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Phoebe Dodds
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Phoebe is 17 and lives in London, England but has also lived in Frankfurt, Paris and Amsterdam. She loves making smoothies from random ingredients, blogging about Europe, reading and being in the sun (which is unfortunate, living in England). One day, she'd like to invent a time machine and visit Ancient Greece.

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Lost in Translation

(2) Comments | Posted November 24, 2013 | 1:16 PM

Look at any list of The Best Books Ever Written (subjective I know, but still), and you'll see that a large number of them were written by foreign authors in foreign languages. English may be the most widely spoken language in the world, but I find it sad that according...

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England and America: Two Nations Divided by a Common Language

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 12:49 PM

For two countries which share the same language, England and America can sometimes seem like a world apart (well, they are an ocean apart, I guess). I noticed this most acutely on my recent trip to New York with two friends from London. Whilst in London, shop assistants acknowledge you...

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Is Modern Art Pointless?

(22) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 8:37 PM

Love it or hate it, many people have strong opinions on modern art. Many don't even agree on the definition: it ranges from a physical object or painting, to an idea or dance. These days, it seems like you can put a blank canvas on the wall and call it...

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Guns in America: An Outsider's View

(16) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 5:02 PM

The tragic event where a 5-year-old boy fatally shot his 2-year-old sister with a rifle he had received as a gift is, to me, yet another reason why I don't think guns should be legal in America. Yes, it's true that I don't live there, and I'm not...

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Twitter: What's the Point?

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 11:10 AM

It's a question which I guess can apply to every social networking site, but sometimes I wonder what the point of Twitter really is. Sure, celebrities can get in touch with their adoring fans, but for the most part all they're receiving are spam messages (you only have to look...

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How Bad Really Are 'Fitspo' and 'Thinspo'?

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 3:37 PM

Scrolling through Twitter (as I do frequently) I'm seeing more and more tweets about "fitspo," "thinspo" and recently, "curvespo." When these tweets starting appearing a while ago, I assumed they were just some new passing fad, but on finding out a bit more, the reality is kind of worrying. The...

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Should We Cut Bieber a Break?

(41) Comments | Posted March 9, 2013 | 1:24 PM

Whichever way you look at it, Justin Bieber's time in London has been rather disastrous. Allegedly getting turned away from clubs, turning up on stage 2 hours late, leaving the stage feeling sick and lunging at a paparazzi have been just some...

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Why Learn Another Language When You Already Speak English?

(6) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 9:19 AM

For many, being able to speak the world's most widely spoken language means that they don't see any point in learning another. It's true that people in most countries in the world know how to speak and can understand English, but there are SO many reason to learn how to...

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