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Millennials vs Gen X in the Workplace*

Pictured above: my boyfriend, such a millennial. Look at him, wearing a suit at graduation, having a photo taken for my social media while posing with a philosopher. The entitlement. I’m joking of course, but sometimes it really does feel like the media / older generations think we’re all entitled lazy people who prefer social media to real life. I don’t know about you, but I hate that. For some reason there seems to be a lot of misinformation and disagreement about who exactly is considered a millennial. Some people use it as a general term for ‘young people’, which…

Back To University with Scaramanga: An Original Lifestyle

New stationery is a way I love to start a new semester at university. There’s just something about having a nice new notepad or pencil case to make me excited to start studying again. As if by magic, an email popped into my inbox last week asking if I’d like tor review some products ideal for students… right before I go back to uni on Monday! I quickly googled the company, Scaramanga, then spent about an hour browsing their beautiful vintage, upcycled, arty items. Honestly, I’d fill my house with Scaramanga furniture and art prints if I could – their…

10 Books I WILL Read This Year

I definitely struggle with making choices [Chidi from the Good Place speaks to my soul], so my main goal for this year is to be more decisive. Here is a list of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while, and actually will read this year [in no particular order]. #1 / Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Patrick Süskind Ever since Becky Bedbug wrote a review of Perfume back in 2015, I’ve been meaning to read it. I love reading dark and twisted fiction, so it sounds ideal. Plus it’s set in 18th century France, an incredibly interesting era.…

5 Steps to Help Recover from Grief

(this is a guest post, I really hope it helps any of you in need. Photo by Mike Labrum on Unsplash)   When you lose someone that you love, the negative feelings can often become overwhelming. Grief is a complicated thing to go through, and is one of the hardest challenges that we face. From a range of emotions that you may not be used to, and even physical effects that you might not have expected, grief manifests in a wide variety of ways. The challenge is finding healthy ways to help your recovery time. While everyone goes through their grieving process in their…

What To Buy With Your Christmas Money & for January Birthdays

Did you get any money or gift-cards for Christmas and have no idea what to spend them on? The Next sale isn’t for you? Same. Here’s a few awesome things I’ve been enjoying recently… or you know, for people who have birthdays in January!   Living DNA I don’t know about you, but I’d love this as a present. LivingDNA were kind enough to offer me a test to review, and I can’t wait for my results! It’s such a great idea for someone who has everything, and it’s always interesting to find out more about your ancestry. LivingDNA tests…

Having A Bad Day? Don’t Worry, It’s Okay

(this is a guest post) Some days go well from beginning to end, and it seems as though you can do no wrong. Then there are days which start off bad and get worse, and you’re just glad to crawl into bed when everything is done, and you hope that the next day is going to be better.   Here are some of the ways you can think more positively even when everything around you is falling apart. Keep these in mind and although you will still have bad days, they won’t feel like the end of the world, and you…

How to make the most of support services at uni

Going to university is often the first time students live away from home and have their first taste of independence. Likewise, for mature and postgraduate students moving to a new environment can be overwhelming. With that in mind, it’s comforting to know that universities like Robert Gordon University offer a wide range of support networks. RGU support and advice services cover a range of issues and has student welfare at its heart. Here are the services available and how to make the most of them. Student help point This support network is often the first port of call for students…

Choosing the right course for you at RGU

So, you’ve chosen to study at university? Thumbs-up for making a great choice! Studying is a wonderful way to expand your knowledge and intellectual horizons. And choosing a course at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen means you’ll get mingle with inspirational Gold-rated academics and rub shoulders with a supportive network of global students from 132 countries! Choose RGU for your studies and you’ll also be joining a community who put your future career plans at the heart of their work, where your future employability comes first. And as well as increasing your knowledge, you’ll be joining a city going…

The Right Steps To Take After A Traumatic Experience

Today’s blog post is about a serious topic that has affected my life in 2018. I can’t get into details for my own safety (and mental health), but I have spent the majority of this year trying to recover and become myself again. I’ve been frustrated about not feeling ‘okay’, and having to set boundaries I never had before – it’s a long process. I hope none of you have been through trauma, but unfortunately it is a common part of humanity. Make sure to seek professional help, whether that be through the NHS, talking therapies, or the police if…

How to Plan a Sophisticated Getaway with Friends

(this is a guest post, pictures are mine from Barcelona!) Holidays with friends are nothing new. Many students take gap years in groups to travel cheaply, see the sites, and enjoy all-night parties on the beach. However, if you prefer arts and culture to clubbing, then you might be craving a more sophisticated break in place of your typical group holiday. Looking to plan an upmarket getaway where you can truly relax and unwind? Follow these top tips for planning a sophisticated holiday with friends.   Book somewhere nice to stay Nothing spells group holiday like a cheap hostel or…

Fugglers: The Funniest & Ugliest Toys!

I’ve got something a little different to share in today’s blog post… I adopted a Fuggler. “What on Earth is a Fuggler?” I hear you ask. Well… Fugglers are ‘Funny Ugly Monsters’, adorable (yet creepy) plush toys that may or may not ‘sabotage your happiness’.   Warning: these toys will ruin your life (just kidding) As you can see, every Fuggler has distinctive (and pretty realistic) plastic teeth… so realistic that the media actually thought parents were sewing baby teeth into their dolls… I’m not kidding. My PR package even came with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and caution tape, which made…

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