Man of the Week: Tim Smyczek is a winner

This week our Man of the Week is Tim Smyczek. Don’t recognise his name? Unless you follow the early rounds of the Australian Open this year I don’t blame you.

Smyczek was facing Rafael Nadal (a more familiar name to a lot of you) in the second round at the Australian Open. Continue reading

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Gym Etiquette: How to act when attending the gym

Going to the gym can be a daunting exercise for many people with a lot of people not knowing what to do or how to act when they attend a gym. Ian Allen is a personal trainer and he gives some helpful tips as to what to do when attending a gym.

When first joining a gym it can be an awkward situation, especially if all you want to do is shed a few pounds off that beer belly but you find yourself surrounded by people lifting more than you weigh. This can be off putting. Continue reading

Bullying: ‘When it starts to get personal, it upsets me’

Bullying is a social problem that is impossible to get rid of. Seth Bennett was bullied through the Internet for a number of years whilst working as a journalist.

For Seth it all started around 5 years ago when he found people felt like they could say whatever they wanted using different internet platforms such as facebook, twitter and forums.

‘I accept fully that I’m in a public environment, but there is a part of me which questions whether my wife or little boy should have to read some of the things written about me’ Continue reading

Debt: ‘I often find it hard to get to sleep’

Money is always an issue at the moment; I spoke to a university student (who wishes to remain anonymous so for the purpose of the article I will call him Chris) who finds that he is living off of tinned food most months because he can’t afford anything else.

Chris has a job and attends university, a lot of people would think that he would make enough to sustain himself comfortably, however Chris is a compulsive spender;

Food Chris finds himself living off

“I find that every month when I get paid I just need to buy things, whether it be new clothes or fast food. By the second week of the month I’m usually skint.” Continue reading

Dr. Andrew Deaner is our man of the week after he rushed to the aid of Fabrice Muamba

Dr. Andrew Deaner with paramedics and Fabrice Muamba

This week we turn to football for our man of the week. It is not a man who plays in the game of football or manages, but he is a fan and his name is Dr. Andrew Deaner.

Dr. Deaner attended the Tottenham Hotspur vs Bolton Wanderers FA Cup clash at the weekend. Events at the game took a turn when Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba collapsed with heart failure.
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