3 Times the Media Failed When Discussing Black Culture

by Meghan Pryce As a 20-something proud black woman and journalism student, I feel there are plenty of times when the media, such as TV, newspapers, magazines, websites and social media, discuss issues pertaining to the black experience are spot on. The BuzzFeed listicle “27 Things You Had To Deal With As The Only Black Kid In Your Class,” for example, was laugh-out-loud hilarious. As … Continue reading 3 Times the Media Failed When Discussing Black Culture

5 Uses For A Pumpkin You Never Thought Of

By Rachel Kurland Orange you glad it’s not burning hot outside anymore? I think we can all agree we deserved a break from the Florida heat and humidity. Fortunately, the temperature has cooled beautifully this fall. Now it’s finally pumpkin season. Pumpkins have taken over stores, food brands and Facebook profile pictures, and even though Halloween is over, this season staple isn’t going anywhere. Fortunately, … Continue reading 5 Uses For A Pumpkin You Never Thought Of

Picking the Perfect Roses for Holiday Gifts

by Noelia Trujillo When the temperature starts to cool down, you know it’s that time of year: gift-giving season. With several holidays coming up, it’s never too soon to gather ideas on what to give friends and loved ones. A gift that will never steer you wrong? Roses. You may think it’s cliché to give someone roses on a big day, and I admit, I … Continue reading Picking the Perfect Roses for Holiday Gifts

How to Decorate Your Home With Gold

By Justine Giancola Decorating your home can be a creative way to display your individual style with the endless possibilities of paint, fabrics, furniture, flooring and more. Different odds and ends can also make all the difference when pulling spaces together. This season, gold is stocking the shelves and can give your home the fresh pop of color you’re looking for. These gold items effortlessly … Continue reading How to Decorate Your Home With Gold

Why The Colors of Candy Crush Keep You Wanting More

By Marisa Ross I remember the first time I saw that flash of pastel-colored shapes. With a single zap, parallel lines and explosive bursts of color whizzed by as new pieces floated down and a deep voice emitted a heavy “deliiiiiciouussss.” While on a train nearly two years ago, a stranger was playing what I now know to be Candy Crush Saga on his cellphone. … Continue reading Why The Colors of Candy Crush Keep You Wanting More

How to Sleep Better With f.lux

By Jennifer Hernandez Electronics are woven into our daily lives. We send late-night emails and cuddle up with our phones to check our newsfeed before bed, but our fondness for bright white screens may be harming our sleeping patterns. Light in electronics is heavily composed of attention-boosting, blue wavelengths, which prevent the release of melatonin, a hormone that regulates our internal clocks and assists with … Continue reading How to Sleep Better With f.lux

Top 3 Treats for Fall From Gigi’s Cupcakes

by Lauren Richardson Gigi’s Cupcakes on Southwest Archer Road may be relatively new to the area, but they’re old pros in the cupcake business. The menu changes daily, and it offers a variety of cookies, cheesecakes, pies, cupcakes and holiday specials that look more like works of art than dessert. In honor of fall, we’re bringing you two of Gigi’s most popular cupcakes and one … Continue reading Top 3 Treats for Fall From Gigi’s Cupcakes

4 Ways to Color Code Your Life

By Cara Chiaramonte Whether you’re trying to take care of your kids while working full time or preparing for your next exam, a busy schedule is a busy schedule. And when you’re busy, organization is key. That’s where color comes into play. According to MIT researchers, the brain can still recognize and identify an image seen for as little as 13 milliseconds. The brain processes … Continue reading 4 Ways to Color Code Your Life