Dec 17, 2015

Scented Candles & Air Fresheners Pose Dangerous Health Risks

It seems like anything in this day and age will kill you.

Nov 17, 2015

This Model Isn’t Letting Cancer Stop Her From Being Camera Ready

“I refused to wear a wig or a scarf because, f*ck everyone else, that’s how I looked."

Mar 19, 2012

Body Blog: Killer Beef

A new study has shown that the health risks associated with eating red meat are even more dramatic than previously thought. The study followed over 100,000 men and women from 1980 to 2006. They filled out frequent questionnaires about diet and health. Over the course of the study, over 20,000 participants died.

Oct 28, 2011

Beyond Breast Cancer: Five Other Cancers That Affect Women

Breast cancer is not the number one cancer-killer amongst women. (Whoa! No way?) Due to the fact that breast cancer is probably the most heavily publicized and marketed of any cancer, most women seem to think it must be the most dangerous.

Dec 15, 2010

Marijuana Use On The Rise!

According to the LA times, 1 in 3 high school seniors smoke pot. This news is not that shocking to most of us, but apparently surprising enough that Obama's "Drug Czar" and the rest of the old people in this country are up in arms (and probably somehow blaming Miley).

Oct 13, 2010

Breast Cancer Isn’t an “Older Woman’s” Disease

I was your typical college sophomore. I was active on campus, had a great group of friends, and kept myself busy with schoolwork. I was enjoying my time at The College of New Jersey, and felt truly blessed with an amazing life.

Jun 28, 2010

Body Blog: 5 Foods You Should Eat Right Now

I know, I know – us glamorous CollegeCandy readers are so busy saving the world, getting better than A+ grades, and flirting with the boy next door, that it’s so hard to incorporate a consistent healthy diet into our daily lives. Yet it’s important to understand that beauty and health last beyond our college years, so we have to do everything in our power to keep the summer glow and prevent any aging wrinkles...

Jan 5, 2010

I Hate You, Resolutioners

I don't make resolutions for the new year. Not only do I know I will not keep them, but I also know that anything important enough to give up on December 31st should probably be given up on any other day. I tried to give up cake once - what a disaster. Just knowing the 31st was coming and that I would soon be without my beloved buttercream sent me on a downward spiral that resulted with me, a fork and a missing Costco sheet cake.

Oct 2, 2009

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Let’s Talk Boobs

As a kid, there were a lot of things I was looking forward to having once I became a “grown-up” -- a boyfriend, my period (I don't know why I was looking forward to that, but I was), and getting my very own set of beautiful breasts. Not only would their arrival mean I was turning into a woman, but I felt like they would make clothes look that much better.

Aug 22, 2009

Saturday Read: My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

I know, I know. I'm a little bit slow on the uptake. "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult (Editor's Note: best. author. ever) has been a favorite read for a couple years now, and despite hearing nothing but good things, it never really interested me. Being a bookstore employee, you develop a bit of a superiority complex and when a book becomes "mainstream" you turn your nose at it.

Aug 21, 2009

What Doesn’t Cause Cancer?!

Cancer. The word alone gives me the heebie jeebies. It's a scary disease that somehow touches all of our lives, especially nowadays when it seems like everything causes this deadly disease. Yes, we already know that smoking causes cancer; even if you ignore the doctors, it literally says so on the pack. And tanning is pretty stupid too. Fine, we get it.

May 19, 2009

CollegeCandy Says: Check Those Breasts

Hannah Powell-Auslam is the youngest breast cancer patient doctors have ever seen. At only 10 years old, Hannah has recently undergone a mastectomy on her left breast to remove a malignant tumor. Hannah's mother noticed a lump on her daughter's breast after she had complained and took her to get examined.

Apr 23, 2009

Makeup 101: Save your Skin from the Sun

So yesterday I got my first sunburn of the year. (At least, I think it’s a sunburn - it may also be a result of my drunken face-plant…) Honestly, though, I’m not gonna complain 'cause Syracuse hasn’t seen the sun in months. I am, however, going to dust off the sun products that have been under my bed for the past 8 months.

Apr 9, 2009

Is It Worth It?

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And in the game of Bad Habits, you will always come out a loser. As I laid in a tanning bed, I thought about how this bad habit was going to affect me in the long run. Even though I love the immediate benefits of this vice (golden, sun-kissed skin!), I can't help but worry about my future as a leather-skinned freak.

Apr 2, 2009

7 Myths About HPV Debunked

While all STDs are serious, HPV might be the most important for young college women to know about. HPV is the most common STD in the U.S. today and a reported 5.5 million new cases are diagnosed each year.

Feb 27, 2009

Have A Little Sunny D

The letter D is the fourth letter of the alphabet. It’s also one of the most important things you want...

Jan 7, 2009

Kickin’ My Habit: The Smokers Diary 2009

I know I’ve taken a mini-hiatus for the holidays on my no smoking resolution, but let me fill you in....

Jan 5, 2009

First There Was Second-Hand Smoke…

…And now researchers have found that there is a new worry for non-smokers out there: “Third-hand smoke.” According to an...

Dec 10, 2008

Kickin’ my Habit: The Smokers Diary Week 7

I have come to the conclusion that I will never actually stop smoking if I continue to let myself smoke...

Nov 10, 2008

Candy Dish: Usher’s Hot Body, Starbucks Is Genius

Meredith Viera embarrassed our cute Matt Lauer on national television. Herbs aren’t always healthy, but we all knew that. Disney...