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Let’s face it: we’re all a little stressed out. Or a lot stressed out. Take your pick. But no matter how you’re feeling, Aura Cacia wants you to feel better. Aura Cacia sells eco- and animal-friendly products designed to benefit your mind, body, and spirit. The company also works to give back, donating 1% of their organic product sales go to supporting the farmers and their communities. Their 1% Fund also recently founded a preschool in ... Read More
If you are still looking for something to do TONIGHT, be sure to check out the UNCIVIL UNION: A benefit concert for The Ally Coalition, New Alternatives, and Broadway Impact featuring Broad City, W. Kamau Bell , Nikki Glaser, Michael Che , Eliot Glazer, Carrie Keagan, Jillette Johnson, Mates of State, Wakey!Wakey!, Cameron Esposito , DJ $mall Change, and surprise guests to be announced! The show starts at 8 pm and tickets are still on sale for $35. Making ... Read More
Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar, passed away on June 18th at the age of 90. Born to a pair of Polish immigrants, Kwolek attributes her fascination with science to her parents. After graduating from college in 1946, she went on to be a chemist at DuPont, the third largest chemical company in the entire world. In addition to being an all-around STEM badass, Kwolek blazed trails for women in the science world by following her calling.  To celebrate her ... Read More
After a few days of relatively calm news coverage on the matter, Boko Haram have unfortunately resumed their acts of terror in Nigeria. On June 18, the terrorist group kidnapped 60 more women, including some as young as 3 years old, and killed 30 men in a village raid.  After completely stripping it off all food and supplies, the group used petrol bombs to destroy the village of Kummabaza in Borneo.  According to CNN, news of this attack was halted due ... Read More
Isn’t it so annoying when you’re in a museum and you can’t simply admire the artwork without Beethoven’s 5th  surging your auditory canal? Or how about when you can’t focus on your Philosophy lecture because the taste of blueberry pie invades your taste buds every time your professor says ‘Sophocles’? Ugh, the worst.  Wait what? You don’t know what I’m talking about? Not to worry, that means your part ... Read More
Since April, the White House has focused some much needed attention on the rape and sexual assault epidemics that occur on college campuses all across America. Survivors of sexual assault are often blamed and/or ignored when they a file a case against the perpetrator, and the number of survivors who never speak up or take action after the attack is alarmingly high.  As many as 55 colleges are under investigation for the way they handle its sexual assault ... Read More
Hopefully if you are reading this, you are close to the ground, safely seated, and at low risk for heart attacks and strokes, because I have the best news since nutella French toast became an acceptable breakfast choice. This Sunday, you better scarf down your brunch, because at 3 pm, the 8 hour long Law and Order SVU marathon commences. This, however, is not the ordinary SVU run that can be commonly found on pretty much any channel at any time of the day. This ... Read More
By now I’m sure we’re all remembering how beautiful the sight of an AC working away in a window is.  We’ve started to dread going outside into the heat and humidity.  Yep, summer’s well on its way; in fact, tomorrow is the summer solstice! At the Summer Solstice is the day when the sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky, meaning that we have daylight for longer— though the hours of sunlight depend on location, many ... Read More
Sadly, Photoshop exaggeration is old news. “Nobody really looks like that”, you remind yourself every time a commercial flashes an image of an airbrushed-to-“perfection” model.  Although, do we as individuals really have any power to change the marketing industry standard?  One father says “yes." Seth Matlins, a former chief marketing officer, has seen his fair share of computer-altered waistlines and falsely whitened skin. ... Read More
Yesterday I ran away with the circus.  Let me rephrase that.  Yesterday I left work a little early to take the 20 minute PATH Train ride to Aerial Acrobat Entertainment in Jersey City.  There, I took an hour-long Lyra & Trapeze class, taught by Guinevere DiPiazza.  I’ll admit that I was a little nervous—I can’t remember the last time I attempted anything that requires upper body strength (unless typing on a computer counts ... Read More
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