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Review: In Defense of Food

I recently read a book for one of my classes called In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, and it was one of the most eye-opening books I have ever … Continue reading

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4 Sleep Apps for a Better Slumber

As college students, none of us have a regular sleep cycle. Sometimes we get to bed before 10 p.m., and well, sometimes we don’t. For those of you who would … Continue reading

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Is It for the Long Run?

In college some relationships are just fun flings while others are in it for the long hall. Many times you know what you are getting into right from the start. … Continue reading

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What to do Before the Semester Ends

With about a month of the semester – and the school year – left to go, it’s time to start thinking about tying up any loose ends with classes and … Continue reading

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Well That Was Awkward…

We’ve all had them or will have them at some point in our lifetime. What am I talking about? Well, the inevitable infamous awkward hookup of course! Now, I’m not … Continue reading

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End The Trend Of Woman On Woman Hate

While perusing the latest posts on Thought Catalog, I came across one that stuck with me. Entitled “29 Worst Things About Being Female” by Alexandra Venema, Venema considers some of … Continue reading

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Healthy or Hazardous? : 3 Things We Once Thought Were Healthy

Over the years, many there have been many products advocated that initially were deemed healthy, but then turned out to be just the opposite. We have been in this vicious … Continue reading

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Easy Exercises For Spring Break Abs

In two weeks this campus will be basically empty for spring break. Going back to New Jersey doesn’t really give me any bikini time, but just because I’m unlucky doesn’t … Continue reading

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Fight the Fad Diets

South Beach Diet, Adkins diet, the cookie diet, the juice diet, the raw food diet. All of these are examples of “fad diets.” They are all the rage, claiming millions … Continue reading

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The “Munchies” Unmasked

Whether you’ve said it out loud or not, you’ve always wondered it—what causes the munchies? With more states progressively legalizing marijuana, the question is becoming all the more relevant. Studies … Continue reading

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Is Your Stuff The Key To Your Heart?

We’ve all been there, the awkward break up or end to a long-term hook up.  The feeling that you really just don’t want to see the person again, at least for … Continue reading

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Book Review: In Defense of Food

I recently read a book for one of my classes called In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, and it was one of the most eye-opening books I have ever … Continue reading

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Is Paleo Right for You?

I’m very into health and nutrition and have certainly heard of the Paleo Diet. But I was never clear on what it exactly is. If you’re just as curious as … Continue reading

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You May Want To Write This Down

These days, note taking in our classes is mainly done on laptops, with notebooks few and far between. It’s quicker and more organized, right? Though it may allow for more … Continue reading

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Feel Summer-Level Energy, Even When It’s Below Zero

I previously posted about the effect of S.A.D, or Season Affective Disorder. Right now, when it’s almost spring, but we know nothing warmer than 40 degrees is making its way … Continue reading

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Tips to Prevent an Awkward Date

After Valentine’s Day there are probably plenty of new sets of lovebirds around campus. Whether you’re in the awkward getting-to-know-you stage or transitioning from a friendship into a relationship, there’s … Continue reading

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The Truth About Weekend Weight Gain

It’s finally Friday. After a long week of classes, all any college student wants to do is lie in bed, watch Netflix, eat pizza and drink sugary beverages. It becomes … Continue reading

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8 Valentine’s Day Ideas

It’s almost that time of year again, where if you’re single, you want the day to disappear, and if you’re coupled off, you can’t wait. Its Valentines Day — the … Continue reading

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Dealing with Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is the most common mineral deficiency in the United States. It is necessary for the production of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout the body. So … Continue reading

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How To Get Rid Of Cramps Without Pain Medication

Being a girl sucks. Not only do we have to deal with the looming future of motherhood – should you decide that’s what you want – but we also have … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside, But You’re Losing Weight Too

Despite the extremely cold temperatures and tons (literally) of snow, there is some good that has come from this weather. I know it’s hard to believe, but stick with me … Continue reading

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Make Your Valentine’s Day a Bit Sweeter

Cupcakes and chocolate may taste even sweeter this Valentine’s Day if you’re in love. A recent study shows that people who wrote about a personal experience of love before eating different … Continue reading

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Apps for Students

​Most of us are all well aware of how glued we are to our phones and computer screens. We would be lost without them to provide a constant source of … Continue reading

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Do You Need Your Multivitamin?

Do you take a multivitamin? Or maybe you don’t take one yourself, but you’ve considered them before or you know someone who is a religious vitamin taker. Taking a multivitamin … Continue reading

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The Best Things You Can Put into Your Body

Nothing is magical, but these superfoods are the best things you can put into your body. Spinach: Spinach is listed on practically every list of superfoods.  Not only does spinach … Continue reading

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Social Media and Technology: Good or Bad for Your Relationship?

