Do ACT and SAT scores still matter?

Do ACT and SAT scores still matter?

Photo by Chris Liverani on Unsplash With the University of Chicago making SAT and ACT test scores optional for college admissions, and some of the nation’s top Ivy League’s no longer requiring the SAT essay portion, many students are seeking advice on what path they should be taking to pursue higher education. For this week’s edition of “Explain…Continue Reading

The science behind hypnosis

The science behind hypnosis

Hypnosis isn’t just a mythical practice confined to the county fair, magic shops and the big screen. Nor is it as simple as a two-toned swirling wheel. It’s a science that has useful applications in the real world, including the the ability to help people vanquish their most stubborn habits.   Even with research behind…Continue Reading

How can we improve access to mental health care?

How can we improve access to mental health care?

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash The suicides of beloved fashion designer Kate Spade and travel documentarian and television personality Anthony Bourdain are bringing the conversation on mental illness back to where it belongs, the forefront. Unfortunately, despite a clear need for improved access to treatment, mental illness has taken a backseat in the health…Continue Reading

How is climate change affecting us right now?

How is climate change affecting us right now?

Photo by Jon Del Rivero on Unsplash Climate change is frequently perceived as a slow-moving threat that only wreaks havoc on adorable creatures in the Arctic. The narrative that the modern world is immune to the destruction that comes with rising global temperatures is dangerously misleading. Despite the overwhelming majority of scientists speaking out on…Continue Reading

How has legalization affected the cannabis industry?

How has legalization affected the cannabis industry?

Photo by Drew Taylor on Unsplash With the international cannabis celebration day 4-20 Friday, we invited founder of Harborside Health Center Steve DeAngelo back to discuss the effects of legalization on the industry. DeAngelo has been at the forefront of the fight for legalization for the past several decades, and his pioneering vision has led to international recognition of Harborside…Continue Reading

Are we poisoning our dogs?

Are we poisoning our dogs?

Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash We were joined by canine expert Kim Gaebelein to discuss some of the things that we need to watch out for that may be inadvertently poisoning our pets. Gaebelein sheds light on some common and seemingly harmless foods that we need to keep away from our dogs. Gaebelein also provides some helpful…Continue Reading

What was the catalyst for the #MeToo movement?

What was the catalyst for the #MeToo movement?

Social media has been the driving force behind several cultural movements within the past decade or so, but few of them have had a sweeping impact like the #MeToo movement. From entertainment to the tech industry and beyond, people have come forward to share their harrowing stories in hopes it will lead to a paradigm…Continue Reading

What does the CDC have to do with gun control?

What does the CDC have to do with gun control?

With the nation still ensnared in discussion surrounding gun control, an off-mic conversation Alicia and I had with Dr Wali ended up leading us down an interesting rabbit hole. Wali revealed to us a fascinating study the Center for Disease Control conducted back in the mid-90s that ended up slamming the door on further public…Continue Reading