22 Books to add to your summer reading list

22 Books to add to your summer reading list

As an intern at a literary agency, I get asked a lot about what sort of books I like to read for fun.  Generally I just make up something because that’s a really hard question that I’m still not entirely sure how to answer.  Recently, however, I’ve b... »

Why our bodies simply can’t stand sitting down

Why our bodies simply can’t stand sitting down

By now you’ve probably heard it a hundred times—sitting all day is not doing us any favors. In fact, researchers have concluded that sitting for long periods of time can be linked to a number of different health concerns. And while your average colle... »

4 Reasons why Americans are beginning to love soccer

4 Reasons why Americans are beginning to love soccer

Last Thursday, as I was out on my lunch break, I noticed a handful of people gathered outside every bar, restaurant, and cafe with a television along 7th Avenue.  They were talking excitedly with one another and sharing big smiles — something t... »

Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby in contraceptive case

Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby in contraceptive case

In a 5-4 decision on Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that certain employers may opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to include contraceptives in their health insurance plans. According to the decision written by Justice Samuel Alito, this ma... »

How throwing away food is slowly damaging our planet

How throwing away food is slowly damaging our planet

When it comes to social justice, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves weighed down by the utter enormity of humanity’s struggles.  We often tell ourselves that it’s just too much—that we don’t have the time or resources to make a substantial differenc... »

Your guide to summer blockbuster season for July 2014

Your guide to summer blockbuster season for July 2014

Tammy (July 2) After losing both her job and her husband, Tammy (played by Melissa McCarthy) decides to take a road trip with her grandmother.  Viewers can expect plenty of situational humor and general silliness along the way, including the hold-up ... »

The toughest battle you will face in college: getting enough sleep

The toughest battle you will face in college: getting enough sleep

People often think the hardest part about college is writing papers and cramming for tests. And yeah, that can be pretty stressful at times. But the hardest? The hardest part about college is waking up in the morning. I don’t mean that in a “woe is m... »

Las Vegas shooting results in three deaths

Las Vegas shooting results in three deaths

Over this past weekend, a couple engaged in a shooting rampage at a Las Vegas strip mall, resulting in the death of three victims in addition to themselves. According to reports by CNN and The Huffington Post, the couple first walked into a restauran... »

Random Acts of Violence: Is there a culprit being ignored?

Random Acts of Violence: Is there a culprit being ignored?

Yesterday marked another tragic day in a recent string of violent homicides in America. A student shot and killed his 14-year-old classmate at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon, before taking his own life. This event comes on the heels of a violent ... »

15 New and improved features to expect on iOS 8

15 New and improved features to expect on iOS 8

Everything you know about your iPhone is about to change. Okay, maybe not everything. It will still have the same design aspects introduced in iOS 7, the same shortcuts, the same improvements. But considering Apple has named iOS 8 the biggest iOS rel... »

Two sergeants, two very different stories

Two sergeants, two very different stories

In an article for Fox News, journalist Joseph Kolb compares the situations of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. Tahmooressi, a former Marine who suffers from PTSD, mistakenly drove across the Mexican border with registered guns, accordi... »

Apple to acquire Beats Electronics for $3 billion

Apple to acquire Beats Electronics for $3 billion

On Wednesday, Apple confirmed that it would be buying Beats Electronics for $3 billion, making it the company’s largest acquisition ever.  This means Apple will now own everything from Beats speakers and headphones to their quickly growing music stre... »

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