On November 21, 2014, I read an article about Thanksgiving in the New York Times, namely, how crisis negotiators advised people on how to deal with unruly family members. Perhaps no other American holiday has the same ties with food and family, and how contentious both can be, as Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, of all days, is a day centered around traditional food—you’re … [Read more...] about What’s Eatin’ You: Crisis Negotiating 101 for Thursday
Archives for November 2014
When we stop to consider what our greater purpose is in life, we often do not think of ourselves as host to trillions of bacteria. We may always take comfort in the fact that numerous bacterial species could not exist without our assistance. This relationship, however, is mutual. We depend on them for many important functions in our daily lives. Bacterial cells outnumber our … [Read more...] about Trust Me, I’m Premed: The Human Microbiome
In today’s globalized world, study abroad opportunities present students and their nations with a myriad of social, political and economic benefits. The Brazilian federal government implemented a program called Ciências sem Fronteiras (Science without Borders) in 2011 to encourage and support students in the science and technology fields to study abroad. The program aims to … [Read more...] about A-broadening Your Horizons: Brazil’s Science without Borders
Politics are complicated, messy and raise a lot of emotion both among the public and the politicians themselves. Politicians are held to a certain standard of being a leader who is calm yet brave, careful and certain, caring but not weak. When a politician loses their cool or breaks the mold and ideal, the eye of the public focuses in to pick apart the psychology behind it. … [Read more...] about The Politics of Emotion
Food in general is inkling towards higher quality—we see restaurants such as Chipotle, with its emphasis on responsible sourcing of its ingredients. The fast-casual restaurant is seen as a turn away from fast food, where food choices were more strictly defined (and potentially less healthy) in the name of expediency. But even as restaurants explore how to improve the food … [Read more...] about What’s Eatin’ You: What’s the Next New Regional Food?