Tagged: NYT

Nail Salons

Bargain Nail Salons Aren’t All That Wonderful

$8 base cost. $1.50 tax. $2 tip. Nail salons. We’ve all been in them – we’ve all reveled in the idea of being pampered for 30 minutes or more depending on the application process. Our go-tos range from Essie to OPI, light pinks and nudes for spring, dark shades of purple...

earth day

Earth Day Will Make You Pay Homage To Nature

  Earth Day, a reminder to Earth’s inhabitants to nurture and be kind to Mother Nature, tells us that we have a long way to go. For too long, human beings have paraded the planet with a sense of authority and ownership over the environment, destroying its aesthetic beauty and...

Hollywood

The Best Hollywood Attempts to Tackle Poverty

  Poverty. It plagues our world, and can be found in both urban environments, and the most rural of landscapes. No country escapes poverty, though some do a better job of addressing it. The need for choosing organic options over pesticide-ridden and toxin-laden supermarket staples in my past two articles....

Monsanto

You Need To See Through Monsanto, the Big Bully

  MONSANTO We’ve discussed the benefits of choosing to follow a simple, healthy, organic lifestyle. Organic isn’t a term many Europeans are familiar with — for the most part, their crops aren’t pesticide-laden and their poultry isn’t injected with toxins. Yet our standards here are little different. We have mammoth...

A Brazen Figure: Angelina Jolie Pitt

  We all choose our own cognitive definition for bravery. In some ways, our personal experiences and observations predetermine our perception of it meaning there is never one clear cut definition.   Courage as a child is jumping from a swing as it nears its apex, or cannon-balling into the ‘deep-end’ of a pool...

sleep

Sleep Hard: It’s Not For The Weak Of Mind

  We know what it’s like — huge exam yesterday + paper due today + another exam tomorrow — sleep is not part of that equation. We’ve pulled all nighters and walked around campus like zombies in an ardent attempt to perform well in courses that have occupied our lives for...

communication technology

Communication Technology And Its Pitfalls

  NYT columnist David Brooks and I disagree on mostly… everything, but a recent column of his “Leaving and Cleaving” sheds light on the communication dilemmas triggered by technology. Today a breakup or unsalvageable friendship is mired in constant awareness — a self-imposed recognition of what the other is still doing.   SOCIAL...

dress record

Setting the Dress Record Straight

  Kim Kardashian tried to break the internet once, but last week’s dress controversy got the job done. Unless you’ve been hibernating in the Siberian mountains, or are colorblind, it’s doubtful you haven’t formed an opinion about the notorious blue/black, white/gold dress debate that surfaced from the Scottish island of...

T Swift

No More Shade for T Swift

  I’ve thrown in the towel. It was sometime between first hearing “Blank Space” and then “Style” when I realized my agitation with T Swift had to cease. My down-right obsession with “Blank Space” began as more of a parody than a genuine appreciation that I now have for the song– elevating the volume...

Notorious R.B.G.

Not Ready To Die: The Notorious R.B.G.

  Women need to give themselves more credit. We need to recognize our inherent worth as valuable, contributing, unique individuals, holding the power to achieve our most incredulous dreams. Perhaps one the greatest examples in our modern age is Notorious R.B.G. or Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The 81 year-old Supreme Court...