Spicy Garlic and Lime Shrimp (with brown rice and garlicky kale)

Can you tell I like garlic? There’s nothing better than garlic. Seriously. If I could, I would add it to every dish. Well, I sort of already do that. Every one of my favorite dishes always starts with olive oil and minced garlic in a pan, including this one. (This probably means I should probably […]

Avoid The Scary Truth Hiding Inside Your Tools and Products

As busy humans, we are often so focused on the large scale that we sometimes forget the importance of small things we encounter in our lives. What if I told you those small scale things are affecting your body in ways you didn’t even realize? Simple things like the way you apply your makeup or […]

Four Fall Essentials For Your Lazy Day

It’s that time of year again Bobcats- the time where students are sick, overwhelmed and just overall over it. “Why do we have to go to class?” We ask ourselves these questions because, as college students, we are tired! But have no fear Bobcats, being lazy does not mean you have to look like a […]

The Hype About Bar Shampoo

With the recent surge in environmental awareness, many people are joining popular movements whose goals are to help out good old Mother Nature. Most everyone has heard of the #StopSucking movement that has emerged in recent months—many major companies, several American cities, and even celebrities have pledged to ditch their plastic straws because of the […]

5 Makeup Products to Get You Through Midterms

As the school year continues and midterms approach, I find myself with less and less time for getting ready in the morning. At this time of year, sleep tends to take priority over winged eyeliner and a blinding highlight. Here are a few of my favorites products for when you only give yourself a few […]

The Many Times I’ve “Big Chopped”

The “Big Chop” –– the time in every curly girl’s life when they realize they want to cut off the damage and regrow their natural locks to their full potential. Sadly, that moment in my life has happened four times already. Hair length has never been a problem for me, but texture and health has. […]

Student Spotlight No. 1

Individuality. It comes in many forms, and Student Spotlight is the chance for you to get to know your peers and celebrate them for who they are.  Welcome to the pilot episode of Student Spotlight! I’m your host Rachel Calvis and my colleague Emma Dengler is currently sitting with me while we write this introduction. […]

Aromatherapy 101

Although the use of essential oils for aromatherapy isn’t new by any means, it has recently taken the world by storm. People have been using aromatherapy since the 11th century for medicinal purposes and today, aromatherapy is known to relieve stress, boost energy, improve memory, along with many other health benefits. Some even have anti-inflammatory […]