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For some singles, Valentine’s Day can be one of the loneliest days of the year. But fear not! There are plenty of activities to help single folks keep those spirits high, even when surrounded by googly-eyed couples. Spend the day with friends and family. Platonic loved ones are there to remind you that, though you’re feeling lonely, you are never alone. Take in a movie with your best buds or hit the mall with some gal pals. Engaging in group activities, especially with fellow singles, will help boost your morale. Treat yourself to your own version of romance. Don’t ignore…

Hey everyone, Sasha here and today I’m going to give all of you some tips, tricks, and even a couple hints on preparing a meal for your date. So, I’m going to take you through the whole night. Going step by step from preparing and cooking the food to plating the menu and picking out the best wine and even the perfect table setting. So, stick with me, and your night will be one to remember. Step One:  Preparing the Meal When trying to figure out what it is that you’re going to prepare, it’s important to remember that you…

Why watch your favorite show on an actual television when you can watch it on your laptop or phone? If the big screen is your preference, you can watch it on your television too at your convenience. You can watch whatever you choose in your own time. Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime and special channels like HBO are competing against television networks. Is it really a competition when it seems like cable television is not even coming back? Traditional cable companies have lost subscribers over the years because of their fierce competitors while online subscription companies are on the rise.…

Crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter, GoFundMe, Indiegogo, Crowdfunder, and several others have shown time and time again that millions of people are willing to throw money at any cause or product they support. People enjoy being able to be a part of the process of making a product viable or a goal achievable especially when they can do so in the comfort of their own home. So far, well over $3 billion has gone to over 130,000 products on Kickstarter alone, with over 42 million unique pledges and just about 14 million backers worldwide, according to Kickstarter’s own statistics page. Crowdfunding…

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; everywhere you go” (Johnny Mathis). The Christmas season is filled with the pine scent of beautiful Christmas trees, gifts with huge bows, smiles, and gorgeous Christmas decorations. However, the most captivating and stunning sight is the Christmas lights. Kids and their parents are thrilled at the display of beautiful monochromic or multicolored lights. Christmas lights have the effect of adding a happy feeling to the holiday season as everyone is mesmerized. Despite the alluring lights and the thrill, it brings, it’s vital to know the cost of electricity during the holiday season.…

The most commonly known Christmas character is Saint Nicholas, also known as Santa Clause. The story goes that Santa visits every home around the world, giving presents to nice children and coal to naughty kids. This is the version that most of America goes by, but what does the rest of the world experience during Christmas time? In Siberia, Christmas is conducted in the course of two weeks. Two Sundays before the 25th, the children, tie up the mother, and to regain her freedom, she pays them with gifts. On the next Sunday, the same is done with the dad,…

In heartfelt rom-com movies, there are often scenes of a child or a love interest receiving a puppy or cat as a gift. In theory, giving a pet as a gift might sound like a cute idea for someone, but one should consider the many responsibilities the receiver will have that will last a lifetime. The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) recognizes that it is a common tradition to give a pet as a gift for momentous occasions, such as Christmas, graduations, or birthdays. Due to this common gift choice, the ASPCA has a few…

On Nov. 21, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai revealed plans to repeal net neutrality in the United States, causing much outrage and political backlash. The FCC is expected to vote on the repeal Dec. 14, with an anticipated 3-2 vote in favor of the repeal. However, while this story has dominated headlines and the internet for days, what is net neutrality? How does net neutrality affect the average consumer or even student at Saint Leo University? Perhaps most importantly, what can students do to fight the repeal? First, for consumers to know what they’re losing, they have…

By Jaquelyn Diaz-Cobo Today, 81 percent of Americans have a social media account in 2017, according to Statista. This statistic is including, but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. These are all components that contribute to being “socially active” in society today. Most people now create their social media accounts as young children and keep them active as they grow older. Having a social media account can be a deal- breaker for companies and organizations looking to hire new employees. Most don’t realize that when they post to their social media accounts, even if they delete the post,…

America is More Colorful Than Red and Blue Observing how your parents vote and speak about candidates is very influential. As an adult, it is easy to find yourself affiliated with the same party as your parents. Becoming more interested in politics and social issues is a common part of growing up, and with that comes viewing the presidential interviews and debates. In watching these, many people are surprised to find themselves agreeing with the party they do not consider to be their own. Though an opposing party will still say many things you do not agree with, you may…

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