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Healthcare Reform, Mass Media, Research Findings ,

Thank you to Dr. Marshall for the fascinating presentation!

Last week, we were excited to have Dr. Laura Marshall discuss her dissertation research with us. Her work looked at the different types of comments posted online under an article for Breitbart and for Huffington Post, both on the subject of healthcare reform. Identity seemed very important to establish in both comments sections with “othering”…

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Nutrition, Recommendations, Uncategorized

THAT SHIP HAS SAILED: Why the US should stop shipping American-grown food abroad

The development of the Food for Peace program was the US’s first program for fighting international hunger. This program focuses heavily on donating commodities to vulnerable populations abroad. Most donated goods are grown domestically and shipped to developing countries where over three billion people have received assistance since its inception. It is estimated that another…

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Lifestyle , , ,

Hello from the other side

Hola! This post comes to you from Barcelona, Spain. The juxtaposition of history and modern day is stunning. Although this visit is short, I can’t help but notice some stark cultural and environmental differences, and similarities, between this urban environment and those I have lived in state side. Similarly, the streets are filled with bicyclists,…

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Diseases and Conditions, Men's Health, Women's Health , ,

Lady Gaga Reveals Battle with Fibromyalgia

This past week, music sensation Lady Gaga revealed on her Twitter account that she has been battling fibromyalgia, and was recently taken to the hospital for severe pain, leading her to cancel one of her performances. While it may not have been easy to do, Lady Gaga’s decision to open up about her condition sheds…

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