Category Archives: Lifestyle

Here are the top three Thai restaurants in the Twin Cities

St. Paul is home to a wide variety of cuisines – notably Thai food. When prepared correctly, many people consider Thai food to be the most delicious food in the world. It’s light, healthy, delicately fragrant and full of vegetables. Many of the dishes are prepared with chilies, but that does not necessarily mean all the dishes are fiery hot. Restaurants all over the world prepare Thai dishes with their own variations, so eat around and find the ones that best suit your taste. The following list is a compilation of my favorite Thai food restaurants in St. Paul.

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Concerts coming soon to the Twin Cities ordered by genre

Kimberly Schlapman (left) and Philip Sweet (right) of Little Big Town at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden (photo courtesy of AP images).

The Twin Cities area is a hot spot for concerts. Many artists and bands are making their way to Minnesota this spring for their upcoming tours. Here is a list of shows by genre that should be on your concert radar.

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Spring’s coming, and transitional clothing will help with the change

With the seasons changing, finding clothing to wear that is comfortable outside and inside is hard. It is straight-up difficult to plan an outfit, especially when the weather in Minnesota can’t decide which season to conform to. A way to beat the clothing game while being prepared and practical is to wear transitional clothing. A popular concept during the changing seasons is layering, and if you work it correctly, you can look good doing it.

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How are college students consuming music in the digital age?

The average college student today listens to music in some shape or form. Most college students here at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul said they listened to music in the form of a streaming service. Of the surveyed subjects, not one said they went out and bought physical CDs. In the ever-changing world of today’s music, college students are changing the ways they listen to it. Zach Field, a senior here at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul said, “As a broke college student, I use Pandora. I don’t have a lot of money to use for music.” As Zach specified, a lot of college students are usually broke. This is a cause for the reason a lot of students are changing the way they listen to music.

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A beginner’s guide to understanding coffee shop drinks

In the midst of the daily grind, homework, actual work and trying to make time for a social life, the one thing most of us can agree on is our desperate need for daily coffee. The great thing about being in the Twin Cities area is that, as students needing a place to study and also some caffeine, we have a plethora of coffee shop options to choose from. However, many of those coffee shops have menus that feature some obscure coffee creations. Most coffee drinks have some sort of espresso and milk mixture. Espresso is not a specific type of coffee but the method of preparing the coffee beans. Espresso is derived from sometimes several different types of coffee bean and ground down to a very fine texture. The idea behind this is not to create a bitter taste but a bolder coffee flavor.

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