How to Read More Books This Summer

Throughout childhood and into my teens I always had a book on hand—they were my greatest pleasure, and most of my all-nighters in high school were the fault of compelling novels rather than term papers. Then I came to college and something shifted. Thrown into a new environment and adjusting to so many new lifestyle changes,…

America’s Secret Sugar Problem

I first began to pay attention to sugar consumption a few years ago, after flipping over a CLIF bar on a whim to read the label advertising its nutritional content. The bar contained 22 grams of sugar, which after some Googling on my own part was revealed to be more than 80% of my recommended…

Summer Blockbuster Sequels and Why We Keep Seeing Them

The movie box offices are crowded with sequels and remakes this summer. If you make your way to a theater you’re likely to encounter a slew of unwieldy, colon-studded titles, including such films as Captain America: Civil War, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Alice Through the Looking Glass, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out…