But What If It Gets Dirty?

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*A new treatment is available for those suffering from handbag addiction.* A company is offering help to victims by allowing you to “rent” designer handbags, wear them for as long as you want, and then send it back and trade it in for another. The company is called *Bag, Borrow or Steal* and it offers three levels of membership… _(yes, you have to pay to do this)_. There is the Trendsetter level, the Princess level, and the Diva level _(think REALLY big Louis Vuittons)_. Anyway, sounds like an interesting concept to me. Check it out at “www.bagborroworsteal.com”://www.bagborroworsteal.com.

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My Life on Mondays

_*For most, Monday mornings usually begin a new work cycle. But for this unemployed recent college grad, Monday mornings usually signal the start of a fresh week of self-loathing. Log on each Monday for a witty (read self indulgent) and adventurous (read criminally boring) slice of life from University Chic’s Executive Editor, Stacy Hinojosa, an optimistic, job-hunting baccalaureate._

But I Really Do Love Brachiosaurs

I don’t set my alarm clock anymore. There’s no point. I’ll sleep through it. I’ve tried buzzer alarms, clock radios, those old fashion wind-ups with actual bells on them. Nothing works. My parents used to wake me up for school with a squirt gun. Sometimes adrenaline wakes me up though. It’s like subconsciously I know there’s something worth waking up for, like school picture day or Christmas morning. Nowadays, I sleep till 11. Even my body knows I have nothing to get up for. I’m not going to bother to put on makeup. There’s really no need to iron that shirt.

*You know the saying, _”Find something you love to do and you’ll never work another day in your life.”_* I heard that all the time when I was a kid. Back then I was obsessed with dinosaurs. Then one day my dad told me paleontologists don’t make much money. I was supposed to be a doctor or a lawyer. Well, I can’t look at blood without getting dizzy, so lawyer it was. My first year of college, I declared political science as my major, but I still signed up for a paleontology class…just in case. The course was tedious. I spent two months studying varying types of prehistoric fish. Do you have any idea how boring that is? _(If any of you are paleontology majors, I’m sorry…really, I am SO sorry)_ I knew paleontology and political science weren’t for me. I settled on journalism.

But sometimes I still watch TV and think to myself, _”who decorated the set of that sitcom?”_ I mean, someone has to do that job. Someone out there spends their whole day shopping for a lamp. *_Who are these people?_ The ones with the fun jobs. The ones that don’t _really_ work.* And why don’t I ever meet them? _”Hi, my name is Sarah, I’m a personal shopper.” “Hello, I’m Sam, I taste test candy bars.”_ I never meet these people. Where are they? And what did they major in? There was no miscellaneous degree at my university.

And now that I’ve graduated, it seems as if my entire job hunt revolves around good healthcare benefits. It’s like, _”Forget finding a job you love, find something that will pay for your teeth cleanings.”_ *But I think the progressive part of our generation is that we don’t necessarily view our careers as thirty year investments. We’re open to changing directions, starting from scratch, trading in security for substance.* And I for one am willing to forgo a teeth cleaning or two to find something I love doing. I want to want to wake up in the morning, because what I’m going to do excites me.

*stacy hinojosa graduated in August from Brigham Young University with a degree in journalism and is currently pursuing a career in magazine journalism and design. She’s watched _Jurassic Park_ 300 times and had 6 cavities filled last summer. She woke up today at 10:47. You can email her at lifeonmondays@gmail.com.

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Welcome to October on University Chic!

This month is all about getting involved and meeting new people. Whether it’s joining a campus club or sorority, organizing a study group, selecting a mentor or talking to a stranger at the gym, *the articles this month offer practical advice and first-hand experience about putting yourself out there and making new friends.* Also, watch for our on-the-job _HORROR stories_ later on in the month. Happy reading!

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The Female Woodward and Bernstein

New York Times reporter, Judith Miller was released from jail yesterday after spending 12 weeks there for refusing to name her source in a story. Today, Miller testified before a federal grand jury, but only after receiving a letter and a phone call from her source, allowing her to break her silence. Pretty gutsy if you ask me.
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Ladies and ….well, ladies, “Start the Dialogue!”

Commander and Chief, the new show starring Geena Davis as the first female president of the United States, pulled in an impressive 16.4 million viewers on its Tuesday premeire. In an interview, *Davis commented that the idea of having a woman president is a dialogue that should have been opened a long time ago.* She also said that if women are continually added to Congress at the way they have been, Congress will be equally made up of men and women in 500 years. _500 years!_ Right now, female presidential hopefuls could include Hilary Clinton, Condoleeza Rice and Elizabeth Dole. _But I still say Oprah 2012, baby!_

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Ladies and ….well, ladies, "Start the Dialogue!"

Commander and Chief, the new show starring Geena Davis as the first female president of the United States, pulled in an impressive 16.4 million viewers on its Tuesday premeire. In an interview, *Davis commented that the idea of having a woman president is a dialogue that should have been opened a long time ago.* She also said that if women are continually added to Congress at the way they have been, Congress will be equally made up of men and women in 500 years. _500 years!_ Right now, female presidential hopefuls could include Hilary Clinton, Condoleeza Rice and Elizabeth Dole. _But I still say Oprah 2012, baby!_

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Women in Business Don’t Cry

The preview for tonight’s episode of Martha Stewart’s Apprentice show her in the conference room telling someone, “Women in business don’t cry.” *Man, that Martha is one tough cookie. I guess that’s just what the slammer does to a person.* Personally, I like the show.
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I think Martha _SHOULD_ be respected for the empire she’s built. She’s got a tv show, books, magazines, products _(I almost bought one of her tables at K-mart last week)_ and now a reality show. And has anyone noticed how oversized cuff bracelets are a major trend this fall…coincidence? I think not.

