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February 11, 2015

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 […]

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December 15, 2014

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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December 8, 2014

Meaningful Holiday Giving on a Student’s Budget

Holiday giving

As I write this on National Giving Day, a week ahead of Colorado Gives Day, the day after Cyber Monday, three days removed from Small Business Saturday, and Black Friday starting on Thursday and going into overtime for many businesses, I think of the casual conversations I’ve had recently with students who want to mark […]

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September 10, 2014

To Snack or Not to Snack?

Snacking

A snack is considered a small amount of food eaten between meals. Americans are snacking at higher rates than ever. According to the USDA’s food surveys of Americans, both the amount of snacking and the caloric density of the snacks has increased since 1977. It is estimated that 84% of adults snack which provides about […]

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