Clearing the Fog: Is Vaping Safer Than Smoking?

Cigarettes, along with processed foods, water treatments, and pesticides used in farming, represent a massive leap of faith by the public, both in governments and in the industries surrounding the chemicals we ingest or inhale. Chemical compounds in these products and their effects are often unknown to us or not fully understood —  and most … Read more

Plastic Surgery Ads: Augmenting the Conversation

Some parts of our national physique have been growing while others have been shrinking, but the plastic surgery industry has been reaping the benefits, showing consecutive growth for each of the past 4 years. The industry in the US boasts over 15 million procedures performed in 2013. That’s a lot of nips and tucks. As … Read more

Impossible Climbs, La Dura Dura: Rock Climbing at its Most Daring

Decades ago, a rating system was implemented to categorize the difficulty of a climb. While this rating system has evolved over the years, the current implementation of the rating system rates the most difficult climbs at 5.10 or above. As ambitious climbers scaled the 5.10 climbs and set new records, new levels were introduced as … Read more