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UHPD sponsors online lost and found system UH Department of Public Safety offers the option of filing a Lost and Found report on the UHDPS website. Students filing a claim will need to give their name, contact information and a description of the lost item. Unclaimed items are donated to charitable organizations or disposed of after 60 days. Students are encouraged to bring in any found items to the UHDPS property claim. “We’re trying to reach out to other people to where they understand that when they find an item, what to do with it, and what our policy and procedures are,” Stephanie Carpenter, UHDPS office assistant, said. Items accepted at the lost and found include electronics, wallets, jewelry and identification cards. The property claim is located at the UHDPS building on 3869 Wheeler avenue. Students can also file a lost claim report online at www.uh.edu/police/lost_and_found.html. Louis Casiano /The Daily Cougar

Job seekers boast resumes Record number of students attend fair Cordero Jennings

THE DAILY COUGAR The sound of basketballs hitting the floor was a bit more faint Tuesday morning at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center as the 2011 Texas Job Fair and its 125 employers filled the floor in search of potential job and internship candidates. The fair, an annual event sponsored by the Houston Area Consortium of Career Centers, is in its seventh year and boasts a diverse range of employers and organizations such as: General Electric, Citizen Schools, Disney, Verizon, HACU National Internship

Program, Central Intelligence Agency and Enterprise Holdings. “Each year has been great. Students are given access to explore employers and careers they might not have considered before,” Jevel Showers, president elect of HACCC, said. “This year we anticipate exceeding last year’s record attendance of 1285 students.” Even though not all students receive a job or internship from the fair, experiences such as shaking hands and having conversations, can be valuable in their future job searches. Aside from an education, businesses seek candidates with experience and confidence, according to Beth Allday of Enterprise Holdings. “Employers want employees

The seventh annual career fair helped students meet 125 hiring employers for jobs and internships. | Brianna Leigh Morrison/The Daily Cougar who are enthusiastic and show a genuine interest in the company,” Malika Riley, a recruiter with The Lubrizol Corporation, said.

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Celebration of life, tomorrow for Elizabeth Rockwell

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Campus preps for nationwide recycle contest

There will be a Celebration of Life in honor of the late Elizabeth D. Rockwell at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow on the second floor of the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library. Members of Rockwell’s family will be in attendance, and the event will feature a number of speakers, including UH President Renu Khator. For more information, contact Mike Emery at 713-743-8186. Julian Jimenez/ The Daily Cougar

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EVENTS German Club Meeting- The German Club is meeting for the first time today from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the UC Baltic Room. Anyone interested in German culture is invited to come. Trio GaLaQ The Moores School of Music is hosting a night of music featuring pieces by cellists, violinists and pianists. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., and general admission is $10.

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candlelight vigil was held yesterday for Neal Patel, who died at 20 years old on Jan 28. Patel enjoyed basketball, football, music and being with his friends. He was a brother of Delta Epsilon Psi. A fellow brother, nursing junior Navid Naser, said the fraternity wanted to host the vigil to give people an opportunity to say goodbye. “There are a lot of people who knew him,” Naser said. “He is a part of our family.” | Nine Nguyen/The Daily Cougar J

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“The earlier you are able to detect breast cancer, the higher the chance of survival,� Laura Moore, chief nurse at the University Health Center, said. Early detection is a main focus of The Rose. With two mobile mammography vans at their disposal, they are paving the way to make early detection even easier for those who cannot find the time to get to the doctor for a traditional screening. “The Rose is good for the community,� said Moore. “They offer convenient, more cost-effective screenings to women and give back to the cause.� Dedicated to breast cancer research, The Rose donates a portion of the proceeds for continued breast cancer research. The Rose provides an alternative to screenings for women who have hectic lifestyles and are regularly on the go. The Rose has been providing mammogram screenings and diagnostic services for women in the Houston area since 1986, and introduced the first mobile screenings in 2006. Women eligible for the mobile screening must be at least 35 years old, not experiencing symptoms or problems and not have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past two years or pregnant. Women with implants are not eligible. A screening costs about $100. The Rose does accept most insurance plans, but recommends clients contact their insurance companies to see if a referral is needed. For questions about insurance plans or rates, please contact the billing department at The Rose, 281-484-4708. Uninsured women are eligible and should contact The Rose to find out if they qualify for a free mammogram at reduced rates or to arrange a payment plan. To schedule an appointment, call 713-743-5133. The Health Center plans to increase the number of mobile screenings to once per quarter.

