Mia Collins

Mia is an editorial writer for Film and Television, with interests in music and social media.

Your period cycle increases and decreases hormones at different times within the cycle, meaning that certain exercises are more suited for certain days. I found these websites: Sweat , Byrdie, Fatherly, and Healthline really useful for understanding the different phases and workouts. The menstrual phase – week 1 This phase is the week of your actual period. This is when blood flow, hormones, and pain are most common and typically last between 3 and 7 days. Day 1 is when your oestrogen and progesterone levels are at their lowest throughout the entire cycle, along with the sudden loss of blood,…

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I’ve been living in London for just over 2 months now and moving here has given me a new perspective on this beautiful city. I thought I’d write all about my personal experience- my troubles, my accomplishments and everything in between. Why did I move Originally, I mostly lived in and grew up around Surrey but I’ve always wanted to move to London-so I did! I’m pretty lucky in the fact that I got a job quite soon after university and was able to live at my mum’s house until I wanted to move out. During this time, I saved…

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We’ve all got favourite television shows and genres, and if you’ve read my other article on my favourite comedy films, you know what’s happening! Comedy is very subjective and I have an awful sense of humour so I thought it’d be funny to share some of my favourite TV shows! Warning: spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: mention of drugs  Arrested Development Photo: Variety We’ll start off strong with my favourite sitcom of all time, Arrested Development. This show follows the Bluth family, a rich family whose business is failing and the middlest son Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) trying to keep it together.…

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What is femininity? Femininity is a set of attributes that are commonly associated with women and girls, and is typically thought to be a socially constructed concept with some behaviours thought to be influenced by culture and biology. It involves emotional traits like sensitivity, empathy, and gracefulness, and physical traits like long hair, slim bodies, and more recently the colour pink. Femininity however isn’t restricted to just people of the female sex, it’s a concept that can be practised by any gender, but this article will be focusing on men who practise this concept. How have men shown femininity through…

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Photo: PreLovedKilo What are they? Vintage kilo sales are a new way of shopping for unused clothes. People donate their old, unused clothes to an organisation that then sells them off at the sale, pricing at the weight of each kilo. Most clothes are outdated, out of fashion or just unwanted, but with the constant change in fashion trends and the urge to live more sustainably, kilo sales are a great alternative to fast-fashion shopping. Where to find them: Most sales are found online through social media. A great example is Facebook, as it has loads of amazing groups that…

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What is renting? Renting is where an agreement is made between the exchanges of money and goods. A lease is more specific to housing and involves a tenant, the renter, and paying a sum of money to a landlord, the owner of property. This is usually paid each month and is made in exchange for staying at the property. Some landlords include other necessities in their overall renting charge, such as bills and council tax, which can make the moving process a lot easier for tenants as they won’t need to worry about adding their own expenses.  Types of renting: This article…

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We’ve all got favourite films and film genres, so I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favourite comedy films. Now I will preface this article by saying comedy is very subjective so you may or may not agree with my choices considering I also have an awful sense of humour, but anyway, let’s have a look into my favourite films! Warning: spoilers ahead! Superbad Photo: IMDB Superbad is a coming-of-age comedy released in 2007 directed by Greg Mottola. Two teens, Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera), plan to lose their virginities at a party before they graduate…

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TW// sexual assault  Around 618,000 women experienced rape or sexual assault in the year 2019-2020 in England and Wales alone, that’s more than 70 women per hour who experience at least one of these offences.  Women should be able to feel safe in public and their own homes, but these statistics show that that’s not a viable option, so I’m hoping to bring some awareness and safety options with this article. In countries like America, self-defence weapons are a lot more powerful and a lot more legal, so gadgets like tasers and pepper sprays are used for protection, whereas the UK…

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Super Mario is a platform game series created by Shigeru Miyamoto and published by Nintendo. Over the years the story has become more complicated with new characters, storylines, and utilisation of new gaming technology. The series is a spin-off of Donkey Kong, a video game series that follows an ape named Donkey Kong through various action puzzles, and the first game was released in 1981 as an arcade game debuting Donkey Kong and Mario. The first game in the Super Mario series was Super Mario Bros, and was released in 1985 on the NES, and the latest game to be released was…

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