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Lifestyle

Create multicultural food traditions this Thanksgiving

Sticking to tradition is the best thing about Thanksgiving.  Once you establish a set of recipes, it’s easy to plan out year-by-year. And if you’re like my family and you have a good menu, your stomach will be grumbling for Thanksgiving months in advance.  My family sticks to the traditional […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

2021 Met Gala, dissected

Fashion’s biggest night. Arguably, fashion’s biggest hit or miss night. The night when the stars walk the carpet and Twitter explodes. The Met Gala. Thanks to Covid, we’ll have two Galas this year, the first being “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” I’ve had time to mull over the looks […]

Lifestyle

E-cigarette use declines for teenagers

If you were to walk the halls of Dana Hall’s Shipley Center in 2019, you would be surrounded by a plethora of posters educating you on the common facts and health risks of e-cigarettes. When you walk the halls today in 2021, you no longer see any of these posters. […]

Lifestyle

The Farmer’s Daughter is delicious and nutritious

Sustainability is trending, and restaurants have certainly caught on to this. The idea of food being “farm to table” has been a part of the rise of nutritious eating, and The Farmer’s Daughter in Sudbury, MA, supports this practice. The delicious restaurant uses fresh and locally grown ingredients. As a […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

Alcoholics Anonymous: A personal story

Seeing Kevin sitting in front of me (on Zoom, of course) with a big smile on his face, full of energy, I couldn’t believe the alcoholism experiences he’s sharing are part of his history. He is excited to share how Alcoholic Anonymous assisted him in his recovery from alcoholism. I […]

Lifestyle

Taking care of your mental health

One positive outcome from the pandemic has been a heightened emphasis on mental health. I’m lucky enough to have an expert literally next door, and she generously let me interview her about mental health during quarantine, specifically with regards to productivity and work. I met Ms. Aileen Axtmayer when she, […]

Lifestyle

No fire? No problem! S’mores bars are the answer

With spring here and summer on the way, I wanted to try an easy-to-share dessert that fits in with the seasons. I decided that s’mores bars would bring back memories of being around the fire with family and friends.  The recipe I used for this review was my second recipe […]

Lifestyle

Craving cannoli? A shell-to-shell comparison

I think I can speak for all Bostonians when I say that you can’t go wrong with a North End cannoli. However, two pastry shops tend to outshine the rest: Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pastry.   Mike’s and Modern are located on opposite sides of the busy and bustling Hanover Street […]

Lifestyle

An Ethiopian treat in the heart of Boston: Lucy’s Ethiopian Cafe

Lucy’s Ethiopian Cafe, located in the South End of Boston (334 Massachusetts Ave.), serves delicious Ethiopian food with meat, vegetarian, and vegan options. I was very impressed with the number of vegetarian options that were offered. Due to the pandemic, they are only offering take-out. They take both online and […]

Community / Lifestyle

New student club encourages a plant-based lifestyle

During the pandemic, many people decided to reconfigure their lifestyles in order to lead a healthier daily routine. A major piece of a healthy lifestyle is maintaining a balanced and nutritional diet. This takes shape in many different forms, with one of the most popular diets being vegan and vegetarian […]