Painkillers are Killing Us
Friday October 28, 2016

Painkillers are Killing Us

This week, John Oliver featured Opioid addiction on his Emmy Award winning, Last Week Tonight. The story, which got lots of Twitter love, brought to light how prescribing practices and pharmaceutical advertising have contributed to the current opioid epidemic. Pharmaceutical companies have paid more than $634 million in damages for misleading marketing. But the opioid […]

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#NotOkay: Sobering Stats on Sexual Violence
Friday October 21, 2016

#NotOkay: Sobering Stats on Sexual Violence

In the days after The Washington Post released audio of a United States presidential candidate boasting about behavior that most agree went far beyond “locker room talk,” millions of sexual assault survivors have been sharing their stories – 27 million in the first three days. Their message? #NotOkay. Sexual violence robs us all – men and […]

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Bees!
Friday October 14, 2016

Bees!

The Appius melliferous, commonly known as the honeybee, has been disappearing in recent years. Reports of colony collapse disorder have set off alarms around the globe, prompting a movement in backyard beekeeping. After years of watching and wishing, I became a beekeeper this spring with the arrival of two hives in April. Wow, or, in […]

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Everest is Not the Only Mountain to Climb in Nepal
Friday October 7, 2016

Everest is Not the Only Mountain to Climb in Nepal

Home to the Himalayas, Nepal is a mecca for trekking and mountain climbing. And even if you don’t dream of summiting Everest at 8,848 m (29,029 ft), there’s a good chance that visiting Nepal is on your bucket list. Last week, Dr. Bibhav Acharya brought a bit of Nepal to New York. His home country […]

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