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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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Motivation Monday: keeping your New Year’s resolution

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: keeping your New Year’s resolution

It is January 12. How well have you stayed true to your health and fitness resolutions so far this year? Have you been consistent with an exercise routine? Have you switched to a healthier diet? Have you ceased destructive behaviors such as smoking or excessive drinking?  Or, like most Americans, have you reverted back to […]

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Motivation Monday: battle of the bloat

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: battle of the bloat

The Thanksgiving holiday is all about family and food. While it is hard to determine when you have had “too much” family, it is clear when you have had too much food. Are your favorite skinny jeans fitting a little snug at the waistband? Are you feeling that energy drain that often occurs after a […]

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Getting a foot up on orthopedic injuries

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Getting a foot up on orthopedic injuries

Have you ever realized how much we use our feet? On a daily basis we are walking to class, climbing up and down stairs, pressing the gas pedal and brake and standing up for multiple hours at work. Although it may not occur to us, our feet are extremely vital to our everyday lives. Therefore, […]

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49er tech tips episode 8: Black Friday preparation

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
49er tech tips episode 8: Black Friday preparation

With this Black Friday app, planning ahead of time will be a breeze.

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Travel Tuesday: remarkable

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: remarkable

As a 21-year-old college student my mind is always set on the on-set of a very imminent quarter-life crisis. The quote “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable” said by John Green, runs through my mind daily and a fear rises inside my soul that […]

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Motivation Monday: the Polar FT7

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: the Polar FT7

I received a gift on my birthday that would ultimately change the way I exercise. After using the Polar FT7 watch for nearly two months, I have fallen in love with this nifty fitness gadget. I recommend any athlete, gym rat, or newbies to the fitness world to go out and buy one as soon […]

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49er tech tips episode 7: Clementine Music Player

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
49er tech tips episode 7: Clementine Music Player

Clementine is a music player that aims at providing an all in one music hub. Will it succeed or is it too bitter to handle?

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Travel Tuesday: toil and trouble

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: toil and trouble

Some of us know the history of the night that most people see as the night dominated by fake blood, pumpkins and candy. But with scarecrows, Jack ‘o’ Lanterns and cobwebs everywhere, one of my personal dreams were coming true. I was about to celebrate my very first Halloween ever! Excited couldn’t cover it. In […]

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Motivation Monday: boost your metabolism

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: boost your metabolism

Metabolism is a word we have all heard that word somewhere; perhaps on a talk show, in a health and beauty magazine, read about it in your doctor’s office or in a self-help dieting book. But you may be wondering what exactly is a metabolism? How does it aid in your overall health? And what […]

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