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.
This is not a January Love Song January. It’s the beginning of a new year. Many individuals make resolutions and goals in order to imagine a brighter future in the coming months. We throw a huge party December 31st to celebrate that all too important January 1st date. […]
“Societies are being commodified and virtualized, with everyday life becoming saturated with toxic levels of inauthenticity we’re forced to breathe” –Gilmore & Pine (2007) Here in New York City, you come across phonies all the time. Go to Chinatown and you can get a fake Louis Vuitton, Gucci […]
It is a major flu season. Local pharmacies are running out of the flu vaccine. There is a high probability that you just sneezed in the last few hours. If you just sneezed, something was probably irritating or tickling the inside of your nose. And if you just […]
“I fear no army or beast, but only the morning fog. Our assault can survive everything else.” —Lord Hilneth (the fog card in Magic the gathering) Fog. It can bring the darkness to the world and fill one with suspicion. You can round a corner in San Francisco […]
Growing up, as probably many of you have done as well, I used to fantasize my name being called out after the known little phrase “and the Oscar goes to” was uttered. In my fantasy, I would run up the stage in a stunning deep red gown. I never […]
As a Puerto Rican, I am naturally (genetically) superstitious. Everything had a supernatural or karmic sensibility to it. I always was afraid of Friday, the 13th and tried to avoid doing certain things on those days. My mom would try to not really have us step out of […]
Thankfully (having just returned from an exhausting roadtrip to Amelia Island, Florida), I had a rather restful New Year’s Eve celebration, one which entailed watching CNN’s countdown with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin. They have been doing this now for over five years and what keeps people watching […]
Dreams could serve as a window into your brain-your thoughts, your fears and your hopes. Or they could serve you up a prophecy of what is to come. Dreams can guide you, motivate you or perhaps just bore you. In many ancient societies, such as those of Egypt […]
How can you govern a country in which there are 246 kinds of cheese? Charles de Gaulle Oh, Cheese How I love thee! Besides its varied and great taste, cheese is valued for its portability, long life, and high content of fat, protein, calcium, and phosphorus. Ok. I […]
As 2013 begins, let us contemplate where we have been and where we are going in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Below are ten key events of 2012 that will not only shape the character of 2013, but also shape the future of the HIV/AIDS prevention and […]