Students Share Opinions on What Makes a Healthy Sex Life

By Abby Wallisch For Unwind magazine Students at University of Maryland listed elements like mutual respect, mental and physical healthiness as well as communication as fundamental parts of a healthy sex life. However, the most common response in regards to the definition of a healthy sex life was that there was no one answer. Alisa Zacharia, junior economics and English major, is an active member … Continue reading Students Share Opinions on What Makes a Healthy Sex Life

Detox and Refresh by Spring Cleaning Your Bodies This Season

By Analeigh Hughes For Unwind magazine When most people think of spring cleaning, going through their clothes and cleaning their rooms come to mind. However, we can also give our bodies a good spring cleaning. With the weather getting warmer and the last few weeks of the semester approaching, now is as perfect time as ever to make our bodies and minds feel fresh, clean, … Continue reading Detox and Refresh by Spring Cleaning Your Bodies This Season

Comprehensive Dos and Don’ts for Building a Healthy Salad

By Dena Gershkovich For Unwind magazine We all know that salad is nutritious. However, many do not know how to build the healthiest salad. With May being National Salad Month, right now is a great time to learn. Although salads are often flaunted as the signature health food, they can easily become just the opposite. First, I will orient you with some common salad mistakes … Continue reading Comprehensive Dos and Don’ts for Building a Healthy Salad

Natural Remedies to Ease Allergies and Colds without Medication

By Arielle Dupiton For Unwind magazine When coughing or sneezing in the middle of class, it feels as though the room goes silent and everyone is looking at you with disgust. The best way to fix it is not to get sick. Unfortunately, it’s inevitable in college. A cold or the flu can strike at any time. On top of that, spring comes around and … Continue reading Natural Remedies to Ease Allergies and Colds without Medication

What Nutritional Benefits Hide in Thanksgiving Food?

By Emily Marks For Unwind magazine The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and suddenly everything is pumpkin spice flavored. That can only mean one thing; fall is finally here. There are two types of people around this time of year: those who are frantically shopping for the perfect Halloween costume, and those busy fantasizing about stuffing both their turkey and their face on … Continue reading What Nutritional Benefits Hide in Thanksgiving Food?

Reading a Book versus Watching Television

By Justine Bach For Unwind magazine Let’s say you’re looking for something productive and mentally stimulating to do on your night off and consider two viable options: watch a TV show or read a book. While the more beneficial choice may seem obvious, there are actually advantages and disadvantages to both options. Mental health is an essential factor to living a quality life. As a … Continue reading Reading a Book versus Watching Television

Implications of Interning in DC during an Election: One Student’s NIH Experience

By Casey Noenickx For Unwind magazine Between lecture, lab, discussion, homework and exams it seems impossible to fit anything else into your academic schedule. But an internship adds real-life experience that students can’t find in school. The University of Maryland’s close proximity to D.C. makes the options for internships plentiful. For sophomore neurophysiology major Sara Salimi, a pre-pharmacy student, working at the National Institutes of … Continue reading Implications of Interning in DC during an Election: One Student’s NIH Experience

Maryland Food Co-Op: A place offering more than just food

By: Katelyn Newman   By providing workload equality, a welcoming good atmosphere, and healthy, inexpensive food, the Maryland Food Co-Op offers a fresh spin taste on running a business. Located on the ground floor of Stamp Student Union, the Co-Op is a worker-owned facility in which each worker and volunteer shares equal responsibilities in running the food store. With no managers or bosses, the self-run … Continue reading Maryland Food Co-Op: A place offering more than just food

Endorphins Make Exercise Easier to Endure

By Kristine Auble After persevering through the pain and staying strong through the sweat, most students attribute their post-workout happiness to an overwhelming sense of accomplishment, but their spirits are actually being lifted by something else. There is something about completing a long run, maxing out on the leg press, or finishing a tough set of sit-ups that just makes students feel invincible. This “something” … Continue reading Endorphins Make Exercise Easier to Endure