Beat Wheat – a guide to Coeliac disease

Welcome back fellow geeks. Today’s Health Bar is going to take a deep dive into the world of Coeliac disease. We will look at the history, the treatments, the science and the pseudoscience surrounding this fascinating and misrepresented disease.   Coeliac Disease: What’s in a name? Pretty straight forward this one, coeliac comes from the Greek Koiliakos, meaning abdominal. Coeliac …

Creator of the Month Jan 2019 – Geek Forge, Jen Pawley (week 4)

Welcome to Week  of Coaching for Geeks ‘creator of the month’ for January 2019. Today we look at the final 2 pieces from the very talented Jen Pawley (Geek Forge) along with a little insight to each. You can find more of Jens’s great work at these locations You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheGeekForge On Etsy at http://thegeekforge.etsy.com Our website …

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Welcome to the Stitch and Bitch – Cosplay Content with Amazonian Cosplay

Cosplay is, to quote a friend of mine, simply ‘The Art of Dressing Up’. Cosplay. What is it exactly? Is that when people dress up as Japanese schoolgirls? Well, yes but also no. Oh I know! Is it some underground fetish hobby? Well, yes, but also a big no. If you’re not new here, you may have seen my previous …

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Role Play Gourmet: Perfect Puttanesca Seduces Gamers

Puttanesca – your simple games night recipe with bonus XP Hello, I’m Paul Flannery. I’m most well-known for bringing the cult TV show Knightmare to the stage back in 2013 and being an all-round nerdy comedian guy. What most people don’t know is I spent nine years working as a chef in kitchens up and down the country, preparing everything …

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Nerds Jolly Boating: Live Entertainment at UK Games Expo – Part 2

Helen Pain continues her review of the Live Entertainment at the UK Games Expo 2018. Go back and read her Escape Your Deathtrap: Live Performances at UK Games Expo Part 1 if you haven’t already!    …3 down, 3 more to go – would the events at UK Games Expo just keep getting better? *Spoiler alert – err, yeah!*   You Can’t …

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5 Keys To A Speculative Job Application That Unlocks ‘No Job Vacancies’

Your ideal company doesn’t have any job vacancies – but you’re available. That just means you should try a better way, with a speculative job application… So the company you REALLY want to work for don’t seem to have any positions vacant. That means you’re out of luck right? Just gotta bide your time, see what comes up, play it …

MCM Manchester Comic Con: The CfG Survival Guide

The in-depth Coaching for Geeks survival guide for MCM Manchester Comic Con Introducing an in-depth guide to the ins and outs of MCM Manchester Comic Con by Alice Isted of Arisu Cosplay What is MCM Manchester Comic Con? MCM Manchester Comic Con is a family-friendly two day event hosted in the heart of Manchester. It is a celebration of all …

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Seven Steps to an Awesome School Leaver’s CV

    That’s it! School’s out! For… summer, for… ever!     You might have booked that road trip, that holiday, and planned that EPIC night out. Or maybe, you can’t quite afford it yet. Maybe, you are fired up with passion at the very start of your career.   Because right now, it is time. Time to enter the real …

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Mental Health Is Your Super Power – Cosplayers’ Top Tips

What comes up for you when the term “Mental Health” is mentioned? Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Do you feel anxious or sad? Many people struggle with their own thoughts along with the stigma that comes up with it. Here’s my post on what I found out about the battles and challenges of anxiety, depression and other disorders… at …