I co-wrote this feature in support of International Buy Nothing Day, an event that challenges consumers to go one day without spending a single pound (euro, dollar, etc…) It highlights the persuasive nature of ads, their pros and cons and the methods marketing folk use to target the Young Adult Market.
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A report about ‘incredible edibles’ for the student magazine Face Up. Can specific foods really make you brainier / give you more energy than Usain Bolt / prolong your life? And if so, which ones should we be regularly scoffing?
Tried and tested fatigue-fighters to put the spring back in your step, plus some Spring/Summer style tips for fashion-conscious students.
When I wrote this feature, the news had just broken about the tragic death of an Australian lad who’d been posing for a photo perched precariously on the railing of his seventh-floor balcony. 20-year-old Acton Beale had been partaking in the latest craze for planking, where players mimic a rigid plank of wood in unexpected places. The article aims to highlight the dangers of taking a seemingly harmless game way too far, as well as mentioning other risky crazes that are in vogue right now (namely Owling, Batting and Car surfing).
Everyone’s different, so it makes sense that everyone learns using different techniques, whether they’re aware of it or not. In this feature, I explain to struggling students and pupils under-pressure how an understanding of their individual learning style can help them ace their exams. Wish I’d known all this when I was trying to commit the Periodic Table to memory.