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Mind Wellness

Resources and Tools for Addiction Recovery

As we settle into the ‘20s, it seems as though society as a whole is inflamed, with few resources available to put out the rapidly spreading fire. Some parts of the world are literally on fire, such as much of Australia, while others are engulfed on a more figurative level. For example, despite what we […]

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Culture Mind Wellness

Is Technology Shrinking Our Attention Spans?

It’s hard to deny the myriad ways in which technology has helped streamline modern life — we can now easily connect with friends and family across the globe, conduct business from the comfort of our favorite chair, and access a seemingly endless stream of information, no matter the time of day or where we’re located. But the ubiquitous nature of modern technology comes at a cost.

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Mind Wellness

How to Cultivate Mindfulness: 7 Mindful Ways to Create 7 Mindful Days

If you’re anything like me, it can be far too easy to slip into an attitude of despondency during the cold, gray winter months. Sometimes, without even realizing it, you suddenly struggle to find inspiration in things that once energized you, or maybe you’re having a hard time keeping the house tidy when before it […]

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Wellness

Medical Bankruptcy: The New American Epidemic

They say that when you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything — but in the era of rising healthcare costs and decreasing insurance coverage, what once might have been just a tired cliché is now a terrifying reality for far too many Americans. And the sad fact is that the much-publicized healthcare crisis […]

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Culture Wellness

The Stigma Around Plastic Surgery

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, people have a whole lot to say. These surface-level tweaks are met with a torrent of stigma from either side of the battle, both for and against plastic surgery.   Social standards of beauty — which are firmly upheld by popular cultural practices such as social media and the obsession […]

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Government Wellness

Winter Home Maintenance Tips for Midwesterners

If you live in the midwest, you probably already know that winters can be harsh. Earlier this year, many midwestern states experienced a “polar vortex,” where windchill temperatures dropped to -60 degrees.  Even during more “normal” years, midwest winters are nothing to take lightly. The temperatures are cold, there’s a lot of snow, ice, and […]

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Business Culture Wellness

What the Dependence On Meal Replacements Says About Americans’ Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is a buzz word, and yet 66% of full-time employees in America consider themselves to have failed to strike a balance when it comes to their work and personal lives. While this struggle has gone on throughout the long history of capitalism, it’s currently being exemplified in a specific life hack that sums […]

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Wellness

4 Unique Healthcare Needs of Aging Adults

The face of America is changing. To be exact, it’s aging, and at a more rapid pace than ever before. An unprecedented number of older adults, better known as baby boomers, are retiring and needing more healthcare than previous generations. The American population over the age of 65 years is projected to almost double between […]

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Wellness

How Where You Live Affects Your Wellness

It might not come as a surprise that where you live affects your wellness — but your zip code’s impact on your health and wellbeing may be even greater than you think. Following a recent study, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that, in neighborhoods just a few miles apart, life expectancy can […]

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Wellness

Natural Ways to Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder

For a lot of people, the thought of winter coming isn’t exactly a great one. Shorter, much colder days and sketchier driving situations usually come to mind. Although many of us don’t particularly enjoy winter, either, many others have much more serious reactions to its onset.  These reactions usually begin around the start of autumn […]