Articles by: Poppy Tester

The road to happiness: Thinking positively in this stressful world

The road to happiness: Thinking positively in this stressful world

WHEN it comes to positive thinking, it’s best to cultivate a sense of happiness that you determine, which will remain reasonably unaffected by external forces. This may seem like an impossible dream, but it can be achieved.Read More

Around the world in eighty trains (well, nearly)

Around the world in eighty trains (well, nearly)

Lifestyle, Travel May 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm Comments

THIS article has been 3 years in the making. I guess you could say there has been a bit of trepidation over what to say, how to say it and whether anybody would be interested inRead More

A prototype for the 'iWatch'

Watches, OSs and the iPhone 6: What to expect from WWDC

Lifestyle, Technology May 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments

ON JUNE 2nd, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference will begin in San Francisco. The company will unveil the new additions to their product line-up, but what can we expect from the event? This year should theoreticallyRead More

Four on-trend formal dresses in time for May Ball

Four on-trend formal dresses in time for May Ball

Fashion & Beauty, Lifestyle May 6, 2014 at 1:36 pm Comments

THE LINE-UP for this year’s May Ball has been released and tickets are on sale, so now the question on many ball-goers’ lips is bound to be: “what on Earth am I going to wear?” It’sRead More

My week inside an RPG: Are new “real-life game” apps an organisation revolution?

My week inside an RPG: Are new “real-life game” apps an organisation revolution?

Lifestyle, Student Living, Technology April 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm Comments

THERE’S something to be said about the appeal of undertaking tasks in an RPG. Take Animal Crossing: New Leaf, for instance. I don’t know how many hours I’ve put into catching fish and picking fruit to fundRead More

Escape to the reality of lucid dreaming

Escape to the reality of lucid dreaming

Lifestyle, Student Living March 18, 2014 at 10:00 am Comments

“A dream feels real while it lasts. Can we say more of life?”- Havelock Ellis WE ALL HAVE moments when we get stressed, annoyed or bored with our current situation in life – usually something toRead More

Alternative travel opportunities for students and graduates

Alternative travel opportunities for students and graduates

Lifestyle, Travel March 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm Comments

WHO DOESN’T love travelling? Going on holiday is fun, but there are plenty of other ways to see the world if you’re bored of your usual package deal. From studying to working and volunteering, here areRead More

Discover the surprisingly romantic possibilities of a Bavarian coach trip

Discover the surprisingly romantic possibilities of a Bavarian coach trip

Lifestyle, Travel March 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm Comments

Countryside surrounding Lermoos WHEN you read the words ‘coach trip’, is a romantic break for a young couple the first thing to come to mind? Probably not, and I don’t blame you. For me, they hadRead More

The art of decision making

The art of decision making

Lifestyle March 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments

WHILE you can instantly go for your gut instinct for most decisions, this article is for the choices that will change your life deciding what to do after university or choosing whether to volunteer for aRead More

Feeling cold and gloomy this winter? Why not knit yourself something warm?

Feeling cold and gloomy this winter? Why not knit yourself something warm?

Fashion & Beauty, Lifestyle February 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm Comments

IN ABER it’s a well known fact that if you walk from your house to anywhere that’s more than two minutes away, you will most likely stop and chat to at least one or two acquaintances.Read More