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3 Smoothie recipes to beat that hangover

It’s the silly season, which means one thing… Silly hangovers! We’ve all said it – “I’m never drinking again”, while our heads are down the toilets of some nightclub, along with our dignity; but we all know that’s never the truth. So whether you have a hangover from the office Christmas party, you had to get drunk just to make it through a family dinner, or you’re simply thinking ahead… Bookmark this post right now, as I show you the BEST smoothie recipes to beat that hangover. We’ve kept it simple, with each recipe only needing four ingredients that can easily be bought well ahead of time. My suggestion: Prepare your chosen smoothie the night before and place the ingredients all in your smoothie cup in the fridge. That way in the morning you’ll only need to whiz for 10 seconds and you’re all ready. Yes, I said 10 seconds.…

Skiing essentials for spring + GIVEAWAY

Skiing (or snowboarding, rather) in spring is one of my favourite things to do in New Zealand. If you get a good year, you can easily hit the slopes in September, but you’ve only got a short window as come October the snow is mostly all gone. Maybe that’s what makes it so magical, though? Although fun, the conditions for skiing in spring are much different to any other time of the year. It’s warmer, which means you need to mix up your layers and change your technique to match the quickly melting snow (icy, slippery sections are inevitable). For anyone heading to the snow this spring, 1. You’re lucky, and 2. Here are my essentials to surviving September skiing in New Zealand… Merino: This pocket-rocket of a fabric is great for all conditions. Merino is breathable, so it keeps your body temperature regulated. In winter I’ll layer up my…

HOW TO: Block users on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

It’s the type of thing that all of us go through in our lives, whether it be outcast of a group, made fun of, or being verbally (or physically) attacked, but technology has kind of fuelled bullying over the years. The thing is, bullying can come from anyone… Strangers, followers, friends and family, and it doesn’t even have to be anything mentioned above, you could simply be made to feel upset or uncomfortable by something someone either is, or isn’t doing. With that said, I’ve collated how you can block users from your standard social media apps, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. All you need to realise is that what you share is yours, and who you share it with is completely up to you. Instagram  I only recently worked out you could block users on the Instagram app (which is where this post comes from), and it couldn’t be easier to…

5 tips for staying comfortable during your period

Yes, one for the ladies. So if you’re a man, you get two options: Leave now, or get the reward of ‘Super Boyfriend’ as you try and find a cure for your girlfriend in pain. Nawww! Having your period sucks. For some reason I’m never prepared for it, then the moment it hits me I wonder how I’ve gotten through this on a pretty regular basis. I’m hot, cold, sweaty, sore, achy, headachy, exhausted and nauseous. Yes, pretty much a med students dream. Why? Because whatever symptoms you throw at me, I’ve suddenly got them. Periods can last anywhere from 3-7 days, so whatever end of the scale you sit, let’s get you prepared and feeling comfortable. Heres my list of must-dos for keeping comfortable during your period… Drink water  Water retention. It happens during your period, so this tip may sound counterintuitive… But it’s not. Drinking heaps of that…