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Christmas Studenty: Christmas Shortbread
Shortbread is an extremely popular biscuit, and has a very Christmas-y feel to it. Whether you are looking for the perfect homemade gift, or a snack to get you in that Christmas spirit, shortbread is the perfect festive treat for you. So put your favourite Christmas playlist on your mp3 player and break out your Christmas shape cutters, because the Christmas baking has officially begun!

Christmas Studenty: Christmas Shortbread

Shortbread is an extremely popular biscuit, and has a very Christmas-y feel to it. Whether you are looking for the perfect homemade gift, or a snack to get you in that Christmas spirit, shortbread is the perfect festive treat for you. So put your favourite Christmas playlist on your mp3 player and break out your Christmas shape cutters, because the Christmas baking has officially begun!

— 1 year ago with 5 notes
#recipe  #food  #shortbread  #christmas food 
Definition of irony: The ugliness of ‘beauty’ magazines
“Do not read beauty magazines; they will only make you feel ugly”: this is the wise lyrical advice of Baz Luhrmann in the Sunscreen song.
The latest edition of Heat magazine is reported to NOT revolve around weight loss; which celebrities look ugly without make-up; and whose ‘happy’ marriage recently smashed into smithereens. Mock the Week and the ‘advertisements that will never see the light of day’ gag springs to mind.
As a society, and students in particular, we are more than partial to watching a bit of crap TV and reading crap magazines (we need a break from all those studies sometime, right?!), but where do we start to draw the line? How many of you are sick of walking into your local news agents and being greeted by ten different magazines all offering their riveting opinion on which celebrities have piled on an extra few pounds; or how Victoria Beckham’s weight has plummeted to an all-time low and her friends are sincerely concerned…

Definition of irony: The ugliness of ‘beauty’ magazines

“Do not read beauty magazines; they will only make you feel ugly”: this is the wise lyrical advice of Baz Luhrmann in the Sunscreen song.

The latest edition of Heat magazine is reported to NOT revolve around weight loss; which celebrities look ugly without make-up; and whose ‘happy’ marriage recently smashed into smithereens. Mock the Week and the ‘advertisements that will never see the light of day’ gag springs to mind.

As a society, and students in particular, we are more than partial to watching a bit of crap TV and reading crap magazines (we need a break from all those studies sometime, right?!), but where do we start to draw the line? How many of you are sick of walking into your local news agents and being greeted by ten different magazines all offering their riveting opinion on which celebrities have piled on an extra few pounds; or how Victoria Beckham’s weight has plummeted to an all-time low and her friends are sincerely concerned…

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#closer  #feminism  #society  #belfaststudenty 
Computer science grad student develops ‘Musical Heart’
Do you find it difficult to create that perfect playlist to listen to while you are exercising? Well, you may now have a solution!
A University of Virginia graduate student has developed a biofeedback-based system that helps smartphones select music that will help get that heart rate  pumping during exercise, or slow it down when you want to cool down or relax.
Musical Heart works by combining a microphone that detects the pulse in arteries in the ear with earphones that bring in music from a playlist on a smartphone. An app selects tunes that optimize the heart rate of a user based on a given activity. So whether you are running, walking or relaxing it has you covered! …

Computer science grad student develops ‘Musical Heart’

Do you find it difficult to create that perfect playlist to listen to while you are exercising? Well, you may now have a solution!

A University of Virginia graduate student has developed a biofeedback-based system that helps smartphones select music that will help get that heart rate  pumping during exercise, or slow it down when you want to cool down or relax.

Musical Heart works by combining a microphone that detects the pulse in arteries in the ear with earphones that bring in music from a playlist on a smartphone. An app selects tunes that optimize the heart rate of a user based on a given activity. So whether you are running, walking or relaxing it has you covered! …

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#musical heart  #app  #playlist  #music  #belfaststudenty 
25 Years of Final Fantasy!
This year has marked many milestones for gaming franchises; Metal Gear turned 25 and Vice City reached 10 to name a few, this alongside the revival of many big name franchises of yesteryear like Hitman and Tomb Raider have made this hugely nostalgic year for gamers. These are some of the most fondly remembered and formative gaming franchises for many of us, starting a love affair with gaming for many and even inspiring some to pursue gaming as a career, and now its the turn of one of the greatest of these franchises, Final Fantasy, celebrates its 25th anniversary…

25 Years of Final Fantasy!

This year has marked many milestones for gaming franchises; Metal Gear turned 25 and Vice City reached 10 to name a few, this alongside the revival of many big name franchises of yesteryear like Hitman and Tomb Raider have made this hugely nostalgic year for gamers. These are some of the most fondly remembered and formative gaming franchises for many of us, starting a love affair with gaming for many and even inspiring some to pursue gaming as a career, and now its the turn of one of the greatest of these franchises, Final Fantasy, celebrates its 25th anniversary…

— 1 year ago with 5 notes
#final fantasy  #gaming  #ff  #belfaststudenty 
The Monday Morning Playlist: The Cold Mornings Are Here
So it’s Monday again. So it’s time for the Monday Morning Playlist. This Monday isn’t just the start to a new week, but the first Monday of November. It’s not all bad though. Christmas is right around the corner, and the dead leaves are starting to give way to crisp frosty mornings. Always look on the bright side of life, isn’t that what they say? Well just to help you to see the bright side, here is a playlist to give you that wee boost this Monday…

The Monday Morning Playlist: The Cold Mornings Are Here

So it’s Monday again. So it’s time for the Monday Morning Playlist. This Monday isn’t just the start to a new week, but the first Monday of November. It’s not all bad though. Christmas is right around the corner, and the dead leaves are starting to give way to crisp frosty mornings. Always look on the bright side of life, isn’t that what they say? Well just to help you to see the bright side, here is a playlist to give you that wee boost this Monday…


