Basically, We’re All Freaking Out

2016 has been quite the year. Donald Trump. Brexit. Philando Castile. Dallas. The future is uncertain for many, particularly Millennials, who are looking for solid ground on which to build their lives, which up until now have existed only in the dependent or academic categories. Basically, we’re all freaking out. Enter the “safe space,” a […]

Is CrossFit Really a Narcissistic Cult?

Image from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/USMC-120205-M-AV740-004.jpg If you consider yourself a fitness guru, or even if you do not, you have probably heard of the new workout trend, Crossfit. Why? Because Crossfit is one of the newest, fastest-growing workout trends in America today. In fact, statistics show that their meager 13 affiliates in 2005 have turned into “more […]

Agriculture-land of opportunity

In the early 1900’s, American agriculture began its development in farm machinery and technology. The 18th century included oxen and horses for power, crude wooden plows, all sowing by hand, cultivating by hoe, hay and grain cutting with a sickle, and threshing with a flail. But later on, the commercial fertilizers increased annually. Then came the big […]

What’s with the sexism in our salads?

A family sits at a dinner table lined with piles of leafy salad. Mom gleefully munches on a piece of lettuce while Dad stares down at his dish with disgust. He’s longing for a more satisfying meal: Specifically, a thick slice of pepperoni pizza. Sound familiar? This Domino’s commercial that aired earlier this fall — […]

When God Had Depression

“My belief in God…has kept me from harming myself. When I really didn’t want to be conscious, didn’t want to be aware, was in so much pain that I didn’t want to be awake or aware, I’ve thought to myself, ‘If you injure yourself you’re injuring the body of Christ, and Christ has been injured […]

Things I’ve Learned from Having No Positive Male Figure in My Early Years of Adulthood

I won’t go into much detail about my dad or what it was like when I found out he wasn’t coming back, how they met or how young she was, not even what our relationship looks like these days except that it’s rocky, but improving. I will, however explain what it’s been like without a […]

Coffee Shops You Should Be FALLowing: A Guide to the Best of Seasonal Caffeinated Flavors in the Chicagoland Area

’Tis the season of sugar and spice and everything pumpkin flavored: no doubt you’ve noticed this on your weekly (or biweekly? every day? hourly?) excursions to Starbucks. Fellow caffeine lovers, by stopping by a chain to pick up a Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Mocha or Apple Cider, you are missing out on the potential […]