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Chewing the Facts: Gender Gap, Gut Decisions, and Plastic Skin.

This Week: Gender Gap, Gut Decisions, Fiscal Cliff and Plastic Skin.

Clothing Crisis: Can it be saved?

The change of the season is a great time to sort through your closet and clear your wardrobe of old, outdated clothing. But getting rid of clothing can be a little more complicated than just putting something in the trash or donation bin—some pieces may have sentimental value, be great basics or truly one-of-a-kind pieces […]

As if growing pains weren’t enough: Health disparities in sexual minorities

As if teens today don’t have enough to worry about, studies in the last decade have proved what all too many are already well aware of: being a sexual minority—that is gay, lesbian or bisexual—makes growing up healthy even harder. Most of us remember the mad race of high school, desperately trying to figure out what it takes to be one of the “cool kids,” to fit in and be liked, while others rebelled and fought to stand out as much as possible [...]

Having It All: Success + Love

Lately, the media has been “reminding” us that we just can’t have it all—it’s gone mainstream that we have to choose between loving our life and having a great career. But the true meaning of living a good life is finding a balance between the two. That means working hard and playing hard; it means […]

The DIY-er’s Tool Kit: The Basics

DI-What? Have you ever noticed a chair in a store window that was completely out of your price range? Or maybe saw a picture on the internet of a worn dresser or desk that someone modified into a truly amazing piece? If you thought to yourself “that doesn’t look too bad; I could build it […]

December 2010: Perspective

07 December 2010

I was introduced to the idea of perspective in elementary school art class, where we learned that the further you are from an object the smaller it appears. Even two lines that run parallel, like railroad tracks, can appear to meet at a distant point. And yet it’s perspective that allows a 2D image to […]

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Mired In Quarterlife Crisis

01 December 2010

In the beginning they were stuck: Olga Garcia felt bogged down in her position working in international diplomacy in New Jersey. “I could not understand why I had gone to school and spent all the time and money to be stuck behind a cubicle,” says Garcia. “I felt lost as a person and professional.” Garcia […]

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Don’t Come Too Close

22 November 2010

Brazilian journalist Mariana Fonseca seemed confused when asked her thoughts on personal space. “What is that?” she asked. Her question might seem odd, but it is certainly not rare. The idea of personal space seems like a simple concept, but it is one of the hardest things for outsiders to understand about American culture. The […]

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November 2010: The Big Idea

16 November 2010

The modern woman is unlike any that came before her – we aren’t bra-burning feminists, we aren’t parasol-toting Parisians and we don’t define ourselves by Rosie the Riveter or Laura Ingalls. Instead, being a woman today means something slightly different to each of us. Ninety-six percent of millennial women worldwide list “being independent” as their […]

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