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Music and our Mood

We listen to music every day. In the shower, on our way to and from work, while we’re making dinner– the list goes on. How does the music we listen to affect our mood, productivity, and all-around well-being on a given day? (Image via Professor Ramos)

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The Best Releases of October: Music Staff Picks

The Body & BIG|BRAVE – Leaving None But Small Birds  The Body and BIG|BRAVE have each earned their tenure in metal, but together they have created an album that defies any preconceived notions one might have had for them. On Leaving None But Small Birds, both bands veer into a brand of folk rock that is rife with an eerie grit. Twangy layered strings mesh with the heavy distortion of guitars that both The Body and BIG|BRAVE are known for, creating a delicate and foreboding atmosphere. Similarly, the guttural shrieks and growls of The Body are replaced by the haunting croons of BIG|BRAVE’s lead vocalist Robin … Continued

When it comes to racial equality, the sport of cycling is no more advanced today than it was for the first Tour de France in 1903. Nick Szafranski has the story. (Photo: cyclingnews.com)

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Concussion related issues have never been more prominent in media coverage than during the past two years. If you pay any attention, concussions are almost exclusively talked about in the context of football. Yet football isn’t the only sport where concussions are an issue.

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By Nick Szafranski I can’t explain the feeling I have after this Chicago White Sox collapse. The feeling is not one of depression, or one of overwhelming disappointment. It’s not one of searing anger or complete bewilderment either. It should be though right? The White Sox transformation from a seemingly postseason-bound squad to irrelevance was rapid, and mostly unforeseen. On September 18th, the White Sox were on a five-game winning streak and held a three-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. 12 days and a six-game-swing later, the White Sox found themselves eliminated from the playoffs. I … Continued

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After a 7-3 start, the Chicago Bears were plagued with injuries, finishing 8-8. However, after a busy offseason, the Bears are much improved and ready to prove they are a force to be reckoned with. Our Nick Szafranski tells you all you need to know about the 2012 Bears.

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