48 hours in: Vilnius, Lithuania

48 hours in: Vilnius, Lithuania

I really love the ‘anywhere’ function on Skyscanner. One of my favourite ways to procrastinate at work is to put in a random weekend, choose anywhere as the destination and see what adventures are there for me, waiting to be planned. This is how I ended up in Lithuania. At £40 return, this remains my best flight deal yet. Turns out visiting unpopular Eastern European countries in the dead of winter, where the average monthly temperature in January is -5C,…

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Why you should get an IUD

Why you should get an IUD

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love my IUD. I regularly mention within five minutes of meeting someone what an awesome form of birth control I think it is and why they should consider getting one – to date, I have convinced five people to get IUDs and I consider this a public service. I had my first IUD inserted when I was sixteen, which lasted for five years, and last summer I had that one replaced with…

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Is Instagram fitness culture healthy?

Is Instagram fitness culture healthy?

A few years ago, I was a lightweight rower. I counted calories and weighed myself daily, timing my meagre meals around my training sessions so I could fuel myself enough to train for several hours each day while also rapidly shedding weight. It was not an easy, or healthy, way to live. Along with the dysfunctional eating habits eventually came the promised reward; the scale went down, I got closer and closer to competition weight and my muscles starting bulging…

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