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Carolina

Former PR Account Director and social media strategist now re-training through a criminology PhD

Carolina is a former PR Account Director and social media strategist now re-training through a criminology PhD. Carolina has a Master in Criminology from the University of Sydney and a BA in Journalism from City University London, where she specialised in studying social media's impact on society. Her undergraduate dissertation, focusing on how the most followed UK journalists on Twitter used it to comment on Margaret Thatcher's death, won the Undergraduate Awards 2015 for Media & Journalism and was presented at media conference ECREA 2014 in Lisbon. Her findings brought her to the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, where she joined a panel on how millennials use and contribute to the media. She is now back to City for a PhD focusing on online harassment.
Nine Sydney Milkshakes You Have To Try Before You

Nine Sydney Milkshakes You Have To Try Before You Die

"What is this, Pimp My Milkshake? Put a milkshake in your milkshake?" said a UK-based friend as she saw the pictures I was about to include in this article. The milkshake frenzy might have started gaining ground in London, but the Capital still has a long way to match Sydney's freakshake epidemic. Here's what milkshake fans can look forward to on a trip down under.
12/09/2016 15:30 BST
Reasons Why You Need A Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Reasons Why You Need A Buffy The Vampire Slayer Marathon

Now that #Flawless, pop feminism and great role models like Emma Watson have made us all understand that we should all be feminists, it's worth remembering that <em>Buffy</em> was a badass feminist before it was cool.
05/09/2016 11:54 BST
The Best Italian Restaurants in Sydney - According to an

The Best Italian Restaurants in Sydney - According to an Italian

I've just moved to Sydney from Europe. Homesickness and everything, it was inevitable for me to fool-proof the city's Italian restaurants to check where to find my home country's food. Here's a round-up of Sydney's best places to eat Italian - according to an Italian...
08/07/2016 12:29 BST
Why I, An EU Immigrant, Am Thankful to the United

Why I, An EU Immigrant, Am Thankful to the United Kingdom

I am deeply thankful to the United Kingdom. But I'm also sorry. Because in the post-Brexit UK it's very likely that generations of people in my same situation will not be able to do what I've done, or will have a much harder time to do it. So it's to them - and to the UK, without them - that I wish the best of luck.
24/06/2016 16:18 BST
Things Being a Double Expat Taught

Things Being a Double Expat Taught Me

Tuesday marked the end of what I like to call my "pity month": a month spent in Olbia, my home town, my no man's land as I waited to move from one life to the next. I'm a 23-year-old Italian who chose to study and work in London. Now, nearly five years later, I have just touched down in Sydney to start again. I have officially become a double expat.
16/05/2016 15:22 BST
The Best Afternoon Teas in

The Best Afternoon Teas in London

London has taken the all-British tradition of the afternoon tea to the next level with new options ranging from the stylish to the quirky. From fairytales to cigars, here are the best afternoon teas in town.
31/03/2016 12:04 BST
The Day I Stopped Going for the Easy

The Day I Stopped Going for the Easy Option

In today's fast-paced job market, you hardly have time to stop and think. Whether I was at work waiting on a client to dial in to a weekly call, or just out for pleasure waiting for a friend to arrive, the image I had in my head was the same. I kept seeing the timer from our work spreadsheets software rolling on and on, telling me I really didn't have time to waste.
22/03/2016 11:11 GMT
Top Three London Sky-High

Top Three London Sky-High Meals

In London, great food comes with a view. The City's tallest buildings offer a wide range of options to indulge on breakfast, all-day meals and fancy dinners and it's undeniable that skyscrapers serve up some of London's best meals. I went on a quest to find London's top three dishes to be enjoyed while sky-high, admiring one of the world's most beautiful cities from above.
08/03/2016 10:28 GMT
The Best Brunches in

The Best Brunches in London

London has hit peak brunch, with every restaurant trying to come up with a new, innovative menu to keep healthy eaters, foodies and bottomless drinks aficionados happy. I went on a quest to find London's best brunch menus to date. My waistline won't thank me, but you sure will.
09/02/2016 12:15 GMT
The (Working) Benefits of Being a

The (Working) Benefits of Being a Millennial

Sure, Millennials have it a lot harder when it comes to making their job count. We will probably have worked 100 jobs by the age of 60, all while still renting a house in the middle of nowhere and commuting to work for hours. But we will also be able to change our job titles to something outlandish and, most importantly, shape our company and its products rather than letting them shape us.
05/02/2016 10:33 GMT
The Best Meat Feasts in

The Best Meat Feasts in London

Whether you're a catholic or looking to test your willpower, February 10th marks the beginning of Lent, forty days in which some people decide to give up on meat. So if you're trying to get your fix of beef briskets, pork ribs and roast chicken, here are the best meat feasts in London.
03/02/2016 12:06 GMT
Five London Meals to Get You in the Mood for

Five London Meals to Get You in the Mood for Christmas

Stuck in London for the holidays? Fear not! The capital offers plenty of options to get you in the mood for Christmas. Forget over-the-top Christmas markets, tacky Santa's grottoes or lukewarm mulled wine: Londoners are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out before or during the Christmas break.
15/12/2015 11:15 GMT
Here's What's So Great About Marvel's 'Jessica

Here's What's So Great About Marvel's 'Jessica Jones'

One of Marvel's least-known heroines in a world of Avengers, super gods, iron men and spider men, <em>Jessica Jones</em> is a character we can all relate to. The main storyline introduces us to a superhero who's hanging up her costume, parking her superhuman strength as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
03/12/2015 15:57 GMT
I Couchsurfed and Survived... And You Should,

I Couchsurfed and Survived... And You Should, Too

What brings a supposedly sane person to embark upon what most people would describe as a suicide journey? A year ago, I took off on a mission: surviving - and most of all enjoying - my first-ever Couchsurfing trip across the United States of America.
20/10/2015 15:48 BST
Mr Darcy's Ashes: What Bad Boys in Entertainment Do to

Mr Darcy's Ashes: What Bad Boys in Entertainment Do to Relationships

Entertainment's obsession with the bad boy brings those of us who are looking for a thrill to try, at least once, to dance with the devil. It makes us settle for the worst, look for challenges in guys who smell like danger rather than in those who can give us a good time without hurting us.
13/10/2015 11:56 BST