Health & Science, Thoughts

Braces vs. Invisalign

Through the twisted hands of fate, I ended up having to use both braces and Invisalign in my lifetime. I had braces as a kid and the aligners as an adult. Why both you ask? Because I got the braces before my wisdom teeth grew in. So yes my teeth got straightened, but it all came… Continue reading Braces vs. Invisalign

Advice, Health & Science

Keep Medical Costs Low

One of the worst things about being in the United States is how costly it is to be sick or get treated here. Sometimes people can sink into tremendous debt to the point where they lose their homes.  It is sad that it is that way but maybe one day it can change, especially if… Continue reading Keep Medical Costs Low

Health & Science

Gene-Editing Closer Than We Think?

Toward the end of last year, it was revealed that two twin girls with edited genes had been born. This was the result of experiments conducted by a scientist named He Jiankui. At a gene-editing summit in  Hong Kong, Jiankui presented details on what he had done which met with heavy criticism rather than support. However, the existence… Continue reading Gene-Editing Closer Than We Think?

Health & Science

Smiling Depression

Do you feel as if you have bouts of pronounced sadness when you are alone? Have thoughts of whether you are truly needed in this life? Feeling a lack of self-worth, self-esteem, and hopelessness? Yet do you hide it behind a cheery demeanor because you don't want to burden others with your feelings? or feel as… Continue reading Smiling Depression

Health & Science

Veganuary

Veganuary serves to inspire people to try being vegan for the month of January. Being vegan means you abstain from animal products and this abstinence can range from just your diet to the products used. For example, clothing, hygiene, and cosmetics. I was inspired to try being vegan after watching Netflix's What the Health documentary. It showed… Continue reading Veganuary