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The Evolution of Bralessness in Media

“My internalized belief that my own breasts are sexualized — and thus, inappropriate in the settings of my day-to day-life — is a daily burden.”

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Health & Beauty

IUD: In or Out?

“So if inserting IUDs can be so painful, why is there no standard protocol for controlling the pain?”

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college Culture Uncategorized

Making UNC a Blue Zone – And I’m Not Talking about the One in Kenan Stadium

For over a decade, explorer Dan Buettner studied regions around the world with the longest-living populations and lowest rates of chronic illness. After multiple expeditions with National Geographic and a team of scientists, Buettner identified five regions where people live the longest, healthiest and happiest lives. He dubbed them the Blue Zones: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, […]

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Health & Beauty

Mental Health Doesn’t Stop Here

What has not disappeared are the struggles of students on campus as autumn continues marching forward into a looming winter. The darkness that sets in by 5 p.m. and finals on the horizon did little to bring up the spirits on campus; it can be difficult to remember to focus on yourself when so much is happening around you.

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Pop Culture

John Mulaney is Changing and So Are We

As if that weren’t enough, Mulaney’s new show, From Scratch, has a reputation of being ‘uncomfortably vulnerable.’ He reportedly digs into the more nitty-gritty details of relapse, intervention and rehab. Mulaney’s comedic and tragic rendition of his journey digs up some of the roots of the glamorization of drug and alcohol abuse amongst the rich and famous that are firmly ensconced in many young adults’ brains. 

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Health & Beauty

WTF is…Volume I

Welcome to the first installment of a new column called “WTF Is…”, where the Health Team tackles confusing health concepts. In this volume, Priya Kosana breaks down how sunscreen actually works to protect your skin and Olivia Dela Cruz demystifies what mindful eating is.

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Fashion

Is the Fashion Industry Causing Body Dysmorphia?

Within the fashion industry, many factors cause anxiety or worry in consumers. Some stores only cater to a specific body type or a small size range. Brands like Lululemon, Torrid, Victoria’s Secret and more are blatantly geared towards specific women and they prove it through their marketing and models.

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Opinion

Simple Tips to Go Green During the Pandemic

We may not see our impact on the planet directly, but it is essential to know what helps our planet in order to avoid hurting it. Over the past few years, both university faculty and students have created programs, services and projects to strive for a more sustainable Carolina.

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Health & Beauty

2020 in Skincare

So, before we move forward from the past few months, let’s take a moment and reflect on the skincare products and practices that have risen in popularity. Maybe we will bring a few with us into 2021?