Articles by Miriam Stock

The Meaning Behind Green Ribbons

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Do you know why Apple started making red iPhones, or why many athletes and other celebrities incorporate pink into their wardrobes in October? My guess is that you could correctly identify that Apple made red products to support the elimination of HIV/AIDS, and that the goal behind wearing pink is to bring awareness to breast […]

Everything You Need to Know about the Flu Vaccine


The flu vaccine protects against a seasonal strain of influenza. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat and lungs. It’s most commonly spread by the transfer of fluids from one person to another through coughing, sneezing or talking. It is recommended that everyone six months and older s get a […]

Calling Our Individuality into Question

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In 1953, the first documented case of chimera was discovered. When “Mrs. McK” donated blood in northern England, her blood was screened and shown to contain two different blood types. Her case was truly an enigma. It was a scientific fact that every person has one, distinct blood type so how could she possibly have […]

Behind the Bargains: Revealing the Truth about Black Friday Shopping


Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many of us have gotten caught up in the shopping craze of the holiday season. During this intensive holiday/shopping season, I, for one, have always wondered about shopping’s strong hold over its shoppers. On days like Black Friday, many people make impulsive purchases, buying products they don’t necessarily need. […]

The “Drinking” Brain

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, defines addiction as “a chronic, relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.” The definition becomes murky as scientists attempt to unravel the brain and explore the biology of the brain that is behind this behavior. Before biologically discussing why a person becomes […]