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Taking a different approach this year

September 1, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

You’ve arrived at college. You’ve moved in, hung up all of your Mac Demarco posters and met the guys next door. After a haze of new classes and old friends, take a second to reflect on where you are and where you’re hoping to go this year. The beginning of the school year is a great time to change habits that didn’t ...

Blend up a fast breakfast

Blend up a fast breakfast

April 28, 2015

Spring and summer mean it is finally getting warm enough for smoothies in the morning. These easy, delicious drink...

Tips to survive the heat

Allison Carey

April 21, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

The temperatures are rising, and it is going to get hot fast. Use these eight tips from ACTIVE.com to stay safe while you exercise in the heat: Get hydrated Getting enough water not only before, but also during your workout is very important. If you are going on a long run or hitting the gym for a longer sess...

‘Stay up and forever weird’: my four years at UVM

April 21, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

Seniors are often asked questions based around their own experiences as a student, like where they plan to use their knowledge and how.With college coming to an end and a life-altering move possibly on the horizon, there is a tendency to become nostalgic and sentimental. This is probably what most seniors are currentl...

Stretching toward finals

Allison Carey

April 14, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

With finals week looming, we are all getting ready to bunker down in our favorite library study spot. Use these quick mobility tricks to keep your back and legs from getting too stiff and to give yourself a break from those books. The Couch Stretch Get on all fours and position your foot against the wall behind you with you...

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

April 7, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

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 those who are true fans of ...

Tips to avoid spring sniffles

Allison Carey

April 7, 2015

Filed under Columns, Life

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 be washed out before you jump...

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 ...

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