Lifestyles

The Ketogenic Diet: Healthy or Harmful?

Although diet culture seems to permeate all aspects of our lives, obesity in America is still on the rise along with other metabolic diseases, like hypertension and diabetes. Per studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the COVID-19 pandemic exasperated the already high number of adults living with obesity. As a result, people have […]

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Fall Fashion Trends to Expect in 2022

As the cold months are quickly approaching, new styles accompany the drop in temperature. You may not feel mentally prepared to make that closet switch and retire your beloved tanks for the next six months, but the morning frost and crisp night wind are a signal to transition those crop-tops and shorts to chunky cable-knits […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Although breast cancer is a topic worth discussing year-round, the month of October is specifically dedicated to raising awareness for this disease. With this level of exposure, people have the opportunity to understand why this type of cancer is so often talked about and researched, as well as how they can show support to current patients and survivors. A person is diagnosed with breast cancer when a cancerous tumor is discovered […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Sleep

As school starts up again, balance is key. Between juggling schoolwork, a social life, extracurriculars, and keeping up with one’s mental health, college students’ capacity for balance is constantly stretched. Out of all these commitments, mental health tends to take the back burner. One’s sleep, or lack thereof, is a critical success factor for promoting sustainable mental health.  It is challenging to find a sleep schedule that accommodates a busy student. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of […]

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The Rise of Women-Only Gyms

Walking into a gym, especially as a beginner, can feel intimidating and uncomfortable at the best of times. For women, however, these spaces can be particularly harmful, and sometimes even dangerous, due to the nature of fitness centers and their propensity to foster an environment where sexual harassment often occurs without consequence. Many women have […]

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Is the 2000s Grunge EraMaking its Way Back?

There are always new trends surfacing the internet that take of over social media and our daily lives. We have seen the 2000s pop culture of low-waisted pants, big hoop earrings, and feathers make a comeback, but now we are turning towards a different direction. The new aesthetic that floods our social media apps is […]

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Welcome Back From The Outlook

Welcome back to classes, everyone! It is so wonderful to see the campus come back to life after a long and relaxing summer. The rush of the first week is always a whirlwind. Trying to find classes, catch up with friends, getting all your syllabi, and settling back into an academic routine is always draining. […]

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Monmouth Fun to Get You Through Finals

It may be tempting to fall into the stress and anxiety that the end of the semester brings with finals and projects. But it doesn’t have to be that way. After doing schoolwork, it’s important to set aside time that brings you joy and that can serve as an outlet for stress.  Being a student […]