Halloween Nutrition Doesn’t Have To Be Scary: Alternative Healthy Treats for Halloween

Written by Lori Hong Boo! It’s that time of year again, when store shelves are stacked with delicious chocolate and sugary candy, staring you right in the face every time you walk through the doors. You’ve been good all year, and have avoided the candy section, but there’s no escaping it now, since every section…

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A Collective History of the Fight Against Domestic Violence

Written by Joanna Bowling October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it still feels very much like we need this time to highlight the serious problem of violence within intimate relationships. But one thing we can say about the 2020s is that, at the very least, we now recognize that domestic violence is a violent,…

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Intermittent Fasting? Find Out What Really Breaks Your Fast

Written by Joanna Bowling Diets can get a bit tiresome. All that telling you what you can and can’t eat, right? So maybe you’ve changed tactics, and have settled on an “eating protocol” instead of a diet, which probably means that you’re doing intermittent fasting, or IF. So if you’re on the IF train, you…

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Are You a Weekend Exercise Warrior? A New Study Says You’re Not Missing Out

Written by Joanna Bowling There’s a lot we know about exercise. We know about its benefits, like its ability to improve heart health or relieve depression, and we know how great strength training can be for strengthening bones and burning fat. We also know approximately how much exercise we should be getting to see these…

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A Parent’s Guide to Dealing with Bullying

Written by Joanna Bowling It’s October, and school is back in full swing, with all the trials and tribulations it brings to kids and parents alike. And with that in mind, October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a time to reflect on how we can all take steps to do something about the worst-case scenario…

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Will This Surprising Way for Seniors to Boost Their Memory Have You Jumping for Joy?

Written by Joanna Bowling Admit it: do you get a little bit annoyed when you see those workouts aimed at seniors? You know the ones: smiling older adults seated comfortably in chairs, sloooowly raising up one arm at a time, or stretching ever-so-gently from side to side? If those snails-pace workouts aren’t your cup of…

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The Myth of the “Chemical Imbalance”: What We Believe about Depression Could Be All Wrong

Written by Joanna Bowling The human brain is such a complicated thing. And human feelings? Forget it. For most people who don’t have advanced degrees in studying the brain, it can sometimes feel like a complete mystery why we like what we like, want what we want, feel what we feel - especially when something…

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Why Is Dating So Hard? And Does it Really Have to Be?

Written by Joanna Bowling Ugh, dating, ammiright? But wait, isn’t dating supposed to be fun? I mean, why else are we doing it? And theoretically, all of its separate parts sound pretty nice: drinks, dinner, meeting new people…so why does it sometimes feel like working in the fields instead of playing the field? But if…

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Gaining Weight? How to Fire Up Your Metabolism After 50

Written by Joanna Bowling Middle-age spread crept up on you, huh? Feeling like your metabolism has just slooooowed down now that you’ve over 50? While there have been some findings that suggest our metabolism doesn’t change as much as we thought it did in mid-life, there’s no doubt that a lot of people pack on…

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WWLD? (What Would Lizzo Do?)

It’s time we took some lessons from Lizzo. She’s a mood, a vibe, and a revolution that we could all learn a lot from. But just in case you’re not familiar with pop sensation Lizzo, she does it all: she sings, raps, writes her own songs, and as if that wasn’t enough, she’s a talented…

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Are There Lessons to Be Learned from Bennifer’s Nuptials?

She’s still Jenny from the Block… but with a brand new last name. On Saturday, July 16, 2022 Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck tied the knot at a little white chapel in Las Vegas. This is not Jennifer and Ben’s first try at love: not only have they both been married and divorced in the…

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On the Outside Looking In: How You Can Help Someone Experiencing Suicidal Thoughts

September is an important month: it’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This month is a great time to highlight this issue, and make sure we’re all aware of how big the problem of suicide is in our country - among people of all ages. We want to help to be part of the solution, so…

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Is Functional Medicine the Key to Healing You for Good?

Do you ever feel like doctors treat you like a bundle of symptoms, and not like a whole person? That’s a complaint a lot of people have, especially if they’re dealing with a complex or little-understood condition; this approach by some doctors can be especially frustrating if you feel like you’re never really getting any…

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Happy Divorce Day to You? A Look at the Divorce Party Trend

So, you’re getting divorced? We feel for you - the breakdown of a marriage can be incredibly painful, even when the split is amicable. And when it isn’t so friendly? Welcome to nightmare city, right? But what about after all the fighting is over, the legal hurdles are cleared, and it’s finally over? Well, then…

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The Weight of the World on Your Shoulders: Climate Anxiety and How to Cope

What keeps you up at night? The stress of your workday, the effects of inflation on your wallet, the fight you had with your partner, or your kid’s problems at school? Or is it something even bigger than all of those things? Bigger - as in, as big as the whole Earth? Maybe, with all…

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A Parent’s Guide to Getting Kids Moving (Even When They Hate Organized Sports)

For parents, fall is all about that back-to-school feeling. And for some, it’s also about getting back on those sidelines and cheering on their kiddos as they get back into whatever organized sport is their main jam. Organized sports are absolutely not every kid’s jam, though, and that’s 100% OK - no child should be…

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Someone to Grow Old With: Keeping Your Marriage Strong As You Age

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the explosion of older single folks, the dating apps geared towards all of those single foxes who are ready to get back out there, and the sex scene at retirement communities… And maybe amid all of that scintillating talk, we’re forgetting to talk about the other half…

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Savvy Seniors Get These Discounts

So, you got your invitation to join AARP, the organization dedicated to adults over 50? Maybe you’re sighing and wondering where the years went, but really you should be celebrating how far you’ve come and the person you’ve grown into! And you know what? There are actually a lot of perks that come with getting…

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