During winter break, I found myself in the hospital for a short stay after having had knee surgery. During that stay, I watched an absurd amount of awful television. Fox’s daytime talk show, “The Real,” was on the list. “The Real” follows the same format as other daytime talk shows such as the legendary “The […]

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On April 15, Allure magazine released its annual nude feature. Included in it amongst stars such as Jordana Brewster, Katheryn Winnick and Nicole Beharie is Laverne Cox, a transgender actress of color known first and foremost for her brilliant work as Sophia in “Orange is the New Black.” Certainly, Cox’s feature in the spread is […]

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Last Sunday, Queen Hillary Rodham Clinton announced what we all have been waiting for: she is officially running for president in 2016. After writing a post about Clinton’s political prowess and what I thought we could expect from her as the election draws closer, I started to think about Clinton’s evolution from first lady to […]

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Sunday was an overall great day. Not only did I feel the sun on my face for the first time in months and was able to walk outside without an insulated coat, more importantly, Hillary Clinton, my queen, formally announced what we have all been waiting for. She’s running for president. She joins, among others, […]

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Ever wish you could experience the physical and psychological agony endured by Katniss Everdeen and company in “The Hunger Games” series? Well, lucky reader, now you can! Just kidding — there’s probably no agony involved. But if you do want to get some insight into what it was like to live in Katniss’ post-apocalyptic, dystopian […]

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I love One Direction. You heard me, I LOVE One Direction. I’ve unabashedly loved One Direction for the past five years, from when they were awkward pubescent boys performing synchronized dance routines on the X-Factor stage, to their peak of attractiveness in 2013 (Check out the “Best Song Ever” music video — you’ll understand), to their […]

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Let’s face it. We’ve all sorta-kinda hated someone or something at some point in our lives. Whether it be our high school frenemy or that one cousin we just can’t stand, I know there have been times when all I want to do is to show that one person just how much they bother me. […]

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Let’s just get this out of the way right now: I’m a makeup addict. So what’s my one-stop shop for every over priced product to slather all over my face? Sephora, of course! It has truly become a problem. I spend so much money at Sephora that I’ve reached their highest level of membership (Very […]

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Sarah Burstein @sarahh_burstein Within 2015, Germans will possibly be seeing a new book in the “classics” sections of their local bookstores. After a Bavarian copyright on “Mein Kampf,” Adolf Hitler’s Nazi manifesto, expires in December 2015, the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich will re-publish the book. After World War II ended, the Allied forces […]

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This week (Feb. 22-28) is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week here in the United States. Sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association, this year’s theme is “I Had No Idea,” highlighting the need for early intervention for those suffering, and, according to the website, “recognizing the diverse experiences of people personally affected by disordered eating.” […]

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