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The Lack of Recycling in London

Friday, July 26, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Friday, July 26, 2013

I love almost everything about London, but what I don’t love is their lack of recycling. It is impossible to find a recycling bin at Regent’s College, where I currently study. Quite frankly it breaks my heart. Throughout the city you can find them, but they are not nearly as common as they are in Durham or even Boston for that matter. There is really only a bin for bottles and it looks exactly like the “rubbish” bin next to it. I had to swat my friend’s trash out of her hand once when she almost put it in the recycling bin.

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The British Love Fairtrade Products

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fairtrade products are all over the UK. In the States, you may only hear about these products when you are looking for them or in health food stores. They are not mainstream yet, but in the UK, Fairtrade is growing bigger and bigger by the year.  This came as a surprise to me because the English do not seem to care about the quality of their food or where it comes from. Evidently, I was quite wrong.

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The Nutrition of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

Friday, May 24, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Friday, May 24, 2013

BenHolzer

I spend last weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland. If your geography skills are subpar, Scotland is north of England.  Scotland, though still part of Britain and consequently the United Kingdom, Scotland is quite different from England. It is sort of like England’s Canada, in my opinion; cold, less people, but better food. The food is better; however the food in England is pretty bad, so better is still not good.

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Smokers in the UK

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Njaj

Each day I think I lose a few hours of my life due to the amount of smokers here in London. It is not like in the United Sates, where if you walk past a smoker you can just hold your breath and happily breathe fresh air after you pass them. If you tried to do this on the streets of London you would pass out. According to the ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) foundation , one in five British adults smoke, compared to less than a sixth of Americans.

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What is Prawn and Why DO the English Love it So Much?

Friday, May 10, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Friday, May 10, 2013

Piyachok Thewornmat

Prawn is something I had not seen before arriving here in London. I came across it in places you would expect such as on pasta or in a stir fry or fried, but I also came across it in unexpected places such as in a salad on a sandwich and as a flavoring on crackers and chips. I wanted to see what the hullabaloo was about.

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Food Bans in the UK Versus Band in the US

Monday, April 22, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Monday, April 22, 2013

digitalart

The United States has a long list of food bans due to negative health outcomes of certain foods and ingredients. The United Kingdom has banned some foods and ingredients but it is not nearly as easy to research as foods banned in the US. This could be a result of the fewer restrictions placed on foods in the UK or perhaps less resources announcing these food bans. The difficulty I had researching this topic could also have to do with my lack of knowledge of British “food regulators” (for lack of a better term).

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The Melting Pot of English Cuisine

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee

Regent’s College has a variety of meals each day and I thought it was because they are trying to cater to the different cultures here at the school, but this is not the case. English cuisine  is similar to American cuisine in that it is a mix of different cultures. In the morning, there is a combination of a full English breakfast, French croissants and pain au chocolat (a chocolate-filled croissant), and some granola and yogurt.

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My Experience Using England’s Healthcare

Friday, February 15, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Friday, February 15, 2013

On Tuesday, the 22nd I went to the Soho NHS Walk-In Clinic of London and was able to experience the difference between the US healthcare and that of London first-hand. Since my arrival in London I have had this cold that I just could not kick. It seemed to be getting worse and I feared a sinus infection, so I eventually went to the Soho NHS Walk-in Medical Clinic. First, let me note that Soho is a fantastic part of the city; my favorite part thus far.

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