It's A-Level results day and school leavers across the country are about to find out where they'll end up in September. This year's cohort of university freshers is expected to be the smallest in a decade thanks to a demographic dip, that hasn't stopped the biggest banks trying to woo applicants with freebies in a bid to get them to sign up for years to come. But as a student bank account will need to last you three years or longer, it's worth working out if an upfront sweetener is worth missing out on a smaller overdraft for, and there's plenty of other considerations to bear in mind too. A student bank account probably needs to last you longer than the end of freshers week, so while upfront freebies might be tempting there are some other things to consider Jake Butler, from student money site Save the Student, said: 'When choosing a student bank account you should always do your research and decide what's most important to you. 'Yes, freebies might be attractive but are they really … [Read more...] about Your guide to the best student bank accounts this results day
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The most foolproof thing you can do to make your food taste better is to taste it as you cook it – that way, you can solve many problems before they get too big to fix. Always read a new recipe all the way through at least once before you make it. Many of the problems on this list arise from rushing the process – so make sure you have enough time before you start. Substituting ingredients can work well, and may even turn you on to new combinations you didn’t know you would like – but a good substitution requires some knowledge and thoughtfulness to avoid disappointment. Long before I cooked professionally, I was a child who loved to experiment in the kitchen. One particularly memorable time, tiny single-digit-aged me thought that mayonnaise could work in place of sour cream. It was absolutely disgusting, but I had to make that mistake to learn. If you’re an amateur or even professional chef, chances are you’ll make your fair share of … [Read more...] about 15 cooking mistakes that can make your food taste terrible
INSIDER ran a SurveyMonkey Audience poll after the Oscars to find out how satisfied people were with the winners. Rami Malek was the most broadly approved win, with 49% satisfied with his best actor Oscar win and only 12% dissatisfied. “Green Book” was the most controversial, with 21% of people displeased with its best picture win, a number that jumped to 31% among young people. Sunday’s Academy Awards were rife with upsets, including the surprise victory of “Green Book” over Alfonso Cuarón’s widely lauded feature “Roma.” The moment the ceremonies ended, INSIDER sent out a SurveyMonkey Audience poll that asked people about their thoughts on the winners. And as it turns out “Green Book” really was as controversial as you’ve heard. We asked about the best picture and acting categories to find out how satisfied people were with the decision of the Academy. For instance, in the top prize, we asked the question: … [Read more...] about POLL: Americans love Rami Malek’s Oscar win, but young people hate that ‘Green Book’ won best picture
Some of her lyrics are things she’s wanted to text people in real life. She rode competitively horses at a young age. She’s a “Friends” fan and said she watches it to unwind after a show. For years, Taylor Swift has been breaking records in the music industry and winning awards for her singing and songwriting prowess. She even recently released a “Reputation” stadium tour documentary on Netflix. As the “Reputation” era comes to an end and we await the “imminent”TS7 (what fans have dubbed her yet-to-be-announced album), here are 12 things you might not have known about the singer-songwriter. She wrote every song on her third album, “Speak Now.” Swift has the opportunity to co-write songs with legends in the industry (like Max Martin, who helped write “Bad Blood” and “Blank Space”), but the lyrics for “Speak Now” are all her own. “I wrote all the songs myself for this … [Read more...] about 12 surprising things you probably didn’t know about Taylor Swift
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a minister and civil rights activist who helped push the United States toward ending segregation. Many people know little about his life other than a few lines from his “I have a Dream” speech. Martin isn’t his birth name – it’s Michael. On top of receiving two Bachelor’s degrees (one in sociology from Morehouse College and the other in divinity from The Crozer Theological Seminary), King went on to earn a doctorate of Philosophy from Boston University in 1955. Tuesday marks what would have been Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday. Arguably the most influential figure from the Civil Rights movement, MLK Jr. remains revered by people all over the world for pushing the United States toward legally ending segregation in the 1960s. To this day, much of what people know of Dr. King is limited to his iconic role in the 1963 March on Washington, and the fact that his birthday comes around every … [Read more...] about 34 things you probably didn’t know about Martin Luther King Jr.