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Do smartphone traffic apps really work?

Do smartphone traffic apps really work?

By Katie Humphrey

February 20, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Technology, Travel

Do smartphone traffic apps really work? Mobile apps promise real-time traffic info, but — honk! honk! — picking the best route is still a gamble. It’s the commuter’s constant question: Stay the course despite the traffic jam or stray in search of a faster route? Winter weather only...

Tip #135: Improve Your Diet By Avoiding These 5 Food Additives

Tip #135: Improve Your Diet By Avoiding These 5 Food Additives

February 18, 2014


Filed under Food, Lifestyles

By daily fitness tip The best way to improve your diet is by consuming whole foods. When this isn’t possible, do your best to avoid the following 5 food additives. Refined Sugar – This includes not only white sugar but also sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup. Added sugars contain no nutritional value whatsoever...

Is college still worth it? Pew research says yes

Don Lee

February 11, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

WASHINGTON — High unemployment has left many Americans questioning whether the soaring cost of college makes it a good bargain for today’s young adults. But there’s strong evidence that a four-year degree pays off — and in some ways that may be even more so for the current generation. New...

The student loan crisis: How middle-class kids get hammered

Sarah Amandolare

February 11, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

Last October, in between arguments over the debt ceiling, the federal government somehow found time to send me an email. My student loan payment was 70 days past due, the message read, so the government had negatively reported me to each major credit bureau and would continue to report me until my account...

Does a college degree lead to good jobs and happiness? Or to debt and regret?

Does a college degree lead to good jobs and happiness? Or to debt and regret?

February 11, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

Chicago Tribune Thursday, Dec. 26: Higher education is one of the more expensive investments many people will ever make. The average cost of a year in college, including tuition, fees, room and board, now runs about $23,000 — enough to buy a new car. Graduates typically leave with $30,000 each...

Eating disorders plague teenage boys, too

Eating disorders plague teenage boys, too

January 30, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

By Emily Alpert Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Bryan Piperno was just 9 years old when he began keeping his secret. The Simi Valley, Calif., youngster tossed out lunches or claimed he ate elsewhere. As he grew older, he started purging after eating. Even after his vomiting lande...

Use of tanning beds by teen girls worries health officials

Use of tanning beds by teen girls worries health officials

January 23, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) MINNEAPOLIS — In the quest to look “better, cuter, hotter,” a troubling number of teenage girls in Minnesota are exposing themselves to harmful levels of ultraviolet light with tanning beds and increasing their risks of skin cancer. Fully...

Making cohabitation work for incoming freshmen at college dorms

Making cohabitation work for incoming freshmen at college dorms

January 15, 2014


Filed under Campus, Lifestyles

By Stephen Ceasar Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Soon after she settled into her new dorm room at Cal State Northridge, Brittany Brockman figured she should give her new roommate fair warning: She’s a bit of a neat freak. Her roommate, Leslie Rosales, 18, didn’t make much of t...

Putting the ‘man’ in manicure: New mani-pedi salon offers a completely macho experience

Putting the ‘man’ in manicure: New mani-pedi salon offers a completely macho experience

November 14, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

By Nita Lelyveld Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The new Melrose Avenue storefront is a man’s world, make no mistake. The theme could not be stated more bluntly. Above the front desk: the rusted front end of a 1953 Chevy pick-up. Along one wall: a vintage sign whose faded re...

Dom Streater celebrates ‘Project Runway’ win — between diner shifts

Dom Streater celebrates ‘Project Runway’ win — between diner shifts

October 25, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

By Elizabeth Wellington The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) PHILADELPHIA — Dom Streater was mobbed by her fashion-crazed fans all weekend. Like all weekend. This, after last week’s “Project Runway” finale, when the 24-year-old designer became the first Philadelphian to win since Ja...

Brain may flush out toxins during sleep

Brain may flush out toxins during sleep

October 17, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

A good night’s rest may literally clear the mind. Using mice, researchers showed for the first time that the space between brain cells may increase during sleep, allowing the brain to flush out toxins that build up during waking hours. These results suggest a new role for sleep in health and disease....

xoxo

xoxo

Whittier Thomas, columnist

September 19, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

What do all women suffer from when in a relationship? Jealousy. Yes you may say you never get jealous but we all know you do. Own it, it’s okay to be a little jealous sometimes. But why are you jealous is what makes it ok or not. If you’re jealous because your boyfriend smiles kindly at your waitress...

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