The curse of comparing yourself to others

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As a species we’re instinctively on the lookout for constant improvement. It’s part of our most basic workings to want to be better because it maintains our survival. Not only does this apply to each of us as individuals; it creates a kind of competitive streak overall, making us note who’s superior, that is, more […]

4 wardrobe hacks you need in your life

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We all find ourselves in situations that call for some craftiness. Be it sweaty patches or ill-fitting clothes, having a few clothing hacks in the wardrobe toolkit can be pretty useful. Maybe you know a couple of these already, hopefully you’ll discover something new! Here are SIN’s clothing hacks for students on-the-go: Layer Up: Don’t […]

The real Snapchat story

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Social media is an infinite scroll of humblebrags, naïve politics and insufferable sunset snaps taken somewhere better than wherever you’re reading this from. It is a source of entertainment, envy and enlightenment but is there a point when social media becomes dangerous? Facebook is The Procrastination Station when it comes to student life. It is […]

Detoxing your life – advice on the New Year, New Me mentality

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It’s that time of year again. A time where our newsfeeds will see four words more than any others – New Year, New Me. We’ve been blessed to have survived another year of madness and now our fresh start is upon us, ready for us to wipe the slate clean as we welcome in the […]

Returning trends: The trends that need to move over into 2017

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Where to begin? Although I’m almost certain we can all agree 2016 was a bit of a brutal year, it was kind to the world of fashion, bringing some of the best trends into our lives. Think of these trends as a silver lining in the year of Trump. Here at SIN Fashion we hope […]

Swapping liner for lip filler: the Kylie Jenner effect

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Kylie Jenner said that 2016 would be the year for ‘realising stuff’ and there’s certainly one thing the world has realised about her – the power of her influence on all things beauty.  Along with the rest of the Jenner-Kardashian clan and associated figures such as Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevgine and Jordyn Woods, she has […]

Winter Wanderlust

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With the stress of exams looming, many students are faced with two options: accept a fate of libo-cops, library baes and the blinding low sun of Hardiman’s second floor; or run a mile. Without condoning the second option, there are ways you can make the most of your desertion, meaning you can get it all […]

How to be a morning person

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There is some speculation whether or not morning people are a real thing. I would definitely say that I am one of those people but that doesn’t mean I always find it easy getting out of bed. My ideal morning is getting up early to grab a coffee to bring back to bed with me! Some folk […]

Being vegan without spending a cow

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Featured image from Carol Moshier on flickr Creative Commons. We hear a lot about veganism every day, but what exactly does it mean to be a vegan? Well quite simply a vegan will not consume or wear any animal products. Over the past few years we’ve consistently seen the vegan lifestyle grow in popularity. There are […]

Mindfulness meditation and its benefits for students

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College can be a stressful time, as we NUI Galway students only know too well. Trying to juggle coursework, part-time jobs, our social lives and remembering to eat, sleep and exercise can leave us feeling like there aren’t enough days in the week. However, despite our hectic schedules and looming deadlines, it is absolutely essential […]