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Community

How Community Gardens Can Change Your Neighborhood

Community gardens can make a positive impact in many ways, from health and wellness to decreased crime and vandalism. Many neighborhoods all over the world are proving the effectiveness of the community garden. We’ll explore the purpose of starting one, how they can benefit your community, and how to get started. What Is the Purpose […]

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Business

Are Master’s Degrees Worth It?

Although it’s been established that having an undergraduate can boost your career and earning potential, what about master’s degrees? For those that are ambivalent about whether or not they should attend grad school, this article could help you make an informed decision. Find out the pros and cons of getting a master’s degree and whether or not you’re likely to get a good return on your investment.

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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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Community

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

College sports are a big deal. Whether you root for a specific team because you’re an alumnus or because you grew up near a particular college, everyone seems to have their favorite university to cheer for. College athletics are so popular, in fact, that in 2018 the NCAA made $857 million from television broadcasts of […]

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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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Government

How Addiction Impacts American Families

Drugs can have an insidious impact on users, especially when addiction gets a hold of them. It is often assumed that the person who suffers the most from the addiction is the user, but others are affected too. The family members and friends of the person battling addiction are often the first to feel the […]

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Community

What’s It Like to Be a Doctor in the Midwest?

Medicine is medicine the world over, but if you studied, interned, and completed your residency in a big coastal city, then you might wonder what it’s like for your colleagues in the Midwest. Is life slower-paced? Is the money good? Is making the move worthwhile? The Midwest (and rural areas across the nation, for that […]

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Business Government

Ethical Investment, Divestment, and Corporate Taxation

As the decade comes to a close, both businesses and consumers alike have come to the conclusion that the old ways of conducting business are simply not sustainable. More and more focus is being brought on how a business allocates its money and whether or not they are making efforts to enact positive social change […]