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Glass Half Full Podcast: Beginner’s guide to yoga

Glass Half Full Podcast: Beginner’s guide to yoga

Avalon G. Lustick, Podcaster
November 7
Filed under Food/Health, Multimedia, Podcasts, Showcase

Podcaster Avalon G. Lustick discusses different types of yoga, the history of yoga and cultural appropriation.

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Butter Late Than Never: Don’t chicken out

Butter Late Than Never: Don’t chicken out

Rachel Ayotte, Contributor
October 21
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

The amount of cheese is up to your discretion, but let it be known that there is no such thing as too much cheese.

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UMass apiary aims to save bees from extinction

UMass apiary aims to save bees from extinction

Kylee Denesha, Contributor
October 18
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Food/Health, Showcase

The honeybee population has decreased by 30 percent in the past year throughout the United States.

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Top Five: Stress relief classes at UMass Recreation Center

Top Five: Stress relief classes at UMass Recreation Center

Julie Harrington, Contributor
October 12
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase, Top Five

Roundhouse kick that exam right out of your mind and uppercut that drama straight out of your life.

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Potato Fest unearths a community of produce lovers

Potato Fest unearths a community of produce lovers

Morgan Hughes, Assistant Campus News Editor
October 4
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Food/Health, Showcase

Smiarowski Farms hosted the festival to meet local friends, families and farmers and talk about the significance and quality of Smiarowski spuds.

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Butter Late Than Never: Mint Chocolate Cake

Butter Late Than Never: Mint Chocolate Cake

Rachel Ayotte, Contributor
September 28
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

A fun, easy recipe for mint chocolate cake that won’t break the bank.

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To drink or not to drink?

To drink or not to drink?

Julia Economou, Contributor
April 18
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Food/Health, Multimedia, Student Life, WireTV

In a study done in 2012 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, psychologists found that drinking alcohol actually helps in the brain's creative thinking process.

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A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

Julie Shamgochian, Lifesyle Editor
April 12
Filed under Features, Food/Health, Profiles, Study Abroad, Travel

In Italy, it's normal to see locals standing at the wooden bar surface for a quick morning cappuccino, but what may seem untraditional is finding café-goers seated, enjoying a long coffee break.

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A generation of young farmers grows at UMass

A generation of young farmers grows at UMass

Danielle Aihini, Contributor
April 11
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Features, Food/Health, Student Life

While the average American farmer is 57 years old, a younger generation learns the trade in a wide variety of farming courses at UMass Amherst, a birthplace for young farmers in Massachusetts.

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Ice cream in the ice cold

Ice cream in the ice cold

Julia Economou, Contributor
March 11
Filed under Around the Valley, Food/Health, Lifestyle, Multimedia, Travel, WireTV

“Ice cream should not be restricted to a certain season, if you love it, eat it!”

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A night in Seoul: How to drink soju

A night in Seoul: How to drink soju

TK Hwang, Contributor
March 8
Filed under Features, Food/Health, Lifestyle, Travel

Soju translates to "burn liquor" and has been declared the largest-selling alcohol in the world, with sales of 71 million cases worldwide in 2014. So, why haven't you tried it?

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