Elysse Bell

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Packing a lunch is great — it saves money and provides a plethora of lunch options… until you run out of ideas, that is. I’ve compiled a list of lunch ideas from my own habits to prevent you from getting stuck in a rut.


But Instagram wouldn’t be Instagram if we were satisfied with darkly-lit, blurry photos of sunsets. The ranks of the cultural elite – the Instagram famous – spend hours each day cultivating their aesthetic.


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the pressure is on to impress your love interest with some seriously sexy food. Don’t have a reservation? I’ve got you covered with five sure-fire ideas for what to serve on the most romantic of evenings.


Of course, life hacks are popular by their very nature — they offer an easy, seemingly painless version of reality in which the rest of your lifestyle doesn’t have to change to accommodate whatever self-improvement you’ve just vowed to commit to.


There’s a lot of pressure on the month of January to magically produce new habits, commitments, and even whole new selves. Whether or not they eventually come to fruition, what matters is starting the year by reflecting on things that matter to you.


With environmental crises looming and big agri-business impacting our everyday lives on an unprecedented scale, the politics of food is an important emerging field. Much has been written on concerns ranging from the national to the agricultural and the personal. But a literal analysis of national food politics is unprecedented — so dare I ask a more pressing question?


Where’d the time go? With the holidays and end of term approaching, it’s time for a good old fashioned get together with all your friends whom you can’t bear the thought of parting with for winter break. And what's better than a potluck when you all want to gather over some food?


Fast, healthy, and cheap: the trifecta of student food that too often goes unfulfilled. (Of course, these terms are all relative, especially with food: what is quick for one person might be more involved for another, and budgets and diets vary from person to person.)


Although the atmosphere was carefully set, the organizers did not shy away from the fact that the evening would be inevitably threaded through with conflict. With a room full of people passionate about different ways of approaching the issue of sustainability and necessary change, how could it not be?

I’d like to recommend the following cheap and delicious restaurants to eat along the Broadway corridor, organized according to their proximity to a 99 stop.

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