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Paranoia begins affecting health

Paranoia begins affecting health

The paranoia going around this flu season may seem to be higher than most other flu seasons. But for me there has always been a fear of getting a cold or flu.

Life's simple pleasures

Life's simple pleasures

Fall has arrived and finally we have reached the right temperature for October. Nothing is better than sitting outside in the crisp air sipping on a warm cup of coffee as the wind blows the leaves around. It is during this time of year that I long to live on the East Coast so I could see the leaves change colors, but then I remember their harsh winters and decide pictures on the internet will do.

Video games are no substitute for real life

Video games are no substitute for real life

Although many parents and critics of video games claim that many of today’s video games are filled with violence and unrealistic virtual realms, they are not any worse than the alternative – creating games that simulate real life experiences and daily activities.

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets

A junk food tax has caused some uproar and disappointment. Many people who enjoy their high-sweetened sodas, potato chips and other preservative packed foods think it is unfair to impose such a tax, especially since we are taxed enough as it is.

The case for moderation

The case for moderation

I am a firm believer of moderation. It balances an issue, either from extreme sides of an issue, or bringing light to a minority opinion that might otherwise be lost in a sea of majority opinion.

Marching for equality

Marching for equality

A few weeks ago the University of La Verne Rainbow Alliance reminded us all of the injustices gays and lesbians still face today. The alliance protested on the corner of D Street and Bonita Avenue, in regards to last year’s ban on gay marriage in California and the little progress that has been made since that forgettable vote.

Experience through internships

Experience through internships

Instead of laying on the beach in Cancun, Mexico, or sightseeing in Europe this summer, I completed an internship at a Conde Nast publication called Women’s Wear Daily, which was in the same building as Vogue and W magazine.

A healthier side to life

A healthier side to life

America is so reliant on fast food that we insist that there be outlets throughout the country dishing out this “poison” to the masses.

A leash in place of parenting

A leash in place of parenting

I was a leash child. It is embarrassing and shameful to admit, of course, but it still exists today. I remember having a bright pink colored strap placed around my wrist every time I would be taken out of my safe, cozy home to heavily populated areas.

Comfortable and fashionable

Comfortable and fashionable

Many women have traded in their sexy stilettos for a pair of fashionable flats. Many new hip and upcoming designers – and even some classic designers, have come out with fresh, modern designs.

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