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by Shaelyn Saraceni
Since 2001, child slavery on cocoa plantations in Africa has been illegal. The major chocolate manufacturers (Nestle, Cargill, ADM, and Barry Callebaut) signed an agreement, called the Harkin-Engel Protocol, to help combat child slavery. Since then, has it gotten any better?
Chocolate is mass-consumed to the point where, especially on holidays, it is almost celebrated (or at least related to the thought of celebrating). “Trick or Treat!” or “Happy Anniversary, here is your favorite chocolate,” or “Happy Mother’s Day,” or “Happy Birthday,” or “Happy Valentine’s Day.” The list of reasons to buy chocolate is endless. It’s a sweet treat that many people consume, and it doesn’t even have to be a special occasion to delight in this tasty confection.
by Jared Griffin
When it comes to losing weight, not all cardio exercises are created equal.
First, it’s important to understand how weight is released from the body. Weight release happens only when there is a calorie deficit; that is, more calories are used by the body than are taken in through food consumption. If you want that Summer build that you’ve been yearning for, follow the following tips!
The following exercises burn a tremendous amount of calories, and thus, are more helpful in creating the necessary calorie deficit that results in weight release:
by Michaela Kwoka-Coleman
By now, news of the December/January measles outbreak has made headlines on every media outlet throughout the country. The most recent outbreak, which originated with a tourist in Disneyland, has sparked a controversial debate regarding vaccinations, primarily for children.
As of 2000, measles was declared largely eradicated within the United States as a result of the availability of the measles vaccine (M.M.R). Currently is is believed that patient zero for the Disneyland outbreak was an unvaccinated person who contracted the disease while traveling abroad (measles is still very common in other countries). Previous years have seen measles outbreaks as well, the most widespread being in2014; there were 23 reported outbreaks that year, with one large outbreak which infected 383 people, mainly unvaccinated members of the Amish community.
by Rozie Beverly
I must admit, I am a dark chocoholic who enjoys getting chocolate wasted. After running a few miles one morning, I enjoyed my hot cocoa paradise as I watched the clouds pass by. As I took my last sip of the drink, a fascinating question came to me, What are the effects of dark chocolate on the human body; “a guilty pleasure or a fantastic remedy”(Simon)
by Viki Papadakis
It could be that I’m subconsciously trying to pack on extra layer of fat for the winter. Or maybe I’m simply working my way up to being able to eat my own body weight over the holidays. It could also be I’ve finally begun accepting that I won’t be in a bathing suit in months, and have found consolation in the idea that I don’t exactly need to count my calories anymore.
While I don’t exactly know the reason, as the weather begins to cool, my gluttony reaches its peak. Gone are the summer days of eating watermelon salad and smoothies. Now, it’s fall, and I want my food to provide me with a powerful sense of sustenance. What makes this situation such a dilemma is the difficulty in finding a balance between foods that make you feel full and healthy at the same time. Filling foods tend to be unhealthy, and unhealthy foods are quite the no-no, at least in my opinion.
by Chelsea Low
Pizza, generally regarded as one of the stereotypically unhealthiest foods, turns healthy with a vegan makeover. Whether you’re trying to lose weight for summer, get healthy, or enjoy your favorite foods at a lower cost of calories, this pizza alternative is far more delicious and nutritious than its meaty counterpart. I promise that after trying this version, you’ll never go back to the bland, nutritionally void diet buster. Here, I’ll take you through the steps to create the perfect vegan delight that tastes as sinful as it is healthy.
by Chelsea Low
As the fall semester dawns upon us, our stress levels skyrocket from the summer laze of not even knowing what day it is to the fall’s barrage of exams, homework, and papers. With that comes inevitable stress: no matter how prepared you are it’s always an unpleasant shock. And let’s face it; we don’t always know how to deal with the overwhelming stress. Forgoing studying in order to mindlessly scroll down your Facebook news feed? Putting off all of your assignments in favor of unappealing tasks that suddenly become urgent (cleaning the house, perhaps)? Procrastination is certainly not the only harmful way of dealing with stress, but it’s perhaps the most common.
But what about dealing with stress in a healthy way? Most dismiss this as being too difficult, too time consuming, or whatever excuse they come up with.
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