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PCOS: What is it? 17238894_10212600095417905_1966321960_n.jpg
Most people within the UK are aware that a teal coloured ribbon is the symbol for some certain type of cancer. Some people within the UK are aware that the teal ribbon is the symbol for cervical cancer. However, very few people know that this same coloured ribbon is also a symbol for a medical...
March Book of the Month: Broken Heart by Tim Weaver Kettle Mag, Tim Weaver, Carrie-Jennifer Cairns, Books, March, Book of the Month
If you’re on the lookout for a book to enjoy quietly before heading to bed at night, I'd probably not recommend Broken Heart by Tim Weaver. A woman drives to a secluded beauty spot on the Somerset coast.  CCTV watches her enter but doesn't see her leaving.  In fact, Lynda Korin is never seen again. However,...
My Experience of University as a ‘Mature Student’ IMG_1511.JPG
The Student Life section is delveing intot he lives of real life students this year, taking a look into the varried experiences current and former students have had whilst at univeristy. If you want to get involved tweet us @KTL_Lifestyle Introduce yourself  My name is Carrie-Jennifer Cairns, I’m 25 years old and in my first...
Trainspotting 2: A Fitting Return trainspotting-t2-review-film-kettlemag-carriejennifercairns
There are few films I’ve seen that I could watch repeatedly over and over until the disc breaks. Trainspotting – and its recently released sequel T2 – are among those few. As a born and bred Scot, with a definite soft spot for Edinburgh (and Jonny Lee Miller), it was imperative that I got to...
Dementia Awareness Week: Scotland Dementia Awareness Week, Dementia, Awareness, Scotland, Health, Mental Health, Kettle Mag, Carrie Cairns
In the UK at the moment there are around 800,000 people living with some sort of dementia. Sounds a lot right? Well that’s only the individuals who have received a diagnosis. It's estimated that just over half of those with dementia have a formal diagnosis, meaning there are still so many people in the UK living in confusion,...
Why I chose my degree: English with Creative Writing student life, English, writing, writing, Carrie Cairns, Kettle Mag
When I was a little girl, I spent most of my time reading and occasionally writing. One of the first stories I ever wrote was by far the most horrendous piece of fiction anyone anywhere has ever written. It involved a story of me and a friend walking my dog (I didn’t have a dog)...
Festival vs Gig: why the gig reigns supreme
Music is a wonderful thing, without which I’m not sure how I would cope in many situations. Driving along in my car, belting out whatever’s playing off my phone is one of my favourite pastimes these days. However, there’s a real difference between music and live music. Live music performed well has the ability to...