I Needed to Write: One Year Later

I needed to write. The words were always right there, at the front of my mind and on the tip of my tongue. My friends were privy to those thoughts most of the time, but there were things I kept hidden. I needed to write. I've kept journals since the fifth grade. My aunt gave …

Is Obesity a Disease?

Obesity is a complex and mufti-layered issue with implications for public health, insurance policies, federal oversight, social stigmatization, and the economy. Jack Collins from Academic Earth shared this great video highlighting the cost of obesity and how it impacts our global economy. Collins and his colleagues claim that, "65% of the world’s population live in …

I Looked Up

Do you remember learning how to ride a bike for the first time? How it felt? The thoughts that crossed your mind? My memories are vivid, considering my first bike-riding experience was a little over a month ago. I grew up watching other kids ride their bikes around my neighborhood, envious of their skill and …