A clairvoyant for $5? Fiverr.com: bargain ‘services’ of any sort

Internet shopping: a procrastination technique favoured by students far and wide. By 7th week however, most people will be drawing in the purse strings as any remaining funds start to dwindle and the prospect of two weeks spent living on only Supernoodles and Tesco Value tinned tuna looms ever larger. What better solution to this […]

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‘Nothing surprises us’: What The Porter Saw

They’re the backbone of the university, an ever-present feature ensuring each day runs smoothly for visitors and students alike. Without them, we’d be screwed. But what do the porters themselves have to say? “The hours are the same, but each day is different”, the head porter at one college told me. Due to the precarious […]

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Room 101: self-checkouts

“Have you swiped your nectar card?” NO, and I don’t intend to! If I had, I would have swiped it. Indeed, I would definitely have swiped it after your second reminder or, god forbid, third or fourth. We’ve all been there: in a rush we decide to use the automated checkout only to find ourselves […]

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Freebie websites: are they worth it?

‘Extreme couponing’ is the new phenomenon that’s taken the US by storm.  Ordinary housewives scour the internet for coupons, printing off hundreds to hand over in the supermarket, saving tens of dollars on a single shop.  This super-saving tactic is now spreading across the UK.  Judith Wenban, from Gravesend (as seen on Channel 4’s ‘The […]

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The future’s viral: guerrilla advertising takes off

The future of viral advertising seems assured, as companies look increasingly to exploit social media in order to launch and promote their products. The advantages for companies, particularly smaller businesses looking to create a distinctive image and reputation, are numerous, not least the economic benefits of guerrilla advertising campaigns that cost little but take on […]

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Room 101: the Olympic Mascots

Having recently returned to the fore in the form of a Frank Skinner-hosted TV panel show, Room 101, named after the infamous torture room in Orwell’s 1984, is more popular than ever. But what would you consign to a fate worse than death? The Queen? Fabio Capello? Andy Murray? No, this summer, Wenlock and Mandeville […]

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