How I Overcame The Emotional Scars of Acne

How I Overcame The Emotional Scars of Acne

I grew up on magazines. As a child I devoured Girl Talk and Shout before graduating to Girlfriend and Dolly when I moved to New Zealand. The ultimate height of sophistication, of course, was Cosmopolitan. My friends and I devoured the articles during lunch break at high school, and I would walk between classes with the latest issue prominently displayed under my arm. But you know what they didn’t teach us within those glossy pages? Adult acne is a thing. And it really, really sucks.

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5 Things I Struggled With When I Moved To A New Country (And 5 Things That Surprised Me!)

5 Things I Struggled With When I Moved To A New Country (And 5 Things That Surprised Me!)

Moving across the world is both thrilling and terrifying all at once. I naively assumed that starting a new life in another country would be one big adventure. And honestly, it is... most of the time. On the good days, I'm full of gratitude for the amazing experiences that I've gained since stepping off that plane. But on the bad days, I'm curled in a ball weeping at the memory of home.

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Why I Juice (And Why You Should Too!)

Why I Juice (And Why You Should Too!)

My neighbours totally hate me. Every day, they're subjected to a shrill whirring that not even a heavy kitchen door can muffle. This irritating noise is preceded by the sounds of chopping and grating, with the occasional 'ouch!' when I over-enthusiastically slice my finger. They probably think I'm wielding a drill and making major home improvements. Nope, not into that. So what am I actually doing? Well, I'm juicing.

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How To Eat Healthy and Vegan For Under £28 A Week

How To Eat Healthy and Vegan For Under £28 A Week

One of the biggest misconceptions I hear about a vegan diet is that it's expensive. I can't help but laugh when I get told that I'm 'lucky' to be able to eat this way - believe it or not, I actually spend less money on groceries now! Don't believe me? Let me show you what a week's worth of vegan meals and snacks looks like. I can feed both myself and my boyfriend for less than £30 each - including a Friday night takeaway!

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8 Amazing Things That Happen When You Stop Drinking Alcohol

8 Amazing Things That Happen When You Stop Drinking Alcohol

“Wait, what?!” I hear you cry. “First you want me to go vegan, now you want to take away my alcohol? What kind of a monster are you?” I feel you, I really do. It wasn’t an easy decision for me, either - I toyed with the idea for at least a year, but could never quite get there. Something was holding me back. Or rather, someone.

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10 Easy Ways To Stay Healthy With An Office Job

10 Easy Ways To Stay Healthy With An Office Job

When I switched from a fast-paced retail job into an office role, the last thing I expected was for my health to take a beating. I guess I should have seen it coming: I went from running around after customers to languishing in a swivel chair, my only exercise coming from my fingers tapping away at the keyboard. Sound familiar? Don't worry - I’ve decided to pass on my tried-and-tested secrets for living a healthy lifestyle while working at a sedentary office job. You can thank me later.

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