The American medicine cabinet has always perplexed me. Its name would suggest a primary function for holding medications, but it also holds shavers, toothbrushes, cotton buds, and floss. …


Aerial view of (Covid-19) victims’ graves at a Muslim cemetery in Kota Damansara, Selangor on May 24, 2021. Credit: @najjuazulkefli

My parents and I live in complete opposite continents and different timezones. It’s always “opposite” day when I call my parents. I would be pouring milk into my breakfast cereal, while they sit down to have dinner. When I am bundled up in layers in the winter, they continue wearing…


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Should you be concerned about the new COVID-19 variants? Yes.

But how much should you panic? What can you do?


My aunt keeps pestering me to find out if I have experienced any new mutations, so I’d like to start with: No, I am still not eligible to join the Avengers. All my limbs are intact and none of them are spewing lasers or cobwebs.

If you have questions about…


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We’re often led to believe that pharmaceutical companies are the sole investors taking on massive risks associated with developing drugs. Some studies estimate that it cost around $19 million per drug for development while others claim it is upwards of $1.2 billion dollars per drug development. But these number are…


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I am ashamed to admit this but I used to minimize Black strife in America. I am immigrant from Malaysia and for years as an Asian immigrant, I believed that it was easier to be Black than an immigrant. I thought my struggle to obtain a driver’s license or to…


The swarm of news and articles that we have been scrolling past have been constantly ringing a bell to call to attention of an incompetent government, a looming Greater Depression, and the collapse of industries that have historically held our society together. In these uncertain times, we begin a mental…

Melinda Lee

Health & Sustainability | Pharmacy | Activist | Immigrant

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