Friday, November 27, 2009

My Review of REI Triad Parka - Women's

Originally submitted at REI

The waterproof, breathable REI Triad parka features smart styling and a zip-in/zip-out insulated liner jacket for versatility in all climates and weather conditions.

Warm, practical, and versatile

By crheinga from Ann Arbor, Michigan on 11/27/2009


5out of 5

Gift: No

Sizing: Feels true to size

Pros: Versatile, Breathable, Good Fit, Pockets

Cons: Bulky

Best Uses: Travel, Freezing Conditions, Year-round, Casual Wear

Describe Yourself: Casual Adventurer

I went to the store where I bought this coat wearing a hooded sweatshirt, which I often wear in the winter, and the coat fit comfortably over it. The inside jacket didn't make a lot of friction with the sweatshirt (like a fleece would), which I like. The inside pocket of the inner jacket is big enough for my large (approx 7"x4.5"x1") wallet, as is the outer shell's inner pocket. The inner lining and outer shell both have zip-up pockets, which I find useful for skiing and when I travel (pickpocket anti-theft). I also like the hood, which has two ways of tightening - along the front and the depth of the hood. I also appreciate that it is a darker color (I got the teal) and won't look as dirty as quickly. It does feel a little heavy compared to my last coat, which wasn't a 3-in-1. I like that I can wear either jacket separately in the spring and fall, too - and the outer shell is waterproof for rainy days!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Poverty Measurement

Sheldon Danziger, U-M Public Policy Professor, discusses the U.S. definition of poverty on the Marketplace Money Report, 21 October 2009.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Videos for the University of Michigan's Portal en Español

When I was at the poster session for the School of Public Health last week, the U-M Portal en Espanol recorded me in English and Spanish talking about my internship in Peru and that I got funded for it and the other internships I've done through U-M.

Here's the page on the Portal where I'm speaking in English:

Here's the Spanish video:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Quotation from one of my social work textbooks

"Culture defines how health care information is received, how rights and protections are exercised, what is considered to be a health problem, how symptoms and concerns about the problem are expressed, who should provide treatment for the problem, and what type of treatment should be given. In sum, because health care is a cultural construct, arising from beliefs about the nature of disease and the human body, cultural issues are actually central in the delivery of health services treatment and preventive interventions. By understanding, valuing, and incorporating the cultural differences of America's diverse population and examining one's own health-related values and beliefs, health care organizations, practitioners, and others can support a health care system that responds appropriately to, and directly serve the unique needs of populations whose cultures may be different from the prevailing culture."

--Michael Katz


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

IAS 2009 Live

IAS 2009 Live

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