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Is your coffee habit healthy?

Coffee has become a staple beverage for busy college students, and for many, a shot of espresso is the only thing getting them through the day. But is this a healthy habit?

Well, there’s good news and bad news for coffee lovers. 

Using cardio for weight loss

Summer is fast approaching. Say you want to get lean and get that summer body. Your first instinct is to look to cardio to reach this goal. Running, biking, swimming — anything that will help you sweat out the calories.

But, exactly how much cardio should you do? How much is too much?

While there is no straight-to-the-point answer that fits all body types, athletic abilities or genetics, it is possible to get a rough estimate of what you need. That being said,regular cardio exercise is undisputedly an important part of a productive, effective weight loss routine.

How to get the most out of meditation

Most perceive meditation as a complicated art form—but it can actually be quite simple.

There isn’t one right way to go about it—the goal is to quiet your mind in order to be present in the moment and within yourself. You can achieve this in a number of ways.

“[Meditation] can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word or phrase, known as a mantra,” according to Psychology Today.

Change the World: Interview with Tony’s Chocolonely

The following is an exclusive interview with Dena White, the Head of U.S. Marketing for Dutch company Tony’s Chocolonely. This interview took place at ASU’s Change the World event on March 27.

“The goal of having this truck here is to continue to spread awareness and create issue awareness that there is in fact slavery in the coco industry. Slavery can mean a lot of different things. We have this perception based on the narrative in our history books and what we learned slavery is. But we’re talking about modern slavery and illegal child labor.

Devils in Depth: Session B classes and internship plans

Angelica D'Augusta, Graphic Information Technology

Angelica D'Augusta

From a young age, I always had a technical desire to do creative things. In high school I learned Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe. That kind of re-sparked my interest in that field. I’m taking HTML web design classes, so that has a lot of mockups, user research and wireframing.

Change the World: Unique opportunities abound for patrons of all types

ASU’s Change the World served as an opportunity for student-run organizations and impactful companies alike to establish an atmosphere that encourages social and scientific education in addition to sweeping change. Here’s what it was like to be a fly on the wall at the March 27 event.

After being greeted with some buttery popcorn and ASU merch, you could begin your journey through the many informative tables and open mic events spread throughout Sun Devil Stadium.

Stress management techniques to remember

Excessive stress can make everyday activities difficult or even painful. We all know what it’s like to weigh your options as another academic year nears its end — you may really want to catch up on sleep after that last all-nighter rather than get up and go to class.

Stress can stem from many different factors, but that doesn’t mean you have to let it ruin your daily life — especially at important times. Stress management gives you an opportunity to take charge of your own thoughts, habits and schedules.

What you need to know about vegetarianism

Following diet trends has become increasingly popular and accessible in the digital age. Readers can learn all about new ways to become “healthier,” physically and spiritually. One diet that gains popularity by the day is vegetarianism.

The basic understanding of a vegetarian is someone who does not consume meat, poultry or fish. There are also three types of vegetarians — lacto-ovo-vegetarians, lacto-vegetarians, ovo-vegetarians and lacto-ovo-vegetarians.

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