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Don’t break a phone in UK!

Mina KidwaiMina Kidwai
May 20, 2015
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Yep, that is right. Never drop your phone from under the sleeve, never scratch the screen with your cold nails and most certainly don’t go around smashing screens of your phone, when you’re in UK. Why? Well the loss of a mobile phone is as it is haunting, but the whole process of going through used and refurbished super expensive phones on ebay and the struggle for an international student to get a contracted phone is beyond terror.

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Don’t break a door in UK!

Mina KidwaiMina Kidwai
May 19, 2015
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Yes that is also right. Key to not having to spend a luxurious amount of fixing doors, windows and other room openings is to not mess with the keys. Locksmith services in UK, although highly professional are also highly expensive in comparison to again, Asia.

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Don’t break your shoes in UK!

Mina KidwaiMina Kidwai
May 19, 2015
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Break a leg, but not your shoe. Yep that is right. Breaking a leg is a very funny English idiom. It is meant for wishing one the best of luck, or is spoken in reference of success. Sadly, breaking a shoe is rather literal. Breaking a heel, shoe sole or simply tripping over shoe laces can all be pretty painful.

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Beyond Edinburgh: Fife Coastal Path

Susie DaltonSusie Dalton
May 12, 2015
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Get out of town! Scotland has so much to offer in terms of landscape, scenery and walking that it would be a real shame to not make the most of it when you’re here. Despite being a bustling capital city, Edinburgh is perfectly situated to be in reach of both the coast and the surrounding hills, giving you a huge range of walks and adventures to choose from.

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Beyond Edinburgh: Cramond Island

Susie DaltonSusie Dalton
May 5, 2015
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So, Edinburgh’s pretty great. If you’ve visited or had the fortune of living here, you’ll probably be inclined to agree (except if you came on one of those weekends with perpetual rain and snow, in which case, I’m sorry). But while it’s pretty easy to make the most of everything Edinburgh has to offer and not really go beyond the city, there are a whole load of wonderful gems less than an hour away.

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How to Relieve Stress

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The end of the academic year is notoriously stressful. Whether you’re studying for exams, pulling consecutive all-nighters or desperately applying for top internships, you’ll often find yourself reaching for the stress ball and praying for the holidays to arrive.

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Coping with exam stress

Susie DaltonSusie Dalton
May 3, 2015
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It’s that time of year! Just when you thought you could enjoy your summer you realise there are a few things standing between you and the months of freedom ahead – those pesky exams.

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Following your Faith in Durham – Buddhism

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This week, the “Following your Faith in Durham” segment focuses on Buddhism, a nontheistic religion that has over 300 million followers worldwide.

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Your new favourite cheap, tasty meal

Susie DaltonSusie Dalton
May 3, 2015
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Being a student puts a few limitations on what you eat. You’re buying food from a student budget, so need to be careful with your pennies, you’ve got a pretty hectic social/study life so you need something quick and easy, and you need something that’s going to pack in a whole lot of vitamins that some of your other meals might not. Fear not, friends – the search is over.

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Saying Goodbye

Alex BordelonAlex Bordelon
April 30, 2015
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Exams mark the end of the year with not much time to say goodbye to everyone depending on when your exams are. After exams it means it is the end of term and for some that means goodbye whether it be for the summer or until they next return to Edinburgh.

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