We all know that social media and technology are some of the basic forms of communication in our culture today.  They make it easy to keep in touch with loved … Continue reading

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Get your Vitamin C without the Citrus

The soundtrack of winter seems of consist of three basic notes: the cough, the sneeze, and the sniffle. Add lack of sleep and Syracuse weather on top of all that, … Continue reading

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Fresh, Organic, and Local: Strong Hearts Cafe

When I first began my journey as a freshman nutrition major from the suburbs of Philadelphia, I knew I’d be immersed in SU’s college-student food culture filled with processed, dining … Continue reading

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How to Know When it’s Really Love

We all know that guys aren’t the best with sharing their emotions, and sometimes they leave us women hanging with the question dangling over our heads —  “does he love me?” … Continue reading

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Dry Skin? An Ode To Syracuse In The Winter

Transferring into Syracuse, I honestly had no idea what I was in for this winter. My skin had always gotten a little dry during the cold months, but considering I … Continue reading

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Why You Should Become a Morning Person

As college students, it’s easy to fall into the trap of procrastination. We tend to do homework and study late into the night and wake up at the last possible … Continue reading

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Eat Better Brain Foods

Classes are in full swing again, and that means it’s time to get back on the study grind. I don’t know about you, but my mind has been a little … Continue reading

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Ex-Radar

​So you broke up with your significant other and you’ve been a little down in the dumps.  We’ve all been there.  You have a feeling that you just can’t seem … Continue reading

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4 Guilt-Free Holiday Cookies Under 70 Calories

What a better way to end the Fall 2013 semester than to bake cookies? The holiday season is among us, therefore we must pay tribute to a favorite holiday tradition, … Continue reading

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Anything But Fish ‘N’ Chips: Holiday Feast

It’s beginning to be that time again. You know the one I’m talking about: the lights go up, the Christmas music starts, and everyone starts forgetting about school to focus … Continue reading

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Anything But Fish ‘N’ Chips: Churchill Arms

It’s actually impressive that I’ve managed to go this long without raving about my favorite discovery in London: Churchill Arms. “Wait!” You exclaim, “That’s not a food!” Ah, but that’s … Continue reading

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Microwave Meltdown: Is Your Food Losing Nutrients?

The microwave is no stranger to convenient cooking. There is no doubt that microwaves have changed the pace of preparing a meal for people across the globe, and with the … Continue reading

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What to Think Before Getting Inked

According to U.S. News, about 36 percent of 18 to 25 year olds have tattoos, but how truly informed is the young adult public? As college students, we often act … Continue reading

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Anything But Fish ‘N’ Chips: Breakfast Sandwich Heaven

Honesty hour: the UK has better food than people admit. Yes, there are some places where the culinary delights are a little unique, but hey, even America has tried to … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Soothe a Sore Throat

It is that time of the year again where tea bags and tissues become the central occupants in our backpacks and purses. The end of the semester is creeping up … Continue reading

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Campus Study Spots

We’ve almost made it to the end of the semester, but we don’t get to enjoy winter break without first surviving finals week. Studying for exams in general is stressful, … Continue reading

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The Weighting Game

  Everybody goes to the gym with one thing in mind — getting a lean, toned body. This is most definitely a possibility, but it takes work to get here. … Continue reading

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How to Avoid SADness

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a mental illness that occurs during the winter months. It is due to a lack of Vitamin D and actually is the reason the suicide rate … Continue reading

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With so many types of yoga these days, it’s sometimes hard to decide which one is right for you. Yoga has taken a lot of different directions in the past … Continue reading

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Coupons on a Date: Savvy or Stingy?

It is a known fact that college students are stingy at times. But because our frugalness stems from trying to fund an education, we have a valid excuse. However, when … Continue reading

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Different Oils for Different Cooking Methods

Sometimes it can be very confusing to know which oil to cook with. Most people base it off of the flavor of the oil, but mainly stick to olive or … Continue reading

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Why You Should Pass Up the Soda Fountain

Many of us fall into the slump of drinking soda and juice in college. Numerous varieties of each are offered to us daily in our dining halls alone so how … Continue reading

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Hooking Up vs. Looking for Love

Some students may be under the impression that college is all about hooking-up. If you were virginal and innocent in high school, you most likely aren’t after your first month … Continue reading

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The Pasta Swap — Spaghetti Squash

As the leaves continue to fall and the chill in the air is felt more and more, it’s clear that squash season is underway. With Thanksgiving in a few weeks … Continue reading

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Are You Still You?

When first starting a relationship, we all know the feeling of wanting to be with the person all the time.  It’s the honeymoon phase — the phase that makes everyone … Continue reading

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Your Brain on Blackout

As we return from spring break, comparing tan lines and swapping stories, we remember some days and nights better than others. Oops. Those foggier memories may come from times where … Continue reading

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