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Illustration by Timothy Schelhaas. The pandemic has forced many to reimagine their sex lives, while hauling others into unwanted celibacy.  In December 2019, news began seeping in about a mysterious new virus. Only gradually did the reality of this new threat dawn on us, partly due to the Chinese Government’s efforts to silence doctors who openly spoke about the virus, and partly due to the world’s ineptitude to adjust to new conditions.  A chaotic yet invisible force swept over the earth at a seemingly unstoppable pace, forcing lands and nations into submission. There was simply no escape from coronavirus, and…

Happy New Year! The year 2020 was a definite challenge for most of us. Who would have thought the world could have changed so much in such a short space of time, turning our lives upside down as we had to adapt to a way of life that was totally different to anything we were used to before. 2020 taught me that life is unpredictable and I shouldn’t take anything for granted, because it’s true that you really don’t know what’s around the corner. I’ve also learnt how to have more gratitude and be humble during the pandemic, as having…

Natural sculpture in Romanian mountains, photo from personal archive As we approach the end of the year, we might begin to think of places we want to visit in 2021. There are so many options, so many places to see, but let me tell you why you should consider this small unpopular country your first destination for 2021: Romania. Romania is a country filled with well-preserved history. The culture, iconic landmarks and beautiful landscapes make it a unique destination, you are promised to enjoy. Here are some must-see attractions.       Danube Delta The Danube Delta is one of…

Megafires in Australia, a potential World War, Presidential Elections, Black Lives Matter protests and the outbreak of COVID-19 are only a few of the major headlines that have been circulating the internet this year. But with all these significant events came a lot of news, some of which was food and drink related. Join us as we recap some of the prevalent food and drink headlines of 2020 – arguably one of the worst years in history! January In the month that we saw Prince Harry and Meghan step back from their senior roles as royals, veganism saw a big…

On average in the UK, 1 in 6 adults will experience the symptoms of a mental health problem – with one of the most common problems being anxiety. It’s normal to feel shy or worried from time to time about going out and meeting new people or entering new environments, but how do we know when it’s more than just shyness and could actually be an anxiety disorder? Social anxiety – A long-lasting and overwhelming fear of social situations. People develop social anxiety for lots of different reasons, such as being bullied, something humiliating happening to them in public before,…

Keeping active over Christmas is a lot easier said than done, as staying warm and cozy in the house munching on cheese and watching Christmas films in our PJ’s often seems a lot more appealing than dragging ourselves outside for a run, swim or cycle in the cold weather! We all have our guilty pleasures that we overindulge in over Christmas, and that’s ok, it is Christmas after all! But rather than sit down all day and feel miserable about what we’ve eaten, Christmas is also a time where we can keep moving our body so we feel healthy and…

As mentioned in our article “The Somewhat Sustainable Fashion Gift Guide 2020”, clothes and accessories can be lovely gifts for people that you know well (both in terms of size and taste) but are made by some of the least sustainable and most exploitative industries. Buying clothes, for yourself and for other people, second-hand is a great way to give an already produced item another chance instead of buying new stuff. Here are some of our favourite second hand/thrift/charity shops – online! Etsy This small-business heaven doesn’t just provide items hand-made by people from all over the world; it also…

Photo by stu spivack (CC BY-SA 2.0) This year I have made the most out of going out for dinner and popping out for a coffee every time I could! The months of being deprived of sitting in a café were painful, so here is a list of the places I have tried this year at the beginning and end of the year. First, my favourite place to go for coffee is ‘The Coffee Hut’ in Llangefni, the perfect place for a cup of coffee! They cater for allergies, which is one of the most important things about a café to…

As university students, we can never have too many pens, notebooks and cute stationary accessories for our desk and pencil cases. Stationary is the perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa gift, and Pen Heaven has something for everyone this Xmas, no matter how fussy they might be.  From a stylish collaboration with Caran d’Ache x Paul Smith and athleisure inspired Hugo Boss ballpoints, to limited edition Harry Potter journals and the fabulous write on almost any surface at any angle space pens, these items really stand out from the crowd.   Dedicated to promoting handwriting with a wealth of cutting-edge styles and award-winning designs, Pen Heaven are luxury stationery experts, providing…

If you´re looking to make a grand entrance at your next zoom call, nature walk or family holiday, and you have a taste for a bit of edge, try out this step-by-step Makeup-Tutorial for our Glam Goth Look. What you´ll need: –        Eyeshadow           o   Black           o   Nude/A colour similar to your own skin tone           o   Gray           o   Silver/Any very reflective pigment –        Concealer/Eyeshadow Primer –        Black liquid eyeliner –        Eyeshadow brushes (a fluffy one for blending and a dense angled…

Now that the festive season is upon us with some lockdown restrictions still currently in place, self-care and caring for your mental health is more important than ever. It’s becoming ever more important to look after ourselves in these unsure times. Self-care and positive thinking are simple ways to make sure that our mental health is cared for. Here are 10 ways to practice self-care: Walks – Sometimes breathing fresh air and doing a little bit of exercise can boost endorphins, which can make you feel happier. In addition to this, getting vitamin D from the sun can be very…

With 25th December fast approaching, it’s time for the festivities to begin! According to a recent survey carried out by YouGov in collaboration with Yahoo, 3 in 4 Brits look forward to stuffing their faces on Christmas Day with mince pies, chocolate stocking fillers and of course, a traditional Christmas dinner. But if it’s too much effort for you to prepare a feast on the big day, why not try out a hassle-free alternative? Three of the UK’s biggest supermarkets have got you covered, offering Christmas dinner bundles with all the trimmings and minimal stress. To find out what’s included…

We are all tired, sick, and scared of Coronavirus already, and with Christmas knocking on the door and all shops full of decorations we might start feeling uneasy about our plans for this internationally celebrated holiday. Thousands of cancelled flights, rules that at times become confusing and the anxiety created by the unknown are all ingredients for a perfect disaster. But if Christmas is to teach us something, is that there is still hope! No matter if you’re an international that just can’t get back home, or a home student that has decided to spend the holidays in Bangor, this…

On Thursday 19th November, Bangor Uni Boob Team (UBT) ran an event in collaboration with Bangor VegSoc, bringing together vegan baking and boobies. The aim of the social was to raise money for the amazing charity ‘CoppaFeel’ to which UBT is linked, whilst also having fun making an array of cookies, representing all the wonderful shapes and sizes that boobs come in. The event also included a mini competition to see who could make the most boobtiful masterpiece, using vegan chocolate chip cookies as a basis of the design and variety of decorations to make their “own style of booby…

This year, Priory Group – a provider of mental health treatment in the UK – commissioned a survey of 2000 adults to find out people’s awareness of the different symptoms of depression. Depression – “A low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life. In its mildest form, depression can mean just being in low spirits. It doesn’t stop you leading your normal life but makes everything harder to do and seem less worthwhile. At its most severe, depression can be life-threatening because it can make you feel suicidal.” – Mind The most recognised symptoms of depression…

How time flies when everything is suddenly different and then nothing really changes for months at a time, am I right? It is indeed not that long until Christmas and I cannot be the only one who already feels overwhelmed when it comes to gift shopping. Instead of further lining Jeff Bezos´ pocket, why not check out these small businesses or sustainable fashion gift ideas? Find some Second-Hand treasures … Online With many of us still trying to limit store visits to a minimum, there are many great options for browsing thousands of second-hand and vintage items online. Oxfam, for…

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