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Sunday, November 13, 2016

I Put Coconut Oil in My Coffee for a Week and Here's What Happened


    When I first heard that putting coconut oil/butter/some other greasy substance in your coffee was a thing, I was a little surprised and a little repulsed. I was even more surprised that the concept was popularized by paleo dieters and not by a Wisconsin state fair (come on, when you hear of weird butter uses, where do you think of?). 
   Recently I did a little research on the benefits of so-called "bulletproof" coffee, because really, how can putting something so greasy in your cuppa joe be good for you? To my disbelief, I found that bulletproof coffee has a slew of desirable effects including increases in energy, fat burning abilities, and cognitive function (fellow college students rejoice).  

Thursday, November 3, 2016

My Existential Birthday Crisis


  So last week was my birthday. Now, I'm not claiming to know at which age one automatically starts dreading one's birthday, but I think I'm on the threshold. Even though I was only turning 20 (yeah, yeah, so young, whatever) there were some special circumstances that made this birthday tougher than the previous ones.