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How hygge is your home this Christmas?

Plants on windowsill with fairy lights

Hygge [hoo-gah] doesn’t translate directly from Danish, but in essence it means creating a cosy, warm atmosphere where you can hunker down with your favourite people and enjoy the good things in life. It’s all about contentment, connection, and appreciation – something that goes hand in hand with Christmas time! Danes do it all year

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A plastic-free Christmas guide

Christmas table

With Christmas only a few weeks away, you’ve still got plenty of time to make sure this year’s celebrations are more beautiful and plastic-free than ever! Trees If you have an artificial tree, keep on using it as long as possible as they aren’t recyclable. If you’re planning on getting a real one, make sure to

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Coffee 101

Different types of coffee

While most of us love our caffeine fixes, coffee can be a source of real confusion for the average ‘joe’… sorry. Luckily for us, Kim has owned The Roasting House for a few years now and really knows her stuff, so here’s our quick guide to navigating the wondrous world of coffee! Espresso Results: a

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10 ways to take care of yourself in under an hour

A woman breathing in the fresh air

It’s that time of year again! With Halloween fast approaching, the clocks are going back this Sunday which can only mean one thing: an extra hour in bed…. Just kidding! For most of us there never seems to be enough hours in the day as it is, so I’ve decided instead of spending it sleeping

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The microplastic mess we can’t ignore

Now that most of us have likely heard about it, even if we haven’t had the time (or the heart) to sit and watch it, it’s time to address the elephant in the room: BBC’s Drowning in Plastic. In it wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin raised a lot of issues with the plastic crisis, but the

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A quick guide to a plastic-free Halloween!

Children carrying plastic pumpkin baskets

The scariest day of the year is fast approaching, and while I know many people love the festivities of Halloween, I have to admit it isn’t my favourite. It’s like it was created just to make people spend a tonne of money, put on weight, and encourage people to fill their houses with as many

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10 easy ways to go zero waste at uni

A laptop and earphones on a cafe table

I recently saw an article that said about 1.6 billion disposable pens are thrown away in the US alone each year (and that was in 2013, you can find the article here). It’s just such an unimaginable amount, and as I’m starting back at uni this week, it really got me thinking about how damaging

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