The Vermont Cynic

Stout’s so thick you’ll think it’s a milkshake

April 8, 2015

Another great pick from The Oskar Blues Brewery in North Carolina: The Ten FIDY.This is a strong imperial stout that is sure to leave a lasting impression.  This high-grade beer comes in four-packs and does some damage to the wallet. At roughly $15 per four beers, I recommend this beer only to ...

Tips to avoid spring sniffles

Allison Carey

April 8, 2015

Spring has – kind of –sprung, and for a lot of us, this means allergy season. Trees, grass and weeds are to blame, and if you need to beat the snuff this season, use these tips. 1. Shower before bed. Allergens (hello, pollen) that have collected in your hair and on your body should b...

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

March 31, 2015

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...

Take your workouts outdoors

Allison Carey

March 31, 2015

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 trea...

“Stereotype threat” hinders student psyche

March 24, 2015

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...

Egg-cellent news

Allison Carey

March 24, 2015

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 moni...

Enjoying each and every bite

Allison Carey

March 18, 2015

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 sh...

Knowing your protein

Allison Carey

March 10, 2015

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...

Thoughts dictate well-being

March 10, 2015

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 ...

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, “To Light a Candle,” about the Iranian government’s systematic oppression of the Baha’i, will play Feb. 25 in the Davis Center.The Baha’i religion was formed in Iran in 1863 ...

The clean-crisp taste of a patriotic pale ale

February 24, 2015

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 ...

The choice of one less can benefit your overall health

Allison Carey

February 24, 2015

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...

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