Digitally Enhanced Model

Digital Enhancement = Not Cool

Just about every piece of advertising that we come in contact with has pictures that have been photoshopped. It is very hard nowadays for girls to be able to tell whether or not a computer program has been used to shave off some pounds to make…

Freshman 15

Beware of the Freshman 15!

The thought of gaining 15 pounds the first year of college is scary! I’m not sure who came up with this warning, but I decided to check it out. Interestingly, there hasn’t been much scientific research done to prove this theory. However, I did learn that a recent…

Juggling Responsibilities

Juggling College Life

When I was in high school I couldn’t wait until I was in college. All of the stories about the freedom and the partying made me feel like “Wow! I’m going to love college”! But honestly, now that I am in college I’ve realized that it…

Flu

Get Vaccinated!

So I’m sure you’ve all heard the talk about the importance of getting immunized against both the seasonal and H1N1 flu. Some of you may have already checked this off your list of things to do, but for others, getting the flu shot may not…

Dorm Room

Roomie Relationships

As you guys know I’m a freshman in college. I’m also an only child, so having my own room for 18 years did not help the process of adapting to a roommate any easier. Being a member of the Crimson Summer Academy (CSA) at Harvard…

PCOS Blog

What’s up with the dirt on my neck?

It can be very frustrating if you’ve been told that you have a “dirty neck” when in fact you have a very common symptom of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) called acanthosis nigricans (pronounced: a-can-tho-sis ni-gri-cans). It’s not your fault, and all the scrubbing in the…