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Workout: Unlocking your brain’s full potential

Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
It is not just about staying physically healthy, but also about using the full potential of your mind. The correlation between physical exercise and the brain’s cognitive function and mental performance has been a subject for numerous studies, by various experts in the medical fields. Reporter: Adrian Vasilescu | Sub-Editor: Marwa Khalifa   A study published on the 2nd of April 2014 involved 2,747 people with the average age of 25. They were part of a treadmill test 20 years ago, and once again 20 years later. The purpose of the study was to test verbal memory, psychomotor speed and executive function, 25 years after the beginning, a time span during which the participants underwent regular physical exercise. The fitter the participants were as young adults, the better their
PlayStation VR – you won’t be sold until you wear it

PlayStation VR – you won’t be sold until you wear it

Lifestyle, Tech
Sit back, put a weird looking helmet on your face and embrace the future Reporter: Joe Carey | Sub-Editor: Jack Leslie PlayStation VR isn't the first virtual reality headset ever made, but it is the first with the potential to get in the hands of mass-market consumers. The device went on sale this month and the Voice of London got the chance to have dogfights in space, drive a supercar and be submerged deep in the ocean: all in virtual reality. We also spoke with Brett Phipps, games editor at Trusted Reviews, on why VR is something you need to try. Most people who haven't tried a VR headset see it as a gimmick akin to motion controls and 3D televisions a few years back, I was one of them. But VR is the first big change to gaming since the transition from two to three dimensions we...

The journey from an introvert to an extrovert

Lifestyle, Travel
It all started when my best friend introduced me to an organisation called AIESEC. I was not so intrigued, then magic happened. By: Marwa Khalifa | Sub-Editor: Adrian Vasilescu I was in a zone where challenging myself was not an option. Having to go through interviews and selections was not my thing. No one likes filling in applications and going to interviews. I filled in the application and did the interview and passed it. I was somehow shocked and proud of myself simultaneously. I had achieved something and had finally broken out of my comfort zone. It was such a relief for me when I was done with the interview. The next step was as important as the first one, as I had to choose a project in a country of my choice. And let me tell you, having to choose one country out of hundre
10 things I learned on my first time commuting in London

10 things I learned on my first time commuting in London

Lifestyle, Travel
I’ve lived in London for the past two and half years for my Journalism degree at the University of Westminster, but before last summer I hadn’t properly had the full London commuter experience. Reporter: Jack Leslie | Sub-Editor: Joe Carey That all changed from May to August when I completed various internships and work experience placements at several media companies dotted around London, giving me a brilliant chance to sample the British capital’s public transport. Now I realise why everyone on the rush hour trains and tubes look so miserable. Commuting to and from the city centre to North-West London every weekday was an eye-opening experience and I definitely learned a lot. Here’s some (hopefully) helpful snippets of wisdom from my summer of travelling at peak time in London.
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