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It’s time for a CHANGE: Alcohol Awareness Week begins

It’s time for a CHANGE: Alcohol Awareness Week begins

Featured, Health, Lifestyle
Alcohol Awareness Week starts on 19th of November. The main theme this year is 'Change'. According to Alcohol Concern, the UK's leading independent alcohol charity, a change is 'necessary, possible and... it is happening'. Why is it important? Statistics explain better than words. According to the England National Statistics on Alcohol and NHS Digital in 2016/17 over 330 thousand people in the UK got into hospitals because of the alcohol. The first graph represents the total number of admissions by age. 40% of patients aged between 45 and 64: The second chart shows that the number of admissions by men greatly exceed women's: The third diagram outlines the numbers of deaths caused by alcohol in different age groups: The fourth graph represents alcohol-specif...
Junk Food Ads are Leaving the Station

Junk Food Ads are Leaving the Station

Featured, Food, Lifestyle
Junk food adverts are set to be banned from Tube stations and bus stops in London to confront the rising rates of childhood obesity. Draft plans are expected to be formally approved this coming week, which prevent the promotion of high fat, sugar and salt fast food throughout the Transport for London network. The London Food Strategy plans were proposed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan earlier this year to tackle what he describes as a ‘ticking timebomb’ of childhood obesity. In May he told the Metro: “If we don’t take bold steps against it, we are not doing right by our young people as well as placing a huge strain on our already pressurised health service in years to come.” London currently holds the status of the European city with the most overweight and obese children, wi
Nootropics: Secret behind biohacking of the brain

Nootropics: Secret behind biohacking of the brain

Have you heard, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Technology, World
In the final frontier of the mind au naturel, we are now seeing the initial signs of brain augmenting. That’s right. Nootropics, or “smart-drugs,” are a new group of cognitive enhancing supplements which can improve an individual’s working memory, motivation, or focus. Humans are always trying to be a better version of themselves. And in the latest attempt to self-improvement, the population of this world is now turning towards “smart-drugs”. You’ve likely seen these substances in fictional movies like ‘Limitless’ where Bradley Cooper’s character takes a pill and his focus goes from zero to 100 in a matter of seconds. Well, nootropics available in real life don’t have that strong of a reaction, but the concept is similar. These supplements work by safeguarding neurons in the brai
Self Portrait launches Central Saint Martins Scholarship Programme

Self Portrait launches Central Saint Martins Scholarship Programme

Fashion, Lifestyle, Uncategorized
The scholarship aims to aid MA Fashion students financially, starting in November 2019. Founder and creative director of Self Portrait Han Chong has decided to thrown his support behind young talents by launching a five-year Scholarship Programme at Central Saint Martins. The fashion brand will offer financial backing to five students, one each year, from November 2019 until 2023. This support stems from Chong’s own experience as a Central Saint Martins alumni. He will offer his mentorship to the chosen students in addition to the financial backing. Chong told Business of Fashion: “I’ve been through a lot [and made] mistakes… it’s a tough industry and often you only have a few chances, I want to set up a hub where we get talent from across the industry, so that when people have q
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