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The best 8 hidden features in iOS 8

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
The best 8 hidden features in iOS 8

Do a quick Twitter search of #iOS8, and it doesn’t feel like many people are too pleased with the new update for Apple iPhones. Some are saying it’s not worth the trouble for an operating system that seems to be more of the same, others are complaining about how much space the new update takes up […]

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Foodie Friday: Bravo! Cucina Italiana

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: Bravo! Cucina Italiana

  Located at the H&M/food court entrance of Northlake Mall, is a portal from Charlotte to Italy. As you walk into the quaint and impeccably Italian restaurant, you are greeted by a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, as well as friendly staff. As we sat down, my friend who has travelled a bit, commented that this […]

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Thirsty Thursday: cherry and lemon French soda

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: cherry and lemon French soda

Recently I became obsessed with going to the World Market. If you have never been to World Market, I strongly suggest you go. They have things from all over the world such as food, kitchen supplies, furniture and little trinkets. When I was there on Saturday, I found a French soda called Sparkling Artisanal Cherry […]

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Travel Tuesday: ‘if you could read this, thank a soldier’

| September 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
Travel Tuesday: ‘if you could read this, thank a soldier’

As I was walking to my class the other day, I came across a sign that read “If You Can Read This, Thank a Soldier.” I read it in passing, and thought to myself “That is really American.” I did not understand. I was in the second grade when September 11 occurred. Far away from […]

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Motivation Monday: eight no-scale victories

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: eight no-scale victories

So many people are dependent on their bathroom scales to determine their progress during a weight loss program. However, there are plenty of variables that can make your weight fluctuate, including hormones, the weight of a meal, water retention and the time of day. There are more efficient ways of making sure your diet and […]

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Foodie Friday: buffalo chicken dip

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: buffalo chicken dip

As football season begins, have some friends over for Sunday Night Football and wow them with this buffalo chicken dip. It is easy to make and pretty cheap if you are living on a college students budget. Ingredients 8 ounces of softened cream cheese 10 ounces of drained chunk white chicken 1/2 cup buffalo wing […]

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Thirsty Thursday: nutella milkshake

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: nutella milkshake

Let’s be honest with each other, we all have a little obsession with Nutella. The taste of heaven has been given to humankind and it is our obligation to enjoy that to its utmost. So today’s drink is in honor of this miraculous yumminess. Ingredients: 2-3 tbs of Nutella Milk Ice (just as much as […]

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Beauty review: The Body Shop body wash

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beauty review: The Body Shop body wash

Move over coffee, college students have something new to help them in the a.m. Being your average sleep deprived college student, I often wake up groggy and tired in the morning. The daily debate in my head begins: do I have to go to that 8 a.m. class or should I just miss this one […]

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Travel Tuesday: football frenzy

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: football frenzy

As you may know, South Africa does not have American Football. The closest sport I can think of is rugby –which is similar to football, but I would say a bit more brutal. Rugby is as much a part of our culture in South Africa as football is a part of American culture. Saturdays are […]

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Tea time

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tea time

When trying to pull an all-nighter or waking up in the morning, many college students turn to coffee to wake themselves up. What they do not know is that tea not only has the same effects as coffee, but it also has long and short-term health benefits. Different types of tea have distinctive health benefits […]

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Motivation Monday: walking vs running

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: walking vs running

What would you say is better for your health: walking a mile or running a mile? The popular belief is that running a mile would be more beneficial, however, this may just be a popular fable. Scientific and biological evidence shows that walking can be an equivalent alternative to running and may even be more […]

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Foodie Friday: turkey sliders

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: turkey sliders

The food that I enjoyed most as a South African experiencing my very first Labor Day was turkey sliders with tomato jam. The jam can be paired with any meat. Your taste buds will thank you. Tomato Jam Cooking time: About an hour Ingredients for the: 1 pound of plum tomatoes, cored and chopped 1 tbs […]

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Beauty review: beauty blender

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beauty review: beauty blender

Choosing the right products are crucial to every makeup routine, but the tools used for application can be just as, if not even more, crucial. People use all sorts of techniques and tools to apply their makeup, from makeup brushes and sponges to even just their hands. If you have been to Sephora in the […]

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Travel Tuesday: a home away from home

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: a home away from home

As international students we are constantly reminded of the fact that some time in our stay abroad, we will experience a period of time called the “hostility phase.” In this phase, we will be so home-sick and so culture-shocked that all we will want to do in retreat into our rooms, listen to the saddest […]

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Strike a pose

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Strike a pose

Yoga has been growing in popularity. It teaches breathing techniques and meditation, as well as stretching muscles. Some studies show that doing yoga leads to a healthier and happier lifestyle. The practice of yoga started over 5,000 years ago and there are more than 100 different schools, or types, of yoga.  Some of these schools […]

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International student spotlight: Lou Fabra

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
International student spotlight: Lou Fabra

With hundreds of international students on campus, UNC Charlotte boasts a uniquely diverse student body.  Check out this exclusive Niner Times Q&A with Lou Fabra, international student from France. Q: Why did you choose to be part of an exchange? A: I want to discover the world. I love traveling, and the agreement between the […]

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Motivation Monday: preventing sports injuries

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: preventing sports injuries

Are you a student athlete, lover of intramurals, an avid gym-goer, or have a certain sport as your favorite hobby? If so, then you have likely experienced a sports related injury before. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskelatal Diseases, “sports injuries…occur during sports or exercise [and they] result from accidents…poor training practices, […]

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Foodie Friday: apple turnovers

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Foodie Friday: apple turnovers

Have you ever dreamed of tasting what Fall smells like? Have you ever dreamed of impressing your friends and consequently being the topic of praise for a whole week? Then this recipe is for you. With a mischievous twist on the traditional Apple Pie, Apple Turnovers are easy and delicious. And with Fall beautifully en […]

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Thirsty Thursday: spiced apple cider

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thirsty Thursday: spiced apple cider

In keeping with the celebration of Fall being en route and breaking the extreme heat and humidity, the recipe for today’s drink includes the clear, crisp taste of apple and spices. As the weather turns, Spiced Apple Cider comforts and reminds us of all the happy and hearty things to come -Thanksgiving, Christmas, breaks from […]

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Travel Tuesday: finally a Niner

| August 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
Travel Tuesday: finally a Niner

During the party that the International Club hosted for all interested international and national students, there was a booth where you could take photos with all kinds of crazy props. One of these props was a cut-out that read “Finally a Niner”. As I picked it up I thought to myself, “Is this all it […]

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