By Alia Al-Chalabi There is no better place to find inspiration than in the grocery store.  As I walked around the prepared food aisle browsing all the options it had to offer, I came across a parmesan tomato soup. I looked at the pound of skirt steak I had picked up in my cart and […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis I approach trendy lifestyle brands like Goop, founded by self-proclaimed health guru Gwyneth Paltrow, with serious caution. Minimalistic, all-lowercase claims to groundbreaking herbal formulas that will totally rejuvenate your vaginal health are typically a facade put up by rich white women to hold themselves to a higher importance than just “soccer mom.” […]

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Being a international student in the United States is an interesting experience. You get to live in a totally different culture from yours and enjoy some of the best education around while at it. While there are many ups to it, studying abroad can become very difficult when Thanksgiving comes around. As an international student […]

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We can all agree that the past long weekend was a much deserved break from the monotony of classes. While most of my friends went back home for the extended weekend, being an international student, I didn’t have the liberty to make the 30-hour trip down to Singapore. I did, however, make the trip down […]

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If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’re a first-time owner or shared owner of a kitchen. To this I say congrats, because cooking on your own is one of the biggest leaps into the world of full-blown “adulting.” However, once the excitement has died down and all of the IKEA plates and cups are […]

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By Alana Levene With so many people transitioning to vegan and plant-based diets — especially among younger generations — college dining services find themselves playing catch-up with the burgeoning demand. Year after year, Boston University Dining Services has been upgrading its vegan offerings to accommodate its ever-growing vegan clientele. In fact, BU earned an A […]

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I always get weird stares when people see “extra virgin raw coconut oil” on my dorm countertop. “You eat that?” or “Wait, but how do you use this?” The questions get annoying after awhile. Alas, I am here to give a voice to coconut oil. It’s time to stop judging it and start using it. […]

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1. Trader Joe’s Oh Joe, I don’t know what I would do without you. You make off-brand seem like the best thing a product can be, and I appreciate your commitment to inexpensive food that doesn’t make me feel like I’m living in the Soviet bloc when I eat it. Everyone loves Trader Joe’s grocery. […]

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For college student Katy Flannery, being lactose intolerant came with such a lack of alternative food options that she decided to take it upon herself to bring about change. After graduating from Villanova University, her and classmate Gwen Burlingame combined their knowledge of food science into a line of ice cream called Minus the Moo. […]

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