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Skip the Stampede hangover this year

By Christie Melhorn, July 7 2017 —  Whether you’re committed to wearing cowboy boots during Stampede or want to burn every pair you see, Calgary’s laid-back vibe over the next 10 days can tempt even the most Stampede-averse folks to drink an 8 a.m. beer. However, you don’t have to suffer the bed-riding hangover that typically…

Relieve stress with summer fireside nights

By Christie Melhorn, June 30 2017 —  Sitting around a crackling fire on a late summer night feels inherently cathartic. Fire engages us on an intense sensory and emotional level. The way flames swirl is mesmerizing and gives off a warmth that mechanical heating systems can’t emulate. The orange glow gives off an ethereal vibe,…

Embrace silence to hear your inner voice

By Christie Melhorn, June 21 2017 — Most of us have experienced awkward silence — those painful pauses in conversations where you endlessly untangle words in your head without actually saying anything. But there are also enjoyable moments of silence when time loses relevance and your surroundings seem to melt away. In the bustle of…

New campus club wants students to explore the city by bike

By Christie Melhorn, June 15th 2017 – A new Students’ Union club wants to give you a reason to take your bike out for a summer ride. UCalgary Cycling aims to educate students about cycling while forging new friendships. Cycling doesn’t require formal training and is often done solo. Many people ride recreationally, while others…

Ditch the diet mentality with intuitive eating

By Christie Melhorn, June 15 2017 —  Mindless munching is a normal part of student life. A handful of chips or a bite of chocolate is comforting when you get writer’s block or are sick of working through a difficult problem. Many students attempt to “clean up” their eating over the summer by cutting out…

Dinos golf team searches for identity

By Christie Melhorn, June 9 2017 —  While most students are familiar with the University of Calgary’s football and basketball teams, the U of C also houses the only competitive university-level golf team in Calgary. The Dinos golf club started in 2012 with just two players, one of which is the team’s current manager, Steven…

Feel full and happy on a high-fat diet

By Christie Melhorn, June 8 2017 — The 1978 horror film Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a cult classic because of its absurdity ­­— how could anyone feel threatened by a vegetable? The concept of fearing food can seem ridiculous. But it’s a very real phenomenon that can often carry serious consequences. In a…

Knowing your resting metabolic rate can guide your diet

By Christie Melhorn, June 2, 2017 — In a world catered to a 2,000-calorie diet, numbers on food labels can be misrepresentative of individual dietary needs. While many let grams and percentages rule their diets, knowing your optimal caloric intake can enhance your well-being. After feeling sluggish and ravenous for a few weeks despite eating “healthy”…

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