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High school all over again

During winter break, you may have spent some time enjoying the simple pleasures you grew up with: trips to the local mall, late-night diner stops or maybe even a local sports game.…

Think in the box

It’s probably a sign that something’s gotten really big when your 57-year-old mother asks you, “Did you see that video on YouTube?” With more than 10 million hits on YouTube, Saturday Night Live’s uncensored version of “My D— in a Box,” a video featuring SNL cast member Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake, is the definition of “big.” It’s even got its own Wikipedia entry.…

Resolutions fade into New Year

As the final notes of “Auld Lang Syne” trail off into an early January morning and the last noisemaker is swept off the floor, visions of low-carb diets and nicotine patches dance in the heads of millions of Americans at the beginning of each new year.…

Horror at the movies

Past the acres of diamonds lies a Pearl. But is it as precious as it was hoped to be? Pearl Theatre, located in the new $100 million Avenue North complex, is the first movie theater to open in North Philadelphia in almost four decades, but on the night of Dec.…

Vacationing, volunteering on the border

Sixteen students and four Temple administrators went to Mexico. They had fun in the sun on the beach, made some cute friends and talked the night away while playing games. No, they weren’t on vacation in Cancun.…

Dodging the winter draft abroad

Going against everything you stand for, you pop your collar and hang your head – partly out of shame – before biting back at the brrrrr-isk wind. These are not the good vibrations the Beach Boys spoke of.…

Facing a cold front of depression

According to a 2004 survey by the American College Health Association, nearly half of all college students reported feeling so depressed that they had trouble functioning normally and 15 percent of students meet the criteria for clinical depression.…

DROPPING THE BALL

1. Out: Energy drinks – We lost you at Pimpjuice. In: Coffee – It’s time to subscribe to “Jacked and the Coffee Beanstalk.” 2. Out: “Jawn” – Will Smith used this Philly word on a ’96 episode of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Three episodes later, the show was canceled.…

Making up for those tiny flaws

A few issues ago, we discussed tips for clothes and hygiene on the go. But for some people, it’s all about the glamour. So if you really want to look fresh and awake, or you just don’t like to leave the house looking undone, makeup is key.…

Guys find safety and style in feminine jeans

Guys have always been trying to get into girls’ pants – just not like this. Searching through the clothes racks at H&M – or just through their sisters’ closets, some men have crossed over to the world of cross-dressing … sort of.…