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Dear UMass Administration: Practice what you preach -

February 9, 2016

Student-run political groups gear up for the Massachusetts primary -

February 9, 2016

UMass prepares for matchups with AIC, Northeastern -

February 9, 2016

Football, social Goods, and choice -

February 9, 2016

Rihanna makes her biggest artistic statement on ‘Anti’ -

February 9, 2016

Berthiaume Center recognized with top entrepreneurship award -

February 9, 2016

Massachusetts club hockey holds on for 5-4 victory over Montclair State -

February 9, 2016

A-10 Notebook: Davidson, George Washington earn conference wins -

February 9, 2016

Amherst hires new interim town manager -

February 9, 2016

Man arrested for possession of heroin with intent to distribute -

February 9, 2016

David Bowie makes his death a spectacle in ‘Blackstar’ -

February 8, 2016

Sia’s ‘This is Acting’ is simply that: acting. -

February 8, 2016

The art of perseverance -

February 8, 2016

UMass hockey to participate in 2016 Friendship Four tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland -

February 8, 2016

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ maintains charm in 11th season -

February 8, 2016

IT Forum held to outline updates in new security policies -

February 8, 2016

No need to keep the light on for lackluster horror ‘The Boy’ -

February 8, 2016

Hockey East Notebook: UNH upsets No. 8 UMass Lowell -

February 8, 2016

UMass Poll results place Sanders, Trump at top going into NH primary -

February 8, 2016

Herrell’s ‘Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day’ event a sweet success -

February 8, 2016

‘I did it my way’

Karen Podorefsky describes why her experiences with her friends have taught her more than her experiences in UMass classes.

The challenge of breaking the sugar habit

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Karen Podorefsky gave up sugar for 21 days after reading an article about the health benefits that come with kicking the habit and she shares her experience with the challenge.

‘Hurry sickness’ is actually wasting our time

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Karen Podorefsky says that when we do not schedule relaxation periods for ourselves, we actually end up wasting more time throughout the day.

A guide to being your smartest self

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Karen Podorefsky shares the best ways to make oneself appear as intelligent as possible during job interviews and situations that call for a positive first impression.

AP course preparation must be up to par

In lieu of the ban in Oklahoma, Karen Podorefsky points out there are a wide variety of teaching methods for high school AP courses that can create differences in how much students actually learn.

‘Gluten-free’ can be code for healthier habits

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Karen Podorefsky thinks the gluten-free craze may help people justify dieting and healthier habits to society and themselves.

How to master multitasking

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Karen Podorefsky discusses the ability to multitask and the benefits and problems associated with it.

Do you have a social allergy?

Columnist Karen Podorefsky says it’s important to confront our friends and loved ones about bothersome behaviors, even if we’re nervous.

How to pack perfectly

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Karen Podorefsky discusses the common issue of overpacking and how to lighten up for trips.

Finding your perfect match

Karen Podorefsky discusses the factors and beliefs associated with searching for one’s “soulmate.”

Battling arguments

Hannah Locke and Annabelle Tarek pose as roommates.  (Sarah Doremus/Collegian File Photo)

Karen Podorefsky discusses how to deal with inevitable conflict between roommates.

The benefits of connecting to your heritage

Karen Podorefsky describes the impact that her trip to Israel had on her cultural views and why all students should participate.

Our plugged in world

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Karen Podorefsky comments on the how the current generation’s use of technology is impacting the way people view relationships and the world around them.

Push for punishment equality

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Karen Podorefsky evaluates the effectiveness of the Obama administration’s discipline guidelines to reduce discrimination in the way punishment is issued in schools.

Learn to learn, not to remember

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Karen Podorefsky explains the importance of taking classes that interest us and of learning course material rather than memorizing facts.

Effects of aesthetic discrimination

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Karen Podorefsky discusses why we need to find an employment process that eliminates aesthetic discrimination.

Luck of the Irish

Students took to town for the annual Blarney Blowout at local bars last year. (Shaina Mishkin/Daily Collegian)

Karen Podorefsky recounts the history of St. Patrick’s Day and encourages students to celebrate safely during Blarney Blowout.

Light at night ends in sleepless plight

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Karen Podorefsky describes the effect that exposure to light just before we sleep has on our circadian rhythm.

Positive impact of service learning

Evan Sahagian/Collegian File Photo

Karen Podorefsky describes the value of engaging in service learning and the positive impact it has on communities and participants.

A day to rest

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Karen Podorefsky details the importance of making weekly rest days part of your lifestyle.