Midnight Snack, Vegan Style

Here we have the ultimate cure to an age-old dilemma, the sweet tooth. Late at night it likes to creep up and pressure us to eat junky snacks, because what happens after ten pm doesn't really count right? Well at least with this snack hack it doesn't have to. Two slices of toasted whole grain … Continue reading Midnight Snack, Vegan Style

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Dear America, We Need To Talk About Your Weight.

It’s An Epidemic.     According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average weight of American women in 2017 was 168.5 pounds, and the average height was 5.3 feet; This means the average body mass index of American women in 2017 was 29.8. For clarity, someone is considered overweight at a bmi … Continue reading Dear America, We Need To Talk About Your Weight.

Islam & Why It Deserves A Closer Look

    Islam can not be considered a religion of “peace” simply because most Muslims don’t terrorize, that is a fallacy. It’s like saying that racism is a peaceful ideology because most racists don’t practice violence. A doctrine that is inherently violent and unjust, is not changed by the way it’s followers practice it. What … Continue reading Islam & Why It Deserves A Closer Look

Two Billion Kids and Counting

“Leaving behind books is even more beautiful — there are far too many children."            - Marguerite Yourcenar     The current evolutionary class of human came into existence about two-hundred thousand years ago. In eighteen fifty, the global population was one billion people. This means it took two hundred thousand … Continue reading Two Billion Kids and Counting

American Holidays and Traditions: Propagating Mass Poor Health & Disease

Our cultural celebrations have evolved into a perverse pattern of behavior that is demolishing the health of our majority. When we think about it objectively, our entire calendar year is sprinkled with commercialized holidays that we have come to associate with poor eating habits. Birthdays warrant cake, Independence day brings beer and barbecued meat, Halloween … Continue reading American Holidays and Traditions: Propagating Mass Poor Health & Disease

WHY “THANKSGIVING” SHOULD BE A NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING RATHER THAN A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

This was inspired by Mayim Bialik's recent upload to her YouTube channel titled, "4 Reasons I Don't Like Thanksgiving". Mayim Bialik is an accomplished neuroscientist and actor, known as Blossom in the nineties show, "Blossom", and currently as Amy Farah Fowler in the show, "The Big Bang Theory". On her channel she discusses her unpopular … Continue reading WHY “THANKSGIVING” SHOULD BE A NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING RATHER THAN A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

Dietary Cholesterol (and Why You Should Care)

INTRO TO CHOLESTEROL Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty compound that is made inside the bodies of all humans and animals.  According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, our bodies make all the cholesterol we ever need, without us having to consume any. Because cholesterol is only found inside of bodies, the only foods … Continue reading Dietary Cholesterol (and Why You Should Care)

Why the Twelve Step Program Doesn’t (and Shouldn’t) Work for Everyone

                                                                    Intro to AA & NA Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are identical programs which emerged in the US in the late … Continue reading Why the Twelve Step Program Doesn’t (and Shouldn’t) Work for Everyone

Genital Mutilation in the US

The modern practice of circumcision originated from a time when overall hygiene was poor and infectious and sexual diseases were out of control. Now, what with showers and cleansing products available, penis infections are (almost entirely) a thing of the distant & dirty past. Before modern circumcision, there were ancient circumcision practices, which existed to … Continue reading Genital Mutilation in the US

Some Quotes from Sam Harris on Creationism

We used functional magnetic resonance imaging to measure signal changes in the brains of thirty subjects—fifteen committed Christians and fifteen nonbelievers—as they evaluated the truth and falsity of religious and nonreligious propositions. For both groups, and in both categories of stimuli, belief (judgments of “true” vs judgments of “false”) was associated with greater signal in … Continue reading Some Quotes from Sam Harris on Creationism

Why Legal US Abortion is Vegan-Friendly (and Ethically Sound in General) Every Time

The reason that vegans stand against the killing of animals, from an ethical standpoint, is because of two things about animals: they are conscious and can feel pain. The word for consciously aware beings who are able to experience pain is sentience. We, along with nearly all other species, are sentient beings based on our … Continue reading Why Legal US Abortion is Vegan-Friendly (and Ethically Sound in General) Every Time

Theism & Atheism – A Discussion on Evidence

The word evidence is triggering to some, perhaps because it implies challenge to their faith (or highlights their lack thereof). This piece will discuss evidence as it relates to the theistic claims of Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism). Many people get confused expecting there to be “evidence of atheism”, when actually the side who … Continue reading Theism & Atheism – A Discussion on Evidence