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Vegt-ability to be Healthy!

“Zoooooom, Zoooom, open wide! Here comes the airplane, ready to land! Zoooom!” Your parents may have tried this trick on you when they were trying to get you to eat your vegetables. They put a lot of effort into encouraging you to eat your vegetables, but did you listen? If you often feel sluggish, tired and sick, don’t blame it on your disgusting friend who sneezed on you! You know, your parents were telling the truth when they told you that veggies are good for you. Everyone knows vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals, but vegetables also provide antioxidants, enzymes, fiber, and...

Last Minute Ideas about Last Minute Ideas

It’s the day you have a blog post due and you still haven’t thought up an idea. The topic is of your choosing, so your options seem almost endless. As you rack your brain for answers, you realize that time is closing in and you need to think of something fast. Unless you’ve figured out how to slow time or you come from a culture that doesn’t use a clock, chances are this has happened to you. Fear not, there are a few simple remedies to cure those suffering from the deadline scramble. The first and most obvious solution would be to not do the assignment. This is quite easy and, if you weigh...

No Shoes, No Shirt, No TIPPING, No Service

“WHY DA **** I GOTTA TIP??” This was the eloquent title of an enlightening YouTube video I had the joy of watching just the other day. The star of this video was the lovely Ms. Sharece Thomas, who has it in her head that tipping her server is optional. If she has a whim to go out to a restaurant and does not feel so inclined to tip her hardworking waiter, she should not have to, Ms. Thomas argues. So she decided to create a six-minute-long video about why she feels this way. Ms. Thomas’s sentiments, unfortunately, seem to be a more widely shared opinion than one would think. As a waitress, I...

Gym Bodies

As an athlete it is important for me to stay in good shape and maintain a high level of fitness. For this reason, I recently joined Urban Active gym in Legacy Village. As gym’s go, it’s pretty impressive. A huge weight section is accompanied by a swimming pool, luxury changing rooms, spinning rooms, fitness studios, a cardio cinema, and day care center where parents can leave their children in safe hands while they work out. Three or four times per week a friend and I enjoy working out on the gym’s first rate equipment. A wide variety of people attend the facility, people of all shapes and...

Longing for Home

It’s only Tuesday and I’m already homesick. I haven’t even been away for very long. Easter break was a blast, but it felt like a tease to what is yet to come this summer. I never thought I would say this, but I miss my family dearly, and it’s only been 20 hours since I’ve last seen them. As my college years went on, my longing to be closer to home has grown in intensity. But there is light at the end of the tunnel; school is done for the semester in a month. Driving for seven hours may not seem like a lot, but it is when I’m here and my family is all the way back in New Jersey. Since I’ve...

Resume Rules to the Rescue

In this competitive world how does one stand out to an employer to get that nice plush office overlooking the beach? Well, the first step is getting your résumé in shape. There are a few small steps to take when writing a résumé, so you can let yourself shine when presenting it to an employer. It is important to be creative but stay professional at the same time. A résumé describes your education, your past work experience, your achievements, and your current objectives. Here is how you should present your information along with a few more necessary items that should always be displayed in...

And the Livin’s Easy

The most miraculous thing happened to me the other day. I woke up in silence, without the persistent wasp-like buzzing of a space heater. I put on shorts and flip flops. And, most importantly, I did not have to shovel mounds of snow to back out of my driveway. All these small but noticeable changes led me to the most exciting epiphany since my introduction to Starbucks back in 2006: Summer is near. I must confess I am a most stereotypical teenage girl. My idea of a perfect day is driving around aimlessly with the sunroof open, radio blasting, giant obnoxious Aviators covering my face. Summer...

Metroparks Offer Serene Escape

South Euclid is your average American city. Businesses, houses and shops are condensed into grid-like formations along concrete roads. It’s filled with traffic jams, loud noises, and, well… people. There seems to be no escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Or is there? It’s hard to believe that imbedded in all the buildings and streets lies a vast amount of desolate and peaceful wildlife. Until recently I was unaware of this. But a few weeks ago, my roommate and I decided to explore a walking path behind our apartment that leads down to Euclid Creek. I’ve known about the creek but...

Cleveland Rocks the Home Opener

The sun is shining as thousands of baseball fans make their way to Progressive Field for the Indians’ home opener. After purchasing the overpriced but necessary snacks, my sister, dad, mom and I head up to our seats. And up. And up. We are in the absolute last section of the stadium. Row X right behind home plate. Normally, these would be excellent seats: great view, minimal disturbance, constant breeze. Today, however, these are the worst possible seats one can imagine. It is a bone-shaking 30 degrees in the shade of row X. Normally this would not be something to complain about. After all,...

The Greenest Day of the Year

“I need three bread and two slaw!” “Hi! Did you find everything alright today?” “Can someone run and check for five CB and cabbage?!” That’s right; it is my favorite time of the year: St. Patrick’s Day. And in Cleveland, it’s go big or go home. So here are some of my favorite things about the greenest day of the year. Working a Double. Ever since I began my job at Manhattan Deli in Willoughby Hills back in February 2009, I have worked a double on St. Patrick’s Day. It is mandatory for everyone to work, no exceptions. Picture this: 12 hours of non-stop corned beef and cabbage served by the...

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