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Robots aide nurses

Robots help with nurse worker shortage “People are feeling depressed and lonely. Robots can offer that social interaction. They will come and tell jokes, they will interact, they will have small conversations, they will administer reminiscence therapy. These little guys will teach them how to do easy-going exercises,” said Arshia …

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The Impact of Food on Mental Health

Mental health issues are skyrocketing with the recent pandemic and the growing influence of social media. There are many ways to prevent the growth of mental illness, but it is most important to focus on putting healthy food in your body and the role food plays in your life. A …

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Breaking Barriers

The art of being a woman in medicine “Medicine as a profession is relentless,” said Dr. Angie Thompson, an obstetrician and gynecologist with OB Hospitalist Group and Mayo Clinic. “It is almost like a merry-go-round that’s going very fast. Unless you take time to jump off it or slow down, …

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Best non traditional “fast casual” restaurants

  Go global: Expand your options when looking for a quick meal Obviously, everyone needs to eat, but why not supply your body with some of the best affordable, high-quality food? Everyone is familiar with “fast-casual” restaurants such as Chipotle, Five Guys, and Noodles & Co., but If you’re looking …

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Downtown: Where fun goes to die?

For students, downtowns have little appeal From afar, the skylines of downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis are some of the most iconic parts of the Minnesota landscape. However, if you’re a student, being downtown might be much less memorable.  Despite both downtowns having sports stadiums, music venues, and critically acclaimed …

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A peek behind the college admissions curtain

The decision process from the desk of an admissions counselor “Top Ramen is the best invention in the world,” read the opening line of an Augsburg University applicant’s Common Application essay. Shonna Fulford, the director of admissions at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, befuddled and amused, read on. Her eyes curiously …

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Book a flight!

Is the commercialization of space travel worth the costs?   On July 20, 1969, over 600 million people were glued to their television sets as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. With their enormously popular lunar broadcast, Armstrong and Aldrin effectively declared the United States victorious in the …

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China: the rise & power of Xi Jinping

As Xi Jinping’s influence grows, China is elevated to a whole new political and economic stage “There have been a lot of changes in China since I grew up there as a kid,” said Jing Li, Chinese teacher. “The home, food, entertainment, and consumerism have changed the most.” Throughout the …

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Try thrift & vintage shopping

Turn back the clock, freshen up your look When you’re in search of new clothing, don’t go straight to all the fast-fashion popular clothing brands. Instead, try thrifting and vintage shopping. “Thrifting” is shopping at a less sorted- through store of used clothing with a wide variety of styles, while …

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Are sustainable cars truly sustainable?

The complicated effects of electric cars on the environment Tesla’s high-powered, lithium battery cells are seemingly a feat of engineering. In a compact 46 by 80 mm cylinder, electrons propel the increasingly popular vehicles up to 300 miles with a single charge—all while releasing zero tailpipe emissions. But, what does …

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