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Taste and See

Julianne Byer We are all aware of how the media has squandered, squelched and pulverized the very blatant fact that America overeats. Yes, this is quite clear, thank you, just ask our waistlines.  “But we can’t help it!” we scream. After all, they serve apple and walnut salads at fast food restaurants, allow carbs to […]

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The Single Stigma: continued-

Julianne Byer           So now that we’ve vented and had our “couple bashing” fun we must re-group and realize – well, reality.          After all, if we are all to live peacefully in such a society, we must do so. But it isn’t the fact that singles are labeled either lonely or promiscuous, aren’t offered as great […]

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The Immigration Nation

Julianne Byer So I’m sifting through newspapers and editorial clippings arguing about the Immigration Issue. Since when is it an issue? America is not suffering from an immigration problem- America IS Immigration. But our mindset has changed. We as the red, white and blue collectively, have decided that the borders have been permanently drawn and […]

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The real deep impact

Julianne Byer Recently, I came across a blip of an article discussing a theory on the relationship a well-connected person can have on the others around them. It’s interesting, because we all like to think that we have even a mild affect on people. And it’s relevant because this is such an ideal time in […]

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Goodbye Fairy Tales, Hello Neo-Romanticism

Julianne Byer Prince Charming storms through the castle gates, shielded with armor and valor as his Fair Maiden bats her lashes, anxiously waiting to be whisked away into the sunset. Enter the White Stallion stage left and cue music while the words “Happily Ever After” scroll across the screen. Barf bag anyone? Or better yet, […]

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Let's Work to Unveil the Invisible

Julianne Byer For the second time, I sat through the documentary following the lives of the “Invisible Children” in Uganda who have fallen under the radar of both their government and ours. These small little faces, with even smaller voices, have slowly become invisible in a war ravaged country that will stop at nothing on […]

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To-Do: Find More Time

Julianne Byer             No one really said that life gets harder as we grow up. They could have. They could have warned us that responsibilities and everyday tasks will pile up in between the stack of old newspapers and heap of dirty laundry. The To-Do list will continue to grow, the waiting lists will get […]

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So much for Party Gras

Julianne Byer             You know it’s pretty bad if you can practically count the number of arrests last weekend on all your fingers and toes. Bad for the cops who stood around in the cold and cost the city almost $350,000; pretty good for all of us hiding out behind closed doors and keeping the music […]