Monday, February 13, 2012

Envy, Jealousy, and Hate

Envy: A feeling of discontent with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc.

Boy oh boy when that green-eyed monster gets a hold of people it can be dangerous! Whether you refer to it as hating or jealousy, the bottom line is it's a nasty characteristic to have. I know we all experience times when we want something someone else has, but being outright nasty to that person is unnecessary. Envy is something I never really understood. I think it's something people do without thinking about, as if it's second nature to them. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Be Healthy: Soda

Shocking Soda Fact #1: Soda fattens up your organs

A recent Danish study revealed that drinking non-diet soda leads to dramatic increases in dangerous hard-to-detect fats. Researchers asked participants to drink either regular soda, milk containing the same amount of calories as regular soda, diet cola, or water every day for six months. The results? Total fat mass remained the same across all beverage-consuming groups, but regular-soda drinkers experienced dramatic increases in harmful hidden fats, including liver fat and skeletal fat. The regular-soda group also experienced an 11 percent increase in cholesterol compared to the other groups! And don’t think switching to diet varieties will save you from harm: Artificial sweeteners and food dyes have been linked to brain cell damage and hyperactivity, and research has shown that people who drink diet soda have a higher risk of developing diabetes.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Essence of Me

Oprah Winfrey wrote the above passage in the January 2012 issue of her "O" magazine. I loved this because it speaks to the very reason as to why I started this blog. I needed an outlet for my creativity and my opinions. I will always express my essence through writing.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Why February?

For years it bothered me that black history was only focused on for one month. All the contributions that black people made are contributions that changed the entire country, and even the world. 

So why it's not considered American history and not focused on all the time, as oppose to just in February, is crazy!