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Science isn’t getting any ‘butter’

Science isn’t getting any ‘butter’

Food, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
Advice about the dangers of cholesterol is now being opposed by some scientists After all these years of being told to not eat foods high in cholesterol, a small group of scientists have begun to claim that it is okay to eat foods that are high in cholesterol. The British Journal of Sports Medicine published a piece that said “saturated fat does not clog the arteries.” Another website, Medical News Today, also posted an article declaring that high cholesterol does not have any links to heart disease. Meanwhile, well known organisations like World Health Organization (WHO) and British Heart Foundation (BHF) stick to their conclusions that saturated fat will increase the risk of heart disease. Foods like butter, lard, cheese, and fatty meats are the culprits that contain the mo
Last minute Halloween Looks

Last minute Halloween Looks

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle
Something wicked this way comes, and it’s not a carnivorous clown or Michael Myers in mask - it’s the fast approaching deadline for the perfect Halloween look! If you’re running out of time and fresh out of ideas, here are three simple makeup looks that will save you this Halloween. Spider Queen Step 1: Start with your foundation and eyebrows done as you normally would. Step 2: For eyeshadow, begin by applying a shimmery light grey shadow to your whole lid. Then, take a black glitter shadow and blend into the outer corners and crease of your eyes. On the middle of your lid, take a matte grey shadow and blend it between the two colours. Step 3: Finish your eyes by lining your upper lash line with a wing and applying mascara. Step 4: To create a spiderweb, draw several l
Too many first-class degrees? Government will investigate

Too many first-class degrees? Government will investigate

Lifestyle, UK
A panel of experts will moderate the marks universities award to students in response to concerns of ‘grade inflation.’ The Higher Education Statistics Agency previously reported that 26% of students are graduating with a first-class degree, an 18% increase from just five years ago. These statistics sparked concern that degrees were being ‘marked up’ and decreasing the credibility of universities. Universities Minister Sam Gyimah said: “When you look at what makes our universities so prestigious, it comes down to the value of our degrees. The value of those degrees is threatened by grade inflation and that is a problem for students, employers and the universities themselves.” The government will be using the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework rating system, i
Could a Black Mirror dystopian world actually become our future?

Could a Black Mirror dystopian world actually become our future?

Featured, Lifestyle, Tech, Technology
Imagine a world where the freedom of how you live depends on your social media rating. This is how citizens in China will live by 2020. The Chinese Government is introducing a new ‘Social Credit System’ in 2020 where citizens will be given scores based on their behaviour. This is similar to an episode in the Netflix dystopian thriller Black Mirror, which portrays the life of a woman who lives in a world where everyone is treated depending on their social score. The idea seems crazy and we wondered how bizarre it would be to live in a world like that. But for the 1.4 billion people living in China it’s becoming a reality. The Chinese government is rolling out a similar scheme that ranks people based on their behaviour. In an attempt to encourage ‘trustworthiness’ in society,
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