Getting Stressed at the Lancashire Science Festival

Getting Stressed at the Lancashire Science Festival

Ba-dum, ba-dum, ba-dum. Christmas has just come early for this little girl. Instantly her face lights up as only a child’s face does when something so ordinary and everyday is discovered for the very first time. Today that discovery is the sound of her own heartbeat, a gift I felt privileged to have given her. After proceeding to then listen to my own heartbeat as well as her parents she resentfully handed back the stethoscope before turning to discover the…

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IronMan: How to Win at Spectating

IronMan: How to Win at Spectating

As ‘fun’ runs and marathons become ever more popular it was only a matter of time before people started looking for their next adrenaline hit in the world of endurance sports. Enter the Brownlee brothers. These world class athletes have brought the world of triathlon to the attention of a whole new dominain of the general public. However, just like in the marathon running world where you can push your limits even further by putting yourself through the torture that…

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How to Prep like a Boss for an Interview in 48 hours

How to Prep like a Boss for an Interview in 48 hours

You applied to that job weeks ago and you kept the date that they specified for interview free just in case but with only a few days to go it’s safe to say that you haven’t got an interview right? Wrong! While most employers will give you about a week’s notice you could find yourself in a situation, like I am right now, with only a couple of days notice and all the prep to do. Instead of getting yourself…

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Finding a Job: From Tax-Dodger to Benefits Scrounger Take 2

Finding a Job: From Tax-Dodger to Benefits Scrounger Take 2

Previously I shared with you my own experience in claiming universal credit for job seeking purposes and if you haven’t already read it go catch yourself right up now by checking it out here. All caught up? Great. That particular chapter of my job hunting adventure (because that’s what it is, an adventure) ended abruptly in being told I was not eligible. Round 2 – *ding ding ding*

Finding a Job: From Tax-Dodger to Benefits Scrounger

Finding a Job: From Tax-Dodger to Benefits Scrounger

We all need a little help every now and again. From helping your friend carry their things, babysitting so the parents can spend some time together or even helping your best friend fundraise for a charity. Sometimes however, it isn’t your friends and family you need to ask for help. Sometimes, like me right now, you need a little help from the state.

Goals for 2017 Update

Goals for 2017 Update

At the beginning of the year I decided to set myself some goals to achieve in a bid to give my life some direction. Now anyone who has set goals before will be able to tell you that while setting your achievable goals is a good place to start, to have a better chance of achieving them you have to regularly review and update them appropriately. Last month I suddenly realised that I had not yet done this and as…

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Weekend Coffee Share

Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee right now… well we all know that wouldn’t happen as I don’t drink coffee so lets be less specific… If we were having a hot beverage together right now…

The Platform Dwellers

The Platform Dwellers

It’s that mid-morning kind of quiet, the kind that could make you mistake today for a lazy Sunday morning. Except it’s Wednesday.

Sweaty Writing

Sweaty Writing

It never really hit me until a couple of years ago just how much I have relied on exercise throughout my life. It wasn’t until I brought it back into my life as a way of getting out of my flat when I was depressed and I felt the almost immediate effects it had on me that I truly appreciated it.

You Know Nothing

You Know Nothing

You study, study, study, and at the end, you are lucky enough to discover the greatest gift of education: that you know nothing at all. — E. J. Koh (@thisisEJKoh) January 7, 2014 This is so true to an extent. 

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