Hipstertown, USA?

What it means to be a hipster

It may not come as a surprise to some, but Portland has been named one of the most hipster cities in America. One of the Huffington Post’s several handy lists delved into the challenge of finding which colleges in the U.S. are home to the greatest number of these “witty-independent-artist-intellectuals,” and unlike 2010’s list, Portland did not go unnoticed.

Scientifically racist

At what point should we admit that a scientific research study has crossed the line into the realm of racism? Apparently, the editors of Psychology Today did not take this idea into consideration.

Portland diversity

Oregon is known as one of the least diverse states in the nation. Its largest city, in particular, has a visibly noticeable majority of people who identify as Caucasian. In other words, Portland isn’t as diverse as one might believe.

Yet another diet trend

Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Oprah Winfrey. What do all these high-profile celebrities have in common? All have either publicly declared their love for the gluten-free diet or have promoted it in some way.

Tanning your hide

It’s safe to say that many Oregonians these days are sporting a pasty shade of white on their sun-deprived skin, especially compared to those living under the persistent blue skies of southern California and Hawaii.