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

The Battle Against Social Media

Those of us who are currently in college have experienced life like no generation before us. For many of us, we spent our formative years running outside with our siblings and friends, watching cartoons, playing with toys, and trying to beat games on our Gameboys; this is especially true for me. However, as we reached … Read moreThe Battle Against Social Media

Get Your Sh*t Together with this Anti-Self Help Book

Achieving New Year’s resolutions doesn’t have to be so daunting.  Sarah Knight’s novel, Get Your Sh*t Together, provides advice on how to achieve goals without overwhelming yourself. First of all, Get Your Sh*t Together is not your typical self-help book. Rather, Knight refers to her book as a “let-me-help-you-help-yourself-help book.” Knight is humorous and relatable, … Read moreGet Your Sh*t Together with this Anti-Self Help Book

How to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Facial Scrubs

Exfoliation removes dead skin, leaving it feeling phenomenally smooth. But, the best ingredients for facial scrubs are natural ingredients. Here are 2 facial scrubs that will have you reaching for your kitchen cabinets. The recommended amount of exfoliation of the face is 2-3 times per week to avoid irritation to the skin. However, the honey & … Read moreHow to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Facial Scrubs

How to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Lip Scrub

That lipstick you wore last night may look good now, but if it’s still on your lips in the morning… things can get messy. To help you out, here are two natural lip scrub recipes that will remove any lipstick lingering by the end of the night while also removing dead skin, making your lips extraordinarily … Read moreHow to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Lip Scrub

How to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Facial Cleansers

The movement toward natural beauty has been empowering women to practice self care using natural beauty products for quite some time. Similar to many of these women, I became tired of plastic-based beauty products clogging my pores and being harsh on my skin. So, finally, I took the role of a cosmetic chemist—that is, if a cosmetic … Read moreHow to Make Your Own Skincare Products: Facial Cleansers

My Welcome Withdrawal from Generation C: Can Caffeine Aggravate Mental Illness?

The generation of people aged 18-34 are ever more creative, connected, and especially caffeinated. However, when the caffeine consumption began creating issues in my everyday life, I realized something needed to change. “Hi, can I get a grande blonde roast?” “A tall mocha?” “Venti caramel macchiato, please.” Everyday, more than four million coffee drinks are … Read moreMy Welcome Withdrawal from Generation C: Can Caffeine Aggravate Mental Illness?