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BYOB: “I’ll Meet You There” by Heather Demetrios

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “I’ll Meet You There” by Heather Demetrios

  Just recently published, “Ill Meet You There” is Heather Demetrios’ seventh novel release.   Let’s be honest; I bought this novel purely based on how beautiful the cover is. Old, vintage, rusted motel signs in the foreground of an off-screen sunset. I love everything this cover suggests about the novel. A classic, eccentric setting […]

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BYOB: “We Were Liars” By E. Lockhart

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “We Were Liars” By E. Lockhart

“We Were Liars” is a YA mystery/romance fusion that takes place on the fictional private island of Beechwood, just off the coast of Massachusetts and owned by the ultra-wealthy Sinclair family. The story begins as Cadence Sinclair arrives for her 15 summer on Beechwood along with her mother, two aunts and the liars: cousins Mirren, Johnny […]

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BYOB: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent.   Child 44 is a crime thriller novel set in 1950’s Soviet Russia, the first of a trilogy. In a country that advertises itself as a crime free utopia, Leo Demidov is a MGB agent tasked to discreetly investigate a series of child murders without […]

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Feminist Friday: The dreaded job-hunt

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Feminist Friday: The dreaded job-hunt

There comes a time in every feminist’s life where he or she must take a break from fighting the patriarchy to succumb to it. I’m talking about job-hunting, and specifically in this case the dreaded post-college job-hunt. Like many other (soon to be alum) Niners, I am in the throws of what may be the […]

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Motivation Monday: procrastination, an unhealthy habit

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: procrastination, an unhealthy habit

Motivation Mondays are about more than just fitness and eating well. This column is about improving your mental health as well. As college students, we are more vulnerable to stress than the rest of the 18 to 25 year old population. The leading causes of stress for college students revolves around the overwhelming amount of […]

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Motivation Monday: five habits to form before summer

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: five habits to form before summer

Forming a habit can take anywhere from 21 to 36 days. A lot of people dive into the season of skin by trying to abruptly change their lifestyle. However, a sudden change can set your body up for disaster and your for failure. The following are tips on how to slowly form healthy habits that […]

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Motivation Monday: meditate yourself healthy

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: meditate yourself healthy

The title of this article may sound like the name of an Oprah’s Book Club reject. However the results of numerous studies suggest that you can actually lose pounds and inches from your body with the help of meditation. To under how this claim could possibly hold truth, you must first understand what meditation is […]

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Motivation Monday: six small meals

| March 9, 2015 | 1 Comment
Motivation Monday: six small meals

If you have ever tried to drop a few pounds, gain some muscle or have lived in the health and fitness world for any length of time, then you have probably heard this before: you should eat six small meals a day rather three larger meals. However, have you ever wondered why nutritionists, fitness coaches […]

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Motivation Monday: proper posture

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: proper posture

In today’s electronic culture, proper posture is often ignored. We are constantly hunched over computers, tablets and phones. With hours spent in the same position, our fragile spines suffer greatly. The human spine consists of several interlocking bones called vertabrae. These vertabrae allign your body properly for sitting, standing and walking. In order to keep […]

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Motivation Monday: four ways to get more water

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: four ways to get more water

For a long time, the “8 x 8” rule was the standard for the amount of water we should be drinking daily. This rule, enforced by doctors around the nation, claims that Americans should drink eight glasses of eight ounces of water a day. While this rule is easy to remember for children and adults […]

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Motivation Monday: be a pro at protein

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: be a pro at protein

When it comes to nutrition, a lot of people focus on reducing their calories or minimizing fat grams consumed, while other people prefer to control the amount of carbohydrates in their diet. Although calories, fats and carbs are important, according to MetabolicHealing.com, protein is the most essential nutrient to your health. You may ask why? […]

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Feminist Friday: Loving the Day of Love

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Feminist Friday: Loving the Day of Love

As a feminist, a lot of times we’re expected to dislike Valentine’s Day. On the surface, there is plenty of reason to hate Feb. 14, and all of the red and pink things that it stands for. Fight the patriarchy, they say. Abandon heteronormativity, they suggest. Maybe I’m a bad feminist, but I actually like […]

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Motivation Monday: one prep at a time

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: one prep at a time

“If you fail to prepare, then you prepare to fail.” A phrase heard in the kitchens of many body builders, athletes and successful dieters. When it comes to your food, this phrase is correct. Meal prepping is simply cooking a large amount of food then portioning it out for a week or even just a […]

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Feminist Friday: Body shaming for everyone

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Feminist Friday: Body shaming for everyone

I turned on my television Thursday morning with the sole intent to flip over the Netflix immediately (current obsession is Ghost Adventures. I love it). When the TV powered up, the very first thing I see is a giant picture of Kim Kardashian with three giant “W”s on her breasts and lower levels. No, I’m […]

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Motivation Monday: the transitioning carnivore, find an alternative

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: the transitioning carnivore, find an alternative

Let’s face it: there is nothing like meat. As a recovering carnivore, many times I wondered if there was anything that could ever compare to a hot, juicy steak. Would I get to experience the texture of a chicken tender again? Would Thanksgiving be the same without a crispy piece of fried turkey? To a […]

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Feminist Friday: Ryan Gosling for feminism

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Feminist Friday: Ryan Gosling for feminism

When Danielle Henderson began the Feminist Ryan Gosling blog in October 2011, I went gaga. I’ve been crushing on the Gos since, goodness, my early teens. When I found out that he was a feminist, my love blossomed and when I was introduced to the feminist ‘Hey Girl’ memes, I nearly died from joy. And […]

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Motivation Monday: the transitioning carnivore, do your research

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: the transitioning carnivore, do your research

I must admit: when I first started my vegetarian lifestyle, I felt restricted. Like many people, I thought having a vegetarian diet meant a lifetime of salads, tasteless tofu and cardboard-like veggie burgers. I was also accustomed to centering my meals around portions of meat. It was not until I sat down one evening and […]

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Feminist Friday: Presidential Feminism 101

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Feminist Friday: Presidential Feminism 101

This year’s State of the Union Address, delivered Tuesday night, wasn’t the first time President Barack Obama has let his feminist flag wave. It was, however, the most recent, so let’s talk about it. First of all, no matter where on the political spectrum you fall, whether you identify as liberal, conservative, somewhere in between […]

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Motivation Monday: the transitioning carnivore, no cold turkey

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: the transitioning carnivore, no cold turkey

Recently, I decided to embark on a meat-free diet and lifestyle. Both in the literal and figurative sense, quitting meat cold turkey is not advised. Just like kicking smoking or drinking, a sudden stop of any habit may seem okay for a short period of time, but usually leads to relapse later down the road.  A […]

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Feminist Friday: Pedophilia, assault and more

| January 16, 2015 | 1 Comment
Feminist Friday: Pedophilia, assault and more

Good news, fellow feminists! Feminism causes pedophilia and abuse to significant others. Or at least that’s what Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke said last week. Burke, the highest-ranked American Cardinal during the previous pope’s tenure, says that when women in the Church are feminists, it creates a “man crisis” and pushes men toward reclaiming their masculinity […]

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