The Vermont Cynic

After a day on the mountain, Switchback is the brew you should reach for

March 31, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

For those of us over 21, I'm sure one of the first things you do once getting off the mountain is have a post-ski beer.There’s nothing more relaxing than kicking up your feet, talking about the best parts of the day and, of course, the best wipe outs and slams. Switchback Brewing Company, located right in our backyard in its...

Take your workouts outdoors

Allison Carey

March 31, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

The sun is out, and the days are longer. If you’re like me, you spent the winter working out inside and can’t wait to get back into the fresh air. Unfortunately, running shape comes slowly and goes quickly. Use this 8-week training plan from Runner’s World magazine to get off the treadmill and onto the pavemen...

“Stereotype threat” hinders student psyche

March 24, 2015

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 that mirrors the negative quality of that stereotype.“Stereotype threat” is defined as the uneasiness th...

Egg-cellent news

Allison Carey

March 24, 2015

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 foods like eggs, meats and full-fat dairy products should be closely monitored. Now, the USDA has d...

Enjoying each and every bite

Allison Carey

March 17, 2015

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 make you feel better about your favorite dessert. Men and women were asked to share weight loss goals and ...

Knowing your protein

Allison Carey

March 10, 2015

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. Twenty percent of protein in milk comes from whey, which is separated from curds and processed...

Thoughts dictate well-being

March 10, 2015

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 entire problem.Rather, the problem is the manner in which we say them to ourselves. When...

Fighting for education

Fighting for education

February 24, 2015

A UVM student is helping a persecuted religious community’s voice be heard through film and conversation.The film, “...

The clean-crisp taste of a patriotic pale ale

February 24, 2015

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 
doesn’t distract
 from the true 
taste of the beer.It has a full pale ale taste of hops ...

The choice of one less can benefit your overall health

Allison Carey

February 24, 2015

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 University’s Choose OneLess program uses this idea to motivate college students to choose...

Keeping break healthy

Allison Carey

February 17, 2015

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.   Why pay for transportation when you can get a little extra exercise i...

Unconscious guides your dreams

February 10, 2015

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 preoccupied in the meaning behind dreams and famously said, “dreams are the royal roa...

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