Travelling Doesn’t Automatically Make You Open-Minded

I’ve always been under the impression that travel broadens your horizons, in that it made you more open to, and tolerant of, different cultures and perspectives, and in turn, less judgemental about others. And for the most part, many travellers I’ve met have bolstered this assumption; they tend to be open to anyone and everyone,…

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The Biggest Struggles of Being a Freelance Writer

Freelancing writing can prove to be deeply rewarding and seriously challenging in perhaps equal measure. Every career path has its trade-offs. Accompanying the undeniable benefits of freelance writing are various pitfalls that any would-be freelance writer should be aware of, and which any budding or established writer should be equipped to handle. Here are six of…

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What I’ve Learned Since Giving Up Drinking

On 1st January 2017, I quit drinking. Which is 16 months ago now. Some months before then, I had consciously been cutting down on my alcohol consumption, as I wasn’t enjoying getting drunk that much anymore – and the hangovers had become severe. I couldn’t stand the feeling of being poisoned and that horrible, dirty,…

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What Master’s Degree Would You Study If You ‘Followed Your Bliss’?

If you’re thinking about studying a master’s degree, you may be wondering if it’s really worth the costs involved, especially after accumulating huge amounts of debt from your undergraduate studies. Indeed, you could end up paying thousands of pounds for only a slight advantage over undergraduates in the jobs market. However, it is also quite…

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How Self-Authoring Can Improve Your Career Development

Self-authoring is a writing exercise and psychological tool that helps you make sense of the past, gain a realistic perspective of your present situation, and plan for the future. It’s a way of adding narrative to your life – turning it into a coherent story. Have you ever really sat down and just written in…

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