A Consumer’s Struggle: Contact Lenses and Solutions

As a contact lens wearer for over a decade, I'm looking for solutions to reduce my environmental footprint. Contact lenses are made of flexible plastics, and when improperly disposed, can end up breaking down into microplastics and ending up in our oceans! And what about the contact lens solutions? Read on to learn more.

How You Can Reduce Food Waste this Holiday Season

Approximately 1.3 billion tons of food ($1 trillion worth) is wasted in the US per year. There is a collective effort among sectors to tackle #foodwaste, from the organizational, community, to state and country levels.

What can we as individuals do to tackle food waste this holiday season? Read more to find out.

Netherlands: A Country Built for People, Not Cars

Arriving in the Netherlands was quite the shock since I am from NYC. The streets for cars were narrow, but the sidewalks and bike paths were wide and in abundance! Everywhere I turned, there were parked bicycles, and there seemed to be more cyclists on the road than there were cars. I had taken a … Continue reading Netherlands: A Country Built for People, Not Cars

The Fight to Protect Roe

Women’s reproductive rights are at stake as we are waiting to see if Kavanaugh is confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice. Trump made a promise to his supporters that he’d appoint someone who would surely overturn Roe v Wade and now he has the opportunity to do so with his nomination. “Roe and the … Continue reading The Fight to Protect Roe

7 Habits to Adopt in 2018

Can you believe 2018 is already here?! These past few months have whizzed by so quickly and I don't think I've registered that we're starting a new year already :O My time in SE Asia has really changed my perspective and outlook on life, and I want 2018 to push me forward and help me … Continue reading 7 Habits to Adopt in 2018

4 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

As 2017 is coming to a close, we look back on the accomplishments we have made, and also think about the things we could have done differently. My experience working in Cambodia has reaffirmed my passion to work in the field of public health. Knowing that I can contribute meaningfully to a community is rewarding … Continue reading 4 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

Global Handwashing Day

To celebrate #GlobalHandwashingDay 2017, I dedicated a public health post about this important day! Take a look at my public health blog for more information 🙂

Tips: Precautions When Eating Foods Abroad (Water Safety)

I wanted to share some tips for food safety when traveling abroad, especially when you can get tempted with SO many good foods and drinks that are available in the country where you're staying 🙂 Click on the link below to read more! Source: Tips: Precautions When Eating Foods Abroad (Water Safety)

Women’s March: Reflections

Hey everyone! Hope everyone's January has been going alright. 🙂 I like to keep my blog mostly positive, but I do want to share my thoughts and hear yours regarding the events that occurred this past weekend. It's been a rough first month of 2017 for me personally, as the US is now officially under the … Continue reading Women’s March: Reflections

Where do we go from here?

My thoughts on the election results… I want to hear your thoughts!

a healthy blueprint

I was hesitant about posting something after the elections, but after I saw this article about Trump’s plans to put Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment, in charge of leading the EPA transition team, I felt compelled to write something especially since I’m in graduate school for public health.

Climate change is an issue we need to address. The sea level has been slowly rising and we’ll lose our coastal cities before the end of the century if we don’t acknowledge that global warming is REAL and do something about it. Long Island, Miami, New Orleans, all the tourist/beachy destinations you want to go on vacation to will be lost with the continuing rise in sea levels. Our beautiful coral reefs will die because of the increase in ocean temperatures, as we are already witnessing with the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef.

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The agriculture and…

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