Farewell from Ness!

Dear Ness Readers, Just like that, with the blink of an eye, the semester has come to an end! It feels like yesterday we were sitting down and drafting our biographies for the blog. Thank you to all of our loyal readers over the past few months who joined us on this journey. We greatly…

Class Review: SoulCycle

SoulCycle has revolutionized the fitness world ever since it opened in 2006, and its growth has not stopped. For those of you who don’t know about SoulCycle (have you been under a rock?) it is a cycling class that is much more than just moving your legs. It involves your whole body and is done…

12 Signs You’re A Second-Semester Senior

The five of us here at NESS are GW seniors and today marks a crazy/scary day: exactly one month until commencement.  At this point senioritis is in full force. Not sure if you’re in that stage yet? Here are some clues that graduation is near… Underclassmen look like infants.The days you were excited for that unpaid…

4 Warm Weather Activities to do in DC Before the Summer Humidity Hits

Now that it’s finally April and warm weather is fast approaching, get out and explore all that DC has to offer:   1. Go kayaking! Spend the weekend with friends on the water! Boating in DC offers rentals at three locations: Key Bridge Boathouse (in Georgetown), Ballpark Boathouse (near the Nationals Stadium) and National Harbor….

11 Things That Happen When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

We’ve all been there. You stay up too late because you’re studying or working or hanging with friends or watching a whole season of your favorite show on Netflix (don’t judge me). Then this happens: You wake up filled with regret.  You consider ignoring your responsibilities and staying in bed forever.  You hit the snooze…

5 Food Blogs to Satisfy your Taste Buds

One of the most important factors when getting fit and feeling “healthy” is your food intake. It can affect everything from your mood, to the success of your work out. Weather your goal is to lose weight or to eat healthy, these 5 blogs will help you succeed. As I scrolled through these blogs all…

10 Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Follow Right Now

Instagram is probably my favorite social media app of all time. I am a very visual person, and I love seeing the stories people can tell with just a photo. I cannot close Instagram without making sure I am up-to-date on all the new posts. While I love seeing what my friends and family are up…

The World’s Best Green Smoothie

First things first, a major shoutout to Buzzfeed’s Christine Byrne for bringing this recipe into my life… For a lot of us, green food = healthy food. More often than not, green food = gross food as well. Terri, a vegetarian cafe in New York has a smoothie recipe that ensures that green is both healthy…

Post-Spring Break Sadness

No feeling can be worse than coming back home to have the cold hit you right in the face after a week of wearing only your bikini. After a week of bad eating and heavy drinking, it is important to get back to your regular routine whether you like it or not. Get ready for all…

13.1 and done.

Over spring break I traveled to San Diego with my parents to visit my older brother. The weekend we arrived we all ran the San Diego Half Marathon. After months of running in freezing temps, snowy conditions and waking up early before the sun rise, I can now say it was all worth it. Here’s…

Sounds Like Spring

Happy first day of Spring!!! To help get in the spirit of the season, I’ve crafted a playlist of happy sounding tunes that will transport you to the perfect sunny day, even if the weather isn’t always cooperating. Here’s to many sunny days to come! -Kelly What songs make you think of Spring? Leave them…

Spend Less, Cook More: Meal Prep on Fleek

 Credit: Meal Prep on Fleek After spending the better half of 2015 ordering take out and getting my meals from Whole Foods, one of my goals for the New Year was to cook more. Not only would it save me some money, but it would also encourage me to eat healthier. Between school and work,…