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10 iconic Halloween movies

By Marieke Oggel / October 27, 2020

It’s likely your Halloween plans for 2020 look a little different from years before. However, while we might not be able to head out to celebrate, nothing’s stopping us from curling up on the couch to watch our favourite Halloween movies. From family favourites to horror classics, here are 10 of the most iconic Halloween […]

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5 YouTube workouts for all levels

By Marieke Oggel / October 22, 2020

When we’re inside and not moving around as much, we need to put a little more effort into keeping our bodies strong. With gyms closed and a 5km travel limit, working out might not be our first priority right now. But exercise plays an important role in mental health, and those extra minutes of movement […]

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Why are we afraid to delete social media?

By Marieke Oggel / October 21, 2020

Do you know how long you spend on social media everyday? Android phones feature a “digital wellbeing” setting that allows users to track screen time. As for iPhone users, Apple brightens our every Monday morning by sending a notification to let us know how specifically how many hours we spent on our phones in the […]

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Exercising for mental health in quarantine

By Marieke Oggel / October 15, 2020

The impacts of exercise on mental health The fact that there are a huge number of mental and physical benefits to exercise is probably not news to you. Exercising regularly can do wonders for your body and brain, including a slew of benefits for your mental health. Amidst all of the uncertainty we are enduring, […]

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7 simple soup recipes for Autumn

By Marieke Oggel / October 3, 2020

Days are getting shorter, nights are getting colder. You know what that means! Soup season, of course. Soups are nutritious, delicious and versatile. They are easy to make in bulk, freeze, and heat up when it’s cold outside and you’re tired and don’t feel like cooking. Soups also tend to be inexpensive, so are good […]

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Beginner’s guide to Depop

By Marieke Oggel / October 2, 2020

What is Depop? Depop is a social app on which users can buy and sell clothing. Much like eBay or DoneDeal, Depop allows users to advertise their unwanted things to potential customers worldwide. The appeal of the app lies in its simplicity: items are easy to find and accounts are linked to Paypal, allowing for […]

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Everything you need to know about reusable masks

By Marieke Oggel / September 16, 2020

For the foreseeable future, masks are going to be an essential part of our daily lives. They’ve extended the mental checklist we run through as we head outdoors. Phone, wallet, keys… Mask? By now, you’ve probably noticed how quickly a person can go through a bag of disposable masks. As a mask-wearing world becomes the […]

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7 places to buy used books in Dublin

By Marieke Oggel / September 5, 2020

There is much to be said for buying used books. They’re more affordable, better for the environment, and have a particular old book smell to them that you can’t find anywhere else. They’re a little worn in already, so the stakes are lower for coffee spills and cracking the spine. There’s also something very charming […]

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5 movies about immigration

By Marieke Oggel / August 12, 2020

Immigration is an important and highly relevant topic of our time, so it’s no wonder that it is a source of inspiration for many filmmakers in their storytelling. Of course, there is no singular immigrant experience. However, through these stories, filmmakers have the power to give a voice to the underrepresented. Films can challenge stereotypes, […]

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7 of the best veggie burgers in Dublin

By Marieke Oggel / August 7, 2020

Having a burger once in a while is good for the soul, and who’s to say they’re only for meat-eaters? The huge recent shift in attitude towards meat consumption in Ireland means that plant-based options are more available than ever before. Dublin is ahead of the game, and was even pronounced the most vegan-friendly city […]

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