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Ash Potter

Ash Potter

Ash Potter is a student journalist who has hosted Fully Dressed on Dublin City FM, interned for Newstalk for Political coverage, produced features & was the photo editor for the Student Media Awards 2020 nominee DUB8 magazine. She also writes for online Japanese street fashion magazine, The COMM. She writes opinion pieces, reviews, and showcases her portfolio on her blog which was in the top 5 nominees for ‘blog of the year’ at the Student Media Awards 2020. Ash also uploads her radio, documentary, and film portfolio to her Youtube Channel.
Chinchillas require responsible ownership. Photo courtesy of @darzeebs via freeimages.com

Chinchilla: The Right Pet For You?

During lockdown, there’s been a massive surge in the amount of pet ownership, particularly cats and dogs. Finglas’ Dogs Trust claim they would have had seventy people filling out their inquiry forms per week in the past. It’s been closer to four-hundred a week since the pandemic. Although not as well known, another pet slowly rising in popularity is the chinchilla.

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The Truth About Eating Disorders

Stereotypes that only models suffer from eating disorders is damaging because it means that people around you showing warning signs of an ED slip through the cracks if they don’t fit this stereotype. A yoga instructor? A personal trainer? A vegan blogger? These are jobs that center on health but they can also be the perfect jobs for someone to hide their ED behind. When I went on a trip with my friend Ish, her militant vegan diet and restriction on the times she ate didn’t seem weird because she’s a yoga instructor. I’d read about the benefits of vegan diets and saw Youtubers do intermittent fasting but the truth is, an ED can affect anyone.

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Increased Loneliness During COVID-19 Among Elderly

In 2020, ALONE, the group that supports senior people, had seen a rise in the number of callers expressing depressive thoughts, with even more people registering feelings of social isolation. ALONE also identified a spike in a wide variety of mental health effects, while acknowledging that the COVID-19 protocols are in effect to deter the transmission of COVID-19. Data included by ALONE and The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) in July 2020 in the Loneliness and Social Isolation in the COVID-19 Pandemic among the over 70s report found that one-third of those aged 50 and older feel lonely at least some of the time. The analysis also found that among over-75s and those living alone, isolation is more prevalent. The ALONE Support and Telephone Befriending service continued remotely with volunteers following the spread of the virus, but more support for over 70s feeling lonely is needed.

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Introducing TikTok’s First K-Beauty Community #KbeautyKrew

YouTube, step over. TikTok is the new primary source of beauty information thanks to the rise of powerhouse “skinfluencers” promoting and sharing products, reviews and information. This includes a thriving K-beauty community. K-Beauty is an umbrella term for South Korean derived skin-care, makeup and cosmetic products. Some Korean cosmetic brands have millions of TikTok followers and views. The overall consumption for K-beauty products was over €8 billion in 2019 and is expected to be over €17 billion by 2026.

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Roses, Quality Street, Celebrations and Heroes: What’s Your Favourite Christmas Tub?

While Christmas draws into Irish households and businesses, tubs of selection chocolates will quickly be stocked up, followed shortly afterwards by fighting over which Christmas tin is the best: Roses, Quality Street, Celebrations or Heroes? Quality Street is really pulling up its Christmas sleeves this year with many chocolate enthusiasts making the swap.

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Real Gold Korean Sheet Mask? Let’s Try It Out!

The OOZOO Face Gold Foilayer Mask is a moisturizing and plumping effect sheet mask. The 3 layer mask is supposed to act as a heat effect treatment in order to make the ingredients go deeper into your skin and hydrate your face. Noteworthy ingredients like Adenosine, Coffea arabica seed oil and Glyceryl stearate have anti-ageing (Yes please!) and hydrating properties.

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