How Running Helped Me Fall in Love

How Running Helped Me Fall in Love

I wasn’t always a runner but I was always a competitor. I only started cross-country running to prepare for my freshman year basketball season, but I soon felt what they call the runners high. It took some time to figure out how to pace myself, but more importantly how to push mysef. Going into college I took a long (very long) break from running. I put down my shoes and picked up pizza, cookies, really anything that I wanted. Slowly but surely I ended up at 175 pounds the end of my sophomore year…

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Marriage Benefits Available to Same-Sex Couples

Marriage Benefits Available to Same-Sex Couples

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that she had pushed the Justice Department to grant same-sex married couples federal benefits when the June 26th ruling occurred but it would take a few weeks for the work to be finalized. The Obama Administration granted same-sex couples marriage benefits but only to the couples that lived in states where same-sex marriage was not prohibited. As of yesterday, the federal government granted access to Social Security and Veterans benefits for all same-sex marriages. Lynch stated that the Justice Department, “will continue to work across…

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3 Reasons Why it’s Okay to Change Up Your Look

3 Reasons Why it’s Okay to Change Up Your Look

As the young fashionistas out there know, fashion is always changing. Having your own style is crucial because it shows the world who you are. Your style is most likely your first impression to the world (no pressure). Sometimes we get caught up in our regular day to day lives and before we realize it one has become stagnant with our look.  Let me clarify, there is nothing wrong with keeping the same look for long amounts of time or even forever. However, there is nothing wrong with changing your look every once in awhile either….

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White People: A New MTV Documentary

White People: A New MTV Documentary

White People, MTV’s newest documentary directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Vargas is set to premiere on July 22nd. After reading several articles on the documentary one can’t help but question why MTV and Vargas would produce such an idea. The documentary follows five white millennials as they explore the idea of white privilege, white history, and white frustration.  Sites such as Infowars.com and Entertainment Weekly warn viewers of how uncomfortable the trailer can make one feel. After watching the trailer myself and doing research on the documentary, I have to agree. Below is the…

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Young women all across the United States are entering the workforce with high ambitions about their professional endeavors in the real world. Some of you may be entering an office atmosphere, a lab, a hospital, or in my case a cubicle for blogging and endless sites for shooting segments. Whether your boss or supervisor is female or male, sexual harassment in the workplace is a very real issue. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Commission sexual harassment can include, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical…

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July Dos & Don’ts

July Dos & Don’ts

With summer in full swing you still have plenty of time to accomplish what you want this summer! With June over and August approaching sooner then you would like, now is the time to plan your July experiences before school has to start becoming a real thought. Here are just a few July suggestions: Do work the extra shift. You will need that money after the summer months! Don’t pass up a day or night at the lake. Do plan something you wouldn’t normally plan with your friends! Don’t forget to put on that…

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Your Different BFFs

Your Different BFFs

Good friends are hard to come by is what I’ve always been told. You grow up with your AAU sports friends, elementary school friends, middle school friends, high school friends, and college friends. You develop strong relationships, some that last and some that don’t. Over the course of your life you come across girls and boys that become your best friends but each one brings different meaning to your life. Here are the BFFs that exist in my life.   The First You NEVER EVER forget your first best friend….

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