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Wellness

Why We Need Better Mental Health Treatment Options

By: Brooke Faulkner Courtesy of Image of Flickr As doctors, physicians, and researchers try to address the problems surrounding mental health issues, it’s important for us to remember that in order to really help individuals, we need to tackle the problem head-on. That way, they’ll get better treatment and support along the way. The urgency […]

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Government

Compulsory Acquisition and Its Negative Effects

When a government or statutory authority decides that an area of private lands is necessary for social and economic development that will benefit society, they can decide to commit compulsory acquisition. Compulsory acquisition happens when a government exercises its power to acquire private lands without the willing consent of its owner. Although the owner of […]

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Government

How to Take Care of Yourself After a One-Night Stand

Image Source: Pixabay It happens: adults have adult fun, and sometimes that fun is no-strings-attached fun. There’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned one-night stand, so long as the adults are consenting and everyone is safe. After you’ve gone your own way, though, how do you take care of yourself? Go to the Bathroom This […]

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Government

Hidden Obstacles on the Path to U.S. Citizenship

It’s easy to give lip service to the fact that we need immigration reform. It’s rare to find anyone who does not say that the system is broken, but there are myriad opinions on how, exactly, it is broken — and still more on how to fix it. The thing people seldom talk about, though, […]

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Wellness

How Minimalism Can Improve Your Health

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash This is the opposite of minimalism: you spend too much money, you have debt and clutter building up, you’re always busy yet feeling behind, you don’t have time for self-care, you often back out of commitments last minute because you have too much on your plate. Sounds stressful, doesn’t […]

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Government

What Should I Look for in a PTSD Counselor?

PTSD is a complex condition, and its symptoms can manifest in a number of different ways, depending on the individual and type of trauma experienced. For that reason, successful treatment is highly personalized. What works for one trauma survivor may trigger another, and the healing process often involves a significant amount of trial and error. […]

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Government

How to Become Politically Aware and Active

(Photo Credit: Pixabay) Being politically aware is more important today than ever. In fact, in 2014, one in 10 Americans were politically disengaged. This is a large group of bystanders that, if politically aware and active, could have voted, and we may not have been in the poor political climate we are in today. Equally […]

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Business Government

How the Stigma Surrounding Ex-Prisoners Impacts Us All

Muncie, Indiana Blog – Every individual faces obstacles in their lives that can lead them to make mistakes. Run-ins with the law are not uncommon, however, and can drastically alter a person’s future. Being convicted of a crime can make several aspects of life difficult, and often puts someone who was in a difficult situation into […]

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Culture Wellness

How STD Stigma Negatively Affects Men

Muncie, Indiana Blog – The term “toxic masculinity” is thrown around a lot nowadays by the media and feminist journalistic communities. This isn’t necessarily unfair or unfounded — after all, people like Harvey Weinstein got away with their abusive actions for years before any allegations were taken seriously. While it’s easy to feel attacked when […]

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Community Food/Drink

How to Make Your Local Farmers Market a Force for Positive Change

How is Your Local Farmers Market Changing Culture Muncie, Indiana Blog – The Midwest is notorious for its glorious farmer’s markets where the food is fresh, abundant and tasty. Some would argue that the Midwest is best when it comes to growing good food. People across the country want to support the local economy and eat […]