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Filth Is Beauty

Filth Is Beauty

Recently a friend asked me my feelings on charcoal. That’s easy. Charcoal’s smell triggers cravings for hot dogs and watermelon and therefore is a lovely, lovely tease.

Apparently she meant charcoal as a beauty product.

I balked. Rubbing your body in charcoal? That seems as good an idea as bathing in mud. Which… while messy… and counterintuitive… happens to be a major luxury at spas worldwide. Interesting. Maybe gasoline fights really are next.

Ooh… except somehow that movie (Zoolander) came out in 2001… HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE. I feel old.

Serendipitously, charcoal touts anti-aging benefits! (I didn’t even PLAN that segue. I think charcoal just gets me.)

Anti-aging, teeth whitening, and pore clarifying, are all merits ascribed to charcoal. And I guess that makes sense. Charcoal operates like a magnet, luring out opposing ions and swathing itself in them so that when the charcoal is removed, the offending ions go out with it.

Charcoal is like nature’s Pied Piper. It plays it’s siren song and gets all the rats to leave the village, wherein siren song = adsorptive properties (yes, with a D), rats = grime/toxins, and village = your visage/body.

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Happy Hour on the Hill: A Guide for the Thirsty CU Student

Happy Hour on the Hill: A Guide for the Thirsty CU Student

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After Freshman year, many students transition from living in the dorms to living in an old, brick house or apartment nestled in the Hill district of Boulder. This area, as Boulderites are well aware of, has become the home of CU students. It’s rare and often odd to catch site of a family strolling along the sidewalk of College Avenue. Regardless, this area is bustling with the young energy of students in their twenties. The shopping area on the Hill spans a mere block and a half, a small area for such a large student population, however 13th Street is lined with restaurants and small shops. There are a plethora of sandwich shops and coffee shops: fast meals and a little caffeine to keep the busy CU student energized through finals week (or any week of the school year). Amongst these quick eateries are a handful of restaurants with some great happy hour specials.

The Sink is a funky restaurant and bar on the corner of 13th and Pennsylvania with a lot of history. The restaurant is much like a labyrinth or maze, with low ceilings, dim light, and separate sections connected by narrow entryways. It is a laid-back spot with …read more

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Who Is Our President, Even? (The CU President That Is)

Who Is Our President, Even? (The CU President That Is)

The President's suite during the 2014 football season photographed by Cortney Ratashak

It’s strange to realize that after three years at he University of Colorado Boulder, I have very little knowledge of who Cu’s President is. Up until last semester, I had absolutely no idea who, or what our president’s name even was – and on that note, the only reason I do now is because I worked as a suite attendant in the Presidents suite during football season.

The President’s suite during the 2014 football season photographed by Cortney Ratashak

CU’s president, a kind, warm, and intelligent man, became the head of the University in 2008. Being head of CU encompasses more than just Boulder, though. He is the president of all four campuses: Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs and Anschutz. Since taking the reins of CU, Benson has succeeded in enhancing CU’s standing as one of the nation’s leading public universities, advancing the economy, health and culture of Colorado. Futhermore, during his time in office, CU’s research funding has soared to record levels, accumulating over 861 million from 2013-2014 alone. It’s safe to say that Benson has made a remarkable impact on CU as a whole.

Aside from being the head honcho at Boulder, Benson has much experience in a wide array of fields. …read more

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CU-Boulder University Libraries to host exhibit and events on 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park

CU-Boulder University Libraries to host exhibit and events on 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park

By caughey

University Libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder is hosting an exhibit and multiple events to honor the 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library is featuring a new exhibit, “Expressions of Rocky Mountain National Park: A Centennial Celebration,” featuring a selection of art, maps, and companion writings and objects showcasing the park’s natural wonders and 100-year history. It will be on display through Aug. 13.

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Using artificial intelligence to free us from Time Claustrophobia

Using artificial intelligence to free us from Time Claustrophobia

Do you feel like there just isn’t enough time to spend time with those you love? Or maybe even feeling guilty enjoying that free time with your family because there is too much “stuff” to get done?!

Well, we’ve all seen in the movies how Iron Man’s assistant JARVIS not only helps him get out of a sticky situations, but also manage his life in an entirely intelligent way.

This type of technology is becoming a reality with a new app from a Boulder-based startup DaVinciTime.com who mission is to create intelligent software for ambitious people so they can be free of overwhelm to achieve their dreams in a balanced way.

How you might ask? Good question.

You see “to-do” lists have not kept up with the rest of our technology. The problem is they are “dumb” meaning there is no context, no way to react to a change in the real world. Even electronic to-do lists are just “dumb” digital information with no memory or reaction to changing circumstances.

Everyday we live our lives and spend our time (our most precious resource) and then just throw away that data by throwing our task lists in the trash never to be viewed again.

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For the Outdoors-Men (and Women) Who Have to Spend This Weekend Indoors

For the Outdoors-Men (and Women) Who Have to Spend This Weekend Indoors

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Wow. It is snowing. And has been snowing. And will continue to snow. I know there are the Boulderites with their intense training schedules who will brave the cold and snow to run up mountains or brave the disastrous, car wreck inducing ski resort traffic on I-70 to freeze their buns off on the slopes; there is still plenty to do indoors for the outdoors enthusiast on the rare weekend that Boulder doesn’t have pleasant weather. Here are some of my options this weekend.

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Planning

Trips as well as many outdoor activities take planning. Even if you are the most experienced backpacker, you may want to try a new route this spring/summer and you will need to plan out a few things.

  • Backpacking Trip Plans: Where do you want to backpack once it warms up? Who would you like to come with you? When could you possibly go? How long could you go for? Would you be able to take off from work (employers usually prefer early notification)? What is your transportation method to get to the trailhead? Do you need a permit and how do you get one? What route do you want to take? How many miles are …read more

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Student life: CU’s Got Talent show Feb. 27

Student life: CU’s Got Talent show Feb. 27

By swensong

Join CU Late Night for the first annual CU’s Got Talent show on Friday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in Old Main. The event will feature student performers including hip hop artists, Indian classical dancers, acoustic and percussive guitar players, a banjo player and powerful vocalists that you won’t want to miss. The event is free and open to the public.

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