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Elizabeth  Simmons

Elizabeth Simmons

Staff Writer

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Liz Simmons is a fun-loving, stubbornly positive person who will try just about anything once. She's not much of a gym person (though she'll go if you ask nicely) and would rather be swimming or practicing yoga. She also has a competitive spirit and will never say no to a game of sand volleyball.

Fairly new to living on her own, she considers her kitchen to be a bit of an unexplored frontier. Currently, her best dishes are tacos and...tacos.

When not embarking on culinary adventures, Liz loves reading the many books on her shelves. She feels that her love of reading led to her love of writing which led to recently earning her B.A. in Communication from Wichita State University. As a new college graduate, Liz is looking forward to whatever her life may bring next!

Fun Facts About Liz

  • I Never Leave Home Without checking my Facebook, Twitter and email
  • Where I'd Rather Be in the mountains outside of Boulder, CO
  • My Bragging Rights My cookie baking and decorating skills
  • Personal Fun Fact I play the alto sax
  • Refrigerator Staple Yogurt and Applesauce
  • My Favorite Healthy Food Dried fruit, especially pineapple
  • My Guiltiest Pleasure Nutella straight out of the jar
  • Song That Gets Me Going in the Gym "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyonce
  • Favorite Gym Activity Swimming Laps
  • Movie Seen Too Many Times to Count Beauty and the Beast
  • The Book I'd Read Again Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  • First Paid Gig Working in the concession stand at a waterpark Accomplishment Most Proud of Graduating college!

Recent Posts

Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper Actually Want You to Drink Less Soda

30 September 2014, 4:09 pm

There may have finally been a breakthrough. Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper have all announced that they plan to work to reduce the number of calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent in the next decade. The announcement was made at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Soda makers are facing increasing [...]


Your Favorite Pumpkin Treats are Full of Hidden Sugar, Fake Flavor

23 September 2014, 2:58 pm

It’s already started: the time of pumpkin-flavored everything. Though many are cynical about the abundance of pumpkin, there’s no denying its power as a product. It’s estimated that we spend around $300 million a year, mostly between September and November, on products that at least kind of smell and taste like fall. Essentially, people are [...]


This Simple Math Equation Will Keep You Hydrated During a Sweat Sesh

19 September 2014, 3:19 pm

“If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.” This nugget of knowledge came from my swim coach when he explained to us the importance of staying hydrated at a meet. Coach was on the right track, but not 100 percent correct. Thirst is a good indicator that you should grab a drink, but doesn’t necessarily mean you’re [...]


“I Will What I Want.” The Powerful Statement Behind Under Armour’s New Campaign

18 September 2014, 2:32 pm

Under Armour’s commercials traditionally focus on the gritty, tough side of athleticism, sending the message that wearing their products will turn you into some muscled, gruff super-athlete. With its new women’s campaign, however, Under Armour is taking a different approach. The campaign began with an ad featuring ballerina Misty Copeland. A pioneer in her field, [...]


Battle of the Beverages: Tea is Better for Long-Term Health than Coffee

12 September 2014, 3:33 pm

It’s sure to start a battle of the beverages, but a new study is making the claim that tea may be better for your long-term health than coffee. Presented in France, this study looked at the overall health of both tea and coffee drinkers for seven years. As Shape reveals, those who drank tea had [...]


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