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7 things to pack for college

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College is a time of self-discovery and personal growth. The time spent in college for most is filled with memories of good times. Actually very few memories are created in the classroom though I cannot emphasize how important it is to focus on the class work and the goals you hope to achieve during your college career. So as you ... Read More »

Student take world’s scariest selfie

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Selfies have become an international past-time. We take selfies everywhere, doing everything. But now, the social trend has turned to a challenge of taking selfies to new heights, literally. Students Andrew Tso and Daniel Lau accompanied by an unnamed friend took a selfie on top of one of Hong Kong’s tallest buildings which is measured at 1,135 feet high. The ... Read More »

5 telltale signs of an impending breakup

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Relationships are awesome. You become engulfed in the love and company of another person, you are genuinely happy and satisfied. But as with all good things, they eventually come to an end. Break ups are dreadful, especially those that come as a shocker. You are left pondering why in heaven’s name he/she left you? But you were so happy together? ... Read More »

This University has introduced a course on ‘how to be cool’

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Do you always feel like you are not hip enough? That you are not part of the cool crew in campus, or from high school, for that matter? Or are you the type who wants to be ‘with it’ and has a serious condition of FOMO (Fear of missing out)? Then you need to sign up for a new course ... Read More »

‘Modern Family’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ win big at Emmy Awards

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“Modern Family” won a record-tying fifth best comedy series Emmy Award and a dominant “Breaking Bad” captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors in Monday’s ceremony. The awards took a somber turn as Robin Williams was remembered with restraint and grace by his longtime friend, Billy Crystal. “He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw ... Read More »

Miley Cyrus, Drake win top prize at MTV Video Music Awards


Miley Cyrus won the award for Video of the Year for her hit single “Wrecking Ball,” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards outside Los Angeles. The singer beat out Beyonce and her husband JayZ, nominated for “Drunk in Love,” as well as Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCV for “Fancy,” and Pharrell Williams for “Happy,” and Sia for “Chandelier.” But ... Read More »

Student fights cancer to graduate with distinction

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Todd Blake was an ordinary young man looking forward to join campus. After joining University of Florida, he soon began to notice symptoms that after diagnosis revealed he had a cancer found in lymph tissues called Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Because of the intense chemo therapy and radiation coupled with two bone marrow transplants his immunity was weakened. However, Todd’s inner strength ... Read More »

Walking reduces risk of breast cancer in women – Research

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New research has revealed that walking can reduce the risk of cancer in women. “We think these results are very encouraging,” said Alpa V. Patel, a senior epidemiologist with the American Cancer Society and senior author of the study. “Walking is an easy, inexpensive type of exercise. Almost everyone can do it.” According to studies conducted amongst women, those who ... Read More »

Take care of your mental health for a longer, happier life #HeshdeSilva


Today the world grieves the passing of a genius. Robin Williams. His films played a big part in many of our lives – mine included. One quote has particularly struck me today. “Sometimes we give to others what we cannot have ourselves”. How true that is. How we define happiness and how we achieve it is up to us – ... Read More »

5 things freshers need to know before joining campus


University intake is in progress and soon first years will arrive with their new clothes and the latest kicks but little do they know what lies ahead for them. So freshers, as you pack your suitcases and leave the security of your parents’ home and leave the nest to explore the world, here are some pointers to help you along ... Read More »

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