The whole world appears to be going smoothie-mad at the moment, and it seems that it’s infectious. Working in London, it’s impossible to walk 3 metres down the street without passing a sleek and slender individual who happens to be carrying a brightly coloured and almost impossibly fresh concoction of fruit and vegetables that would […]

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For a few years, I’ve been highly critical of the programming that’s available on TV. It appears that every channel appears to be completely full of poorly-written and shoddily-acted crap that people would only want to watch if they had scraped the bottom of the barrel in terms of boredom or procrastination. Given that I’m […]

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A bit of background… [If you’ve read my unboxing post, you can probably skip this bit] Because I’ve got a new [actually, it’s not so new anymore] job in the city*, I’ve got to take the tube to work. I’ve decided that I want to get back into reading, and because most of my commutes […]

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Recently, I’ve taken up a new job in the city of London. As I live in the outskirts of London [so far north west, in fact, that they forgot to give my town a north-west postcode], this means that every day involves a 40-60 minute commute on the tube. As a result of the official […]

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Even though I’ve recently finished university, I’ve found it hard to readjust to normal day-to-day life. By that, I mean that I still have this strange desire inside of me to consume Pot Noodles and other products of the same ilk.Thankfully, though, I appeared to have found a product that will allow me to satisfy […]

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Seeking A Friend for the End of the World I found Seeking A Friend for the End of the World to be an incredibly charming movie, as one would expect of a flick featuring the talents of Steve Carrell and Kiera Knightley. The film was quite refreshing in that it didn’t really spend too much […]

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This week’s paper: Aguilar-Roca, N. M., Williams, A. E., & O’Dowd D. K., (2012). The impact of laptop-free zones on student performance and attitudes in large lectures. Computers & Education, 59, 1300-1308. If you know me, you’ll know that deep down [or, perhaps, not so deep down after all], I’m quite a bit of a nerd. I’ve always […]

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This week’s paper: Guéguen, N., Jacob, C., & Lamy, L., (2010). Love is in the air: Effects of songs with romantic lyrics on compliance with a courtship request. Psychology of Music, 38 (3), 303-307. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and depending on your current relationship status, you’ll either be swooning, smiling, and swirling with joy, or […]

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