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Blue Monday: 7 Reasons Today is the Most Depressing Day of the Year

Today (Monday 6th January) has been dubbed Blue Monday after research has placed it as the most depressing day of 2014. We think we know why...

 

1. Christmas tree graveyards

You leave the house and the first thing you see is stacks of sad looking Christmas trees thrown out on the street. A brutal way to realise the Festive season is well and truly over.

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Vote for the ForeignStudents.com Person of 2013

With 2014 now upon us, we want you to vote for your personality of 2013 before your memory of the year becomes too hazy. Regular writer Erik Redli has narrowed down his favourites for you below and you can vote here. We'll be unveiling the winner next week.

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London New Year's Eve Fireworks 2014

The New Year's Eve fireworks at the London Eye seem to get better every year and this year was no exception. Watch the full stunning display above. 

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Weekly Review: Nelson Mandela & the World Cup Draw

The Death of a Legend

Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa and human rights campaigner, died at 95 of a lung infection. Well, even the kids feeding on the content of their stockings know that. People of all races and religions have mourned the loss but celebrated the work of the activist.

However, the Czech prime minister committed a big faux pas, when microphones overheard him say he was ‘dreading' going to the funeral. He apologized to the media, reportedly via a text message. Even children would agree that such conduct does not make a good impression, in memory of a man who went through much more torment than a journey to South Africa.

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15 Best Christmas Gift Ideas

No one likes being squashed around shops on Oxford Street in December. It's much nicer to sit in your living room with a glass of wine and buy all your presents online. However, the last online shopping day for Christmas is rapidly approaching, so you'd better hurry.

To help you out we've gathered together some brilliant gift ideas for all the family. Though we've sorted them into categories, of course, who are we to say that your sister wouldn't want a football shirt, or your Dad wouldn't want a tea set.

Make sureyou also check out our full Online Christmas Shop.

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