Getting ready for swimsuit season

By Gabriella Diesendorf
We all dream of the perfect body, tight stomach and toned legs, but when we need to start doing something about it, that is when the problem occurs. Something is always more important than trainings, healthy diet and well-balanced lifestyle. Nevertheless, those are some of the most important factors that influence our body shape. If you have finally decided to start taking care of your body, and you want to achieve a fit look in a healthy way, these suggestions will help you do it.

Training

It is essential you put your body in the move as much as possible, especially since the swimsuit season is approaching. Every little step you make will count. Therefore, turn the music on and start dancing. Zumba classes are perfect for people who like to dance and lose weight at the same time. Additionally, avoid elevators and climb up the stairs at work.

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Sweet ’16

sweet 16By Bre Ausby
“At 16, set your goals, turn your dreams into reality, you have your whole life ahead of you.” -Unknown

Here we are, in the second month of the year 2016, meaning you either stayed in the race with your goals or you completely gave up because something did not go exactly as planned. Much like the year you turned 16 years old, this year marks the beginning of the rest of your life. This year you’ve more than likely set goals for the amount of weight you want to lose, you’ve determine what foods you won’t eat, and you’ve told yourself that you’re leaving everything that wasn’t good for you last year behind. Granted we do this every year on January 1st and every year on our birthdays; however, by day 3 we have failed completely.

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10 Fun & Creative Date Ideas

By Bree Fesh
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’m sure a lot of us are racking our brains with questions of what we can possibly do for a fun date. Unfortunately, on this alleged romantic holiday a lot of us just settle for going out to dinner and maybe seeing a movie, yawn. Where is the spice? Where’s the romance?! Well, no fear, because I’ve constructed a list of 10 fun date ideas for new and seasoned couples alike that will surely make this Valentine’s Day unique and memorable!

 

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10 Delicious Recipes That Are Actually Good For You

By Bree Fesh

Since it is still early in this great new year of 2016, I’m sure if you are anything like me you’re still trying to hold true to your resolutions. Like many of us, one of my resolutions was to get my diet back on track and eat healthier. However, I’m sure as most of you know this isn’t always such an easy feat to accomplish between dining out, working late and not wanting to go home and cook, and of course not wanting to be the only sad person eating a salad, eating healthy is tough. That’s why in this article I decided to share some of my favorite recipes from around the web that are healthy, delicious, low calorie, and easy to make! Continue Reading

Lifestyle Supplement: The New Normal

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I found out about my mother’s sexual orientation my 7th grade year and at that time I did not understand what that would mean for me as her daughter, yet I also didn’t know what she dealt with as far as hiding it from the public eye. Having friends living the lifestyle of a homosexual never compared to having a parent living the lifestyle. Life went from having a step-father and a mother to having a mother and her girlfriend. Life as we knew it changed quickly and nobody asked questions we just went with it.

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Natural Makeup Trend Alert!

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When it comes to wearing makeup a lot of women like to look as natural as possible. Now, just because you want to come off as wearing minimal makeup doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it or have a “beat” face. The “no makeup”makeup look also known as the “natural makeup” trend has become very popular on the runways and leaves people wondering of all the tricks used to achieve such looks. My goal is to tell you how to do two simple natural makeup looks!

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Holiday Wonderland

Everyone spends their holidays differently, yet we all have traditions during the holiday season. Whether you start eating thanksgiving dinner as soon as you wake up, or you spend New Year’s Day taking down the Christmas tree you’ve had up since thanksgiving, it’s always the same thing every year.
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Thanksgiving with my family, as a child, was spent every year at my great aunts house. After we ate we always picked out a name for our family secret Santa gift exchange. Thanksgiving was spent with the family that lived in North Carolina, and always consisted of a lot of food and the family game of pokeno (that I am no longer allowed to play because of the last time I won). A lot of my family members also set up their tree for Christmas on Thanksgiving Day while waiting for the food to finish cooking.

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Follow Your Passion – It’s Not Just College, It’s Your Career.

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As a child I was encouraged to find what I was passionate about and to work towards that. At first it was helping people; whether the person was hurt physically or I was needed as a listening ear I was there. As I grew and matured I learned that writing was my escape, something that I had to do to maintain a level of sanity during the day. When applying to college I did what everyone said was the best, which was to apply to a major in the STEM programs I that when I graduated money wouldn’t be an issue. The STEM majors are science, technology, engineering and math, which happen to pull in the most income into a household. The issue for me was not the money but my will to stay focused on something I honestly had no interest in.

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Unforeseen Tragedy 

Tragedy happens every second of every day, but how close does it have to hit before we not only respond accordingly but start working on preventing such things from happening?
As many may know – yet most will not – we have been observing World Suicide Prevention Week.

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Why I’m Loving #BodyPosi

   As I’m sure everyone knows in this day and age negative body outlooks are unfortunately a big part of today’s society. Everywhere you look in the media you see articles ranging from: how to obtain the “perfect” body to crazy fad diets that absolutely no one can possibly stick to for any length of time. So of course, it only seems natural that the majority of people are finding it hard to keep up with this day and age’s ideal body type. I myself struggled with anorexia for six years of my life and still to this day occasionally falter and succumb to wanting that Victoria’s Secret model body, however recently I’ve come across a new movement that is way more positive than “thinspiration” and that my friends is the movement of “Body Posi“.
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Assuming you have been on Twitter within the past year, I’m going to guess that you have probably heard of the “BodyPosi” hashtag. But in case you haven’t let me give you the run down:

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