Gender Bias in the STEM Work Place

There is no escaping challenging social issues. Since the 1970s, the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers has sought to overcome its reputation for being a male-dominated field. For instance, many colleges offer scholarship programs for female undergraduates as incentives for young women to pursue careers in scientific research. Yet, the last […]

Understanding Your Liver

Recently, I learned of a young man who had overdosed on some drugs and alcohol. He was 19 years old and suffered from hepatotoxicity, or liver damage from drug overdosing. After four years of consistent damage, his liver finally gave out, putting him in a dangerous situation. He has put on experimental liver dialysis, but […]

Why Do I Need Glasses?

I’ve had several conversations with a number of my friends concerning the wearing of glasses; some of them don’t want to wear them because they “look bad” or because they don’t want to look “nerdy”, while others think that their vision is “good enough.” Regardless, the eye is a fascinating organ, and the reason for […]

The Science of Stress

Any college student will tell you that college is extremely stressful. What you won’t hear from all of them is that stress developed as an evolutionary strategy for survival. Therefore, it must be good! And according to clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, stress is very good. In his article “3 Ways Stress Can Help Beat Anxiety”, […]