Açaí berries just a (pricey) trend

November 4, 2009
It’s 2 a.m. and you’re cramming for a midterm tomorrow. Your brain is in need of a serious recharge, so you head to Durfee’s for an energy drink. You find a variety of products, including drinks and supplements enhanced with açaí berry extracts. Your caffeine-addled mind can’t tune out the spam e-mails that advertise açaí »

Lauth: Calorie restriction: fountain of youth or dangerous diet?

October 21, 2009
College-aged students across the country sweat long hours in the gym, experiment with the latest appetite suppressants and devour the latest media bites on health — all in the pursuit of losing a few pounds. One trend gaining popularity across the country is calorie restriction, which is loosely defined as decreasing one’s calorie intake from »