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Why it's important to talk about acne

Apr
01
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.
Posted By Reem Makari read more

How cooking helped with my anxiety

Apr
01
I see a lot of talks about anxiety and depression on social media but few people actually give you any solution. I know sharing your experience helps, as well as a healthy lifestyle, a good sleep pattern, and ultimately regular visits to the therapist. Something that really helped me though was taking time to cook. Notice that I used "helped" in the title and not "overcome" or "cured" because I'm still struggling with anxiety, I'm not a guru but I can advise you a thing or two. Here's how cooking helped me:
 
Posted By Selsabil Beloued read more

Kidney trade: a deal in price of life

Apr
01

Kidney donation is a common concept to the world, taking place in 91 countries, according to World Health Organization (WHO). However, Iran is the only country where selling a kidney is legal.

We may have joked about having to sell an organ to emphasize our broke-ness, but I doubt any of us has ever meant it. I know I didn’t. Growing up, act of selling a kidney for money wasn’t a common topic but I have come across it, in movies or books until five years ago that I decided to go “undercover” and find out more about it.

Posted By Mina Joshaghani read more

How to travel smart and stress-free

Apr
01

People who know me are aware of my passion for travelling. This year only I’ve been constantly on a plane, or a train, or a bus…well you got the pattern. More stamps I’ve been getting in my passport, more tips for a good travelling I’ve discovered. I really want to share my personal experience with those of you who are constantly seeking for adventures and love travelling as much as I do. 

Posted By Anastasia Dzutstsati read more

Did you really think Facebook would keep your data safe?

Apr
01

Recent groundbreaking information has come to light, claiming that a San Francisco silicon valley company was not acting as a beacon of corporate responsibility and integrity. Why has this been a surprise to so many?

Posted By D C Smith read more

So I'm missing Easter for the first time

Apr
01

I always knew that coming to university would change my life. It represented a lot of firsts for me: the first time I’d ever had to cook for myself, the first time I’d ever had to do my own washing, the first time I have ever had to change my bed sheets (for those of you still struggling with this challenge, here’s a handy guide). But it never occurred to me that I may miss out on family traditions.

Posted By Sam Baker read more

HOW I OVERCAME ANXIETY AND THE WORST MONTHS OF MY LIFE

Mar
30
This blog post will definitely not be considered ‘news’, as it happened almost a year ago. But this is the first time I feel completely comfortable in talking (better, writing), about anxiety. To be honest, while I wrote this, I felt my hands cold sweating and my throat starting to close. But don’t worry, I’m fine now. No casualties. 
 
Oh well, how should I start? IT SUCKS. That’s probably the best way to describe my anxiety. I never thought I would suffer from it until I spent seven months in a Foundation Programme before starting university. 
 
Posted By Juliana Lima read more

Twenty times

Mar
27

Twenty times.

This is the number of shots fired by policemen that killed Stephon Clark in South Sacramento on March 18.

Twenty times.

The twenty-two year old African-American father of two. Shot for holding a mobile phone; senselessly mistaken for a gun.

Twenty times.

The video of his death can viewed freely on the internet. At the moment he died, Stephon didn't say a word, he just extended his arms. He was probably too scared for his life.

Twenty times.

Posted By Sabah Mariam Jalal read more

Don't forget your blog posts: Years 1 and 2 and MAs

Mar
27

A quick reminder to postgraduates, and undergraduates in years 1 and 2, that you need to have posted at least once to the CfJ blog this term. The deadline is Friday 6 April.

Posted By Ian Reeves read more

WANTED: Broadcast Journalist

Mar
26

The KMTV news team has an exciting full-time opportunity available for the right candidate. The successful applicant will join a professional news team, helping to produce its flagship programme ‘Kent Tonight’, as well as other shows including ‘Team Talk’, ‘Chris & Co’, ‘Paul On Politics’ and ‘BASSed in Kent’. Part of this role will include assisting the technical coordinator in the maintenance of broadcast critical aspects of the channel, as well as scheduling content. Interested? Keep reading.

Posted By Laura Garcia read more

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