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Be a Kid for Halloween this Year: It’s Good for Your Health

Fall is far and above my favorite season, even as many are mourning the end of summer. There's the beautiful leaves, the cool, crisp air, pumpkin everything, and, of course, the greatest holiday of all: Halloween! (Okay, I'm a bit biased; it's my birthday, too.) But one of the things I love about fall is that there are so many opportunities to be a kid again, and it's socially sanctioned! Besides having fun and being outside in the gorgeous weather, acting like a kid again can be good for your… [Read More]

How Our Journey to Work May Be Hurting Our Journey to Health

I started my "professional career" in January 2012 with a job that was a convenient 36.2 miles from my apartment. For other places of the country, that might not be a huge deal. But In the Washington, D.C., that means it takes about 1.5 to 2 hours each way, as long as there are no traffic issues. So, I decided to move closer to my job, only to then quit and take a new job that was, again, 30 or so miles from my new home. I now spend an hour getting to work, and an hour and a half trying to get … [Read More]

Save the Ta-tas! (and the Ones Who Love Them, too!)

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women around the world. This awful condition should be top of mind all year long; for many it is. But in October, especially here in the United States, breast cancer awareness spreads like the wildfire it should. I won't reiterate the vast array of terrifying statistics that everyone should know; you can see them here. What I will do is talk about an often overlooked element of fighting breast cancer: the toll it takes on the partner, who almost… [Read More]


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