Concerns over Insufficient Vitamin D: A Valid Excuse for Not Wearing Sunscreen?

By Tiffany Liang We know that we should wear sunscreen when heading outdoors on a hot, sunny day, but slathering on the sun lotion is often the last thing on our minds during the cold, dark days of winter. Besides, we need all the Vitamin D we can get, right? Well, let’s first break down …

Biodegradable plastic…promising, but not yet a solution for plastic pollution

by Tiffany Liang Plastics are undeniably useful…and undeniably bad for the environment. While many environmentally-conscious people have made the switch to cotton bags and metal straws, other substances have a difficult time competing with the convenience, cost-effectiveness, and versatility of plastics.  Biodegradable plastics offer a promising compromise⁠: they have all the useful characteristics of plastics …