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Obesity & Unhealthy Factors
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Obesity & Unhealthy Factors

In a recent survey released in the California Health Interview Survey, it was found that there are disturbing but important links between obesity in adolescents and factors including race, socioeconomic status, acculturation and environment.  The original peer reviewed article I chose is Association of Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, Acculturation, and Environmental Factors with Risk of Overweight […]

Peer Pressure: To "Play Group" Or Not To "Play Group"
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Peer Pressure: To “Play Group” Or Not To “Play Group”

For new moms out there who are wondering if playgroups may be the best way for their toddlers to learn to share, sharing may not be the only thing they learn. According to a recent study that involved observing the behavior of human toddlers and chimpanzees, a simple exercise uncovered the survival instinct to conform […]

Eat Dessert First…It’s Never Tomorrow
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Eat Dessert First…It’s Never Tomorrow

One of the few philosophies I choose to live by is to “eat dessert first.” People often express that life is short and therefore one should seize the day. However I do not agree with the mentality that life is short, but rather uncertain. A person never knows what their future holds. As a result […]

Social Media’s Affect on Millennial Generation
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Social Media’s Affect on Millennial Generation

Generation Y or the Millennial Generation includes anyone born from 1983 to 2004. However, those of us born after 1990 are in many ways a generation of our own. We are a generation of technology. The Internet, cellular phones and gaming systems were all created before we were born. Therefore, we were raised in a […]