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  • A Different Type of Epidemic

    I can categorize memories of adolescence by the disease of the year; 2014 was Ebola, 2009 was H1N1, and last year Zika dominated global fears. However, while these worries slowly faded to the back of our minds, we continued to ignore a larger problem closer at hand: the obesity epidemic. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 70 percent of American adults…

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  • A Life Without Social Media

    168 hours. That’s how long it would take to send a letter across the country by horse. That same message, however, now can be posted to a wall or uploaded in a tweet and shared with thousands of people in a few mere seconds. From Instagram to Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+—going all the way…

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