Break-up letter to the midterm-season cold

Dear midterm-season cold, Please leave me alone. I’ve had enough of your selfish ways. You have absolutely zero consideration for me. It’s no matter to you whether I’m deep into a problem set or in the zone while cranking out my history essay. When you want something, you want it now. You
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Metabolism-boosting foods you should try

For healthy weight loss and an all-around healthy lifestyle, a humming metabolism is extremely important. Our metabolism is what converts all the calories we consume into energy, and the faster it is, the more calories we burn. While our metabolism has a lot to do with genetics, there are speculated ways you
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Tips for a healthy holiday season

The holidays are in full swing, so it is totally justified to serenade your roommate with carols and rock out to Pandora’s Michael Buble station while studying in a public place. We can already smell the turkey and sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving dinner. Once Thanksgiving passes, ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas” will start
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Refined sugar vs. unrefined sugar

Sugar: We know it’s bad, but we still love it. Almost every single life event is accompanied by a corresponding sugar-filled sidekick. Birthday or wedding? You’ve gotta eat cake. Bad breakup? Eat a tub of ice cream. Great day? Reward yourself with a cupcake. Fall has just arrived? Pull out
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A week in events: Oct. 13 to Oct. 19

Finished with midterms and ready to resume that wild life of yours again? Here’s a list of the best events this week. Get your flu shot, welcome the demolition of noisy construction on Sproul and the new ASUC Student Union and watch us — hopefully — beat UCLA at football all
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Soup thickener and other ways to use chia seeds in everyday life

Chia seeds have taken over the nation. Last year, I didn’t even know what chia seeds were and now they can be found in almost anything: muffins, granola, pudding, and more. Even Berkeley isn’t immune; the Vietnamese food truck by Kroeber Fountain sells chia seed pineapple pudding and, during Caltopia,
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Nothingness is a hard drug

Safe, Sane and Consensual

I found myself lying in a shallow pool of warm water about 10 inches deep and 10 times more buoyant than seawater. If I moved, the water tickling my arms reminded me that I wasn’t hopelessly adrift on the Dead Sea at night.
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Sick as a freshman

On the first day of my spring semester freshman year, my father careened up to the curb of Bancroft Way in his red sedan, practically launching me out of the backseat. I grabbed my bags and sprinted toward class, my head swimming. Everyone, I imagine, is nervous to start a
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Microbes matter more than you think

Safe, Sane and Consensual

I was pissing blood — like I’d eaten beets, except I hadn’t. A tiny demon was sitting in my abdomen, twisting my organs into knots while stabbing them with knitting needles. It wasn’t my period. That was all I knew. I searched for “pissing blood pain abdomen,” and Google told
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