In our rampant consumerist culture in which the food we eat, the clothing we wear, and the Instagram filters we use comprise the brand that is ourselves, it is no surprise that our exercise regimens are subject to careful tailoring and selection. While Americans are no strangers to brand-based workout experiments, a phenomenon pioneered by
A network of conservative advocacy groups led by Charles and David Koch, the billionaire inheritors of the Koch Industries fortune, announced on January 26 that they plan to spend a staggering $889 million as part of a coordinated effort to back Republican ideals and candidates in the 2016 elections. Their funds will go mainly toward
Imagine you enter your favorite coffee shop. You approach the barista, utter a few words of acknowledgment, and then exit minutes later holding a perfectly blended drink tailored to your specifications. What is so unique about this exchange, versus any other? With a single scan of your phone’s display, you ordered your beverage, received a
The most expensive work of art by a living artist ever to sell at auction is the Balloon Dog (Orange), sold for an astounding $58.4 million, overthrowing Dimplatz, Mailand by Gerhard Richter. The piece belongs to Jeff Koons, an American contemporary artist, known for his reproductions of banal objects, often in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces.
Greece just elected a new prime minister whose election slogan translates to “hope is on the way.” It seems the Greeks could use some hope right now. The country has been tied up in an economic crisis for six years, suffered harsh austerity measures, and retains outstanding loans to much of the Eurozone. As of
Before pre-orientation even starts, the Bridge to Liberal Arts Success at Tufts (BLAST) and Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts (BEST) freshmen have learned their way around campus, taken two classes, and made a whole cohort of new friends. “Without this summer I would have been completely lost,” said freshman Anna Rodriguez, a BLAST student.
Open your Internet browser, download an ad block feature, turn it on, and then go to a website like Slate, Vox, or The Huffington Post. What you will immediately notice are gaps in their websites, gaps where “articles” used to live, but were blocked. That’s because these “articles” aren’t really articles—they are ads, paid for
Part of money’s power lies in its ability to evoke certain concepts. You hear the word money and you think of success, happiness, perhaps of Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Dubai and the $1.3 million he spent on erotic fountain pens. Because isn’t wasting a load of money on meaningless objects the rite of passage to
Over 80 years ago, Charles Darrow, along with millions of other Americans, lost his job following the Stock Market Crash of 1929. At this time, the nation faced the highest peak of income inequality in the history of the United States of America: the richest 1 percent of Americans held about 18 percent of the
I see myself in the cradle of privilege In the arms of ignorance I find myself taking this for granted Ignorance is bliss Bliss is too easy to mistake for knowing about happiness College is too easy to mistake for knowledge. Tufts University: Home of collared shirts and 60,000 dollar price tags What makes me
I, when referring to we, exert utmost care to layer doormats inches off the stage behind my svelte podium. This is to welcome me to us, your tall army boy stolid as pilotis on LeCorbusier’s porch slats, girlscouting the cost of war. How fitting, then, that a passover of the magnifying glass reveals
Sherlock Stoned Thursday, January 15th, 9:34pm Officers arrived at Tilton Hall in response to a report of the smell of marijuana. They quickly located the room from which the smell emanated. The officers questioned the resident, who said that he smoked outside, claiming that the smell “must have drifted up to the window.” However, the