An open letter written by Caitlin Moran for every girl (and boy) struggling to find themselves. For those who are troubled, who feel like an outcast, who harm themselves to find a drop of happiness, please read this.
This piece is a part of Caitlin's new book, Moranifesto.
Using several sources of information from the media on a specific mental illness or on mental illness in general. I discuss depression and its many factors. The difficulty in labeling. And how does the biology of the human body of the male and female sex play an extremely important role.
This is an essay about testosterone replacement therapy and how it does not increase your chances of getting prostate cancer. I have done extensive research and listed sources to back up this claim. There seems to be much confusion with patients and doctors alike who do not understand the truth about testosterone replacement therapy and its benefits and side effects. I discuss the signs of low testosterone, replacement therapy, screening methods, testosterone replacement protocol, warning signs of low testosterone, maintenance procedures and possible side effects.
Most of us wear masks in everyday lives. We wear it so to not hurt other people. We tell them lies to protect them from pain. But what we give them is fake medicine. One day, we realize that us lying did not only hurt others, but more importantly ourselves as well. It was hurting us as well while we thought that it was for the benefit of all. The realization can be saddening, because we realize that we had the poison in our bodies. But as much as it is saddening, we also become overwhelmed with emotions of joy that is fueled by the possible growth and change. Once we change our inner selves, once we become love and happiness we don't have to fake the language of love and happiness. Once we change the roots, the whole tree will be changed.
Eating habits have changed drastically and rapidly over the years. Today, the number of overweight or obese children and adults in the population has increased while the numbers of lifestyle-related deaths have also increased. As Webb and Whitney (2008) argue, consumers today value convenience so highly that they are willing to spend over half of their food budget on meals that require little or no preparation. They regularly eat out, bring home ready-to-eat meals, or have food delivered. This trend is mainly influenced by the media which promotes such behaviors through commercials and popular programs and movies.
This article is an overview to a forthcoming paper on the problem of western societies growing weight problem as measured by the Body Mass Index (BMI). Data is taken from the OECD, WHO, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the aim to provide further evidence of the causal nature of the steady increase in BMI rates of Australia.