Baby, it’s … getting real heated outside?

Controversy regarding the widely-known Christmas song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, has a lot of people sharing their somewhat heated opinions across social media as of late. In case you haven’t heard of this controversy, people are upset with certain lyrics in the song that implies male patriarchy and female submission/oppression. Prior to the onset of … More Baby, it’s … getting real heated outside?

We have a serious plastic problem

Findings from a recent study examining over 100 sea turtles of all seven species, across the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean oceans, are rather disturbing. Published in the journal Global Change Biology, the study was conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, and Greenpeace Research Laboratories, a CNN article said. Over 800 synthetic particles were … More We have a serious plastic problem

Profile: Andy Samberg

I have been a fan of Andy Samberg since seeing him in Hot Rod, however, watching Brooklyn Nine Nine as of late has only intensified my appreciation for this hilarious dude. Born in Berkeley, California, to parents Marjorie, an elementary school teacher, and Joe, a photographer, Samberg has two sisters named Darrow and Johanna. Samberg became obsessed with Saturday night … More Profile: Andy Samberg

The power of song

I would bet money that a majority of people on this planet have a select few favourite sons that they can hear time and time again without growing tired of them. Perhaps the song reminds them of their childhood. Maybe it sparks memories of young love. Or, it could just have a rockin’ beat that … More The power of song

Could this gene prevent weight-gain while eating as much as you like?

Hang on to your hats, folks; an article via MedicalXpress discusses a topic some of us often dream of – a gene that could protect from obesity while consuming as much food as desired. When RCAN1, a single gene, was removed in mice, and the same mice were given a diet high in fat, they … More Could this gene prevent weight-gain while eating as much as you like?

A majority of Americans are lying to their doctors

Have you ever withheld information from your physician that you knew you probably should share? Well, apparently Americans do so frequently. “Between 60 and 80 percent of people admit they avoid telling their doctor details that could be relevant to their well-being,” a MedicalXpress article states. A study conducted by senior researcher Angela Fagerlin, chair … More A majority of Americans are lying to their doctors

Being Anorexic doesn’t necessarily mean being underweight

When most people hear or think of the condition Anorexia, it’s arguable that thoughts of excessive thinness come to mind. According to a study conducted by the University of Melbourne, however, re-published by Eurekalert, many individuals who are hospitalized as a result of Anorexia fail to fit into the underweight category, and are instead often … More Being Anorexic doesn’t necessarily mean being underweight

Product review: Newton’s no gluten sugar cookie mix

When the holiday season rolls around, it’s nice to be able to enjoy some festive treats now and again. This can be tricky, though, if you had food intolerances. Good news, though; Newton’s no gluten sugar cookie mix has your back for all allergen-free baking this Christmas season. For all seasons, really. Not just Christmas. … More Product review: Newton’s no gluten sugar cookie mix

A solution for gluten?

An article from EMBO, re-sourced by Eurekalert, offers some potentially promising news for those of us who are intolerant to gluten, or, more seriously, celiac. Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can seriously damage the intestinal system, can appear in genetically pre-disposed people, however, it is triggered via environmental factors, the article explains. “When people … More A solution for gluten?

Skin cancer is (very much) on the rise

An article from Queen Mary University of London reports some rather alarming findings pertaining to skin cancer. Data originating from the UK skin cancer database has unveiled that there are over 45,000 “cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCC) every year in England, 350 per cent more than previous estimates suggested,” the article states. Squamous cell carcinoma … More Skin cancer is (very much) on the rise

How prevalent are eating disorders amongst youth?

An article published via Eurekalert discusses a study conducted by Jama Pediatrics in an attempt to understand how common eating disorders are amongst children. Upon initial thought, most of us likely assume that eating disorders and children and two things that are not intended to be affiliated with each other. The Jama Pediatrics study, however, … More How prevalent are eating disorders amongst youth?

Addressing sexual assault amongst elders

An article posted on The Conversation addresses a difficult topic to tackle; sexual abuse and assault towards elderly people, specifically women. A disheartening topic for sure, but also one that demands recognition and acknowledgement in hopes of preventing these occurrences from occurring. The article outlines research that was published in Legal Medicine that looked at 28 forensic medical … More Addressing sexual assault amongst elders

Underrated stores

Shopping is not one of my preferred pastimes. I actually don’t enjoy shopping at all, which, according to most folks, is surprising. Perhaps their surprise is because I am a female, which is stereotyping, but I simply do not enjoy sweating while changing in and out of pieces of clothing that are too small or … More Underrated stores

Product review: Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover

Throughout my teen years, I bit my nails like a complete savage. That isn’t an exaggeration, either; my nails were constantly bloody and sore, and my fingers resembled butchered hot dogs. Miraculously, I was able to stop biting my nails, and I haven’t bit them in years. I am now, however, what I like to … More Product review: Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover

Film review: Within

Last weekend I watched Within with my boyfriend, Blaine. The movie description provided by Netflix seemed intriguing, so we figured we would give it a go. We hadn’t viewed a horror flick in a while, and this one seemingly fit the bill. Starring Michael Vartan as John Alexander, Erin Moriarty as Hannah, Alex’s daughter, Nadine … More Film review: Within

Social media impacts how we see our bodies, but not in a good way

The relationship between social media and body image is one I have revisited on several occasions, on here, on a project I did for university, and for one I completed in college. Despite my frequency in dabbling with this topic, it continues to spark conversation. And not in a good way. An article from York … More Social media impacts how we see our bodies, but not in a good way