How to…become a better reader

When I was younger, I loved to read. While my brother and sister were playing video games upstairs or catch in the front yard, I was most likely reclined on the couch. I started with Mary-Kate and Ashely serialized chapter books before moving on to the Harry Potter series. I …

How to…gain perspective

Do you ever find yourself in one of those low moments, when you feel overwhelmed and unsure of when that feeling will let up? On the cusp of graduation from a university that I love (and will be sad to leave), I found myself in this space recently. Change is …

How to…be a conscious consumer

In our era of Gwyneth Paltrow and undeniable climate change, many of us aspire to a more sustainable lifestyle. But it is not always a simple switch. Air travel and iPhones are basically requirements of modern life, even though we all know of their respective track records for pollution and …

Inside/Outside: What Prisons Say About Our Social Values

The incarceration rate of the UK – around 145 people per every 100,000 – is about the midpoint worldwide. The United States, for example, incarcerates their citizens at a much higher rate. However, with a prison population that has doubled in the last 20 years, the UK has the most …

How to…Pack A Carry-On

As a student, I do not often take the chance to go home. I would rather travel. Before university, I had never been to Europe. But now, just a few months ahead of graduation, I feel like I have conducted my own Grand Tour, spread out across spring breaks and …

How to…understand the US elections

Following the results of Super Tuesday, it’s becoming eminently more clear that we need to start paying attention to the American elections. But it’s not easy: jargon and cross-cultural misunderstandings loom. Don’t worry – our resident American, Emma Freer, is here to help. As an American studying in Scotland, I have first-hand …

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