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Understanding casual sex “no-gasms”

Understanding casual sex “no-gasms”

December 2, 2013


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by Shayna Alper A woman who sleeps around is considered a slut, but a man who exhibits the same behavior is "a boss.” The social stigma is not only perpetuated by men, but women too, and this belief can have negative effects during sexual experiences. “The Case of the Female Orgasm,” a study ...

Amherst after dark: Club PVTA is bumpin’

Amherst after dark: Club PVTA is bumpin’

December 2, 2013


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by Samantha Gillis It’s safe to bet that Carl Johnsen,a UMass senior and PVTA bus driver, knows every word of “Sweet Caroline.” Not necessarily because he’s an avid Neil Diamond fan, but because he hears that same song every time he goes to work. It isn’t the radio that serenades him on his...

Keep your hair healthy this winter

Keep your hair healthy this winter

December 2, 2013


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by Samantha Saner Picking a shampoo and conditioner can be overwhelming, especially if you aren’t sure which ingredients improve hair health, and which ingredients are harmful. With hundreds of brands to choose from, most people pick their shampoo based off whichever one has the coolest looking bo...

Vegetarian Holiday Recipes

Vegetarian Holiday Recipes

December 2, 2013


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by Kelsey Jordan Holidays can be a tough time for vegetarians. Between pounds of turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas ham, non-meat eaters can tend to feel left out. This holiday season, be part of the meal preparations with these easy and delicious vegetarian meal options. Roasted root vegetabl...

Restaurant Reviews: Judie’s and The Lone Wolf Cafe

Restaurant Reviews: Judie’s and The Lone Wolf Cafe

November 18, 2013


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Restaurant review of The Lone Wolf and Judie’s By Meredith Brady Strolling the streets of downtown Amherst, one may notice many eateries tucked in amidst the eclectic retail shops. If you are curious enough to eat at one, The Lone Wolf Café and Judie’s Restaurant come highly recommended by m...

Women tell their stories: the 1 in 3 campaign

Women tell their stories: the 1 in 3 campaign

November 18, 2013


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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


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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


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[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


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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


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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


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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...

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