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Antibacterial soap is great for medical settings, but not so great for everyday use.

Lather Not: Say Nope to Antibacterial Soap

April 30, 2019

In every Fordham Lincoln Center bathroom, there is an antibacterial hand soap dispenser. From bacterial resistance to harmful long term effects, antibacterial soaps do more harm than good.

Making almond milk is as easy as throwing almonds into a blender.

Dairy Is Out: How To Make Your Own Almond Milk or Oat Milk

April 9, 2019

Avoid buying carton after carton of your favorite milk alternative and start making your own almond or oat milk by reading Luke Osborn’s, Sports and Health Editor, tips and tricks.

Emily Krichmar, FCLC ’21, uses stand up comedy to transform her mental health into something positive. Zoey Liu/The Observer.

Living for Laughs: How Comedy Can Positively Impact Your Mental Health

April 9, 2019

Comedy might be a good outlet for those with mental health issues. Fordham psychologist Elizabeth Clark remarks on how to effectively incorporate your mental health experiences into comedy, and Emily Krichmar, Fordham College at Lincoln Center '21, tells her experience doing so.

Notes from a Reluctant Runner

Notes from a Reluctant Runner

March 30, 2019

Grace Getman, Assistant Opinions Editor, accounts her experience as a reluctant runner and gives three tips on how to become a consistent runner.

Brands like Nike, Adidas and Brooks carry many different models of shoes made for all kinds of feet.

The Rundown on Sneakers: Is Your Shoe Right For You?

March 14, 2019

You don’t need to be a professional athlete to wear specialized running shoes. Brands like Nike, Adidas, and Brooks carry many different models of shoes made for all different kinds of feet.

Luke Osborn winding down with a Glossier face mask.

What’s Better: Natural vs. Synthetic Face Masks

March 12, 2019

Looking for some post-midterms self-care ideas? Luke Osborn and Aiza Bhuiyan compare and contrast natural and synthetic face masks and provide you with advice on making your own.

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FUEMS serves the Rose Hill community, providing emergency medical services through student EMTs.

FUEMS Envisions Expansion To LC

March 1, 2019

The student-run Fordham University Emergency Medical Services (FUEMS) serves as first-responders to the Rose Hill community, but Alexis Verwoert, Directors of FUEMS, says the program will be expanding into Lincoln Center.

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Individuals should meditate in the pose they feel most comfortable.

Meditation: More Than Just a Pose In a Silent Room

February 19, 2019

Meditating on ways to reduce stress as midterms approach? So was Lena Weidenbruch, who mediated every day for a week and got the inside scoop on the stress-buster.

Condoms must be used consistently and correctly during sex in order to achieve maximum protection.

Debunking Myths About Birth Control

February 12, 2019

Did you know that condoms are not the most effective way to prevent pregnancy? Neither did some of your classmates. Read more to make sure that you don’t fall prey to six common birth control myths.

Abstinence is 100 percent effective, but it is not the only option.

Play It Safe Or Not At All: Abstinence vs. Safe Sex

February 12, 2019

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Editor Luke Osborn examines abstinence, safe sex, and the ongoing debate between the two regarding sexual health.

Forget oatmilk, CBD is the next fad item to put in your coffee.

What’s the Hype with CBD?

February 5, 2019

CBD recently exploded in the marketplace as a remedy to many ailments. Is all the hype true?

Whether you go low-carb or high-carb, studies show you will most likely gain back the weight you lost.

Adopting Healthy Habits: Don’t Diet ’til You Try It

February 5, 2019

It's the New Year, and dieting is all the rage again. However, studies suggest that fad diets don't actually help you lose weight.