we think of as happier times, flogging us kitsch memorabilia and useless antiques at premium prices. All this, for a concept as hollow and insubstantial as a bubble.

Bridging the Twenty-Something Gap

Kate Turner | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Turner

Ridiculous as it sounds, I am convinced that this gap between adolescence and irrefutable adulthood lacks the cultural signposts available to other age groups. It's unsurprising that writers and directors turn to the supposedly hedonistic seventeen to twenty-one year olds or the nest-building thirty-odds for much of their inspiration.

Aftermath of Adoption

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Once upon a time, an unmarried girl hid her pregnancy for 9 months, travelled to the north of England and gave the baby up for adoption. It was 1975. She also hid the secret from her family and friends for 20 years until, the child, now a fully grown woman, found her mother. I was that child.

Why Buffy The Vampire Slayer Is Still A Valid Role Model

Ashley Fryer | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Ashley Fryer

Buffy was a brilliant companion to the hellish joy of adolescence. She wasn't always shiny, happy and blonde - she was dark, and unhappy and scared. And what teenager isn't at some point or other?