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Pie Wing at the Des Moines Art Center

Pie Wing at the Des Moines Art Center

An idle silence is felt in the atmosphere as one enters through the giant glass doors of the Pie Wing in the Des Moines Art Center. As one enters the spacious, empty room, a faint noise of cowbells, crunching hay and young girls’ giggles emanate […]

Art Transcends Shapes and Colors

Art Transcends Shapes and Colors

Bold colors take the form of elegant geometric shapes and flowing lines painted across a large plaster wall in West Des Moines, Iowa.  Behind this work of art is 23-year-old artist, Brett Budzinski. The summer after Budzinksi graduated from Drake, he took on the challenging […]

Manage Your Munching

Manage Your Munching

Refined carbs and instant coffee are quick energy staples, but eating the right fruits and veggies will help you perform at your best—mentally and physically. shows you how eating well isn’t so intimidating.

Fruits and Vegetables

Easily incorporate fruits and veggies into your diet by juicing or making smoothies. Canned and frozen fruits and vegetables require less commitment. Rinse the extra juice—which contains added sugars and sodium—that comes in canned fruits and vegetables.

Protein

Aside from lean meats and fish, beans and legumes are cheap and have a long shelf life. Dairy is also a cost-effective way to get a lot of protein, “I’m a big dairy fan…it provides a lot of your essential nutrients that you need,” says Cundiff.

 

Energy

Swap coffee with natural energy sources like matcha tea, a powder form of green tea, and B vitamins—which are absorbed from whole grains.

Seasonings

“Sodium is a very overly consumed mineral mostly because we eat a lot of processed food,” says Cundiff. Swap the salt for fresh and dried herbs—Mrs. Dash is a salt-free seasoning line that adds a great depth of flavor to protein and vegetables.

Weighted Relief

Weighted Relief

I will not fall asleep unless I am nearly smothered by layers of thick, feather-down duvets. It’s not about the warmth that soothes me to sleep, but feeling the gentle weight sitting on my entire body that sends sensations of comfort—knocking me out faster than […]


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