We shouldn’t be scared to let children lose – it’s part of life

I was recently asked a question in a job interview that went a little bit like this: “How can you demonstrate that you’ll be committed and dedicated to this role, despite the sometimes long and unsociable hours?” There was only one thing that came to my mind. The same thing that, I’m sure, has influenced a huge part of the way I am today. Dancing.

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13 lessons we learn from 13 Reasons Why

After reading the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher last summer, I was so excited when I heard that the poignant storyline would be coming to Netflix in the form of a 13-episode series. The story revolves around student Hannah Baker who kills herself, and each chapter, or episode, reveals another reason why she did it. As the plot thickens, there are so many lessons we can learn from this heart-breaking tale.

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10 reasons Nicholas Sparks is the best writer of our time

He’s made us laugh, he’s made us cry. He’s made us fall in love, and he’s pulled the whole world from under our feet; there’s no denying that Nicholas Sparks does more than just put ink on paper – he gives us something real that we can all become a part of and something we can never forget. Here are 10 reasons Nicholas Sparks is the best writer of our time.

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The 6 books that stole my heart

We’re all well aware that life can very often be a roller coaster ride of stress, to-do lists and time limits, leaving us with very little time to relax, or do something for ourselves. But there’s no better way to escape that than to get completely lost in a good book, especially one that is guaranteed to take your heart to all kinds of places it’s never been before…

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7 ways to defeat the dreaded shorthand

When I applied for my BA (Hons) Journalism course at The University of Lincoln, I was overwhelmed with excitement about all of the new things I would learn and the new people I would soon meet. The prospect of this amazing course made it that little bit easier to get up at 7am every morning during my A-Levels. Well, everything about the course except for one thing – shorthand.

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