into two divisions — the competition division and the benchmark division, according to Garner. “UH will participate in the competition division with other Texas universities such as University of Texas, Texas A&M and Rice,� Garner said. UH won first place in Texas in actual weight recyclables and won seventh in the nation in overall waste minimization last year.

Students and faculty are encouraged to join the campus-wide competition to increase recycling numbers. Four or more students or staff members make up a group, and groups can sign up at http://www.uh.edu/af/ recyclemania/competition.htm. “Every year, we’ve seen the amount of recycling go up and can’t wait for another exciting year that stands above all the rest,� Jonas Chin, university

services constituent relations coordinator, said. “With everyone participating from the UH community, we’re confident we can meet the goals of defending the Texas RecycleMania actual weight recycling title and raising the numbers compared to last year. We can’t wait and [are] glad RecycleMania is here!�

“Bringing resumes for potential employers to critique and offer suggestions is a service in its own,� Mike Bubeck, a graduate of Houston Baptist University said. “Overall, I was pleased with the fair. There were lots of great companies and online resources provided.�

At the end of the event, attendees were asked to fill out an evaluation and given a free set of cards containing tips, suggestions and brainstorming ideas for their interviews. For students who missed this year’s fair, Employer Relations

Coordinator Jessica Campbell, of University Career Services-University of Houston, suggests students take advantage of the full range of job search assistance, including workshops, resume writing assistance, career counseling, job postings and on-campus interviews

provided by the USC. Find more details at www.career. uh.edu. The 2012 Texas Job Fair will be held in March 2012 at the University of St. Thomas.

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Dead rights activist scares the Family

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hrough the simple action of not recognizing the murder of a gay rights activist in Uganda at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, the Washington D.C. based group known as the Family, which organizes the breakfast, showed the lengths it employs to distance the group from a case that has its fingerprints indelibly marked on it.

Uganda police informed the world of the murder of David Kato on Jan. 27. The news sparked a storm of criticism of the country and its treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. But people must remember when the undercurrent of homophobia that had always plagued Uganda grew into a tidal wave. In March, it will be almost two years since three American evangelical Christians associated with the Family traveled to Uganda to speak with the growing number of evangelical Christians in the country. According to The New York Times, workshops led by the American evangelicals discussed “how to turn gay people straight, how gay men sodomized teenage boys and how ‘the gay movement is an evil institution’ intended to ‘defeat the marriage-based society.’” The article quotes Val Kalende, a president of a group of gay rights in Uganda, saying that Kato’s death is the result of those meetings. “David’s death is a result of the hatred planted in Uganda by US evangelicals in 2009,” Kalende said. “The Ugandan government and the so-called US evangelicals must take responsibility for David’s blood.” When a bill was introduced in the Legislative Assembly of Uganda that year calling for extreme punishment (including, for a time, the death penalty) for convicted homosexuals, media scrutiny turned to the American evangelicals and their role in the bill. One after another, the evangelicals said they were not responsible, that their words did not matter. The lack of words from the Family is bound to have the same effect as the words spoken almost two years ago. As much as the Family would like to wash its hands of the bloodshed, it will not be achieved through silence.

