Last week, famous actress Angelina Jolie wrote an article “My medical...
Last week, famous actress Angelina Jolie wrote an article “My medical Choice” on New York Times to talk about her decision and procedure of having her breasts removed. Jolie is a BRCA1 gene carrier, a genetic mutation that puts her at an 87% chance of getting breast cancer and a 50% chance of getting ovarian [...]
As a rule, I typically try to be open-minded when writing entries for this blog. I try to be neutral, not pick a side and relay unbiased stories. That being said, I should warn you: I am unable to be neutral in this situation. This is an issue that I am passionate about, its occurring [...]
According to federal statistics, almost one-in-three Americans are obese, and two-in-three are overweight or obese. Soda companies have taken a lot of blame for the obesity epidemic over the past year. Ad campaigns (“You wouldn’t eat 20 packets of sugar, so why are you drinking it?”), celebrity endorsement drama (Beyonce and Pepsi?) and even a [...]
Dove recently re-vamped their Real Beauty campaign with the latest controversial addition: Real Beauty Sketches. Dove, however, is not the only brand to focus on addressing body image issues. Brazilian modeling agency Star Models recently launched an anti-anorexia campaign with the catchline “You are not a Sketch. Say NO to Anorexia.” The campaign features typical [...]
According to Chinese Ministry of Public Security, the police caught a gang of traders in eastern China who sold rat, fox and mink flesh for mutton. The fake mutton hasn’t passed any safety inspection and was supposed to sell on big markets like Shanghai. (See article by New York Times) The group already supplied the [...]