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Marijuana: A growing form of medicine for some

In 2013, the majority of Americans gained the right to legally use marijuana. Since then, many more states have legalized marijuana both recreationally and medically. In the U.S. the majority of states have laws legalizing marijuana use as shown on the map below in both green and blue. The states in black are those that do not have laws legalizing marijuana use. Medical marijuana has become popular in recent times, taking the place of prescription medication.

Lisa Thompson

Finding self-love in a media-driven culture

In a culture where cell phones and social media are at the tips of everyone’s fingers, it is safe to say that that the media has taken over and has affected many people in the process. In 2016, 78 percent of the United States’ population had a social media profile. Social media has become an integral part of the culture we live in. Social media is used for personal and professional platforms and is encouraged by the job market. However, with so many on social media it is easy to compare yourself to others.

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Living alone could have negative health effects

Being alone can be peaceful for some, but for others it’s a lifestyle. Some individuals choose to live alone and be separated from other people for many different reasons. However, this lack of interaction can cause social isolation and other health effects. Dr. Andrea Wittenborn, a human development and family studies professor at Michigan State University, deals with patients who suffer from depression and says that having people to rely on plays a huge role in one’s life.  “Social isolation can really drive depression in some individuals.

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Why do we eat the way we do? Parents have a big say

The way children eat is often reflected by the way their parents eat and the habits they instill in them. Eating habits occur at home and generally start at a young age. Poor eating habits tend to come from households where there is little education of nutrition or a lack of parent involvement, according to Laura Haskel, a registered dietitian who works at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, as well as Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan. “I have seen many children come in who have poor eating habits. The majority have poor eating habits because of how busy their family is.