Mary Summers

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Mary Summers is a recent college grad and freelance writer residing in the Pacific Northwest. She loves writing about trending topics, health and beauty advice, music, film, and television.

Recent blog posts written by Mary Summers

About Mary Summers

Mary Summers is a recent college grad and freelance writer residing in the Pacific Northwest. She loves writing about trending topics, health and beauty advice, music, film, and television.

Here are my most recent posts

A photo of a homeless man sleeping on a street in San Francisco.

San Francisco Wages War on the Homeless

This November, San Franciscans will have a tough decision to make. Aside from voting for America’s next president, San Franciscans will have to vote on Proposition Q: a measure that would remove homeless tents and encampments within 24 hours. On the bright side, officials will only be permitted to remove the tents and encampments if […]

An image of a grey wall with the worlds "hip hop" painted in red.

Program Uses Hip Hop to Teach Business Practices

Hip hop is an art form that was born in the streets of poor black neighborhoods, and for many people, it has been a road out of poverty and into success. The core message of hip hop is that one can rise above their circumstances and better themselves. That same message is also at the […]

A photo of Kim Kardashian.

Kim Kardashian’s Robbery Story Doesn’t Add Up

Around 2:25 a.m. on October 3, Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint during her stay in Paris. According to NBC News, two masked men posing as police officers forced their way into her residency. They then tied her up, gagged her, and stole over $10 million worth of jewelry. But here’s the thing: if they […]

A photo of a one-way sign that reads "Plan A" except "A" is crossed out and in its place is "B."

Backup Plans Might Be Holding You Back

It turns out that preparing for the possibility of failure can actually increase the possibility of failure. Professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that creating backup plans can actually result in people putting less effort into their primary plan. The logic seems to be that, if you have a backup plan, you don’t […]

A photo of Kanye West dressed in formal attire.

Kanye West’s “Famous” Exhibit Stirs Debate

12 naked celebrities sleep side-by-side in one giant bed: George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Ray J (Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend), Amber Rose (Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend), Caitlin Jenner, and Bill Cosby. It’s an unlikely mash-up to say the least, but these wax sculptures serve as […]

A photo of a man with his head buried in his laptop. He looks exhausted.

Career Burnout: Understanding It, Fixing It, Preventing It

Burnout is a serious issue in the workplace. Everyone feels run-down from time to time, but burnout in this sense describes a chronic state of mental, physical, and/or emotional exhaustion. Symptoms include reduced motivation, efficiency, and a feeling of helplessness. It can impact health as well, increasing anxiety levels which can lead to depression, insomnia, […]

Doctors examining an x-ray

HSS Provides Top Tier Orthopedic Surgery for 7th Year Running

If bones are your concern, you’ll definitely want to go to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The HSS has been ranked #1 in orthopedics in the US for the seventh consecutive year by US News & World Report. The HSS also ranked #2 in the nation for rheumatology. In addition, HSS supports […]

A photo of ginger root and fresh ground ginger.

Ginger: The World’s Next Superfood

For centuries, civilizations have been consuming ginger not only for its taste, but for its varied medicinal properties. Ginger is a tropical plant in the same family as turmeric and cardamom. It was originally used to relieve nausea and vomiting from illness and seasickness. It can be eaten fresh or dried. Powdered ginger is made […]

A statue of a man that is suggestive of an erect penis; this is the kind of art one might expect to see at The Female Gaze exhibit.

The Female Gaze: The Latest Craze in Phallic Art

Thirty-two artists, all women, contributed 38 pieces of art on a single subject: Men. This is the shape that John Cheim, curator of The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men wanted for his exhibition. The first part, which came out in 2009, was Women Look at Women. Like that one, Part 2 features […]

Trees by the side of a river

Taking “Restorative” to the Next Level

It’s common knowledge that, because of the actions of both individuals and large corporations, many environments are struggling. To combat this, groups like RES (Resource Environmental Solutions) and SER (the Society for Ecological Restoration) are working not only to preserve endangered species, but to actively rebuild degraded environments in a process called environmental restoration. That […]

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