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The Art of Eating Well for Pleasure

Countless diet books have tried to steer many of us toward a path of healthy eating and being. But with so many recommendations, it’s often hard to maintain a healthy view of what a diet should look like. An American diet, at least. “Eliminate gluten!” “Try cutting out dairy,” or “Get rid ...Read More

That Gut Feeling

How often do you listen to your gut? Do you know what really goes on inside of it? If you ever wanted to listen a bit more closely–and learn–about the inner workings of this organ, then look no further than this wildly entertaining and informative popular science book. Gut, by Guilia Enders, ...Read More

Holidays Around the World

‘Tis finally the festive season, and as the holidays rapidly approach, we wanted to take a moment to think about our own traditions–whether cultural or personal–that have shaped our memories of Christmases and New Years past.  Cultures around the world have had long-standing traditions when it comes to the celebration of the ...Read More

A Time to Reflect

Overall, 2016 has somehow managed to turn itself into a punchline, with many eagerly looking to bid “good riddance” and welcoming the new year with a clean slate. Amidst the countless memes poking fun at the year rapidly coming to an end, there are a few things that we can take away from ...Read More

The Quick Stats on Fast Food Nation

In his seminal work critiquing the fast food industry, Eric Schlosser presents an eye-opening account of the effects companies like McDonald’s have had on the American population that extend far beyond its waistline. Not only does he examine the monopolization of the beef and corn industries by corporate giants, but he also ...Read More

How to Lose in an Office Setting

And no, we don’t mean a professional kind of loss–giving up a project due to an oversight or not striving to get ahead in your career. What we are talking about is weight (and not even the metaphorical kind off your shoulders). The older we get, the more many of us discover ...Read More

Finding Balance During the Holidays

As we approach the busiest travel–and family–time of the year, we may want to take a few moments to find a way to keep ourselves centered through it all. For many of us, this time can affect us quite drastically. After all, taking time out of our busy schedules, spending our days ...Read More

Don’t Be SAD: Ways to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Sure, there’s much to love about the changing seasons and the onset of cooler months: your favorite pumpkin spice lattes, brisk daily walks, clothing layers, the winter holidays, and, for those more adventurous, exciting winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, and more. What may be overlooked during the hustle and the bustle of the ...Read More

Lupus: How to Fight Back

When dealing with an autoimmune condition like lupus, one may not always know the best way to cope. After all, it’s an illness that can disguise itself as many different diseases, making it truly seem like a wolf in sheep’s clothing; but the reality stands: 1.5 million Americans are affected by this ...Read More

Work Smarter, Not Harder

These days, the desire for instant gratification is more rampant than ever. We’re all looking for easy fixes to address the complex problems that we’re faced with day in and out. Consequently, there are countless tips and and “life hacks” to help us work faster and easier while getting the most fulfillment and ...Read More