Off-Road Riding in the Heart of the Metroplex

If you’re looking for a new adventure, how about starting with something we all remember how to do — riding a bicycle. If you’ve got balancing on two wheels down, let’s upgrade from that big-box store bike to a more dependable mountain bike. Here’s a few specialty cycling stores to browse in the Dallas-Fort Worth … More Off-Road Riding in the Heart of the Metroplex

Connecting through Social Media Eases Stress (Part 2)

Nearly 12 years ago, on May 6, 2005, I joined Facebook. I know–earth-shattering. Well, I didn’t exactly, but my dormitory’s resident assistant did for me. She said she was signing me up because it would help me meet others on campus and possibly snag a date. I rolled my eyes, but allowed it while I … More Connecting through Social Media Eases Stress (Part 2)

Connecting through Social Media Eases Stress (Part 1)

If I could depict my life at this moment, the following meme captures it. From what I can recall, I’ve lived with stress as long as I have my shadow. Stress tends to come naturally for anxiety-ridden individuals like myself. My typical week consists of working and attending school nearly full-time, attempting to study, exercise, write and read, … More Connecting through Social Media Eases Stress (Part 1)

Big Pharma’s Addiction, Profiting off U.S. Opioid Abuse

While opioid addiction increases among Americans, so escalates pharmaceutical companies’ addiction to profit. Evidence reveals pharmaceutical companies, considered collectively, (aka Big Pharma), purposely mislead physicians and patients via marketing and drug representatives in order to increase sales. In 2007, Purdue Pharma, producer of the opioid painkiller OxyContin, agreed to pay $600 million in fines in one … More Big Pharma’s Addiction, Profiting off U.S. Opioid Abuse