Help I'm stuck in limbo


Look I’m on the verge of being an adult but am somehow no longer a child. I’m in an extremely confusing point in my life where one second I’m being told to grow up and be an adult and then the next second I’m being told I’m too young and don’t understand and therefore I shouldn’t try do a job suited for an adult.

I promise this isn’t going to be one of those clichéd adolescent rants about how I should be treated like an adult… well at least I hope it won’t be. So just in case:

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Why I will be watching Doctor Who again. And why you should too.


This blog is incredibly premature. Not only has it been published before the last day of term, there is nothing to peg this story to. Richard would not be happy.

Yet, this is something that I really want to talk about.

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Beyond a diagnosis: inside a mental health hospital..


When you think of a psychiatric hospital, perhaps you imagine a darkened room filled with screams and people chained to their beds.

The reality is a lot more normal.

You meet a man wearing only his pyjamas. You wonder why.
He tells you he tried use his clothes to tie a rope.

You meet a woman. Her arm is gashed with needle marks. She has relapsed.

You meet a a university student who was kidnapped in Africa. She has PTSD.

You meet a survivor of child abuse. Their first memory is of being
strangled by their mother.

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Unbiased about the World Cup, is that even possible?


Unbiased about the World Cup, is that even possible?
My answer is yes, even though the World Cup is one of the events where people from all over the world come together and start watching football together and supporting their teams. Of course there are people who aren’t interested in football and won’t support any of the teams, but most football fans are supporting one of the countries competing.

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One month later - 5 things we learned from the Italian general election


Exactly one month ago, Italians went to the polls to choose 630 new members of the Chamber of Deputies and 315 members of the Senate of the Republic. The centre-right coalition won a plurality of seats, while the anti-establishment Five Star Movement got the largest number of votes (almost 33%) and the centre-left coalition came third. No political party won an outright majority, resulting in a hung parliament.

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"The spirit of Nowruz" in conversation with a popular "Iranologist"


What is Nowruz and how does it exactly work? It's a question asked in many different ways and many different responses have been given to it. To sum up, Nowruz (translated verbatim as "new day") is the name of the Iranian New Year and feasts and festivals associated with it. It's celebrated by some 300 million people worldwide, including in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and by Iranian diaspora in Europe and North America, Australia and elsewhere.

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Things I was unprepared for when I started university


Three in five students are sexually assaulted or harassed at university according to a poll carried out by campaign group Revolt Sexual Assault and The student room. Your reaction to the figure depends on who is reading it, and if you are a girl who is living, or has lived at Liberty Quays, it is safe to say it will not be surprise.

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IMPORTANT: CFJ Kit returns and requests.


Please return all kit that is due (or, if overdue - with your penalty) by 4pm tomorrow 4th April to Gerardo.

If you require kit during the period from 4th to 17th april please request and collect it today or tomorrow (3rd, 4th) as the kit room will be closed until 17th April.

If you currently have kit checked out which is due to be returned after 4th april, I will accept it without penalty upon my return on 17th april (no later).

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Men are from Earth and Women are from Earth - Observations from a house full of guys


In 1992, American author and relationship counselor John Gray published his book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships”. In it, he hypothesized that men and women were not only physically but also psychologically different. So different, in fact, that they were basically from different planets.

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Why it's important to talk about acne

I’m not going to lie; this is not an easy subject to talk about.  
However, I know that so many people feel the same way and would maybe even find it really helpful. So, here is my experience with acne.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve never had clear skin. The second I hit puberty, my face went: ‘oh, guess it is time to start messing everything up now for you’. On top of the pressure of being a hormonal angry teenager and going through high school, I had the constant worry of my skin not being as perfect everyone else’s.
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