• How the Government plans to slim down the UK in the midst of COVID-19

    August 3, 2020

    Last week the Government announced its plan this week to tackle obesity in Britain, by encouraging overweight people to lose five pounds. They claim this will save the NHS £100 million and help lower their risk of dying from coronavirus. As well as banning junk food adverts before 9pm and launching a weight loss app,…

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  • The End of an Era – I’ve Finished University

    May 31, 2020

    On Wednesday I submitted my final ever university essay, bringing not just four years of degree study, but almost 15 years of education to an end… (unless I decide to do a panic Masters!) I’ve heard a lot of people say I’ve reached ‘the end of an era’: all the ups and downs I’ve experienced…

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  • Coronavirus could cause a global food shortage, so now it is more important than ever to cut down on food waste

    March 28, 2020

    Although harvests have been good this year so far, and the outlook for staple crops is promising, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation border closures, quarantines, and supply chain disruptions could restrict people’s access to sufficient, diverse and nutritious sources of food, especially in countries hit hard by the virus or already affected…

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  • Veganuary: Does it make any difference?

    January 19, 2020

    The Veganuary campaign, encouraging people to try a vegan diet for the month, is under-way, with a record 385,000 people spanning 178 countries signed up .  The TV adverts are out, restaurants are shouting about their new meat and dairy-free dishes, and campaigners are out in full force in social media; but can forgoing meat,…

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  • Endometriosis: Over 13,500 share devastating impact of condition

    October 10, 2019

    Despite affecting one in ten women of reproductive age in the UK, endometriosis is often regarded as a hidden condition leaving sufferers with unrelenting pain that affects every aspect of their day to day lives. Earlier this week, the BBC released research revealing the reality of what living with endometriosis is like. 13,500 women across…

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  • Giving a Voice to India’s Waste Pickers

    October 6, 2019

    Globally, 300 million tons of plastic is produced each year – that’s the equivalent weight of the whole population of the world. Every year. While plastic is an amazingly versatile product, it is virtually indestructible, with a life span of over 1,000 years. Poor waste management coupled with human neglect has resulted in plastic pollution…

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  • Ashley Banjo’s Life Lessons

    October 2, 2019

    A few weeks ago I completed work experience with Bauer Media and whilst I was there I was given the opportunity to interview Dancing on Ice judge and Diversity member Ashley Banjo for Closer magazine. We spoke about what he’s learnt since rising to fame in 2009 when Diversity won Britian’s Got Talent. The interview…

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  • The Body Shop Celebrate Shea

    Happy Easter!

    April 21, 2019

    It’s been an absolute age since I last jumped into the ol’ blogging world (where the last few months have whizzed off to?!) and I can’t believe we are already at the end of April! I’m currently on my placement year with The Body Shop and yesterday I worked out I only have about 35…

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  • 2019 Goals

    January 5, 2019

    After the most amazing festive period spent with family and friends, it’s now time to get the new year into full swing! As it’s my first post in 2019, I thought it would be a good chance to share some reflections on 2018 and some goals for 2019. I have seen lots of templates floating…

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  • Sustainable Gift Guide

    December 2, 2018

    In recent years, Christmas consumerism has become sustainability’s worst nightmare! From food wastage, to unrecyclable plastic packaging, to tress being cut down for decoration, this time of year can really take a toll on the environment. This year, I have become much more aware of my consumption usage and have been trying to cut down…

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