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Lily Avnet

Entries by Lily Avnet

A Walking Playlist

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2013 | 9:13 AM

It's early in the morning, and you're off to start the daily grind. Playlist selection is crucial to alter your mood -- from groggy to human in a pre-caffeinated state -- and ultimately to shape your day.

I am lucky enough to walk to work, but the sentiment of this...

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Google Searches For Mental Illnesses May Be Tied To Seasons, Study Suggests

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 6:53 PM

Google may give us information on more than just flu outbreaks and diet trends -- a new study shows it also demonstrates how our interest in certain mental disorders differs by season.

The study, which was led by John W. Ayers from the Graduate School...

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6 Things I Want to Stop Stressing About (And 1 Huge Thing)

(4) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 8:19 AM

Interning with Healthy Living can be a truly immersive experience: We buy salads while discussing the benefits of kale over spinach, we yawn as we look over new sleep research, and, of course, we stress over creating content that will help people better understand why and how they stress.


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Body Media Fit Armband Review

(5) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 7:43 AM

This review is part of our series on the most popular fitness tracker devices. Read the full story here.


If you're really set on being more active or losing weight then a maybe a fitness-tracking device is the way to...

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Music Lessons Early In Life Could Boost Brain Development, Study Suggests

(36) Comments | Posted February 18, 2013 | 6:52 AM

If you enjoyed (or suffered through) music lessons as a child, listen up!

Being trained in music before age 7 could hold major brain benefits, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The study suggested that children who practiced music at a young...

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My "Get Through It" Playlist

(4) Comments | Posted January 27, 2013 | 10:50 AM

While I am still looking for a scientist to back my claim that my body is totally devoid of endorphins, I must endure thrice-weekly cardio sessions until President Obama amends the constitution to decree that ice cream and candy be considered health foods -- my actual wish to former Pres....

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Twitter Could Be Useful In Tracking Disease Outbreaks, Study Suggests

(13) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 10:54 PM

Talk about going viral.

New research from Brigham Young University suggests that Twitter might actually aid health officials in locating potentially troublesome outbreaks by using the social media site's GPS feature.

"One of the things this paper shows is that the distribution of tweets is about the same...

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Energy Bars And Sugar: Are They As Sweet As Candy?

(124) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 7:41 AM

When you’re feeling hungry at the end of the day, it’s easy to unwrap an energy bar. These bars have been formulated to provide a combination of fiber and protein to keep you energized and full. While the snacks are convenient and especially helpful if you’re hungry before...

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Are Sneaker Wedges the Democracy of Footwear?

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 3:47 PM

If you're looking for a wedge on the competition (i.e. a trendy shoe for the fall), look no further than the sneaker wedge. It makes sense since wedges and platforms have made a comeback all over the place. Espadrilles have been a classic in Spain and France for centuries (pre-wedge,...

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Why Wear Oxblood?

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 1:03 PM

Oxblood sounds like a Biblical plague and/or conjures up an image of a hemoglobin-rich animal fluid, but, no, this is simply a fabulous fall trend! In a sense, this is entirely emblematic fashion's cyclical nature. It's not just red, it's the new, cool red -- like an emo cousin of...

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Why Shaving Your Head Can Make You a Feminist

(6) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 5:28 PM

If you recall my piece last week on the brothel creeper -- which interestingly spawned an assortment of vehement agreement on the "too cool for school" defense -- we are moving ahead, literally, which brings us to this week's exploration: the chic shaved head.

The practice of...

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Why the Brothel Creeper Is As Scary As It Sounds

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 1:21 PM

Friends, fashionistas, countrymen and all who misquote Shakespeare, welcome!

In this column I plan to explore the fashion world through an objective -- read: amusing/brilliant/hilarious -- lens. As a writer, or alienated individual, I believe my ability to see through trends will surpass the skill of someone who is actually...

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