The Science Behind the Suffering

Pulling out both his business card and his Indian Blood Certificate of Degree from his worn wallet, it is obvious to me that Joe D. Coulter holds two of his identities close to heart. Coulter, a professor emeritus at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, is actively involved with human rights advocacy for … Read moreThe Science Behind the Suffering

Authentic Vlogging and Healthy Vlogging

Sitting in Dash Coffee Roasters, Mary Mondanaro is beaming watts, enamored with life, and applying her berry Laniege lip balm. Of course, we’re sitting in Dash, because it is her favorite coffee shop in Iowa City and one that is often found in her vlogs. Her essential order? A cold brew with a little room … Read moreAuthentic Vlogging and Healthy Vlogging

Spirituality isn’t black and white

As I grow older, the topic of spirituality, its misconceptions and the looming question of what it means to be “spiritual” holds a lot of wonder in my mind. For the longest time, I presumed it had to do with witches, cauldrons, black cats and crystal balls. I thought spirituality looked like the crazy lady … Read moreSpirituality isn’t black and white

‘Tis the Season to Break Up

You’ve just arrived home for Fall break and your loved ones are greeting you. They help take your luggage in and give you hugs. They ask about your travels. They ask about the homework you finished last night. They don’t ask you about your ex though. They’ve tactfully avoided that question. They don’t look to … Read more‘Tis the Season to Break Up

Iowa City nurtures a vegetarian lifestyle

People often think tofu and salad when thinking about vegetarian or vegan meals. While that is not wrong, there is a lot more to these lifestyles than these cliche dishes.  More and more individuals are deciding to move to meat-free diets for ethical and health reasons. Yet, many people seem to misunderstand vegetarianism. Take a … Read moreIowa City nurtures a vegetarian lifestyle

Her and Hothouse

The mirrors of the studio are filled with steam from the heat as yogis exit the room, dripping in sweat. This is typical for a Hothouse yoga class. Afterward, you can find Maureen Mondanaro, owner of Hothouse Yoga Studio, smiling and chatting with her students.  Mondanaro first got into yoga because of her former husband. … Read moreHer and Hothouse

Four Yoga Poses To Help You Unwind

It’s hard to believe that the semester isn’t even halfway over, but the ongoing stress makes it feel like we’ve already hit week 34. This stress accumulates and makes life so much harder. There are many different methods to help get rid of stress, some of my favorites are crying and stress eating. However, there … Read moreFour Yoga Poses To Help You Unwind

Social Media: The Good, The Bad, And The Filtered

With the recent rise in technology, the clicking of keyboards, number of likes on a post, and perfectly filtered photos, have become a prominent discussion. The buzz has members of various social media communities questioning the safety of the platforms, the quality of the content, the psychological ways in which individuals interact online, and the overall intentions … Read moreSocial Media: The Good, The Bad, And The Filtered