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Book Review: How I Made You – Science, But Make It Cute

In childhood, we are often fed white lies, cutesy stories and fictional tales to help the world make sense to young minds. I remember being taught that there were five different types of flavour (salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and umami) which could all be tasted on different parts of the tongue. It wasn't until studying…

Rach Reviews: Rose’s Gold – A Comfort Food Cookbook

Upon first browsing through Rose's Gold, I wasn't aware how grateful I would be for a comfort food cookbook over the coming weeks. A rocky road for a range of reasons, having these easy-to-follow and delightfully tasty recipes to come back to at the end of a long day was a real treat. It's not…

The Apple

Standing with a jaunty lean, the apple breaks tradition with colour. Neither green nor red, the yellow skin is spotted with brown freckles. Brown streaks stretch down from the top, reminiscent of a pre-teen boy’s fringe. The stalk grows tall, pointing straight up, whereas the rest of the apple sags to the right. It doesn’t…

REVIEW: The Podcasts That Took Over My Life

Beautiful Anonymous (Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People) This is Beautiful Anonymous. One hour, one caller, no holds barred. This podcast does what it says on the tin: comedian Chris Gethard has an hour-long phone conversation with an anonymous caller, the only rules being that Chris himself cannot hang up until the end of the hour, and the caller should…

TRAVEL: Prague – The Embodiment of Central Europe

The beauty of Europe as a continent is the ease with which borders can be crossed, so long as you have the right meaningless piece of paper, and being on a year abroad means you have an obscene amount of free time. Sometimes that means that I spiral into Netflix marathons and don't leave my…