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

NEWS 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. 

NEWS 11/11/15 8:19pm

Tampon tax

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.

NEWS 9/24/15 11:17am

Barbie gets her period

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.

NEWS 9/2/15 6:42pm

Tongue Scraping

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.

NEWS 7/31/15 8:36am

Cat patrol

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.

NEWS 7/29/15 10:34pm

Witchy practices

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?

NEWS 7/24/15 4:29pm

The arrest of Sandra Bland

“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.

NEWS 7/22/15 9:32pm

Basic granola

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

NEWS 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.

NEWS 6/4/15 5:04pm

Since when is everyone gluten-free?

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.

NEWS 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.

NEWS 3/4/15 2:31pm

DIY winter healing

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.

NEWS 2/28/15 5:01pm

Have you climaxed yet?

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.

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