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It takes only 1 trip to the Kruger National Park of South Africa to not only fall in love with nature, but to learn from it. The immense animal kingdom of the savannah has many lessons to teach us, if only we take the time to listen. From leopards to lizards, here’s what I learned […]


Being an international student is as exciting as the books and Instagram posts make it out to be. It’s a life filled with adventure and opportunity, but it’s also one of the greatest challenges I’ve ever encountered. In January of 2021 I flew from O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Philadelphia International […]


We’ve all met those people. They hate their jobs. They spend day-in and day-out complaining about strict bosses, non-communicative co-workers, office politics and bad corporate coffee. They find little satisfaction in their daily lives. Nothing at work has given them happiness in a very long time. The concept of a 9-to-5 has always seemed like […]

My Ramadan To Yours

I always admired the way my parents would set their alarms to wake up for Sahour. The idea of waking up in the middle of the night to eat as a family was very intriguing and unusual for a seven-year-old as you could probably imagine. I used to desperately beg my mum every single night […]

How We Are All Celebrating Ramadan Differently This Year

My name is Sabad Khaire and I’m an intern at You Press. Nearing the end of Ramadan with lockdown measures still in effect this year, every Muslim is observing the holy month in different ways around the world. I personally have a different experience here in London compared to some others. As someone who suffers […]

A Very Locked Down Ramadan

So, it’s day three of Ramadan 2021, and the second one in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. I’m an English teacher at a college in London and still working from home. I’m finding fasting tougher this year, knowing that we can’t spend Eid indoors with our extended families. Last year I went on an Eid tour […]

LinkedIn – the professional networking social media site

Founded in 2002, LinkedIn quicky became the largest professional networking site available. It now has over 760 million registered members from more than 150 different countries. But, why do so many people choose to set up a LinkedIn account? Well, typical motivations are: Finding a job opportunity; Sharing a job opportunity; And connecting with other […]

Writing a Strong CV

Before I jump into the dos and don’ts of writing a CV, it’s useful to cover some of the basics. What is a CV? What does CV stand for? Why do we need a CV? What is the difference between a covering letter and a CV? A CV, or Curriculum Vitae (Latin, translation – ‘course […]

Moving To London At 18

When I turned 18 and finished my studies in my home country, I packed my bags and moved to London to embark on my dream to study music in the big city. This is my journey and how I learned to survive the many challenges of “adulting” in a foreign country. I’ve always had a […]

My Journey of Knowledge

In my first university admission interview, the interviewer was baffled as to why I chose International Politics for my course even though I studied the Sciences and Maths for my A-Levels. I answered that I was always interested in global affairs and had some sort of idea on how the world ticks but was never […]