At UCLA, exams are our constant companions. We’re low on sleep, high on stress, and generally hungry. Because food is important in college life and in general, it is essential to read up on the influence that food has on our well-being. Here are the top ten best foods that can help you improve your study game and excel in your focus and memory during exams!Read More
Procrastination, as might be guessed, is not a rare phenomenon. In one study, data collected from people of six countries, including the United States, showed that about 13.5% and 14.6% of men and women, respectively, self-identify as chronic procrastinators.Read More
There seems to be a never ending supply of trendy health foods in America. Most disappear just as quickly as they come. But there are a few health trends that seem to never die. Juice cleansing is one of these seemingly immortal health trends.
CSA, or community-supported agriculture, boxes are relatively common (especially in produce-rich California) but many, including myself, do not know exactly what they entail. To solve this enigma, I purchased one of the CSA boxes offered by South Central Farmers. South Central Farmers is a group that distributes boxes within the Los Angeles community and offers pick-up locations on the UCLA campus including the UCLA School of Law and UCLA Center for Health Sciences. In this article I will walk you through my journey by sharing what type of produce I received and a few ways I incorporated the box’s contents into my meals.Read More
We have all fallen prey to the savvy food marketing industry. In fact, Cornell study shows that health claims on food packages lead consumers to perceive the products to be healthier than they actually are. And before we know it, we are spending way too much money on food that we think is good for us but in reality offers no legitimate nutritional payoff.Read More
Health should always be our number one priority. But in college, when the busyness and craziness get in the way of life, our health and eating habits can take a backseat. So, how can we continue to eat healthy, even at a stereotypically unhealthy dining hall like Covel?
Living on the Hill makes it incredibly easy to satiate that sugar craving in the middle of the night, with De Neve’s ice cream shakes and Rendezvous’ dessert nachos, just to name a few. These Late Night menus may sound enticing, but the options just aren’t the best for you.Read More
Tucked away in the beautiful island of Koh Samui, Kamalaya is one of the world’s top health and wellness resorts. Founded by John and Karina Stewart, a former monk and a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine respectively, this resort is a sanctuary like no other.Read More
Most people would choose to take a pain reliever or fever reducer from their medical supplies, but do you choose to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil)? Read on to find out what you should in each scenario!
It’s that time of the year when international students start flying back to campus. And you know what that means? Jet lag. (Funnily, I am currently writing this at 5am, in a desperate attempt to find something to do after four hours of tossing and turning on the bed).Read More
Taking care of your skin is important, but it can be hard to find affordable skincare products that do not contain too many chemicals. Excessive chemicals on the skin can be harmful as they may cause skin irritation or discoloration. However, instead of going shopping for expensive beauty products, take a look around your house for natural products that can do wonders for your skin!Read More
Most people hear the word acupuncture and think it’s nothing more than another new-age trend where needles are stuck into the body in the hopes of getting rid of pesky aches and pains. Before I tried it, I sort of did too. Actually, though, it’s one of the oldest practices in the world, and has been studied and documented for thousands of years. Below is a bit of background, as well as corrections to some common misconceptions.
Learning how to navigate the college dating scene can be intimidating, because college students engage in numerous and diverse forms of relationships. Some students choose to be in long-term, committed relationships, while some prefer to participate in casual hookups and others decide to stay single. Some students tackle long-distance dating and some utilize online tools or apps in order to meet other single people.Read More
You’re stressed. The solution? Go find a bag of Oreos, a large extra cheesy pizza, and a pint of ice cream, and you’re good to go! But wait, you might be falling prey to an unhealthy behavior that’s affecting more and more Americans, particularly millennials.Read More
At UCLA, especially with the quarter system, we’re stuck in what seems like an endless storm of midterms and finals. This sometimes gets the best of us by breeding test-taking anxiety. But what exactly does test-taking anxiety entail? This article delves into the hows and whys of test-taking anxiety while providing meaningful and realistic ways to combat it.
Stronger social networks in the real world predict longer lives. Do stronger social networks in the online world predict the same? A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego suggests yes.Read More
You start to crave home-cooked meals and find yourself thinking about your family and old friends all the time. You admit to yourself that you’re homesick. But guess what? Feeling like this is totally normal! Here are some answers we’ve dug up for common questions you may have about this very real experience.Read More
Here in Los Angeles, where the sun is always shining and the celebrities are always dining, we have a list of eating fads that seems to be ever-growing. From gluten-free diets to kale smoothies to açai bowls, there is always some amazing superfood just around the corner. Recently, there has been another going around. It goes by the name of red wine vinegar.Read More
Make it yo-self! If you’re feeling adventurous, you can make your own yogurt at home!Read More
Are you looking for something that satisfies your sweet tooth and packs a punch? Try making this quick and easy dark chocolate nut bark!Read More