E D I TO R I A L P O L I C I E S STAFF EDITORIAL The Staff Editorial reflects the opinions of The Daily Cougar Editorial Board (the members of which are listed above the editorial). All other opinions, commentaries and cartoons reflect only the opinion of the author. Opinions expressed in The Daily Cougar do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Houston or the students as a whole. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Daily Cougar welcomes letters to the editor from any member of the UH community. Letters should be no more than 250 words and signed, including the author’s full name, phone number or e-mail address and affiliation with the University, including classification and major. Anonymous letters will not be published. Deliver letters to Room 7, University Center Satellite; e-mail them to letters@thedailycougar.com; send them via campus mail to STP 4015; or fax them to (713) 743-5384. Letters are subject to editing. ADVERTISEMENTS Advertisements published in The Daily Cougar do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the University or the students as a whole. GUEST COMMENTARY Submissions are accepted from any member of the UH community and must be signed with the author’s name, phone number or e-mail address and affiliation with the University, including classification and major. Commentary should be kept to less than 500 words. Guest commentaries should not be written as replies to material already printed in the Cougar, but rather should present independent points of view. Rebuttals should be sent as letters. Deliver submissions to Room 7, University Center Satellite; e-mail them to letters@thedailycougar.com; or fax them to (713) 743-5384. All submissions are subject to editing.

Listeners protest KPFT: radio for peace

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0.1 KPFT is Houston’s own “Radio for Peace,” a listener-sponsored station, is one of the city’s prized possessions. KPFT is committed to alternative viewpoints and hosts a number of important programs. The beauty of KPFT is that it is a democratic community organization, where all listener-members and sponsors can have a say in the station’s actions Dana and programming El Kurd decisions. So it came as a surprise to many loyal listeners when management unilaterally approved a program hosted by the Israeli Consulate of the Southwest Region last December. Listener-members and sponsors were outraged: what kind of alternative radio allowed the official arm of a government to spew propaganda on its airwaves? Worse, this was a government currently involved in acts of war,

crimes against humanity and apartheid. Members were also furious at the undemocratic decision-making process. How had management come to this choice without the approval of the members, the Local Station Board or any other committee? Although the program continues to be a shameless form of pro-Israel propaganda, the fact remains that the peace activists involved in the campaign against the Consulate program were dedicated to their mission. However, this was not enough for the activists, who decided to take their efforts one step further. They agreed that if KPFT was indeed the people’s radio and stood for peace, then this sort of programming decision could not be allowed to happen again. Listeners organized themselves and met throughout January to exchange ideas. They finally decided on launching a campaign to get KPFT to endorse the principles of the “Boycott, Divestment, and

Sanctions” movement. The BDS movement was launched by Palestinian civil society and asks people all over the world to endorse three basic principles: the right of return for all Palestinian refugees, the equal rights of all Israeli citizens, Arab or Jewish, and an end to Israeli occupation. If KPFT endorses the BDS movement, then any viewpoint that does not agree with these basic principles would not be allowed a platform on air. These principles are in line with international human rights law and UN resolutions, so any voice that refuses to endorse them is clearly not a voice of peace and does not deserve a spot on KPFT. After tainting its democratic credentials with this inexcusable decision, this is the least that the station and its management can do. Dana El Kurd is a political science and economics junior and may be reached at opinion@thedailycougar.com.

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ear the end of January, “The New York Times” published an article entitled, “Send Huck Finn to College,” where the author, Lorrie Moore, argued to do just that— send Huck Finn and all of his classic adventures to college. The article partly came in response to NewSouth Books’ announcement about publishing “The AdvenOpinion Desk tures of Huckleberry Finn” without the Services N-word. The announcement prompted outrage from anti-censorship supporters but also got support from those who feel like the novel would be less uncomfortable for teenagers to read. In the article, Moore suggests that instead of altering the book’s text, the novel should be designated as an advanced level book that is above for high school students.

“‘Huckleberry Finn’ is suited to a college course in which Twain’s obsession with the 19th-century theater of American hucksterism can be discussed in the context of Jim’s particular story,” Moore said. “An African-American 10th grader, in someone’s near-sighted attempt to get him newly appreciative of novels, does not benefit by being taken back right then to a time when a young white boy slowly realizes, sort of, the humanity of a black man, realizes that that black man is more than chattel even if that black man is also full of illogic and stereotypical superstitions.” The point Moore makes is biased and weak. Every child receiving an American public education comes across material that deals with the racist parts of our history. Deciding to not teach a book based upon the usage of one word is ridiculous. The literature of Mark Twain is no more difficult to swallow than the lessons of the holocaust, or the many lessons that arose

