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One Win for Common Sense!

I’m a Francophone, mostly because of the food and the beautiful language. But now I have one more reason to aimer les French!

Over the weekend the French government made it mandatory for all supermarkets to donate food that would otherwise be trashed to charities to feed the needy. 14 more words


The Role of Visual Imagery

Have you ever posted a picture of your food? I admit it. I have taken a picture (or two) of my food and have posted it on Instagram and other social media networks. 341 more words

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The Power of Spectacle

Organized sport has been a source of entertainment for millennia, with ancient Egyptian paintings and hieroglyphs depicting types of sport and organization that have changed little  449 more words


A Plus in the Sun: The Spatial Politics of Selling Plus-Size Clothes to Women

Clichés about the lack of stylish options for larger women are so, well, worn out that it’s always amazing to me when I see that plus-sized departments are still filled either with gold sequins and animal prints and flutter sleeves, or shapeless sacks. 2,671 more words

Fashion Research

there's still a lot of good in the world

Heard so many awful stories lately about how crazy and ignorant and sinister this world has become recently. From articles I see on Facebook to the articles my Dad shares with us from things he read online, to the things my friends experienced first-hand. 514 more words


Are You Using Instagram?

Millions of people use Instagram on a daily basis. In fact, I find myself mindlessly scrolling through the app multiple times within a day. It’s addicting. 339 more words

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Attack of the Loanwords

Note: This blog post was originally published by the Star Tribune on January 26, 2016.

As a professor welcomed us to Chile for the third time that day, I opened my red, spiral-bound notebook and flipped through last semester’s notes on pedagogy and U.S. 1,226 more words