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“Thrifting” To be brief, there is a clearly defined case for buying second hand, especially clothing. I don’t plan on doing an exposition on the fast fashion industry. In short, buying a lot of cheap new things is not good for the environment (nor is it good for us). Clothing, which is usually something we replace often...

The Exhibit The Dogon people — a culture living along the steep and rocky Bandiagara escarpment in present-day Mali — have crafted art for centuries. Recently, the Menil Collection is displaying an exhibition showcasing a variety of subject matter, techniques and materials. A beautifully curated exhibit, “ReCollecting...

Eating disorders affect all races, genders and ethnic groups. | Justin Tijerna/The Cougar In 62 minutes you could catch up on your favorite TV show, take a nap during your boring lecture or give your resume its much needed update.  But every 62 minutes, at least one person will die from an eating disorder. In the U.S....

Mardi Gras has come and gone as quickly as your memory of the night before, and your head may be reeling after a day and night of parties, drinking and throwing around those purple, green and yellow beads. And as Ash Wednesday showed up right on time to go with your hangover headache, you might be wondering what this...

Very few topics can elicit the number of wide-ranging emotions and spark as many debates as sex. But how has a topic that is essential to the human experience become so taboo? Mainstream television portrays sex casually, and pornography has become so prevalent it’s almost commonplace. At the same time, politicians are...

If you’re taking relationship advice from a magazine, you’ve already made the wrong choice. What most consumer media won’t tell you is that their full-proof plan to get you married by the age of 25 is nothing more than advice that you will never get the opportunity to use because you aren’t a character from a 90s...

  Depending on the depth of your wallet, Valentine’s Day can be stressful. There are so many chocolates and stuffed animals the stores promise they’ll love. That said, Valentine’s should be a day focused on fun (wholesome or otherwise), and not on the gift.  If you still want to make the gesture, here’s some gift ideas...

Valentine’s Day means something different to every person. It can be a day full of love, a crude reminder that true love has always escaped you, or a day to gag at your friends’ “cute” Instagram pictures. It can also be a disappointment if someone doesn’t live up to your expectations, an excuse to drink up and hook...

Oh Valentine’s’ Day, you media-backed, loneliness-shaming, tacky-red-and-pink-decoration-sequined corporate joke of a holiday—why must I always be vexed by you? Why have I never spent one of you with someone nice? Was it too much to ask for a pleasant Valentine’s’ Day with that girl who tried to stab me with a fork? Or...

What Will Virtual Reality Look Like? Virtual reality will completely disrupt how we interact with computers, revolutionizing the world around us. It promises to allow us to experience vistas on earth we would never see, animals at full scale and unique ways to explore our universe. Too bad it’s so gimmicky. VR suffers...