Pamela K. Johnson is an Op-Ed writer, part-time Op-Ed instructor with bylines in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Essence, and NBC BLK.



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November 16, 2021

Is there a price to pay for ditching junk food?

Scientists have debated whether people can become addicted to highly processed, fattening foods. The latest study says people who cut back on highly processed, fattening food experience intense withdrawal symptoms that last two to five days.

August 18, 2021

For the nail industry, changes came at a fast clip

The pandemic reminded women that they can do their own nails, but that is exactly what many independent salons — often staffed by women of color who earn low pay — didn’t need.