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DIY: Homemade Smoothie Bowls

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Something about “homemade” instantly makes everything taste better. And when “homemade” is paired with “half the cost” (to be exact, only 33 percent of the total cost) and the pride of producing a fabulous meal, it is a beautiful thing. Not to mention, with this scorching LA weather, there’s nothing more appealing than a frozen mixed treat!

As Nekter and AmazeBowls seem to grow increasingly hip, their platform to shrink waists is simultaneously threatening to shrink my wallet as well. After consistently spending $6.75 on acai bowls for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks (obsession? maybe …), an intervention soon became necessary.

And thus, the homemade smoothie bowl was created. Costing an estimated $2.29 (+ toppings), you’ll be saving about $4 on every bowl and  have the freedom to create your bowl just how you like it.

Note: Ingredient prices are based on those at the Westwood Trader Joe’s. Each ingredient is estimated to produce 6 bowls if used in the correct proportions. (more…)

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Arts & Entertainment

Five Upcoming Music Festivals

 

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Maybe you had a midterm right after Coachella’s Weekend 2, or you just couldn’t find a ticket on Free & For Sale – we know NoChella-goers had their reasons for not making it to Coachella. Now arguably the biggest (or at least most famous) Southern California music festival is over and its country baby sister Stagecoach just passed by a week ago. If you’re feeling left out of this festival frenzy, here’s a list of music festivals worth going to from now until the beginning of fall quarter (for those partaking in summer sessions).

Lightning in a Bottle (May 22-26)

Location: Bradley, California (San Antonio Reservoir Recreation Area)
Price: $260 for a full general admission weekend pass (via festival website)
Website: www.lightninginabottle.org (more…)

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Science & Health

Fitness Friday: 5 Machines You Don’t Know How to Use at the Gym

There are a lot of strange-looking machines in the gym. Contraptions that look complicated and seem difficult to figure out how to use, so you just avoid them entirely. We’ve all had that moment where you’ve gone to use a machine, can’t for the life of you figure it out, and in a moment of embarrassment, give up on using it after fiddling around with the levers for entirely too long.

That’s why Mojo put together this post with a couple machines that you may not know how to use in the gym (coincidentally they’re the ones that are open the most often – three cheers for no wait times!). (more…)

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Mojo Asks Students

What’s Your Funny Story?

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Humor. Although not something we can all agree on 100 percent, it most certainly brings joy to all of our lives. Such is the spirit of the David Sedaris 6th Annual Humor Writing Contest, a contest by the Student Committee for the Arts inviting UCLA students to submit funny short stories (2,000 words or less). Winners receive tickets to see David Sedaris on June 24, an autographed copy of his latest book,and excerpts from their stories printed in our very own the Daily Bruin. With the deadline for stories coming up soon (extended to May 16), I thought a good way to inspire anyone writing last-minute submissions would be to ask students about their own personal funny stories. Here are some responses to “What’s your funny story?” (more…)

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