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Treating Yourself Right

Beat the heat with this sweet treat

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It’s time to open up your taste buds to the cold, refreshing taste of a root beer float.

The sweet, refreshing taste of an ice cream float has floated around since the late 19th century. Although the primary inventor of this beverage cannot solely be identified, there are numerous theories as to how this chilling beverage transformed into a summertime favorite.

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Bullish Expectations: How To Get Over D-Rose– Lerner Assignment 5

What to do after Derrick Rose’s third knee surgery as a Bulls fan.

Derrick Rose speaking to media

Derrick Rose speaking to media

For Bulls fans recently, the story of nearly every season has been getting over the loss of the team’s former MVP due to injuries. Rose had played just 10 games over the past two season, but this season was meant to be different. The Bulls pieced together what looked like their deepest and most talented team around Rose through free agency and the draft. Things were looking up for Chicago’s NBA squad to make a serious run at the title–so long as Rose’s knees were able to hold their own.

While this season hadn’t been Rose’s best statistically in his career, seeing him on the court night in and night out was enough for many Bulls fans. With the emergence of NBA All Star Jimmy Butler and the resurgence of free agent signee, Pau Gasol, it felt like Rose just needed to fill a role for the team to reach big things. Rose was pretty inconsistent in the first half of this season, but showed bursts of his signature athleticism which was promising for both this season and his future with the team.

When many fans heard the news of Rose needed yet another meniscus surgery this season, they were shocked. Rose didn’t go down in a game like he had in the two previous situations where he injured his knees. The news of the most recent injury came out the day after a game, although it isn’t even certain that the tear occurred during the game the night before the announcement.

Now the Bulls will just have to attempt to hold their own until the playoffs, which is when Rose is potentially expected to return to the lineup, according to NBA.com. Rose has a huge contract, so the Bulls and their fans are tied to the Chicago native for the foreseeable future. Here’s my ‘how to’ video on dealing with yet another Rose injury.

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How-To: Make Pumpkin Bread

Alicia Lee

A Quick and Easy, Delicious Fall Treat 


The leaves are changing color, the air is getting colder, the clothes are getting thicker, and that could only mean one thing… Fall is finally here! Fall is the favorite season of many people because of Halloween, the fashion, etc., but it is my favorite because of the food. Once fall hits, everything pumpkin flavored comes out including pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin cookies, etc. Many of those things may be difficult to make. However, in this video, I will teach you how to make the most simplest fall treat, pumpkin bread. It only takes a few ingredients, which many of us already have at home.

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Curing a case of the Hiccups!

How To: Stop your Hiccups

Mia Reggi Assignment 5

Can’t stop those inevitable hiccups that pop in day-to-day life? Learn how to rid them quickly with some quick easy tips in my how-to piece! Hiccups can come up in daily life often unexpectedly and in public. It is useful to have a number of ways to stop them before them can become irritating or disruptive.

When first coming up for an idea on what to do my how to piece on I had some difficulty choosing just one thing. There is an area where we could show a bit of our personality as well as creativity. Because hiccups are something that nearly all people have experienced or will experience more than once in their lifetime I thought this was both a newsworthy and suitable story because it it a relatable topic that I could have some fun doing.

One technique to curing hiccups!

One technique to curing hiccups!

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How To Do an at Home Manicure

By: Yele Ajayi

Keep your nails nice and traditional with a basic at home manicure that never goes out of style.

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Here is a complete manicure.

Walking into the nail salon, taking a quick glance at the prices can be shocking. Fifteen to twenty dollars for a simple  manicure is crazy when you can walk to Walmart and pick up the needed materials for less than 10 dollars. With that said, the tips to doing your own at home manicure are quick and easy and may even save you from breaking that $20 sitting around in your wallet.

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How to: Prevent the Flu

It’s that time of the year again, flu season.

(Produced and Narrated by Steven Bardwell)

What will you do when influenza strikes your apartment complex or you begin hearing the lecture hall sniffles?  People are starting to stay indoors as the cold weather rolls in, but that does not mean you have to go through another winter waiting for the flu bug to reach you.


Chicken and Noodle Soup

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Training the trusting generation: Scams on the elderly and how to prevent them

With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 each day, the size of the elderly population is getting larger. Unfortunately, so is the number of elderly citizens who fall victim to scams targeting their age group.

Photo retrieved from the FBI website.

Elderly are scammed about $2.6 billion per year.|Photo retrieved from the FBI website.

Scammers often target the elderly because of their trusting nature. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, as of 2012, Baby Boomers were the most trusting age group in America. This was decided based on their answer to the question, “Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people?” Forty percent of Baby Boomers expressed beliefs of the former, while the same was only true for 19 percent of Millennials. Continue reading

Preparing for the unpredictable: Urbana assisted living home regularly practices fire safety


According to the National Fire Protection Association, the very young and the very old are at highest risk of death from home fires.

The U.S. Fire Administration said that in 2010, adults 65 years or older represented only 13 percent of the U.S. population, but made up 35 percent of all fire deaths.

They also said individuals 65 years or over are 2.7 times more likely to die in a fire than the rest of the general population.

The staff at Meadowbrook Health Center in Urbana, Illinois, emphasized the importance in educating and preparing their residents in case of a fire when we talked to them in this video. Continue reading