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When the Man Comes Around: Looking Back on the Wolverine Trilogy

Warning: this article contains spoilers. In 2000, a relative unknown named Hugh Jackman stole the show playing Wolverine in X-Men. Though his casting didn’t garner much enthusiasm from fans at the time, over the course of 17 years, Jackman has become synonymous with the character, much like Robert Downey Jr. and his portrayal of Iron […]

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8 Essential Daria Episodes in Honor of Its 20th Anniversary

Daria premiered on MTV 20 years ago in March 1997. What started out as a Beavis & Butthead spinoff quickly became a hit in its own right. The cartoon about a jaded, antisocial high schooler and her family and people in her life struck a chord with many. The series lasted five seasons and spawned two […]

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5 Reasons to Be Excited About Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday at 2:00 a.m., and admittedly it’s kind of a hard sell. We lose an hour of sleep, which affects everyone’s sleep schedules and can be especially problematic for those with children and pets. But there are also benefits for having to spring forward. The days get longer and there […]

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5 Recipes to Celebrate National Pizza Day

Today is National Pizza Day, which is quite possibly the best food holiday all year. Pizza is the perfect food for every occasion – cold pizza for breakfast, fancy pizza for dinner, delivery to a party, and so on. Some of my favorite childhood food memories are of pizza days at school, and even into […]

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How New Years Resolutions Benefited Me So Far in 2017

New Years resolutions have always been easier said than done for me. Every year I decide certain things I want to do (or not do) to better myself, but I usually end up giving up or forgetting sometime around mid-January. For 2017, I initially decided against setting any kind of resolutions that I would force […]

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7 Easy Breakfast Recipes to Start the New Year

Parents always tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when you have the option of sleeping in for a few more minutes or quickly stuffing food in your face, breakfast tends to be overlooked. Eating breakfast, even if it’s something small, can give a much needed energy boost in […]

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5 Recipes for Using up Leftover Candy Canes

‘Tis the season for candies and sweets, and one of the most prominent this time of year is candy canes. Though peppermint is the traditional flavor, these days candy canes come in almost every flavor imaginable. But what about leftover candy canes? If left too long they can get sticky and melt, but throwing them […]

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5 Ways to Stay on Track During NaNoWriMo

It’s November, which once again means it’s National Novel Writing Month, more commonly known as NaNoWriMo. The challenge requires writing at least 50,000 words of original fiction during the month of November with daily word goal of more than 1000 words! Though the month is about a third over, it’s not too late to get […]

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5 Treat-Related Mistakes to Avoid This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes all kinds of different seasonal treats. This time of year is pretty much a free pass to eat candy and sweets. But how does that saying go? “With great power comes great responsibility,” and as humans, we have the responsibility to stop perpetuating the cycle […]

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8 Movies That Will Make You Wish You Were Back in School

As September winds down and summer turns into fall, it’s time to leave summer vacations behind and start getting back into the swing of things. For many, that includes being back in school. For those of us who are a few years removed from high school and college, the only time we really think about being […]

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5 Sweet Recipes to Celebrate the Beginning of the NFL Season

The NFL season kicks off today with a Super Bowl 50 rematch as the Carolina Panthers take on the defending champion Denver Broncos, and there’s no better way to celebrate football coming back than with some sweet treats. Kick off parties and tailgates are full of hot dogs, chips, and other savory foods, and desserts are […]

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The Unexpected Life Benefits of Pokémon GO

As someone who was never really interested in Pokémon as a child, Pokémon Go has become a surprisingly big part of my life since it launched back in July. Though I initially joined so I wouldn’t be the only one of my friends not playing, I ended up loving the game and have become one […]

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MLB: 5 Things to Watch for After the All-Star Break

The American League won the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game last night by a score of 4-2 over the National League. The game, taking place at San Diego’s Petco Park, marked the fourth American League win in a row, giving them home field advantage once again during the World Series. Besides David Ortiz saying […]

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High School Reunions in the Age of Facebook

On Saturday, I went to my 10 year high school reunion. A part of me wondered, in the digital age, are reunions even necessary anymore? Most people from my graduating class are on Facebook or other social media. Those who I’ve been at all interested in keeping in contact with I’ve friended on those sites […]

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5 Delicious No-Bake Desserts for Summer

I’m not sure what it is, but there’s just something about summertime that makes me want to bake. Maybe it’s the illusion that I have more free time or maybe it’s just the extra daylight hours. Whatever it is, summer makes me want to get out my mixers and springform pans and whip up something new […]

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