STEROIDS!! The Hidden Enemy!!





Since my professor asked the class to do the second assignments and to be a creative, I thought of something that I really want to share with people, thing that will benefit us. I was looking through Google, and I found an interesting article in New York Times, that gets my attention which talked about SteroidsAt the beginning of the article I thought the writer exaggerated about the topic; however, when I done my research, I realized it is a huge issue that most people they might know it but ignored it.



In your heart of hearts, you know steroid abuse can’t be good. And your heart is telling you the truth. Even when used to treat medical conditions, anabolic steroids have all kinds of common side effects and it’s not only that, it might kill you at a young age. Let’s first watch this video about what steroids really do to us.



Steroid hormones work by stimulation of receptor molecules in muscle cells, which activate specific genes to produce proteins (see Figure 1.1). They also affect the activation rate of enzyme systems involved in protein metabolism, thus enhancing protein synthesis and inhibiting protein degradation (called an anti-catabolic effect).

Fig 1.1



Yes. Without a doctor’s prescription for a medical condition, it’s against the law to possess, sell, or distribute anabolic steroids. Under federal law, first-time simple possession of anabolic steroids carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $1,000 fine. For first-offense trafficking in steroids, the maximum penalty is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Second offenses double this penalty. In addition to federal penalties, state laws also prohibit illegal anabolic steroid use.


I hope I highlighted a very important topic that people are not taking seriously and I hope you get educated through that. Just keep in mind, “Your health is your decision”, do not destroy it by a not educated thoughts.





Saturday morning, I was sitting at Starbucks and I ordered a black coffee with a muffin. While I was sitting I watched people who came in and out, most of people I watched had the same order which is a coffee. That guide me to ask myself, why do we drink coffee everyday?!

There really can’t be any adult in this great big world that has never tried coffee. It’s consumed everywhere, and judging by the amount of Starbucks locations in the United States alone. “we love coffee!”

The question that should be asked here is, Is coffee makes you feel happier?!  

A study done by the National Institute of Health found that those who drink four or more cups of coffee were about 10 percent less likely to be depressed than those who had never touched the java. And apparently it’s not because of the “caffeine high” — Coke can also give you a caffeine high, but it’s linked to depression. Study author, Honglei Chen, MD, PhD, told that the proposed reason coffee makes you feel good is because of those trusty antioxidants.

There you go 5 reasons why should we drink coffee daily:

  1. Antioxidants: Coffee contains many antioxidants which purify the body and make one feel fresh.
  2. Good for the liver: Coffee is very good for the liver, especially for people who drink alcohol.
  3. Stress-buster: People who drink coffee daily say that even the smell of coffee can relieve them from stress and tension.
  4. Reduces the risk of cancer: Coffee helps reduce the risk of cancer – be it skin or prostrate. Of course there are no proven guarantees, but no harm in having a cup everyday no!!
  5. Diabetes and Parkinson’s disease: Coffee is also known to reduce the risks of diabetes and that of Parkinson’s disease in a human being.

From my personal experience, I can say coffee has been a part of my day, or maybe more. It gives me the energy of the day that I want and also it helps me to concentrate more on my classes. Having a cup of coffee early in the morning is the magic key of having a happy morning plus a happy day.


We pay with our Information!

    -Here is a drawing i found and edited using Snapseed and Kik. I was so shocked to hear about the things our professor had to say in class. I never really thought or asked myself why “Facebook” or “Instagram” and all the other “Free” types of social mediaRead More…

It takes more than we realize

It takes more than we realize



-Here is a drawing i found and edited using Snapseed and Kik.

I was so shocked to hear about the things our professor had to say in class. I never really thought or asked myself why “Facebook” or “Instagram” and all the other “Free” types of social media were not charging us for accounts.

They are using use for statistical data and making money off of us… Check out this NEW YORK TIMES article.

Shocking. Now that I think about it, that’s probably the only way a free website would make money especially when the don’t charge for the account.

Although I love my accounts and don’t plan on deleting them or not using them, I like the idea of WordPress better. Where you pay and your more protected.

I guess there’s a lot of things we don’t know when it comes to these sites but no one ever really reads the fine print these days.


Me and Social Media?

