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Generation Boob Job

Generation Boob Job

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Medical reasons or pure vanity, why do so many millennials turn to breast surgery? Breast augmentations and implants may not be as popular as 10 years ago but breast surgery continues to seduce more and more young people worldwide. The development of new plastic surgery techniques and procedures such as remodelling or lifting makes boob jobs very popular especially with the X generation. Leopoldine, a 23 years old French law student had breast remodelling for her 18th Birthday. Meghna, a 20 years old Indian student, on the other hand, had breast surgery for medical reasons. These two millennials shared with us the story behind their boob jobs. The culture of social media and selfies has changed people’s perception of their physical appearance. It became an obsession for the youn
8 struggles of a Coeliac

8 struggles of a Coeliac

Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Uncategorized
“Gluten free” - a term used far too much recently. But for those of you whose entire life isn’t dominated by a tiny grain, do you really know what it’s like to be gluten free? For a Coeliac (also known as Celiac), our chronic disease can affect all aspects of our lives, from our ability to have children to our fashion choices.  Now with the gluten-free diet coming further into fashion, there is a general misconception of what being Coeliac really is. It isn’t as glamorous as you may imagine. Yes, Instagrammers and celebs swear by this diet to lose weight, but trust me it is NOT fun. The Voice of London has come up with a list of 8 struggles Coeliacs have to go through every day, that dieters will NEVER understand. 1. "I would die if I had to give up *insert yummy gluten food*” Yes,
The power of bread: brunch at the Roasthouse in Poplar Union

The power of bread: brunch at the Roasthouse in Poplar Union

Featured, Food
The beautiful reality of ‘Just Bread’: baking workshops and a small cafe bakery chain with a conscience enabling refugee women in London to support themselves.   The sunlight gleams through the thick glass of the large windows, when I step in the Roasthouse in Poplar Union. It is just a few minutes away from the City, in London, but it seems far from the chaotic agglomeration of lights, voices and steps characteristic of Canary Wharf. The chitchat of the people sat at the tables blends with the humble noise of the coffee machine. The kitchen is open, so that everyone can see the food getting prepared. Two women move resolutely around the kitchen tools, mixing puffy dough in metallic pans. Nawal (not her real name), overlooks, with a friendly smile and a firm voice. She p
Chocolate Decadence? Yes please..

Chocolate Decadence? Yes please..

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  Chocolate Lava Cakes are delicious, and one of the easiest desserts to make. The hot, dense sponge combated with the gooey chocolate centre and a scoop of ice cream is the best way to enjoy the treat. Here’s how to create it below: 6 ounces (170g) high quality semi-sweet chocolate 1/2 cup (115g; 1 stick) unsalted butter 1/4 cup (31g) all-purpose flour  1/2 cup (60g) confectioners' sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 2 large egg yolks optional for topping: ice cream, raspberries, and/or chocolate syrup Equipment: 6 ounce ramekins or a 12 piece muffin tray. Firstly, spray each ramekin/muffin tray with non-stick spray or a healthy dab of butter. Make sure they are all coated and ready for the mixture when it’s ready. At this stage, you s
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