The Case for “Mental Cases”: Slashing Stigmas and Redefining Discourse  

Sometimes, it is not until you experience something for yourself that you truly realize all of its challenges. For those living with a mental illness, one of the many challenges is dealing with the stigma of being labeled as such. Whether it is an anxiety disorder, a mood disorder, or an eating disorder, an association […]

Dogs Flu Across the County: More Than Just Under the Weather

Dogs are our best friends, they are always there for you and always want to cuddle. Anyone can tell you just how amazing a dog is and how much it takes to care for one of the furry friends. Every pet owner knows about the heart worm prevention, flea prevention, parasite prevention, annual (or every […]

Advice for Change

You don’t need to know who you are right away. It’s okay. Take time to do things slowly, investigate what things mean to you and what is important to you. What many people don’t understand is that you don’t have to be exact replicas of your friends, being yourself is the only way to go about life. […]

Why Yoga Is Your Best Bet

Part of the problems of today’s society is that we try find ourselves being overworked and not relaxing the way we should. In fact, we’ve even changed the way we naturally breathe. We are “chest-breathers,” where our chests move with our breaths instead of our stomach. This type of breathing used  to be only reserved for […]

Generation Diet

You read about it in magazines, see it on TV, and hear about it from your friends; diet has definitely been a hot topic of conversation for what seems like forever. Whether you are trying to lose weight, gain weight, or none of the above, there is no escaping from the word “diet” when it […]

What to Know about the Hobby Lobby Case and Its Effects

A craft store would seem the last setting for such an extensive debate involving religious convictions, workers rights, and body rights, yet the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has propelled an outburst from America’s citizens as the perpetual debate over religious rights continues. The onset to this debate began with the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision […]

Springtime Sadness

  Spring·time sadness noun \ˈspriŋ-ˌtīm ˈsad ˈne-ss\ : allergies that occur during the season of spring Examples of SPRINGTIME SADNESS  1: Watch out for: Sneezing Runny Nose Wheezing Urticaria Excess Catarrh Anaphylactic Shock (Breathing Difficulty) Edema Heart Failure  2: AKA Allergies Used in a Sentence:     She got that Springtime Sadness! First Known Use of SPRINGTIME   […]

A Dent in America’s Dental Care

You know the drill: stay away from high fructose corn syrup, sugary drinks and too much chocolate. Too many of these certain foods, drinks and treats combined with poor dental habits, the warnings go, can have a disastrous effect on our teeth. That may be why the country’s top dentist association — the American Dental […]

Don’t “Super Size Me”

In 2004, America was hit with a very informative, and painfully truthful documentary about the health risks of fast food restaurants, and more specifically, the fast food king, McDonalds. This film was surprisingly successful making over 11.5 million dollars. Not only was this movie a financial success, but it also had a successfully lasting impact on […]

What can a Positive Attitude do for You?

Maintaining a positive attitude, in this world, can be a very difficult task to achieve. It seems as if our world falls further into despair everyday. Why is it that news stations and websites seem to thrive on murder cases, poverty issues, and horror stories, but fail to mention anything positive that is going on […]

Air Testing by Kite in Chinese Cities

Air pollution has been an undeniable crisis in China, with the stars hidden by layers of tainted smog in many cities. Government officials, however, have always dodged the issue. They cite the developing status of the nation as an excuse for the environmental contamination. What’s worse, they refuse to release quantified data on the air […]

By Wearing Scrubs in Public, Medical Professionals May (Ironically) Be Making Us More Sick

At a recent family barbecue, things were going well until a woman in hospital scrubs showed up. It’s not that she wasn’t wanted there. She’d been invited just like everyone else. A nurse and a close family friend, she’s a friendly and funny person who lights up any gathering. On top of that, she connected […]

Better Average Than Extreme

I’ve never believed in too much exercise, but now the experts are saying that too much exercise can be fatal. I used to play basketball and throw for track, so I’ve had my heavy workouts, but I would’ve never believed that they could cause more harm than help. When I was in high school it seemed […]

Aftermath of Affordable Care Act Passage

Constitutionality Of The Decision The controversial healthcare legislation initiated by President Obama passed Thursday June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court justifies their decision as it being another tax.  The Constitution allows Congress the power to tax in Article 1- Section 8 of the Constitution it does not specify for what purposes. As a result, all […]

The Ugly Truth About Makeup Counters

Makeup counters are hard to ignore. With an array of eye-catching colors and potential purchases, they are designed to draw the customer in, but a new study may have ladies thinking twice before they dare to test out in-store samples. The New York University Microbiology department recently teamed up with Good Morning America to conduct […]

The Advent of the Nursing Home

Recently, Western society has shifted its focus from the old to the young. Today youth is a prize above any other. Maybe it’s the classic American idealism which keeps the infinite potential of youth in the limelight. Either way, the view of the elderly has significantly deteriorated within the last hundred years. Historically old age […]