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  • New to the USA: Chikungunya virus

    New to the USA: Chikungunya virus

    Earlier this month, the first two cases of locally-transmitted chikungunya virus in the contiguous United States were reported in Florida.1 Chikungunya virus has been previously identified in people in the US (on average, 26 individuals per year are diagnosed with the disease), but all were in travelers who had contracted the it outside the country.

  • Fitness Quest: Early Results

    Fitness Quest: Early Results

    Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. At first, the weight comes off easily, especially for guys. When you fall into the obesity column, losing a pound per day requires little effort. At the same time, the weight

  • This Awesome Week July 20-26 2014

    This Awesome Week July 20-26 2014

    Welcome to This Awesome Week, a look back at the week that was.   Instagram girl of the week Bella Starr is this week’s girl, give her a follow here.   Viral videos of the week Viralviralvideos.com   In the news The Middle East continues to be a very volatile situation: [nytimes.com] [bdlive.co.za] The new iPhone

  • Coke’s Sublime Marketing Campaign

    Coke’s Sublime Marketing Campaign

    With Coca-Cola’s newest advertising campaign, Share a Coke, the company quickly realized it could effectively kill two birds with one stone. By personalizing labels with common names, the company fabricated a personal connection with its client. By throwing the #ShareaCoke hashtag on the campaign, it prompted its consumers to do the legwork for them. A quick search around Instagram, Facebook and Twitter will

  • This Awesome Week July 6-12 2014

    This Awesome Week July 6-12 2014

    Welcome to This Awesome Week, a look back at the week that was. It’s the dog days of summer, so i’m switching it up this week a little. Instagram girl of the week This week’s girl is Marinett Santiago, a model and dancer form Chicago. You can follow her here. Twitter profile of the week Instead

  • Facing a Fear

    Facing a Fear

    Ten years ago, my mother died. We were a close-knit Italian family. She was a selfless person who put others before herself, even after the cancer left her as a shell of her former self. As you can imagine, it was devastating. It also sent shockwaves through my family. A decade later, we still have not recovered from some

  • The Next Comcast Spokesperson

    The Next Comcast Spokesperson gallery

    In case you missed it, Comcast, a complete and proud evil bag of shit of a company, has recently run some ads with Titus Welliver as spokesperson. Most viewers probably know him from his work on LOST, where he played the human personification of an ill-tempered floating carcinogen and was, thematically, the total embodiment of

  • This Awesome Week June 22-28 2014

    This Awesome Week June 22-28 2014

    Welcome to This Awesome Week, a look back at the week that was.   Instagram girl of the week This week’s girl is Karissa Pukas, a fashion blogger on Youtube  who hails from the Great White North. Check out her on Instagram here.   Sports roundup The World Cup is happening and the USMNT has made it