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Dressing green: why you should consider shopping secondhand.

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Fast-fashion is a big contributor to the climate crisis, meaning that more sustainable alternatives are desperately needed. Buying clothing from sustainabilility-orientated brands is often quite an investment so buying secondhand is a great way to go. 

 Buying secondhand and vintage clothing may seem strange or uninteresting at first, but it is a great way to make your shopping habits easier on the environment whilst often saving money. Buying second hand items can often make your outfits more interesting and unique, it also reduces the chance of anybody else wearing the same thing as you.» >

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The changing role of women in business

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Last term Henley Business School hosted a talk about the changing role of women in business where there were four top entrepreneur women panellists talking about what it is like today.  

During the panel discussion it was suggested that when working for our first job, sometimes it’s good not to have all the information before entering a job because if you know all the challenges then it would not let you work in that company by enjoying it.» >

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Places to spend a date in Reading.

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Date Ideas in Reading 

While Valentine’s day has been and gone, there’s never a bad time to take out someone special. To help keep your dating lives active, here’s some ideas for what you could get up to. 

  1. AnEscape Room  

There are currently around three or four companies in Reading offering Escape Game experiences, and these are perfect for a date as, if you’re thinking on your feet, it’ll be easier to avoid any initial awkward moments.» >

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The true meaning and evolution of Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s day happens every year on the 14th of February. It is a long-standing tradition within the Western world and more recently adopted by many other countries, including Japan and Israel. Despite Valentine’s popularity, in some countries, it is frowned upon or even banned to celebrate. 

 So, why do we celebrate it?   

Some people believe that Valentine’s day has Christian origins. Historically, there were three different saints with the name Valentine or Valentinus reported.» >

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Things to Look Forward to in the Spring

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Various activities, sights and projects accompany the turn of Spring, with changing weather and fresh mindsets making it a pivotal point of the year. Spring has significance to many people, whether that be because of religious connotations or simply a chance to take a walk without having to wrap up in thousands of layers. The Spring Equinox is crucial to the season, celebrating the revived life of the Earth that accompanies Spring.» >

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Simple ways to help the fight against Climate Change

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Words by Eden Eddolls BA History and English Literature 

It is only really within the past two years that climate change has had the spotlight it deserves, with influential figures such as Greta Thunberg being at the forefront of the fight as well as campaigns around the UK and Europe from Extinction Rebellion.  However, it is hard to ignore the scorching events of climate change (no pun intended), particularly with the latest tragedies of the Australian bushfires.  » >

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My cooking revelation: turning meal making into a hobby.

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I’ll admit in my first year I didn’t do very much cooking at all, it was so much easier to quickly put something in the oven or heat up something from a jar.  They were never exciting meals and probably not very nutritious so going into second year I decided to change this and learn to cook. I looked for recipes of how I could make my favourite meals at home, one useful thing was that most recipes gave difficulty ratings, for now I just stick with ones that are marked as easy but depending on your skill level you could try something a bit more adventurous.  » >

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Sabby Studies

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Last month, I told you about some of my favourite study YouTubers, or StudyTubers, who help motivate me to crack on with the work I have to do on those days when I just really don’t want to get out of bed. Personally, I find watching other students getting their productive on truly inspiring and it often gives me the little push of motivation that I need.  

 While these videos, from ‘study with mes’ to revision tips, can be helpful to the point of inspiring you to become a better person, I am also aware of the dangerous student culture of comparing oneself to others. » >

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