Leona Marquess

Leona Marquess

Bio: Leona Marquess is a student attending the University of Idaho pursuing her bachelors degree of science and is currently a communications major. Iced coffees are her weakness and curling up on the couch with a good book and of course writing. She looks forward to growing and learning, working with the NYCtastemakers team.
Movies

All About The New Indiana Jones Movie

The new movie has been inspired by history, taking place in world war II in 1969, during the height of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Many of the scientists have a background of Nazi. Jones is determined to uncover the secrets in their closets. John Rhys- Davis will return as a good friend of Indiana’s.

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Latest News

FDA Advisors Meet About Over The Counter Birth Control Pills

The FDA currently approves a Pill called Opill from french drugmaker HRA Pharma to prevent pregnancy, although it is only allowed access with a prescription. If they agree to support this, Opill would be the first over-the-counter birth control pill available.

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Beauty

Eco-Friendly Products in 2023

I’ve always focused on natural, zero-waste, and sustainable products. I care a lot about what I put on my skin and what I eat. From deodorants to fancy makeup, here are some eco-friendly products taking over 2023.  

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Latest News

Women In Spain Now Have Three Days Off Of Menstrual Leave

This law gives the right to a three-day menstrual leave from work with the possibility of five days for those with disabling periods, which can cause severe cramps, nausea, dizziness, and sometimes vomiting. You still need a doctor’s note to take this time off in Spain.

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Latest News

Utah Becomes The First State to Limit Teen Social Media Use

Protecting children in Utah starting March 1st, 2024, Social media companies will no longer be able to collect a child’s data or be targeted for advertising any longer. This bill will also block children’s access between 10:30 pm and 6:30 am unless adjusted by the children’s parental guardian.

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Health and Wellness

Op-Ed: 7 Tips To Live A Happier Life

Being present is so simple, yet something we often forget and take advantage of. When spending time with loved ones, sitting at a cafe, or spending time in nature, putting the phone away in the purse and living in the present is so important. Unplugging and living in the present helps to live a happier life the next time you have a coffee date, leave the phone in the car. On average, a teenager today spends 7 hours and 22 minutes daily on their phone. That’s 50 hours a week. I get it your friends are snap chatting with you when you are with grandma, and FOMO is hitting, but seriously how many dates will you be able to go on with your grandparents? I’m going to take a leap and assume you’re not with them 50 hours a week like you are with your phone.

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Sports

Women’s NCAA Reseeding: The Sweet 16

The pot is stirring for the women’s NCAA tournament! Be careful placing your bet; many things are uncertain this year in the women’s NCAA Sweet 16 tournament. On Saturday, we had huge comebacks; three teams rallied from at least 16 points down to win on the same day.

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TV

Top 5 Comfort Shows of 2023

Love Island has been an enormous comfort show in 2023, and we can’t get enough on air Sunday- Friday at 9 pm on ITV2. Obstacles such as other islanders having to leave the island early and other people arriving throughout add to the pool. Coming on the island as a single, the end-game goal of this sparkling summer series is to leave with your perfect match. Love Island turns something we are all familiar with dating, love, and relationships and studies it under a microscope, and we love it!

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Music

Behind The Scenes, Taylor Swift’s New Tour “Eras”

Taylor Swift packed her bags and started loading the van as she started her tour in Glendale, Arizona last Friday, March 17th for her new album ‘Eras’. Covid took a hit to our beloved Taylor on her last albums, ‘Lover’, ‘Folklore’, and ‘Evermore’; due to the pandemic, she did not go on tour for these albums. So we are all overjoyed about Taylor going on tour for ‘Eras’. Five years felt like a lifetime.

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Sports

March Madness: Stanford Women’s Streak Shut Down By Ole Miss

In the last game of the women’s NCCA tournament on Sunday, Ole Miss definitely shook up Stanford pretty good. Good enough to win. No. 8 Ole Miss upset, No. 1 seed Stanford, with a score of 54-49 on the Cardinal’s home court at Maples Pavilion. Stanford definitely had a hard night, being sent home before the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009. Ole Miss on the other hand advances to the Sweet 16 for the first since 2007.

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Food

The Top 12 Bed And Breakfasts Around The World

Imagine finding out you have a really rich aunt who lives in a beautiful historic home in France. Well, that’s what staying at the Château de Beauvais would feel like exactly. With antiques covering the Chateau, beautiful windows, and long decorated hallways. The Chateau comes with more than enough accommodations. Just to list a few, A lush garden accompanied by a pool and shared lounge and bar,. All units come with a tv, electric teapot, shower, bath wifi, and of course an amazing vibe. Who could be mad staying at the Château de Beauvais in France, not me?

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Beauty

Lady Gaga Goes Makeup-Free for 2023 Oscars Performance

Lady Gaga stepped out on Sunday, March 12th wearing a beautiful Versace gown. Originally modeled by supermodel Gigi Hadid during the recent Fall/Winter 2023 runway show in Los Angeles on March 9th. Lady Gaga dazzled in the sheer black dress, a slick backup do, a diamond collared necklace and to top it off a fashioned red lip and smokey eyes.

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