Lifestyle



Glasgow’s best coffee spots

16th February 2022

Writer Melisa Korkut takes us through some of her favourite coffee shops around the city.  For me, there’s no better way to get to know a place than by hitting up its most treasured coffee spots. I moved to Glasgow for uni a couple of months ago without having experienced the city much at all ...


Down with doomscrolling!

10th February 2022

Darcy Glancey discusses how we can balance the difficult news cycle. The events of the last two years have made the whole world feel very despondent. Checking our phones became a chore because it seems that every notification is more bad news. When our mental health is already struggling from national lockdowns and online learning, ...


I ain’t afraid of no ghost

10th February 2022

As we continue to navigate the confusing world of online dating, Marcus Hyka discusses if it’s ever okay to ghost someone. I believe it was the great American thinker Abigail Breslin who once said: “Ghosting is when you’ve been texting with a guy for a long time, and you know, things are going really, really ...


A veggie’s guide to nutrition

10th February 2022

Lifestyle Columnist Tristan Rees explains how you can make sure you are getting the essential nutrients into your diet during this Veganuary and beyond. Over the last decade, for a variety of reasons, many people have adopted a more plant-based diet. Due to the growing concern surrounding the climate crisis, environmental activists are changing their ...


Lifestyle Listens

10th February 2022

The Glasgow Guardian’s agony aunts contend with friendship breakups and clashing music tastes. Over summer, I finally cut off a friend who I knew for the entirety of my school years. Our relationship endured purely out of convenience within a larger friend group, my distaste for confrontation and ability to keep up small talk during ...


Hangxiety: we’ve all been there

9th February 2022

Writer Elena Adams discusses how to handle post-night out “hangxiety”. You’ve just woken up. Your eyes feel slightly crusty from the leftover mascara you forgot to take off. There’s a half-eaten portion of chips, and a full glass of water that you said you’d drink next to your bed. Your head hurts, your throat could ...


Balaclavas: coveted and cosy, or criminal accessory?

9th February 2022

An investigation into the origins of the recent winter trend. The balaclava, a snood-like piece of headwear most often seen on juvenile grime artists and ski slopes, has made a surprising return as the number one trend for this autumn/winter season. Over the course of October and November the secondhand clothing app Depop had a ...


Intermittent fasting: healthy or hindering?

30th January 2022

Features columnist Margaret Hartness discusses the pros and cons of intermittent fasting. CW: weight loss, calorie counting, eating patterns I’m sure most of us have been there, researching ways to improve our lifestyle (because it turns out having tea and biscuits at midnight isn’t good for you). In online searches for the best ways to ...


Stripping back self-care

30th January 2022

In the next instalment of our self-care series, writer Bea Crawford discusses how we can bring self-care back to basics. What does self-care mean to you? The phrase may conjure up images of bubble baths, face masks, Yoga With Adriene videos and elaborate yoghurt bowls for breakfast. However, at times when you most need self-care, ...


Scrapbooking Adventures

30th January 2022

Claire Thomson shares her own happy memories and has some tips to share in her guide to holiday scrapbooking. We might be living in the present but we are constantly trying to remember and relive the past. From once-in-a-lifetime adventures to simple happy moments, our good memories are something that we want to keep forever ...