— 1 year ago with 1 note
#music  #playlist  #monday  #belfaststudenty 
The Monday Morning Playlist
Monday mornings are tough. Getting up early on a cold winter morning is hard enough without the added nonsense of it being a Monday. We know this. That’s why we want to help you on your quest to make it through Monday. So we’ve made ‘the Monday Morning Playlist’ and hopefully, help put a spring in your step. So whether you are having a lie-in (lucky!) or have to be up and about (We know your pain) – put in your earphones, turn up the volume and let’s do this…

The Monday Morning Playlist

Monday mornings are tough. Getting up early on a cold winter morning is hard enough without the added nonsense of it being a Monday. We know this. That’s why we want to help you on your quest to make it through Monday. So we’ve made ‘the Monday Morning Playlist’ and hopefully, help put a spring in your step. So whether you are having a lie-in (lucky!) or have to be up and about (We know your pain) – put in your earphones, turn up the volume and let’s do this…

— 1 year ago with 6 notes
#music  #playlist  #monday morning  #explosions in the sky  #Bastille  #The Macabees  #alb  #matt & kim  #muse  #passion pit  #rilo kiley  #calvin harris  #fun.  #belfaststudenty 
Spooky Studenty Series: Hallow Goodbye
Seasons.  They come and go, like a smelly fart they arrive so suddenly, overriding your senses and behaviours before being forgotten as we become desensitised to their presence – at which point the next one drops and it all gets cyclical.  It’s Autumn right now, leaves are falling in cascades of colour to rest gently upon the ground we tread in clumps of slippery brown mulch that makes getting around on my crutches all the more hazardous – if I look up I slip on leaves, if I look down I bump into people who are then all like; “Are you OK?  Do you need a hand?”  To which I respond; “Do I look like a cripple?” and then hobble off leaving them feeling confused and hungry and probably a little aroused as apparently I “smoulder”.  Oh baby.

Spooky Studenty Series: Hallow Goodbye

Seasons.  They come and go, like a smelly fart they arrive so suddenly, overriding your senses and behaviours before being forgotten as we become desensitised to their presence – at which point the next one drops and it all gets cyclical.  It’s Autumn right now, leaves are falling in cascades of colour to rest gently upon the ground we tread in clumps of slippery brown mulch that makes getting around on my crutches all the more hazardous – if I look up I slip on leaves, if I look down I bump into people who are then all like; “Are you OK?  Do you need a hand?”  To which I respond; “Do I look like a cripple?” and then hobble off leaving them feeling confused and hungry and probably a little aroused as apparently I “smoulder”.  Oh baby.

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#frankenweenie  #halloween  #opinion  #belfaststudenty 
Paranormal Activity 4 Review: Skip This One, Wait For The Fifth
If you were hoping to spend a fulfilling two hours enjoying Paranormal Activity 4 in the cinema this weekend, prepare to be disappointed. A slow start, hesitant build-up and rushed climax at the end of the movie will mean you’ll leave feeling cheated and probably frustrated….

Paranormal Activity 4 Review: Skip This One, Wait For The Fifth

If you were hoping to spend a fulfilling two hours enjoying Paranormal Activity 4 in the cinema this weekend, prepare to be disappointed. A slow start, hesitant build-up and rushed climax at the end of the movie will mean you’ll leave feeling cheated and probably frustrated….

— 1 year ago with 6 notes
#paranormal activity 4  #paranormal activity  #movie review  #belfaststudenty 
Bricks, Toxic Reactions and Fireballs: Our Greatest Cooking Disasters
Even the best of us can manage a few cooking blunders now and again, but during your university years, while you’re learning to cook for yourself, they can be fairly common. Here at Studenty we’ve all had our fair share of disasters in the kitchen, (seriously, don’t let any of us use your microwave). So sit back and relax while we reveal our most embarrassing cooking disasters so you may learn from our mistakes, or more likely get a chuckle out of them…

Bricks, Toxic Reactions and Fireballs: Our Greatest Cooking Disasters

Even the best of us can manage a few cooking blunders now and again, but during your university years, while you’re learning to cook for yourself, they can be fairly common. Here at Studenty we’ve all had our fair share of disasters in the kitchen, (seriously, don’t let any of us use your microwave). So sit back and relax while we reveal our most embarrassing cooking disasters so you may learn from our mistakes, or more likely get a chuckle out of them…

— 1 year ago
#food  #cooking  #cooking disasters  #belfaststudenty 
Brazilian student sells her virginity for $780,000
A 20 year old female student from Brazil sold her virginity in an online auction for $780,000 (£483, 930!) as part of a documentary this week, while a male student sold his for $3,000. 
15 bids were made for Catarina Migliorini’s virginity on the website “Virgins Wanted”, and the winning bid was made on Wednesday night by a Japanese man only known as Natsu. Bidders came from all parts of the world, including India, Australia and even the United States…

Brazilian student sells her virginity for $780,000

A 20 year old female student from Brazil sold her virginity in an online auction for $780,000 (£483, 930!) as part of a documentary this week, while a male student sold his for $3,000. 

15 bids were made for Catarina Migliorini’s virginity on the website “Virgins Wanted”, and the winning bid was made on Wednesday night by a Japanese man only known as Natsu. Bidders came from all parts of the world, including India, Australia and even the United States…

— 1 year ago with 11 notes
#Catarina Migliorini  #brazilian student  #virgins wanted  #virginity  #belfaststudenty  #news