from the civil rights era. If the N-word becomes too advanced for high school students then what happens to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” or Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird?” We simply cannot hide from difficult issues for fear that teaching them would discourage students in high school. In today’s society it would be unrealistic to believe that racial slurs or lessons in civil rights are unheard of or difficult to talk about by the time most children become of high school age. Stripping teenagers of these books and their corresponding literary and scholastic value does nothing to make racism disappear. In fact, not discussing it and avoiding the subject altogether only makes things worse. The opinion desk may be reached at opinion@ thedailycougar.com. Camila Cossio contributed additional information to this article.


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Near wins turning into tough losses

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THE DAILY COUGAR Darian Thibodeaux enjoys nothing better than to see fans at Hofheinz Pavilion excited for the home team. The hard-nosed 6-3 guard from Dallas does his part to lift fans from their seats with his 3-point sniping and in-your-face defense. Thibodeaux said he dedicates his efforts on the hardwood to three inspirations. “My mother, my sister and my grandmother,” he said. “I do it for them every day. Whenever I feel like I can’t do it, I picture their faces.” Getting personal Thibodeaux targets anyone not wearing a UH jersey both with his game and his mouth. He said frustrated players have punched him in the ribs before. But he gives the aggression back as well as he receives. When UH hosted UCF on Jan. 8, Thibodeaux and UCF guard Marcus Jordan — son of NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan — had to be separated after a heated battle for a loose ball got too physical. “We were both going for a loose ball,” Thibodeaux said. “He gave me a bump to the chest, so I kind of roughed him up on the ground and after that he didn’t want no parts of me.

“That was fun because I think I took him out of his game with that.” Feisty defender While most players take pride in only scoring for their team, Thibodeaux says he is as determined to clamp down on a player defensively to prevent the Cougars from being scored on. It comes as no surprise that Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest is who he patterns his defense after. After adjusting to a new campus, coach and teammates, the transfer from Navarro Junior College said he wants to become more aggressive in driving the ball to the basket as a way to improve his plays and the team’s success. Like most Cougars past and present, Thibodeaux only needs to look around at the banners hanging at Hofheinz to see inspiration to become a better player and teammate. Three of the four retired numbers belonging to illustrious former players like Clyde Drexler, Elvin Hayes and Hakeem Olajuwon. “To play on the same floor those guys played on,” he said. “That’s a dream come true. As a kid you always want to play somewhere a legend played and to actually be on the floor and see their names every day —that makes you play harder too.”

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Swimming & diving set to host UT The Cougars will compete against Texas at 6 p.m. today at the CRWC Natatorium for the third annual “Sprint for the Cure.” Admission is free, but UH athletes will be collecting donations at the door that go toward the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation for breast cancer.

The UH men’s basketball team has been choking away late leads, and now must attempt to dig themselves out of a five-game losing streak. Chances are head coach James Dickey is using the F word profusely — that is, fundamentals. The Cougars tend to stay competitive with their offense, but are not doing enough to seal wins. The largest margin of victory during the streak has been eight points. In four of the five losses, the Cougars could have won if they had made just a few more shots at the free-throw line, especially in some games: the 10 missed free throws in Tulsa’s 76-71 win, or 11 clanked free shots in Marshall’s one-point victory. UH has been getting outhustled defensively, and allowing too many second-chance opportunities that are far too often converted into points. The Cougars once looked like a contender, and were tied for first place in a conference that is still ripe for the taking. Now they have dropped to 11-11 overall, tying them for ninth in Conference USA at 3-6. If UH wants any chance of qualifying for the NCAA Tournament, they will need to clinch an automatic bid by making a repeat performance of last season’s four wins in four days at the C-USA Championship. If effort and heart were measured as a statistic, UH would be near the top of the NCAA; unfortunately, no one likes moral victories. The Cougars’ matchup Saturday with Tulane (12-9, 2-6) will go down to the wire, but if they focus on fundamentals and avoid the momentary mental lapses, the streak will end.

