Dear future me: Today, October 30-the day after frankenstorm, I am hunkered down in the local library’s children section surrounded by stir-crazy kiddies, glazed-eyed adults and strewn-about power cords. Everyone watching that percentage icon on their electronics. My nails are bitten down to the core, my belly is […]
I love to travel, try new foods (both simple and "exotic"), ingest caffeine, and watch political news coverage. Im a big pop culture junkie who isnt afraid to say she loves "In Touch" Magazine! A social marketing expert and psychologist by training who works in the public health field trying to bring a little common sense to it all.
All the world is my television and I like to provide commentary on it.
At the end of my first visit to Puerto Rico ever, I was followed out by Hurricane Hugo. That was the scariest plane ride I had had until my Las Vegas return trip recently when we had to land in a different city. Hurricane Hugo, was a rare […]
Me, a poor girl from the South Bronx, got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. As a teenager-still very much in my formative years- I got the chance to live abroad in the beautiful and somewhat haunting city of Barcelona, Spain. I had the great fortune of living near […]
Have you seen the latest research out of University of California, Berkeley (my alma mater-but don’t hold that against me or the article) on animal social behavior? As a social psychologist, I have been trained to be interested in group behavior and its social consequences –the field did […]
Growing up in the South Bronx I dreamed of traveling the country in a Winnebago. The Price Is Right just made it seemed so fun, sexy and free-spirited. I thought those were the coolest thing ever-you mean you can ride in a car and still use the restroom? […]
Where was I? I heard the cop sirens going on by. But I was pretty sure I wasn’t in New York. I open my eyes slowly. Yup, my sinuses still hurt. I get up and look out the hotel window. Ah, yes, I was in Kentucky. I put […]
The concept of peer review has been deconstructed and reconstructed by countless others, but I still feel compelled to add my two cents, particularly in light of recent journal articles on how scientists may feel disenchanted with the whole process. Not that many articles actually get entirely rejected, […]
Have you ever had a moment where you felt that you were part of the “Truman show” movie? I don’t mean being watched and living a fake life. Although, I am sure we have all felt that way at one point. What I mean is the moment […]
Oh, here we go again. Point that finger, walk around and give that smirk a workout. Yes, I am watching the debate. The gloves are off. They are jabbing and punching: Metaphorically-speaking of course. Although, they have come quite close to each other a few times there on […]
In Observation of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day During my college tenure the United States had its first Hispanic Surgeon General, who also happened to be the first woman to ever hold that position. Unfortunately, I was so immersed in my studies and overall college experience that I did […]