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Benefits of Reading for Pleasure


Feeling overwhelmed with school? Is the majority of your time spent on school, studying, and work? Need a break? Take some time to read for fun! Pleasure reading can give you a much needed time out from the stresses of life and has numerous benefits.  Taking the time to read for fun has many different

Growing Shrubs Along the Front Range


I embraced the challenge of gardening years ago. I’m still gardening and I’m still challenged. Gardening along the front range provides lots of chances for me to succeed and, you know, not succeed. But I will not give up! I also have a friend who completed the Horticulture program at FRCC and she has been

College Spring Break on the Cheap


It’s spring break! And….you’re broke. Or close to it. Okay, maybe you’re not broke¸ but you don’t have the funds to sink into a Hawaiian cruise or luxurious ski in/ski out house at Tahoe. So, what can you do over spring break if you’re on a budget but could still use a break? Here are

The (Un)Romantic History of Valentine’s Day

A red noose in a heart shape.

This Saturday is Valentine’s Day, a day when many lovebirds exchange gifts and flowers and head out on the town for candlelit dinners, and school children swap heart-adorned cards and candy with their classmates. It turns out, however, that the history behind Valentine’s Day isn’t quite the romance-filled memoir that you might expect. Lupercalia, the

4 Great Gifts for College Students

Student gift

Winter break is right around the corner and many students are ready for the much needed break! The holidays and balancing a budget can be a challenging time for college students, whether at home or away from family. Finding a gift that helps reduce a student’s financial burden and is something they love can be

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