Xernay Aniwar

Xernay Aniwar, from Western Massachusetts, is the former Health and Wellness editor of The Edge. She is a Strategic Communications major with a minor in Psychology. When she's not researching her next article, she can be found curled up with her cat, binge-watching Netflix.

Recent Articles


11/12/15 12:34pm

Turns out fall’s favorite fruit (well, technically, a pumpkin is a berry, part of the Cucurbitaceous family) is actually kind of a super food. 

Tampon tax

11/11/15 8:19pm

As any woman knows far too well, getting your period is not a choice. But pads and tampons are, more often than not, taxed as a luxury item.

Barbie gets her period

9/24/15 11:17am

Last week we showed you a very bloody Donald Trump, and this week we're continuing the conversation with more menstrual-talk. First, let's talk about Lammily dolls: they're basically Barbie dolls, only with normal, realistic, human proportions and features.  Their newest feature: having their period.  Yup, you read that right.

Boiled Peanuts: Edamame of the South

9/9/15 6:59pm

Fellow Northerners, if you haven’t yet experienced boiled peanuts, think of them as edamame. But imagine the best edamame you’ve ever had: juicy, warm and mouthwateringly salty.

Tongue Scraping

9/2/15 6:42pm

We’re gonna be frank with you: tongue scraping is kind of gross. If you’re not someone who gets at least a little bit of satisfaction from popping pimples or squeezing blackheads, this might not be for you.

Cat patrol

7/31/15 8:36am

Australia is looking to introduce a new feral cat plan. Why? Turns out Australian felines aren’t minding their manners as much as they should, and have been helping themselves to one too many endangered birds. Oops. Gregory Andrews, Australia’s first threatened species commissioner, is plotting to create a law that would make all domesticated cats exclusively indoor cats.

Witchy practices

7/29/15 10:34pm

Suffering from sticky summer skin? Getting more breakouts than you were a few months ago? Probably from all the sweat and buildup hanging out in your pores all day. Our solution?

The arrest of Sandra Bland

7/24/15 4:29pm

“Hello ma’am. We’re the Texas Highway Patrol and the reason for your stop is because you failed to signal the lane change.” This was the first piece of dialogue exchanged between Sandra Bland and State Trooper Brian Encinia.

Basic granola

7/22/15 9:32pm

I’ve been bad about skipping breakfast lately, so I figured it was time to whip up a batch of granola.


6/21/15 11:03pm

On August 18th, 1920, men decided to allow women to vote. On June 17th, 2015, another man-- Secretary of Treasury, Jacob Lew, announced that he and his team would redesign the $10 note to feature the face of a woman.

Since when is everyone gluten-free?

6/4/15 5:04pm

Ever since arriving back to earthy-crunchy Western Massachusetts for the summer, I've been hearing more than ever about being "gluten-free." One of my good friends recently told me he has (newly-discovered) Celiac disease.


4/23/15 8:54pm

In a pinch for dinner between studying? Impress yourself by throwing down a cheese plate next to your laptop. Cheese may not sound like the healthiest thing for a health & wellness writer to be writing about, but as long as you're not eating the entire block of it, using it in Velveeta form, or slathering handfuls of the stuff on everything you eat, its totally fine.

DIY winter healing

3/4/15 2:31pm

FOR DRY LIPS What you’ll need: One part white or brown sugar (grab packets from anywhere there’s coffee!) One part petroleum jelly (aka Vaseline) What to do: Mix ingredients in the palm of your hand and use a finger to gently rub the mixture into your lips for about 30 seconds. Rinse and repeat as necessary. Finish with a later of petroleum jelly.

DIY allergy relief

3/4/15 2:21pm

HONEY This one’s got inconclusive evidence, BUT we’ve been hearing a lot of BUZZ about it lately.

Have you climaxed yet?

2/28/15 5:01pm

Are you intimidated by the idea of picking up heavy objects then putting them back down? Enter Climaxed Fitness; a start-up company formed by Elon juniors Corey Mitchell, Tracey Coppedge, John Silas and Zach Dupree. Their mission statement is to “offer comprehensive and individualized training programs for anyone looking to get fit”, but this foursome of fine young men are much more than just guys looking to Instagram pictures of their biceps. This afternoon, I had the honor of sitting down with Corey Mitchell and Tracey Coppedge to discuss their business plan.