Social Media is everywhere now! It has expanded from just an email or wired telephones through cans as we can only image. Because today is so outdated, its hard to keep up with all of technology! But thank goodness for improvement in social media. I remember using AIM chat room through my AOL account, and it was a big thing back then! Today, I’ve never met someone who’s ever said, “hey, hit me up on AIM later!” Now it’s all about Facebook. I actually never wanted to join this social network until my best friend decided to create an account for me. This way I can contact family out of the country. Not only do I get to do that, but I am also able to post and share my thoughts and opinion. Whether it is through a photo, video, worded status or commenting and liking.

Besides Facebook, I am also connected to LinkedIn; a professional social network. Which my father recently invited me to. I hardly ever use it, but it is a great way to follow up on professional networking. You can also find great opportunities there once you’ve connected with the right people. And by ‘right people’ I mean, those interested in your profile and what you can offer to their business. Another network I engage myself with, is the ‘all known’- Youtube! Everyone has been there a million times. Even if they don’t have an account. The fact it is open to everyone and anyone without signing up, is great because; everything is there and vividly provided! As opposed to Flickr and Instagram which are other networks I’ve more recently started to share photos. Therefore, all of these networks has its own purpose and value. But at the same time they are all linked. For example, if I searched and watched a trailer for the new movie “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” on Youtube, I have an option to share the video on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Email or SMS. Through these other media networks, others are also able to view and tally up the number of views to that trailer. Just because I hit ‘share and post!’ Crazy right!? Well not in a mad sense, but it’s really cool that all of social media has developed so widely and guess what? They are not finished yet.

Certain media can be private and/or public. Lets use another example now; where I take a photo at the beach with some friends. But I don’t want everyone to see. I can either; shoot that particular person(s) an email and send it, bcc if more than one. This way all of my senders won’t know I’ve sent it out to them all. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all of these other online social network, can also be used privately or publicly.

When it comes to making my choices as to which network to use, it all comes down to security. How many people all at once can you confidentially trust? Not everyone is out there to communicate. There are some who wants to steal and even ruin your connections. This is why it is extremely important to set up all social accounts so that they are secured!

Social Media isThis BIG!

Internet sensation…Apparently!


The thing we call Social Media.

The social media I use are Facebook and Instagram . The way I use them are different, I use Facebook to keep up with old friends, especially people I knew in high school and family in different countries, while Instagram I use it to post current pictures, quotes and engage with different people and socialize. Both my Facebook and Instagram are private just cause I know there are people out there that just wants to be nosy, so I rather have the power of deciding who’s friends request I accept especially on Facebook. With Instagram I don’t really care much of who follows me just cause its not really meant to have conversation, its more about posting what interests you while Facebook I’ve always been private with it and just mostly focus more on having people I know as my friends on it. When I was younger I never thought of social media being so bad but as I grew up I realize how dangerous it could get, reading Danah Boyd’s blog just prove my thinking more of how crazy social media can be.

Social Media- a way to publicly display your private thoughts

The social media networks I have an account for are Facebook, YouTube, G+, Twitter, and Instagram. Although I don’t really use any of them as much, Facebook may be the one I engage with most. I mainly use Facebook to connect and stay in touch with distant family members; it’s an easy way to stay updated on what’s going on with them. The only reason I made a YouTube account is because so many videos get flagged as mature (18 years and older) and I got tired of being restricted so I made a YouTube account just for that reason. Now that I have an account I use it to subscribe to different YouTube pages that I find interesting such as hair tutorials, or web series.

For G+ I mainly use the Google Drive I learned about last semester. Its way easier to save you files and documents that way then to carry around an actual flash drive. I recently stopped going on Instagram as frequently as I used to only because it has gotten boring, just like many of the other social media websites. However, I used it to post pictures of myself or things I found funny, such as memes. Twitter is the one account I was forced to make last semester for a class, so I never really used it.

My accounts on Facebook and Instagram are private. I’m not sure if my YouTube and G+ are private, however my Twitter is public only due to class purposes. I try to make every account I have private but I don’t upload any videos on YouTube and I am not exactly sure if YouTube or G+ has those types of privacy settings. After reading danah boyd’s blog post it hasn’t really changed my thinking about social media as much as it confirmed what I already have been thinking for the past 5 or so months. However, I will say that even though my Facebook is private, after reading like half way through her blog I logged into Facebook to update some of my settings. Especially the one about people being able to look you up on search engines. Since May of this year I have been seriously thinking about deleting most if not all of my social media accounts and/or using them only for business purposes anyway.