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Wednesday June 29th

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Opinion

‘Tis the season to shop green

Ah, the holidays: a season of gifts and songs about snowflakes and elves that you secretly love. It’s the season of consumerism but hey, it makes us happy. But aside from the money and time we spend, how much environmental damage does all this shopping cause? And more importantly, how can we make this a joyful season for the planet?

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Opinion

Taking a step of the treadmill

Anyone who knows me knows that unless I get a decent dose of exercise — and the post-workout rush of endorphins — I’m a bit … cranky. And I’m not alone. Studies show that, along with the obvious physical benefits of movin’ and groovin’, there are awesome mental benefits: better creativity and memory, and decreased anxiety and stress.

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The face of a green citizen

The environmental movement is one that affects everybody and should be a factor in decision-making in all sectors. However, there is a distasteful undercurrent running through the roots of the tree-hugger crusade, and it is one that this country has struggled long and hard with throughout history: prejudice.

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Meat the new Frankenburger

The so-called test-tube burger (or, in a slightly less appetizing twist, the “Frankenburger”) is the culmination of a five-year experiment by Dutch scientist Mark Post. It involved growing cattle stem cells in-vitro into 20,000 strands of protein. The “meat” was then combined with salt, breadcrumbs and egg powder and formed into a patty.

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Opinion

Climate changing pop culture

Although it seems like “global warming” has long been a common term, it only entered the cultural vernacular recently as climate change was being accepted by the majority of Americans. And like many serious phenomena, the public has turned global warming into something we have perfected the art of: an object of pop culture.

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