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The years 2020 and 2021 have definitely messed up my sleep. I’ve become so accustomed to being on my bed that it is no longer just a place where I fall asleep. It has become a place where I relax, where I take my classes, do my homework, contemplate my life, and fall asleep as well. With all…

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I have gone over the pros and cons of different diets before for Health and Wellness. The other week I wrote about the vegan diet, which is a diet and lifestyle that is growing in popularity. There are around 20 million vegans in the U.S. and that number is growing, especially as the controv…

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The past few weeks in my New Media class, we have been learning about the impacts of social media on users and on their emotions and personalities. It is one of my favorite parts of the curriculum, as I feel like not too many people really talk about this topic. I also believe people tend to…

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I always seem to find the neatest stuff on social media, especially when it comes to beauty and self-care. My routine has evolved, surprisingly thanks to TikTok and the many videos that people have posted, sharing their favorite home remedies and tools. I always like to try new things and le…

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The weather’s changing, and Bostonians and tourists alike are coming out to enjoy these beautiful spring days. Many have been desperately anticipating this warmer weather. And a lot have been dreaming about reaching the summer: Arguably, it is a new era for us. Following a hard summer back i…

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Haircare is something that we have always seemed to just trust. A variety of products have promised us “silky soft” or “thick voluminous” hair. And as consumers, we have just trusted these promises. As of 2020, the beauty industry is worth almost $532 billion worldwide (1). The haircare indu…

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Through my involvement with Recovery@UMB, I have gone from a place of complete and utter hopelessness to a place of hope and light, and I want to share how the collegiate recovery community (CRC) at the University of Massachusetts Boston changed my life.