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Women in Business Don't Cry

The preview for tonight’s episode of Martha Stewart’s Apprentice show her in the conference room telling someone, “Women in business don’t cry.” *Man, that Martha is one tough cookie. I guess that’s just what the slammer does to a person.* Personally, I like the show.
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I think Martha _SHOULD_ be respected for the empire she’s built. She’s got a tv show, books, magazines, products _(I almost bought one of her tables at K-mart last week)_ and now a reality show. And has anyone noticed how oversized cuff bracelets are a major trend this fall…coincidence? I think not.

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Women’s Health

Once you leave home for college, it becomes harder to manage your health. With all the demands on your time from classes, extracurricular activities, and your social life, who can be bothered to manage eating habits, exercise, stay informed about women’s health issues in politics, and educated about STDs? Luckily for you, this week I have searched through the masses of women’s health blogs and websites and found the best and most relevant ones here they are!

Women’s Health

If you feel pressured by the threat of the freshman fifteen, or just want to drop a few pounds after years of gorging on dining hall food, you may be thinking that it’s time for a diet. To get the skinny on dieting facts and myths, check out DIET BLOG, which confronts conventional wisdom on dieting (a recent entry is entitled, “Fat-burning Ability of Muscle: Exaggerated?) and has a whole section called Diet Reviews, which covers all the diets you’ve heard of and many that you haven’t. Find one that’s right for you!

For information on sexual health, two great websites are there for your information. SCARLETEEN is an eye-catching and informative website that covers everything from STDs to sexual politics get to know your body, learn to love it, and keep it healthy. The Scarleteen blog follows the latest developments in birth control politics and other important women’s issues. STD FOR DUMMIES is a database of STD information. Find out the answers to frequently asked questions about all the most common STDs what’s treatable and how, what are the symptoms, and how can you protect yourself?

If you’re concerned about reproductive rights an issue important to all women regardless of their politics, check out the blog at BUSH V. CHOICE. Don’t expect both sides of the issue of abortion rights at this blog. Rather, stay completely informed about all the political developments in the sphere of reproductive rights. This blog should be a great resource in the upcoming confirmation hearings for John Roberts from the perspective of women who want to ensure the protection of Roe v. Wade.

For a more organic approach to health, check out the SUSTAINABLE TABLE BLOG, which discusses all the advantages of organic eating. It links to fascinating studies about the food we put into our bodies, and provides advice if you want a more “sustainable” lifestyle.

If you know of any other great women’s health blogs, let all universitychic.com users know by telling us about them in a comment on this post!

Submitted by Ryder Kessler, an undergraduate student at Harvard and
Editor-at-Large of UniversityChic.com

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Women's Health

Once you leave home for college, it becomes harder to manage your health. With all the demands on your time from classes, extracurricular activities, and your social life, who can be bothered to manage eating habits, exercise, stay informed about women’s health issues in politics, and educated about STDs? Luckily for you, this week I have searched through the masses of women’s health blogs and websites and found the best and most relevant ones here they are!

Women’s Health

If you feel pressured by the threat of the freshman fifteen, or just want to drop a few pounds after years of gorging on dining hall food, you may be thinking that it’s time for a diet. To get the skinny on dieting facts and myths, check out DIET BLOG, which confronts conventional wisdom on dieting (a recent entry is entitled, “Fat-burning Ability of Muscle: Exaggerated?) and has a whole section called Diet Reviews, which covers all the diets you’ve heard of and many that you haven’t. Find one that’s right for you!

For information on sexual health, two great websites are there for your information. SCARLETEEN is an eye-catching and informative website that covers everything from STDs to sexual politics get to know your body, learn to love it, and keep it healthy. The Scarleteen blog follows the latest developments in birth control politics and other important women’s issues. STD FOR DUMMIES is a database of STD information. Find out the answers to frequently asked questions about all the most common STDs what’s treatable and how, what are the symptoms, and how can you protect yourself?

If you’re concerned about reproductive rights an issue important to all women regardless of their politics, check out the blog at BUSH V. CHOICE. Don’t expect both sides of the issue of abortion rights at this blog. Rather, stay completely informed about all the political developments in the sphere of reproductive rights. This blog should be a great resource in the upcoming confirmation hearings for John Roberts from the perspective of women who want to ensure the protection of Roe v. Wade.

For a more organic approach to health, check out the SUSTAINABLE TABLE BLOG, which discusses all the advantages of organic eating. It links to fascinating studies about the food we put into our bodies, and provides advice if you want a more “sustainable” lifestyle.

If you know of any other great women’s health blogs, let all universitychic.com users know by telling us about them in a comment on this post!

Submitted by Ryder Kessler, an undergraduate student at Harvard and
Editor-at-Large of UniversityChic.com

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