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“Stereotype threat” hinders student psyche

March 24

Filed under Columns, Life

Every person you have ever met fits at least one stereotype or another, and these stereotypes are often unkind.    Studies have shown that if we are made aware of these stereotypes, we are more likely to perform in a way th...

Egg-cellent news

Allison Carey

March 24

Filed under Columns, Life

Previous thoughts on cholesterol may be about to change with the pending publication of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines by the United States Department of Agriculture. It was previously thought that the intake of high cholesterol ...

Enjoying each and every bite

Allison Carey

March 17

Filed under Columns, Life

It’s time to eat your cake and enjoy it too. We’ve all felt that pang of guilt in our stomachs when we reach for a piece of chocolate cake. However, a study published in a March 2014 edition of Appetite magazine may mak...

Knowing your protein

Allison Carey

March 10

Filed under Columns, Life

Protein is a popular pre-workout and post-workout drink. Use this quick cheatsheet to learn more about the most popular kinds of protein.   Whey Protein Milk is manufactured and separated down into curds and whey...

Thoughts dictate well-being

March 10

Filed under Columns, Life

Right now, there may be countless thoughts swirling through your head. These thoughts drift through our consciousness, and we often don’t give them much attention.In this time of speculation, the thoughts themselves are not the e...

The clean-crisp taste of a patriotic pale ale

February 24

Filed under Columns, Life

Dale’s Pale Ale, brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery, is a patriotic canned beer that is sure to turn you into a lover of pale ales.With a crisp clean flavor, the ale has just the right amount of bitterness to its aftertaste that it ...

The choice of one less can benefit your overall health

Allison Carey

February 24

Filed under Columns, Life

More often than not, our lives come down to little everyday decisions rather than monumental, life-changing ones. That is why it is usually the combination of these little decisions that decides the direction we are going. Bentley...

Keeping break healthy

Allison Carey

February 17

Filed under Columns, Life

Spring break is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to dive into water and spend time in the sand and sun. Use these quick tips to stay safe and healthy in an unfamiliar place and really enjoy that vacation.   Walk everywhere....

Unconscious guides your dreams

February 10

Filed under Columns, Life

It’s 4 a.m. and you wake up in a cold sweat. You had the pregnancy dream again. But you’re also a boy. What does it mean? What is your unconsciousness trying to communicate?Sigmund Freud, known as the father of psychoanalysis, was very ...

Warm up with an IPA

December 9

Filed under Columns, Life

If you enjoy an IPA and have yet to stumble upon this beer, you should get your life together and grab a cold Harpoon IPA.This flavorful beer is super heavy and warming during the wintertime, which is probably why so many of u...

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