The Impact

Combat Oxidation To Stay Healthy

Combat Oxidation To Stay Healthy

Faith Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016

The moment you take your first breath, you’re doomed. The process oxygen goes through within your body is exposing it to an aging agent. What does that mean, you may ask? That means the oxygen you breathe is slowing introducing your body to wrinkles and grey hair. But don’t hold your breath because...

8 Reasons to use Peppermint Oil

8 Reasons to use Peppermint Oil

Faith Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

For the past year and  half, all I heard of was the benefits of coconut oil, although I know coconut oil has been used for way longer than that. Coconut oil is used for a whole lot o stuff. However, can we jus praise Peppermint Oil for a minute. So, let me tell you 10 reasons to use it: 1. Encourages Cleane...

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Faith Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016

They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, apples can do more than just keep the doctor away. Well, its in the vinegar form that makes it do wonders. Apple cider vinegar is something I recently found out about, but what I learned about it made me wonder why I just learned about it. First...

DIY Hair Mask

DIY Hair Mask

Faith Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

One thing that I've been concerned with is conditioned hair, and in the natural community, there are many ways to get that. One of those ways is DIY hair masks. They are pretty much hand made conditioners using natural food products acting as deep conditioners. I know that sounds weird and gross, but...

Speakers Offer Advice To Women: ‘Encourage to be Expected’

Speakers Offer Advice To Women: 'Encourage to be Expected'

Faith Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016

Nearly three quarters of students in Mercy College are women, and according to the Center of American Progress, almost 60 percent of undergrad and graduate degrees are earned by women. Yet, positions of leadership are being given to the men. It was found that only 14.6 percent of women hold executive...

Coconut to Peppermint

Coconut to Peppermint

Faith Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016

If you knew me, you'd know that I like buying products that can be used for more than one thing. One of those things is oil. I use oil to cook. I use oil for my hair. I use oil to moisturize. Mostly for moisturize. Since I was little, I was taught that oil was not suppose to be on your skin. I heard...

New York Foundation Gives To Babies In Need

New York Foundation Gives To Babies In Need

Faith Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016

In 1993, Zaenah was born in New York. She was born healthy, happy, beautiful, and rated a 10 by the doctors, which is very rare. Three years later, while in the care of a babysitter, Zaenah started to choke. The babysitter started to do the Heimlich maneuver. Unfortunately, the sitter used the wrong...

L.O.C it Down

L.O.C it Down

Faith Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

I found that many natural hair care products come not only with the standard shampoo and conditioner. Many of them come with moisturizers, oils, sprays, creams, deep conditioners, etc. Being that my life is in a constant state of budgeting, I always wonder, do I need to buy all of these and why is it...

Lazy Naturals

Lazy Naturals

Faith Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

"How do you get your curls to look like that?" I asked my classmate as we waited for class to start. "I braid it the day I wash it, which is the only day I touch it," she says. "I only touch my hair once a week. Yeah, I'm a lazy natural." I knew I envied her right then and there. I wish I could...

Ingesting Fat and Poop

Ingesting Fat and Poop

Faith Rodriguez, Staff writer

February 25, 2016

We are all drinking poop with every glass of milk. We are also drinking fat. Well, that is only partially true. Usually, the milk undergoes processes before it goes in your fridge, but can you really trust the dairy companies?   First, lets discuss the living conditions of a lot of the...

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