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Though in his first season at UH, Darian Thibodeaux has proven to be a fierce competitor, unafraid of getting physical with opponents. | Newton Liu/The Daily Cougar Thibodeaux is the only player to start in all 22 games this season, averaging 35.4 minutes a game. So far he has recorded 8.6 points, three rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest. Thibodeaux and UH (11-11,

3-6 C-USA) look to rebound from a streak of five consecutive losses when they host the Tulane Green Wave at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hofheinz Pavilion. sports@thedailycougar.com

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Sprinter collects second straight weekly award Balance Invitational on Saturday. Cougar Sports Services

Despite consistent standout performances throughout his freshman year, Errol Nolan never captured a C-USA Athlete of the Week Award. Now, in his sophomore campaign, he has earned two in as many weeks. Nolan is the new school record holder in the 400-meter dash after running a split of 46.46 at the New

Sumlin reshuffles staff Linebackers coach Leon Burtnett duties will move to an administrative position as the Director of Player Personnel and Quality Control. Sumlin hired Jamie Bryant to be the new linebackers coach. Bryant spent the previous 10 seasons as Vanderbilt’s defensive coordinator. “Coach Burtnett has been a

huge part of my career, beginning with my time as a player under him at Purdue,” Sumlin said in a release. “He has been a great mentor to so many players and coaches, and his new role will take full advantage of his experience in this business. “I am excited about Jamie joining our staff. He fits what we do well and has a strong reputation for his development of players. As a former coordinator he also brings great experience.”

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THE DAILY COUGAR There are burger places, and then there’s that special burger place where you tell all your friends about. Ladies and gentlemen, that place is called The Burger Guys. You would think it would hard to heap so much praise for a burger joint on the bustling Westheimer strip, but The Burger Guys is simply worthy of all the praise it has received. An almost uncompromising level of quality and excess makes The Burger Guys the place to go for a burger that’s out of this world. Consider the most expensive burger The Burger Guys has to offer. For $35, you can have a burger adorned with a slice of foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck. As no one can be expected to put down $35 just for a burger, foie gras or not, let’s focus on the more traditional Indianapolis burger, with cheese, lettuce, pickles and tomato. The formula is pretty standard — until you come faceto-face with the burger itself. Cooked to a just-done medium, the moment you try to lift the burger, the juices start to run. A staffer said to flip the burger upside down so the thicker top bun would soak up the juices. Though the juices would proceed to flow after the first bite, there’s no telling how much splatter there

would have been had the burger been oriented the other way. After a while, though, you’ll just give up wiping your hands after every bite and just proceed with enjoying every bit of it. It’s a feeling people probably haven’t felt since kindergarten — that giddiness that comes when you’re not just enjoying your food, but having fun with it as well. This goes double for any burger with a fried egg on it. Trying to eat when there are juices and yolk running down to your elbows becomes a herculean task. The impulse is to wipe up, and for courtesy’s sake you eventually should. Thankfully, rolls of towels are available to you reckless eaters out there. And for you reckless eaters, The Burger Guys rewards you with a variety of different burgers to try. There is the Saigon, inspired by the Vietnamese banh mí sandwich with its pickled carrots and patÊ. Or how about the sweet and smoky Sydney, topped with smoked cheddar and a grilled pineapple. But hey, how about some fries with that? The Burger Guys happily oblige with their Brussels fries. Crispy and liberally salted, they are simply divine. Though they come with a variety of dipping sauces, from house-made ketchup and ranch to loaded baked potato, they’re just fine straight. It doesn’t hurt that they’re finished off with a bit of duck fat. And how about a little drink

