Category Archives: Julie Podczaski

Emerging App Bando Reimagines How Users Consume News

By Julie Podczaski

Bando, a startup social magazine app, is changing the way users receive the latest urban culture news. With two sections and a search option, Bando displays featured articles from your favorite news sources while its live section streams must-see tweets and Instagram posts.  Continue reading Emerging App Bando Reimagines How Users Consume News

President Obama and Bill Nye Sit Down to Talk About Climate Change

by JULIE PODCZASKI

In his seventh State of the Union Address in January 2015, President Barack Obama made his strongest case yet for combating global warming. Shocking many Americans, Mr. Obama stated that 14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century. Continue reading President Obama and Bill Nye Sit Down to Talk About Climate Change

How To Prepare for a Half Marathon

by JULIE PODCZASKI

Courtesy of www.melskitchencafe.com
Courtesy of http://www.melskitchencafe.com

With my second half marathon approaching in six short weeks, I started thinking about two years ago when I decided to run my first half marathon and what motivated me to sign up. After I graduated from high school in 2012, my fitness level consisted of the occasional cardio workout, a Zumba class here or there and maybe a walk or jog outside. My fitness level was average at best.

If this sounds like you, I can assure you with time and dedication, you can accomplish any fitness goal you set your mind to, including a half marathon. Before diving in though, here are eights things to consider. Continue reading How To Prepare for a Half Marathon

Celebrities Stand for International Women’s Day

by JULIE PODCZASKI

March 8th was International Women’s Day.  You may have seen this profile picture on your friend’s social media instead of seeing their face.

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Not There is a collaboration launched yesterday between The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the No Ceilings Initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.The act of removing women from pictures, magazines, and billboards reflects the current state of gender equality as told by a new analysis of women and girl’s progress: we’re NOT THERE yet. Continue reading Celebrities Stand for International Women’s Day

This Week in Kanye: Apologies, Zane Lowe, and New Music

Kanye West and Zane Lowe
Kanye West and Zane Lowe courtesy of Pitchfork

by JULIE PODCZASKI

On Thursday, Kanye West stopped by Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show again, only this time, he wasn’t so angry. West spoke about his collaboration with Adidas, his upcoming album, why Drake is so hot right now, and even began crying.

When Kanye’s Yeezy Boosts released a few weeks ago, fans were shocked by the high price of $350. They thought the whole point of his collaboration with Adidas was to make products affordable. While West cannot control the price right now, he said he is working on it.

“Nothing should be exclusive. Everyone should have an opportunity to drink from the same fountain. The idea of exclusivity is a new colored people fountain. We have to reboot that mentality for an entire generation.”

Although he didn’t talk about his album too much, West related it to the beauty of the struggle. “The College Dropout came out of a fight to rap. This new album’s coming out of a fight to design.”

After hearing “Only One” featuring Paul McCartney and “FourFiveSeconds” with Rihanna and Paul McCartney, fans are left wanting more.

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Why Chipotle is Making You Fat

by JULIE PODCZASKI

While we already know that guacamole at Chipotle is extra, most people don’t know that the burrito or bowl they’re eating has over 1,000 calories.

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What has turned into a phenomenon (cue: “I’m in Love with Chipotle“) has also turned into monstrous levels of sodium and saturated fat.

In a recent article by The New York Times, the author points out that Chipotle offers a wide variety on its menu. You could easily walk in the restaurant everyday of the week and order something different. But, while you can mix up your order, a typical burrito including a meat, cheese, salsa, lettuce, rice, sour cream, and beans can easily reach or surpass 1,000 calories. Continue reading Why Chipotle is Making You Fat

Kendall Jenner Steps Out of Kardashian Shadow in New Allure Magazine

by JULIE PODCZASKI

In the March 2015 issue of Allure Magazine, Kendall Jenner gets candid about growing up in front of the camera, what it’s like to have Kim Kardashian-West as her older half-sis, and how she is breaking away from the “Kardashian Empire.”

Jenner poses with her co-star Marcel

Seen with curly hair and smudged black eye-liner, the 19-year-old model poses with co-star Marcel the Monkey who was also Ross’s pet on Friends.

Continue reading Kendall Jenner Steps Out of Kardashian Shadow in New Allure Magazine