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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Making the Most of Winter

As the days grow shorter and the long nights draw in, it’s hard not to feel some sense of sadness at having to wave goodbye to summer. But for some, Old Man Winter can bring along the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). A type of depression, SAD tends to affect more people in the…

How To Make Friends As An Adult

Living in the age of social media it’s easy to feel like we’re well-connected. However, evidence from a recent Red Cross report suggests that over nine million adults in the UK are often or always lonely. This is a shocking statistic, especially considering the number of apps intended to help people feel closer. So what’s…

How To Use Your Phone More Mindfully

If you have social media you’ll no doubt be familiar with news feed scrolling, status updates and live stories. But would you like to learn how to use your phone more mindfully? While many of us use social media to stay connected, becoming too absorbed in our phones can actually prevent us from engaging with…

How To Tackle Sleep Deprivation And Prevent Loneliness

We all need sleep to survive, but did you know sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on your social life? Sleep helps rejuvenate our minds and bodies, but without enough of it, we can find ourselves feeling tired and irritable. Not only this, but research has shown that sleep deprivation can even lead to…

Social Isolation: How To Build A Sense Of Community In The City

Living in a city can have many perks, but it’s not always easy to establish contact with those around us. With long working hours, the daylight fading and enough Netflix to last a lifetime it’s easy to slip into social isolation. While you may have lots of friends, it’s important to feel part of a…

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Surviving Freshers Week: The Ultimate Student Guide 

Surviving freshers week is the first hurdle of every student’s university journey. Although it’s an exciting time to make friends and explore a new city, it can also be quite a daunting prospect. Will it be easy to make friends? How far will your budget stretch? How will you deal with freshers flu without mum’s…

The Benefits of Doing a Digital Detox for Scroll Free September

Here at Loose Ends, we believe in the power of face-to-face communication. Although we’re an app, we also believe that most of us are in need of a serious digital detox. Obviously, there are pros and cons of social media, but the amount we consume could be doing damage to our relationships and our health….

The Best Healthy Restaurants in Britain: Our Favourite Nine

  Can you believe it? That big fiery ball in the sky is still hanging around. Most years we get one gorgeous week to pack out parks, pebble beaches and outdoor pools. But this summer we’ve got a lot more time to enjoy the beautiful weather. And what better way to pass the evenings than…

The Importance Of Face-To-Face Communication In An Age Of Social Media

The explosion of social media in our lives has changed the way we communicate forever. Face-to-face communication has taken a back seat while snapping, chatting and gramming continues to thrive. Two decades ago, it would have seemed impossible to ‘like’ photos of our friend’s latest meals or send a free message across the world in…

The Best Bottomless Brunch in Britain: Our Favourite Five

It’s almost the weekend, you’re due a catch-up with your friends and you fancy some good grub and lots of bubbles to mark the occasion. What better way to spend your day than with the best bottomless brunch in Britain?   With this mid-morning past time becoming an increasingly popular way to socialise, lots of…

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