While Chris Christie is guarding himself for the recent George Washington Bridge scandal, his bluntness will never save his pudding-like belly. Christie, the currently New Jersey State governor, has been under the radar for 2016 Presidential Election since…his name was broadcasted for the first time. However, let’s not talk about politics, and focus on obesity. Christie has been defensive and vocal about his weight problem; no one can blame him being fat, but shouldn’t he at least set up a model to fight with this so-called genetic disadvantage!
Speaking of this so-called genetic disadvantage, after all, it might be more mental than genetic. Jack in the Box has introduced their fat-packed munchie menu since late 2013. And they look disgustingly tempting. A healthy average size adult should eat about 2300 calories per day if he/she is moderately active. Let’s say 2k calories come from three big meals and 3 hundred for snacks. Each meal, he/she will probably eat around 650 calories. Ideally, 40% of those calories should come from carbs, 30% should come from protein and another 30% for fat, which means probably the fat intake per meal should be limited to 21 grams. Good luck to find anything below that number at any fast-food restaurants, or you could make your stomach suffer to consume fewer calories.
There are smarter options people can dig hard to find. However, when our stomachs are bleeding for food, how could it be possible to process tons of information before we order that double quarter-pound beef burger with fried onion rings and cheese made from whole milk? Since the food industry has been greedy to pack food with addictive ingredients to make them more appealing to our taste buds, how could average consumers/eaters to self protect?
Moreover, media started to overtly criticize negative portrayals of fat people in the fashion industry. Should we love everyone despite how they look? Sure, definitely! However, should we appreciate fat so much? People have been criticizing how media portrayed a false image of that females should be thin, and we are winning the battle! In return, simply there will be more fat people as more fat people start to think being fat is ok. However, it is not ok! Medical bills, depression, shortened life expectancy, and many more are related to obesity! Meanwhile, will the action of people oking being fat encourage the food industry to stop cleaning out their horrid fat-exploding recipes? Life is short, should we do whatever we want so that we will not regret or should we guard our bodies like a temple to live a more fulfilled and fuller life?
We were born equal is a Utopian thought, a hopeful ideology, and a unified determination supposedly of the entire human race.
The Russian anti-gay bill passed through last year, yes, 2013, the last year. Not only was it an event generated global debates, but also was it a solid divider to separate Russia farther from the land of European advancements. Meanwhile, the anti-gay sex law in India is still under serious conflicts, and similar laws have been put into execution in many more countries.
Many might like me wonder how it can be possible for anti-gay laws to be even considered at the first place. They can read us a few scriptures from the Bible, the Quran, or just make-up personal morality. Away from those unfortunate examples, there are hopes in equality.
People can get wed soon starting in 2014 in England and Wales. Most recently, Judge Robert Shelby lifted the ban on same-sex marriage in the State of Utah. However, as how conservative Utah sounds, people in Utah stroke back and asked the Supreme Court to block same-sex marriages. Are we losing the battle for equality?
Blue eyes, blond, tall and slender, all those to be said beautiful humans, but we came so long into the journey. We start to be less colored, and blue eyes become hazel eyes, and blond hair becomes brown hair, and fair skin becomes a gold-sheered olive healthy looking. We are simply all earthlings, nothing belongs to one individual, one group, or one nation; we are made to share and grow together. But why can’t we do what we are supposed to be doing.
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Without diving into the fairy tales behind how Colorado could legalize marijuana for recreation while the federal government is still holding back, many Coloradans will queue up for some good time on January 1, 2014.
As one of the top three drugs consumed in the US, or I prefer to use the word”substance”, marijuana aka cannabis, or better-known as weed, has been quite a trading business underground. As medicine, marijuana use is proven to help with some medical diseases, such as cancer and AIDS. However, will recreational use of marijuana disturb our society? The answer is really simple- no one really knows.
Most countries on this planet have strong policies toward marijuana use. In China, a death penalty will frequently fall upon people who abuse drugs. In the US, people who possess a super huge amount of the drug can also be sentenced to death, but the US Supreme Court only carries out a death sentence to murder and treason. Harsh policies somehow prevent people from drug abuse, however, the marijuana use rate in the US is quite similar to Netherlands despite how loosely the Dutch government regulates the use of marijuana. We also have to consider the fact how many more people are living in the US than in Netherlands.
Personally, I have never smoked weed. I quit smoking recently, and I am allergic to alcohol. How can I have a life?! I do not have a strong say on how marijuana affects human bodies. But let’s go back in time when tattooing was once banned by NYC, women could not vote, and gay marriages were unthinkable. Without much evidence approving how marijuana is related to mental illness, negative health impacts and potential traffic threats, it might be just a not-so-right-perception of marijuana use due to concerns of drug abuse by the public. Marijuana is a business worth millions of dollars, and as the President of Medicine Man commented “someone just loves stinky things”. This might be the start of a marijuana revolution.
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A couple of weeks ago, CNN brought up a discussion over how the US has been slacking behind countries like South Korea, Finland, and even Poland on education. Very interesting, weird, and interesting again.
Reportedly, high school students from countries like South Korea and Finland did much better on math than those from the US. I could remember during the last year, my undergraduate university in the Southern US lowered the requirements on math so that more people could graduate. However, the school where I am currently working on my master’s in the Midwest is trying to bar it up on math. Both are public institutions, however, quiet different policies despite the mere 6-hour-drive from one to the other.
The battle over math really moved on to a debate over if sports could escalate the quality of education or oppress it. Finland and South Korea topped on students’ performances, and neither country focused as much on sports as American schools have been doing. A reasonable argument was that high-profile schools would sacrifice students’ academic performances in order to recruit those who were physically gifted. However, many have also argued that sports could coach students to be responsible and hardworking.
No matter how bad American students have been doing on math, America has the most best brains based on the total number of Nobel Prizes winners since 1901. (I do concern that American schools do not care enough about English and world literatures.) Did the American education start getting worse? Should math be seen as more important? Is this a crisis?
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Tagged education, finland, high school, homework, Life, math, school, south korea, teenager, universities, US