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Metallica: WorldWired Philadelphia

There’s a mystifying sensation and surge of adrenaline when you know you’re about to witness something great. When I first began to discover and listen to heavy metal as a teenager there were 3 bands that started my obsession with the genre. Black Sabbath, the founders of heavy metal, Motorhead, and Metallica. Metallica has always remained somewhere in my personal top 5 all time favorite bands. Every day on my bus ride to and from school I was listening to something from one of their first 5 (perfect) albums, Kill ‘Em All (1983), Ride the Lightning (1984), Master of Puppets (1986), …And Justice For All (1988), and Metallica/The Black Album (1991). This last Friday, May 12th, I finally saw my metal heroes live in concert.

Metallica View

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4 Easy Ways to Help the Environment

The election season and the recent protests at Standing Rock have brought global warming and helping the environment back into the spotlight. The big debate is whether we should still be relying on fossil fuels or start moving towards sustainable energy. While the rest of the world tries to figure that out, here are a few easy ways you can start helping the environment every day. Continue reading


Tips to Relieve Your Child’s Holiday Stress


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Holiday’s can be a stressful time for people alike, and as the season approaches, the ways in which children deal with holiday stress is often overlooked. I was able to co-host along side Rowan Radio’s Public Affairs Director, Alyssa Compa, in interviewing two remarkable authors. Nadine Briggs and Donna Shea shared a lot of useful information on behaviors to watch out for and ways in which to alleviate your child’s holiday anxiety.

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Holiday Gifts: What Can You Get Someone That is Practical?



“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?”

“Believe it or not, it’s time for gifting.”

Many of us give and receive gifts during the holiday season, but how many of those gifts do we or the other person actually use? In my opinion, buying holiday gifts is about giving someone an item that they might not purchase for themselves. Today, I am going to give you five, gender-neutral, gift ideas that are sure to be used by the recipient.

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Thanksgiving Aftermath: Are All of Those Carbohydrates as Evil as Thought?


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On Thursday, you might have eaten a surplus of food. Grub that is rich in fat and the “evil” carbohydrates, such as pumpkin pie, rolls and stuffing. However, should we feel guilty about indulging in carbohydrates?

One question that has always stumped me, as someone who is food label conscious, is as to whether or not carbohydrates are as evil as thought? According to livescience.com, “carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products”. While this definition might be unclear to anyone who does not regularly study food science, including me, the key words in the previous statement “fruits”, “grains”, “vegetables” and “milk” all ring a bell. So, carbohydrates are good, right? Well they can be.

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5 Ways to Increase Your Happiness

Paying BillsWith all the stresses in our lives (school, work, friends, etc.) it is easy to forget to focus on your own happiness. The good news is, there are lots of easy ways to increase your happiness every day. From being active and social to just getting some quiet alone time, here are so fun and easy ways to increase your happiness. Continue reading