Posts Categorized: Lifestyle

Vaping: A Potential Health Concern

Vaping: A Potential Health Concern

E-cigarette use has grown approximately 900% among high school students between 2011 and 2015, according to Rob McConnell, an internal medicine specialist at USC. However, as young adolescents are lured into e-cigarettes by their appeal as a “healthy alternative” to cigarettes, what are the major health concerns of e-cigarettes or vaping? Vaping, the inhalation of… Read more

Blue Light: The Sleep Killer

Blue Light: The Sleep Killer

Sleep is pivotal for every human being. Whether you are an adult or a teenager, a good night sleep can provide increased cognitive reasoning, wider attention span, and simply a good feeling to tackle the day. However, there are many ways in which we can get a lack of sleep or even a bad sleep…. Read more

Wanderlust: Is it genetic?

Wanderlust: Is it genetic?

As the world becomes more globalized, traveling keeps getting easier. Low-cost flights have made going away for a short weekend or a long vacation as easy as pie. It is the best time to be alive for those of us who cannot stay in one place. Some people seem to have an unquenchable thirst to… Read more

The Psychology of Dreaming

The Psychology of Dreaming

   Dreaming, a term conservatively defined as the various thoughts, memories, and emotions that occur during sleep, is a phenomenon that has stumped psychologists for decades. Why? Because the reasoning behind why dreams occur is extremely elusive, leaving psychologists with an incredibly large unanswered question. Though a definite explanation has yet to be discovered, psychologists continue to… Read more

Twitching While Falling Asleep? Here’s Why

Twitching While Falling Asleep? Here’s Why

Have you ever been jolted awake by the feeling of falling off a cliff right before you’re about to fall asleep? Or perhaps your body shook uncontrollably as you were closing your eyes? There is a very high chance you might have—in fact, about 70% of people have experienced this at one or multiples times in their lives. Sudden, involuntary… Read more

Women and Alcohol Related Problems

Women and Alcohol Related Problems

As the school year comes to an end and summer starts, children will undoubtedly find themselves with more free time in the absence of school work. Many high school and college age students will use this time to find a summer job, complete internships, and enjoy the extra time outdoors. Unfortunately, many teens and young… Read more

Veganism: What and Why?

Veganism: What and Why?

Veganism, along with vegetarianism, has become an increasingly popular lifestyle in today’s society. It rejects the concept of using non-human animals for trade, sports, and anything to satisfy our human needs. One confusing aspect of veganism is the difficulty of differentiating the lifestyle from that of vegetarians. According to The Vegetarian Resource Group, just like vegetarians, vegans don’t… Read more

The Scientific Pros and Cons of Tattoos

The Scientific Pros and Cons of Tattoos

Whether it is for artistic purposes or not, tattoos are often known as images or caricatures on the skin that symbolize a message. When a person gets a tattoo, a clean needle gets inside the dermis of the skin and injects ink. Our skin often sheds the top layer, the epidermis, off every second that… Read more

Is Climate Change Actually a Hoax?

Is Climate Change Actually a Hoax?

In the midst of the current political environment surrounding Trump’s presidency, the population of climate change deniers has been given unmerited attention. Those knowledgeable of the increases in Earth’s temperature have been struggling with the idea that someone—let alone an enormous crowd and the very president of our nation—could deny it in spite of clear, sufficient evidence. … Read more

Kinesthetic Learning: Why It’s So Hard To Focus

Kinesthetic Learning: Why It’s So Hard To Focus

I’m sure we can all agree that at some point in our academic career, we have found ourselves incapable of reading a few sentences and retaining the content. We proceed to re-read every sentence in an attempt to make sense of words that seem to come into our minds and vanish in an instant. We later… Read more