MSG: How Misconception and Ignorance Stirred a National Xenophobia

The Chinese food that we eat today, en masse represents a largely delicious, sweet and salty, sour and spicy cuisine that has developed into a vast array of morsels that represents a distinct historical chronicle to Chinese immigration in the United States.  What is a large commodity of the American lifestyle and cuisine choice in consumption, Chinese food has been historically represented as a casual and affordable option to dining but scarcely viewed as a fine dining option by American citizens. As part of one’s initial perception, locations and ideas…

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Plant Based Burgers Are The Future of Backyard Barbeques

Farming cattle and other livestock for consumption has been placing an increasing strain on the environment. As such, researchers and scientists have been investigating ways to transform conditioned eating habits into habits which are more sustainable. In truth, the act of creating plant-based sustainable foods which contain sufficient protein is not actually that complicated. However, many critics of plant-based diets cite their taste-buds. Many meat lovers have argued that giving up meat would be nearly impossible as protein substitutes either taste like cardboard or are simply too expensive and are not accessible. Others…

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75 People Sentenced to Death by Egyptian Court

In 2013, there was a sit-in in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, located in Cairo, Egypt. The event occurred on August 4th, and it was violently ended by police forces. Approximately 600 individuals were killed in the process of dispersion. The sit-in was intended to protest Mohammed Morsi. Morsi, the former Egyptian President, has been associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. After an influx of protests regarding Morsi’s one year rule, the military finally removed him from his position of power. Six months after this event, the Egyptian Government stated that the Muslim…

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The Modern Child Examined

In its most simplistic form, the art of growing up is both quaint and also beautifully complex. The creation of relationships with loved ones, making experiences in both strife and exuberance along with the passive discovery of meaningful moral and rules of life are all constrained in a critical time slot of adolescence. However, a change of our environment, specifically the improvement in our society’s technological prowess can do both regression and benefit in the development of a child’s take on the world. The difference between today and the last…

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Take 5 Meditation, A Haven in Dupont Circle

Walking down the busy street of Connecticut Avenue, an interesting name on a building sticks out. You take a closer look. Take 5 Meditation.  You ask yourself about the last time you thought meditation, not an immediate thought pops into your head, but the lack of awareness intrigues an intrinsic curiosity. Despite never trying it, you have heard about it from many arguing on its mental relaxation properties to polar arguments attempting to nullify it. Generally, the perception of meditation melds positivity and criticism. Some people believe it to be…

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