Review: 'Thor: Ragnarok'

If you’re like most of humanity and you haven’t spent your life obsessing over comic books, you probably can’t help but see the premise of the "Thor" movies as ridiculous. Given that the series and its "Avengers" tie-ins revolve around a millennia-long family feud between viking gods (who are actually just magic aliens who don’t believe in haircuts), you probably have a point there.

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Why owning a dog is good for your health

When a dog is being walked around campus, it’s usually swarmed by giddy college students who desperately miss their furry companions. Of course, owning a dog has its pros and cons, and while having a "cuddle buddy" is high on the pros list, dogs have much more to offer. In fact, studies have shown that dogs increase the mental and physical health of their owners. 

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We need to stop misusing the term 'trigger warning'

Mental illness is something that we all at one point or another experience in our lives. It’s a problem that permeates our culture, and we do need to figure out why it’s so prominent, but that’s for another day. What I’d rather focus on is the strange reaction we have toward things relating to these mental illnesses, specifically things called "triggers."  

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A 'fresh' take on healthy, vegetarian living

In the U.S., we are overwhelmed with the idea of choice. We have so many options in front of us all of the time that it is hard to say no. This holds true for the food available to us, too. We have Chinese food, Italian food, Polish food and so much more. We have extra-large fries and half-pound burgers around every corner. While at face value these choices seem to be beneficial, I think the stereotypical American diet does more harm than good.  

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From the treadmill to the squat rack

Ladies, it’s time to step off the cardio machine and into the weight room. When I go to the gym, I see so many girls confining themselves to cardio machines and floor mats, and while these workouts have their time and place, neglecting weight training is a big "no-no" for reaching fitness goals.  

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Employers shouldn't hire or fire based on social media

Why is it that employers are able to base a worker's job security on what they put on a social networking site? While I firmly believe that everyone should be careful with what they put out into this world, I cant help but think at what point does the line between one's professional and personal life get crossed? The problem I have with the whole idea of using social media as a means of screening and gaining a sense of character is that it is literally merging two entities together that are meant to stay separate: work life and personal/home life.

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