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25 Jul


A documentary requires more than a serious topic to be truly compelling. Sadly, Tapped is proof of this.

22 Jul


Entre Nos tells the story of a Colombian immigrant mother, Mariana, and her two children, Gabriel and Andrea, struggling to get along in New York City after her husband leaves them. Acted out in Spanish with English subtitles, the story is beautifully told and captured by Paola Mendoza and Gloria La Morte.

22 Jul

Disney and Lucasfilm have recently teamed up with Bad Robot and Omaze.com to support the Star Wars: Force for Change campaign, a charitable initiative benefitting UNICEF. The campaign will raise awareness and funds for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and other projects that benefit those in need. Contributions can be made until July 25th at 11:59 p.m.

21 Jul

Phyto Universe has found a way to make their salon all-natural literally from wall to wall. On the far left of the salon, the wall is stocked with botanically created hair-care products for all ages and types. On the far right, lies a beautiful vertical garden, which also faces its storefront on Lexington. 

21 Jul


American Addict
, produced by Pain MD Productions and 888 Films, is a documentary about the overuse and abuse of prescription drugs in the United States.  The US has five percent of the world’s population but consumes around fifty percent of the pharmaceuticals.  People tend to put a high level of trust in their doctors and therefore assume that whatever their doctor prescribes must be safe.  However, this is not always the case.

18 Jul


I’m sure you can remember some small school petition you might have signed or heard about when you were younger.  In my middle school, I remember a girl went around and got the signatures of a few students to limit the amount of french fries served in our cafeteria.  Gaining something around 20 signatures, the petition wasn’t really that effective but gained the attention of some higher ups. They did, in fact, think it was a good idea to stop serving french fries every day and made a change for the better, which earned the student a special kind of hatred from the 430 other french-fry loving students.  However, while this little petition did have a some influence in our school, an elementary school petition is having huge impact on our nation.

15 Jul

Who Killed the Electric Car, directed by Chris Pane, informs viewers on the “murder” of the electric car in California. The documentary goes on to list off the suspects for the murder, which among others included the consumers, batteries, oil companies, and government. Like any other murder case, it provides evidence for each of the listed suspects.

The film plays out like a long news report. Facts were being reported, but there was no vehicle through which the issues and why they’re important were represented. Before it immersed itself fully into this reporting mode, it advertised the EV1 with interviews from users, including Mel Gibson.

09 Jul

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead directed by Kurt Engfehr and Joe Cross follows Cross, an Australian entrepreneur who is 310 pounds and suffering from an autoimmune disease that affects his attempts to lose weight. When he visits the doctor and discovers that he is 100 pounds overweight, he decides to take control of his health. He vows to only drink fresh fruits and vegetables for 60 days in order to lose the extra weight and get off his medications. 

08 Jul

In the United States, every minute, 24 people are abused by their intimate partner. Taking a look at domestic abuse on a global scale, one in three women will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime, with 38% of murders against women being committed by their significant others.

There are several forms of domestic abuse, including both physical and sexual. No matter the type, each focuses on gaining or maintaining power in a relationship, and as evident in the aforementioned statistics,

07 Jul

After a long day, with a low budget, many American families skip a tedious trip to the kitchen and buy easy, cheap fast food. The ideology is simple – Fast food costs very little, it tastes good, and it’s an easy alternative to cooking a meal. Yet, the time and money it may take to prepare a healthy meal is exceedingly worth it when one considers the consequences of fast food consumption. So, exactly what adverse effects from fast food have made slow and steady the winner in the healthy-living race?

03 Jul

Remember learning about victory gardens in history class? Popularized during the World Wars, they were promoted by the United States’ government as a way for those on the homefront to contribute to the war effort.

01 Jul

                A haunting but touching story of a child soldier turned champion boxer   

            In 1986, six-year-old Kassim Ouma was abducted by Ugandan rebels. Ouma experienced and took part in things no one should ever be a part of, including such atrocities as torture and murder.

30 Jun

When it comes to sleeping, most people don't get nearly the amount that they need. Some even go as far as to categorize insufficient amounts of sleep as an epidemic in the United States.

26 Jun

Have you considered doing a detox lately? Although often associated with dieting, detoxing the body is a great way to stay healthy and rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances. One way to know if you need a detox is if you are feeling sluggish, bloated, or have irritated skin. By going through a detox, you can help ease these issues by both resting and cleansing your body.

24 Jun

Four times a week, fresh, local food vendors set up their stalls on the west side of Union Square for GrowNYC’s Union Square GreenMarket.  It’s an impressive bazaar that features an eclectic range of produce.

20 Jun

It’s been three years since Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed, thirty-seven years since Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and forty years since the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. The LGBTQ community’s fight for equal treatment and societal acceptance is decades old. Yet today LGBTQ youth comprise around 40% of America’s homeless, with up to 8,000 LGBTQ teenagers and young adults living on the streets of New York City alone.

19 Jun

It happens like clockwork every year. There’s a point where everyone realizes they need to get into the best shape they can before Summer rolls around. With this realization comes the last ditch effort to lose all of the weight that was gained during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and every other holiday where we stuff our faces. But many don’t actually know what exactly is best to eat when you reach this point. A lot of us just end up eating the wrong foods. Here are some foods that can help you lose weight while also being enjoyable to eat.

17 Jun

    Everyone has heard horror stories about where fast food is sourced from, but has anyone ever heard of fast food restaurants sourcing 100% antibiotic free meats? Chipotle has made it their mission to find as many respectable sources as possible.

16 Jun

Fresh Veggies Day is a great time to think back on what you’ve been eating lately. Have you been getting your daily vegetable servings? If not, consider incorporating more vegetables in your everyday meals starting today.

10 Jun

Iced Tea has always been a go-to treat for long summer days and relaxing days off. With National Iced Tea Day being today, learning more about this subject can be very beneficial. Studies show that regular iced tea drinkers have less heart disease and stroke, lower total and LDL cholesterol, and recover from heart attacks faster. This fact is mainly due to the high abundance of Catechins, which is a type of antioxidant found in the greatest abundance in the leaves of the tea plant. It can be hard to figure out what can be taken out of a cup of iced tea to make it more of a healthy treat, but with the right steps it’s easy to make an enjoyable drink into a healthy one as well.

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