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    Hobbies TO COMBAT depression and anxiety?

    Statistics taken from the Mental Health Foundation have found that one in six adults experienced a common mental health problem in 2016, such as anxiety or depression, while one in five adults had considered taking their own lives at some point. Before anything, it is important to define what is meant by “anxiety” and “depression”. […]
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    Homelessness: giving light to a problem in THE SHADOWS

    Although the typical image that comes to our minds when we think of a homeless person is someone living on the streets, homeless charity, Crisis, defines homeless as someone who ‘is sleeping rough; in emergency or temporary accommodation such as hostels and B&Bs, or sofa-surfing’. The national number of rough sleepers in the UK has […]
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    Say no to stress

    When we think of stress we usually think of an overworked adult or someone with family and/or financial problems. But for many years now, stress amongst students has risen and new research has shown that even young children can suffer from stress. Look back over your childhood; it seemed like a magical stress-free time, right? […]
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    UCKG volunteers send aid to natural disaster area

    At lunchtime on the 25 January, Brazil was shocked by the news of another environmental disaster in the state of Minas Gerais. A dam administered by the giant mining company Vale ruptured in the city of Brumadinho, in the metropolitan area of the capital, Belo Horizonte. More than 12 million cubic metres of mud was […]
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    The key to understanding what love is

    Relationships are tricky; committing to someone often scares people, and sometimes people confuse being scared with not being with the right person. It’s normal to be scared or nervous about making a long-term commitment, even if it is with the person you love. The thing is that, with time, love evolves. In the beginning it’s […]
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    Do you know someone who suffers from depression?

    Recent research has found a relationship between rising depression in young adults and increasing usage of social media. Anthony Robinson, research assistant at the psychology department at Texas State University, explains that sufferers from depression are more likely to compare themselves on social media to people who appear better off than them. He added that […]

    post on social media, symptoms of depression,

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    Kick-start 2019 in a healthy way

    Christmas time has come and gone, and like most people you’ve indulged in more than your fair share of food and drinks. Maybe your resolution is to lose weight, scoffing down mince pies while thinking ‘well, it’s Christmas’, doesn’t really matter, does it? Well, research shows it just might. Data from the Health Survey for […]

    living a healthy lifestyle,

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    Can you love someone before knowing what love is?

    We all like to think there is that “one person” for each of us, a special someone who will come into your life and make you want things you didn’t even know you wanted. The path to a healthy and lasting relationship isn’t easy. Romantic comedy films highlight this in their typical plotlines of boy […]

    a distant memory, a special someone,

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    Can money buy happiness?

    We’ve heard all the clichés about love and happiness: they all revolve around the idea that money’s all well and good, but it won’t help you find them. How far would you go to find love? EuroMillions winner Jane Park used her newfound assets to find the man of her dreams. In 2013, she became […]

    a happy love life, a string of bad relationships, perceptions about love,

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    Microchipping: From sci-fi to reality?

    The Confederation of British Industry, Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body, has shown growing concern over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security. This concern comes after Hampshire-based firm BioTeq admitted having fitted 150 microchips in the UK; according to the firm, these chips – much like […]
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