Day: May 3, 2023

How Annotating Changed My Reading and Writing

How Annotating Changed My Reading and Writing

The great thing about annotating is you might understand the text once you read it, but then it slips your mind as the day goes on. I’m going to ramble on for a few paragraphs about why you should be annotating what you read and how to not just read but understand your assignments on a different level.

Op-Ed: The Failure of the Body Positivity Movement

Op-Ed: The Failure of the Body Positivity Movement

All over social media we have been seeing the body positivity movement in action. This movement is born from an idea that bodies of all skin colors, all shapes, and all sizes are accepted. Its purpose is to promote inclusivity in all ways and to target one of the most destructive diseases of our time: mental health, a disease that comes mainly from the toxicity of social media and its relation to unrealistic beauty standards. Or at least that’s what it claims to promote.

Ozempic Can Cause Major Loss of Muscle Mass and Reduce Bone Density

Ozempic Can Cause Major Loss of Muscle Mass and Reduce Bone Density

Many people taking glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) drugs like Ozempic or Wegovy (semaglutide) and Mounjaro (tirzepatide) experience rapid weight loss. While weight loss can bring about health benefits, losing weight rapidly can also cause a decrease in muscle mass, lessen bone density, and lower your resting metabolic rate, leading to sarcopenia — the gradual loss of muscle mass, strength, and function.

Everything You Need to Know About Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Everything You Need to Know About Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Under President Joe Biden’s federal student loan forgiveness program, it promises to deliver up to $20,000 of debt relief for millions of borrowers. However, the program is on hold as legal challenges work their way through the courts. Roughly about 26 million people had already applied by the time a federal district court judge struck down the program in November 2022 which prompted the government to stop taking applications.

Op-ed: Fast Fashion is Cheap, but at What Cost?

Op-ed: Fast Fashion is Cheap, but at What Cost?

Fast fashion has gained immense popularity since the late 1990s. Trendy clothing from companies like Shein and Fashion Nova show up constantly in haul videos on social media platforms from influencers and celebrities alike. These brands offer fashion pieces for extremely low prices. The clothing is marketed as convenient and cheap. However, fast fashion has a major impact on human rights and the environment.

U.S. and Mexico Agree on Tighter Immigration Policies at Border

U.S. and Mexico Agree on Tighter Immigration Policies at Border

U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on a five-point plan on new immigration policies meant to deter illegal border crossings while also opening up other pathways ahead of an expected increase in migrants following the end of pandemic restrictions. The COVID-19 restrictions have allowed U.S. officials to turn away tens of thousands of migrants crossing the southern border, but those restrictions will lift May 11, and border officials are bracing for a surge.

Oprah Winfrey and Taraji P. Henson discuss ‘full circle’ moments for ‘The Color Purple’ at CinemaCon

Oprah Winfrey and Taraji P. Henson discuss ‘full circle’ moments for ‘The Color Purple’ at CinemaCon

On Tuesday, Oprah Winfrey appeared at CinemaCon for the first time in Las Vegas to present the musical reboot The Color Purple, based on the novel of the same name by Alice Walker. Winfrey, who starred in the 1985 film alongside Whoopi Goldberg is a producer of the new film, which is a cinematic rendering of the 2005 Tony Award-winning musical. Her breakout performance as Sofia netted her and Goldberg an Oscar nomination as well as a lifetime of people quoting her character’s famous lines.

Weight Loss Company Jenny Craig Will Shut Down Corporate Offices

Weight Loss Company Jenny Craig Will Shut Down Corporate Offices

Jenny Craig will shut down as early as Friday after four decades in the weight loss and nutrition business. Employees received an email late Tuesday from the company stating it will close “due to its inability to secure additional financing.” Corporate and salaried field employees’ last day will be Friday and hourly center employees’ last day working was Tuesday.

Iran Seizes Second Oil Tanker in a Week, US Navy Says

Iran Seizes Second Oil Tanker in a Week, US Navy Says

Iranian forces captured a foreign vessel on Wednesday, May 3rd, the second ship to be harassed and seized by the Middle Eastern country in a week, the U.S. Navy said. The Niovi, a commercial oil tanker flying the Panama flag, was passing through the Strait of Hormuz between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman when it was overtaken by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN).

New Bill Would Ban Kids Under 13 From Social Media

New Bill Would Ban Kids Under 13 From Social Media

A bipartisan bill was introduced this week that bars children under the age of 13 from using social media. This bill, however, contains many other little things that would affect the media usage of teens if it were to be implemented. Children from 13 to 17 would need parental consent to create an account and would be deprived of the recommended content that uses algorithms to appeal to each individual.

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