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Women tell their stories: the 1 in 3 campaign

Women tell their stories: the 1 in 3 campaign

November 18, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

by Kelsey Jordan One in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime, and now women are telling their stories online, as part of the  1 in 3 Campaign, launched in 2011 by Advocates for Youth, an organization that advocates and educates  about reproductive and sexual health. As a space for w...

Body image: Health at every size

Body image: Health at every size

November 18, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

by Kelsey Jordan Over 24 million people in the United States are currently suffering from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorders, and thousands more are on restrictive diets, says the World Health Organization. Science Daily reports that 65 percent of women between the ages of 25 and 45 have d...

Foods that feed your sex drive

Foods that feed your sex drive

November 18, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

[slideshow_deploy id='6579'] by Shayna Alper Eating might be more pleasurable than you think. A recent study revealed in the Psychology Today article “The Aphrodisiac: Food and Libido,” by Frank Louis, Ph. D. in Psychology discusses that there is some scientific truth behind the common beli...

The Paleo diet

The Paleo diet

November 18, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

by GianPaula Hulten The Paleo diet: the newest food trend to hit the health world. Although nutrition books on the Paleo diet trace back to the 1970’s, the diet has seen a boom in popularity over the past decade. While the Paleo diet may be helpful for college students who are trying to stay heal...

Do you know you’re dreaming?

Do you know you’re dreaming?

November 4, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

By Mallory Braun The massive white tiger was inches away and staring directly at him. Its chest was adorned with gold plating and its fur was frozen flames. But Travis wasn’t scared. The tiger had just lunged out of nowhere and chased off the two lynxes that were about to devour him. His savior’s...

Frightfully Fashionable: Portraits of Halloween

Frightfully Fashionable: Portraits of Halloween

October 31, 2013
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

[slideshow_deploy id='6169'] What are you wearing? Be on the lookout for these costumes throughout Hallo-weekend. Keep your eyes peeled for the best get-ups and submit photos to our Facebook and Twitter ( #getwired). The best costume will receive a UMass journalism t-shirt....

Homemade gluten free granola bars made easy

Homemade gluten free granola bars made easy

October 22, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

By Taylor Gilmore Granola bars are a popular food choice and a staple in my diet because they are so quick, and easy to grab on the go. When I was recently asked to try a gluten free diet due to some repeated stomach discomfort, not being able to eat my precious granola bars was one of the hardest...

7 Staples for Fall fashion

7 Staples for Fall fashion

October 22, 2013
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

[slideshow_deploy id='6127'] By Jennifer Schreer It’s that time of year again where girls everywhere tuck away their high-waisted denim shorts, leather sandals, and crop tops until next summer. But on the bright side, a fashion lover’s other favorite season is officially here! It’s time to...

Going coocoo for coconuts…and their oil

Going coocoo for coconuts…and their oil

Paul Bagnall, Writer
October 22, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

For anyone who has ever been on a diet, choosing a cooking oil can be a difficult task. Most cooking oils are calorie dense, and can often disrupt daily caloric intake goals. Coconut oil may be here to save the day.

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Mix Up an Autumn Smoothie

Mix Up an Autumn Smoothie

Emily Abrams
October 21, 2013
Filed under Lifestyle

This season while everyone is out enjoying their pumpkin spices lattes and hot cider, try something new: a sweet fall smoothie with a festive kick that’s chockfull of vitamins and nutrients. This combination of whole apples, kale, fresh ginger, bananas, apple cider, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla extract...

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