Sophie Turton
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Sophie Turton is the assistant web editor at Crunch and Freelance Advisor.

She previously worked as a journalist and culture editor in and amongst the giddy glizt and oddly shaped objects of Shanghai.

She is a writer, dreamer, lover of cats and aspiring astronaut.

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18 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Went to University

(13) Comments | Posted 2 September 2014 | (00:00)

A fresh influx of excited faces will flood through university doors this month. It is a scary and exciting time but it is also a period of great expectation and it can be hard to prepare for such a massive change in your life's direction.

My brother will soon...

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Eight Ways Living Abroad Will Transform Your Life

(8) Comments | Posted 22 August 2014 | (15:19)

Moving abroad is a scary prospect. The fear of the unknown is, in some way, present for everyone - even those whose intrepid spirits drive them around the globe. However, it is also exhilarating and, often, intoxicatingly addictive.

If you ever get the opportunity to live in another country,...

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If Churches Paid Taxes

(0) Comments | Posted 14 April 2014 | (09:29)

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An infographic recently did the social media rounds, boldly claiming that if US churches paid taxes they would fund ALL the food stamps for every person on welfare in America, with enough left over to house the entire homeless population. This...

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Forget Pro-Life or Pro-Choice, It's Pro-Female Rights

(0) Comments | Posted 7 April 2014 | (16:49)

The issue of abortion is complicated. Science and morality collide to form a pseudo-scientific-ethical argument around the taking of a human life and the punishing of an unborn child. For decades the two sides have argued with little hope of finding a common ground. However, whether it is pro-life or...

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The Daily Mail Doom

(0) Comments | Posted 6 February 2014 | (16:01)

I have discovered the nation's worst kept secret: The Daily Mail, that ubiquitous entity that follows your sorrow like a jewel hungry magpie, has a long-standing and ferocious bout of panphobia - the persistent, abnormal and unwarranted fear of each and everything.

This discovery, so non-shocking that the seismic plates...

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The BEACH Project: Looking Beneath the Hood of British Teens

(0) Comments | Posted 20 February 2013 | (17:43)

I read the news every morning with a sense of trepidation. What further level of insatiable horror could humanity have reached in my brief eight hour hiatus from waking life? Should I leave my house today? The Daily Mail says British teenagers are the most violent in the...

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'As You Are': What the World Can Learn From Desmond Tutu

(1) Comments | Posted 20 December 2012 | (13:20)

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." - Desmond Tutu

We live each day at a carnival, casually traversing the mirrored hall and the wizard's show: politicians pull nuclear weapons from hats and make 'baddies' disappear....

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