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Keeping your make up fresh under harsh music festival conditions

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Esmeralda Ramirez

March 25, 2015

Here are some tips and tricks for amazing makeup that is long-lasting, even in the mix of the heat and dusty scene of music festivals. With Coachella and Stagecoach right around the corner, many of us might now be thinking of products to keep our faces looking fresh, flawless and sparkly.Many girls can...

Speaking through beatboxing

Photo courtesy of Edward-Vincent Montemayor Bantasan.

Jamie Perez

March 24, 2015

Silence fills the room as the vibrations of vocal chords imitating electronic sounds, drum beats and turntable effects swarm the ears of the intent crowd. No instruments are present, and no one assists to help fill in the noise. There is only a mic, a spotlight and EVMB on stage. Twenty-seven-year-old...

Luring and releasing a ‘catfish’

Hugo Espinoza color illustration of of a man seated in front of a large screen. Chicago Tribune 2006

Kristine Malicse

March 23, 2015

Rosemary Abundis is a freshman who has experienced the act of being catfished. Catfish is term made popular by Nev Shculman after his experience in his popular 2010 documentary under the same name. The term “catfish” is an informal term that means luring a person into a romantic relationship un...

Positive thinking has more power than you think

A detail on the front desk of Unplug, a new drop-in meditation studio in Los Angeles. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Kathleen Johnson

March 21, 2015

Be. Do. Have. Though they may seem simple, these three words have the ability to change a person's reality. So often in life we become caught up in living in the future. We are programmed with the idea of reaching a certain level of success by obtaining materialistic or superficial things that will someho...

Fitness Fridays: Coo-coo for coconut oil

Coconut oil: Coconut meat is pressed to produce the fat. Good for frying, sauteing; Coconut spreads use coconut oil as the primary ingredient; may contain other oils. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Jamie Perez

March 20, 2015

Coconut oil contains a distinct recipe of fatty acids that have powerful restorative properties. These acids include lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, with antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.The lauric acid in coconut oil is converted by the body into some...

The case for vegan cuisine

The case for vegan cuisine

Aiyi Kang

March 19, 2015

Here are four reasons why a vegetarian diet is good for your health and the health of the planet: To Help Your Heart Limit the meat-eating and you'll be reducing your likelihood for heart disease, the leading cause of death in women. Fatty red meats and processed meats are high in saturated fat, whic...

The pursuit of knowledge knows no age limit

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Rose Barraza

March 18, 2015

A retired model and actress had a successful career becoming the first female actress champion, winning a grand total of $100,000 during the first season of "Star Search," but she still felt a void in her life. Before her stardom, Dorothy Goulah-Pabst grew up in Toronto, Canada with her working class c...

Interracial couples: is the racial divide over?

TOLERANCE PHOTOGRAPH BY NATALIE CAUDILL/DALLAS MORNING NEWS

Kathleen Johnson

March 18, 2015

It was only 15 years ago that Alabama was the final state to legalize interracial marriage. At one time a forbidden concept, interracial couples have greatly increased in our society today, yet has the racist stigma behind interracial couples truly disappeared? Jackie Leonardo, a 23-year-old Filipino CSUN s...

To like, or not to like: how social media affects self-esteem

Chuck Todd color illustration of a man trying his best to run away from a whirlwind of Facebook logos. (Bay Area News Group/MCT)

Jamie Perez

March 17, 2015

Social media is a prominent form of communication, and it gives us entertainment with other posts, pictures and updates. As we scroll through our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds, we choose to either "like" or ignore what others post. Considering most people in this generation have some form of s...

Where to get festive for St. Patrick’s Day

Kurt Strazdins color illustration three-leaf clovers with words

Cicely Chisholm

March 17, 2015

Even though St. Patrick’s Day is on a Tuesday, there are plenty of places in the area that will offer lots of alcohol, lots of dancing and lots of mischief. Here are some things you can do in case you’re thinking of going out and want the most out of the money you’ll drop that night. Just be sure...

The benefits of having more sex

The benefits of having more sex

Jamie Perez

March 16, 2015

Sex. Something so taboo and considered a topic to be kept hushed, yet it is something very natural for human beings to engage in. With the mere mention of sex, it tends to spark the interest because it is something that is not often publicly and freely talked about. Sexual attraction to others is something...

Get your free ice cream from Dairy Queen

Get your free ice cream from Dairy Queen

Cicely Chisholm

March 16, 2015

In an effort to liven up a Monday, Dairy Queen is giving away a small soft-serve vanilla cone today during regular business hours at participating locations. The Mid-West based company is celebrating its 75th anniversary in style by treating its customers and giving back to the community. Like mos...

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