Anorexia Nervosa: Causes, Dangers, and Treatments

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that affects less than two percent of America. People with anorexia nervosa prioritize maintaining their lowest weight for their age or height. Many people don’t eat or avoid eating certain foods to maintain their low weight. It is also common for those with anorexia to overexercise to lose weight.Continue reading “Anorexia Nervosa: Causes, Dangers, and Treatments”

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s background

Elena Kagan has had a fascinating career. Elena Kagan is a Supreme Court justice who President Obama appointed in August of 2010. According to the Supreme Court of the United States, she received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton, a Master’s from Oxford, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. During her career, Kagan clerkedContinue reading “Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s background”

The Amish Lifestyle

The Old Order Amish Mennonite Church was established in the 17th century in Switzerland and Germany. The church follows the teachings of Jakub Ammann, a Mennonite leader. Ammann’s teachings differed from the religious leaders he worshiped with at the time. Because of this, Ammann separated from others who disagreed with his views. He started toContinue reading “The Amish Lifestyle”

How Angela Duckworth uses Ethos, Logos, and Pathos in her book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”

Grit is an essential trait needed to achieve your goals? The chapter “Showing Up” in Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Lee Duckworth goes into detail about just how necessary grit is. Duckworth defines grit as the “passion and sustained persistence applied toward long-term achievement.” Angela Lee Duckworth is a psychologist whoContinue reading “How Angela Duckworth uses Ethos, Logos, and Pathos in her book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance””

Review of “A Life on Our Planet”

“A Life on Our Planet” by David Attenborough offers insight into our planet’s past and a vision for its future. David Attenborough is a British broadcaster and natural scientist who has visited every continent on Earth. With his passion for the planet, Attenborough created this documentary with Netflix to show the world the effects ofContinue reading “Review of “A Life on Our Planet””

Clinical Lycanthropy

Clinical lycanthropy is a psychiatric illness in which a person is convinced they are metamorphosing into a werewolf. Those affected by clinical lycanthropy believe they can transform into animals. Typically, the people affected assumed that they could turn into wolves and werewolves, although other species are sometimes included. Those who suffer from this disease oftenContinue reading “Clinical Lycanthropy”

California’s Endangered Animals

El Segundo Blue Butterfly The El Segundo blue butterfly can be found in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties. This butterfly lost approximately 90 percent of its ocean-side habitat due to the construction of LAX. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, “the remaining habitat was highly degraded and overtaken by exotic plants.” The butterfly’sContinue reading “California’s Endangered Animals”

The Harms of Social Media

Social media greatly harms teenagers. Most teens in today’s world use an online social outlet of some kind. Social media has more cons than pros, but in The Washington Post’s “Five Ways Social Media Can Be Good for Teens,” Caroline Knorr discusses why social media is good for young people. Knorr argues that social mediaContinue reading “The Harms of Social Media”

Mass Incarceration is Harmful 

The United States’ practice of mass incarceration is detrimental for many reasons. The article by Jennifer Rubin for The Washington Post called “Mass incarceration is bad law enforcement policy. It’s bad for the economy, too” discusses why mass incarceration is a counter-productive and harmful practice. One reason why mass incarceration is unjust is because theContinue reading “Mass Incarceration is Harmful ”

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