Posts tagged Life
A Pirate's [Guide to] Life

For a bunch of cutthroats and scoundrels, there’s something awfully alluring about pirates. From multi-million dollar movie franchises to classic bedtime stories, these rogues have captivated our collective imagination for centuries. But what is it, precisely, that draws us back to these figures? What do we find so romantic about the men and women who carried out such monstrous deeds as murder and mayhem on the open seas?

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Work to Live, Don't Live to Work

I’ve never been one to flop and drop on holidays. While I can certainly see the appeal, to me, a holiday is about packing in as many – non-work related activities – as possible! In my eyes, I’ve paid to travel to and spend time at a specific destination, so why not make the most of it? You could say that switching on is my way of switching off! The key is planning activities and outings which I wouldn’t necessarily get the chance to do on a regular basis. 

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"What If?"

In my time as a dietetic intern at one of the local hospitals I had the opportunity to meet a woman with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 95. Now, BMI isn’t my favorite way of measuring health status, but a BMI of 95 put this individual five categories above “morbidly obese.” The Center for Disease Control doesn’t even have a named classification for a BMI that high. For those of you who aren’t as familiar with BMI as I am, that means that this individual was 5’4” and approximately 500lbs.

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Croix Laconsay

Our guest last week brought us the perspective of a scientific mind a work. In breaking down the elements of our world, Croix Laconsay is more than just a student of chemistry, he's an explorer of life itself. Now it's time for us to see if his training as a Toastmaster Table Topics leader has prepared him for his turn in the hot seat with this week's guest author ice breaker interview. 

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Mike Duffy

During our time as members of the Student Government Association at Marist, one administration adopted a common adage as their motto, "actions speak louder than words." Indeed, we expect you will be no stranger to this concept, as many of our past guests have expressed their strategies for bringing these words to life through their activities, roles, and pursuits. This week, we have, perhaps, our best example yet.

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