with your meal? The specialty of the house are their quite literally fresh ice cream shakes, where you can see the ice cream machine churning away from the counter. Shakes go fast, so don’t be surprised if you see the words “Sold Out� scratched in the chalkboard of the day’s flavors. Don’t be bummed, though, because there’s always the fountain drinks. While some would be happy with the regular Coca-Cola or Pepsi, The Burger Guys mantra of excess delivers to you nothing less than sodas made with Imperial pure cane sugar. These are smoother, crisper sodas that don’t have the harsh aftertaste of those made with high fructose corn syrup. Anyone who’s never been exposed to Dr. Pepper made with Imperial pure cane sugar, known as Dublin Dr. Pepper for the Dublin, Texas, plant that it’s made in, should come just for the soda. The sodas are not ones you’d recognize, but the flavors are beyond comparison. There’s nothing revolutionary about the way The Burger Guys are making burgers. It’s still a meat patty sandwiched between a bun with some toppings. Rather, these fine folks are revolutionizing how we should treat the burger and how to eat it. There’s no need for a fancy ad campaign or a celebrity to market what’s done on 12225 Westheimer Rd. — because at The Burger Guys, the burger speaks, quite loudly, for itself.

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Cheat on fruits, try chocolate on Valentine’s Day instead worried your chocolate will go bad, wrap it in foil and place it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh until the next day.

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THE DAILY COUGAR A chocolate romance may be the healthiest relationship you’ll ever have. With studies consistently proving the health benefits chocolate has on the body, it’s no wonder why some lovers insist on curling up to a box of chocolaty goodness for Valentine’s Day. And who can blame them? Scientists at Hershey’s Center for Health and Nutrition recently proved that dark chocolate is richer in healthboosting antioxidants than juices made from blueberries, cranberries and other fruits — making it the newest member of the superfood family. The study compared antioxidants found in blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate and acai fruit juices with small bars of dark chocolate and liquid chocolate. The small bars of chocolate came out on top in all tests, according to the Chemistry Central Journal. On a regrettable note, drinking chocolate came in last in all tests. Cocoa and dark chocolate triumphed in tests for flavanols, which has been proven to help battle air toxins and prevent wrinkles. Packed with antioxidants known as polyphenols, which protects against cardiovascular disease and cancer, all it takes to produce hearthealthy results is 6.7 grams of dark chocolate daily, which is about the size of a small chunk of a Hershey’s

If given a choice between fruit and chocolate, most people prefer the latter because it’s delicious and has been proven to be rich in antioxidants — which means there’s no reason to feel guilty when you open that heart-shaped box from your Valentine. | Photos.com bar. Of course, this new information doesn’t mean you should kick your fruit to the curb and substitute for chocolate. Try chocolate strawberries; the new study simply means that both food groups have their benefits. So chocoholics, unwrap those sweet decadent treats; you now have a good excuse to eat the sweet stuff without a guilty conscience. They’re called sinful for a reason Don’t trust all chocolate – it will let you down. Milk chocolate and

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that affects moods by increasing appetite and sexual interest. Chocoholics united Moderation is the key to a healthy life. If you feel like you have had one chocolate too many, then you’re probably right. Chocoholics have been proven to show addictive behavior towards the sweet delicacies, similar to alcoholics. The only difference is chocolate is actually healthy when not overdone. If you grab a Hershey’s bar of chocolate, eat only a small portion of the bar – four sections will do. If you’re

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Don’t sweat the sweet stuff If chocolate isn’t your thing, maybe red wine better suits your culinary taste for bitter-sweet healthy pleasures. Studies show that red wine contains polyphenols and flavanoids, also found in chocolate, which protects against heart disease. Studies have also proven that alcohol can increase good cholesterol and can protect arteries. So depending on if you’re planning on sharing your evening with a loved one, or planning on purchasing a bottle as a gift, it’s safe to say you can’t go wrong with red wine — especially since it seems to be the gift that keeps on giving (at least until the last drop, anyway.) Love your body and mind Loners, don’t fret. Valentine’s Day can be a good day to show yourself some love. Treating yourself to chocolate and a bouquet of flowers may be just what the doctor ordered. The fresh aroma from flowers can provide mental relaxation, helping to decrease stress levels that can raise blood pressure and contribute to heart attacks. But don’t forget, a good black and white romance film (Casablanca is one of my favorites) and a glass of wine can really set a relaxing mood and provide sweet dreams throughout the night. arts@thedailycougar.com

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