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December is here, and the cold weather has hit most of us!  Therefore, it is easy to want to bundle up ourselves and those we care for when heading outside.  We may think about ways...

For many, the holidays are recognized as a time to gather with friends and/or family and celebrate.  The holidays can include traditions, certain foods, gift giving, traveling and much more.  However, for some, the holidays...

What do you think of when you or someone says, “I had a good night sleep”?  A good night sleep is important but can have a different meaning to different people.  Maybe a good night...

The end of the semester is quickly approaching and that means finals are coming… but don’t stress! It is not too late to make changes for success.  There are things you can do to prepare...

Many of us are early risers, but few of us actually enjoy waking up in the morning. If you’re tired (no pun intended) of feeling like a zombie once your alarm goes off at 7 A.M.,...

Sleeping for an uninterrupted eight hours a night is not, in fact, natural human behavior. Recently, writer Jesse Barron described in the New York Times how he accidentally fell into a pattern of “segmented sleep,” a...

When we turn in for the night, our brains are getting ready to go to work. Sleep provides our brain the time it needs to restore and recalibrate, and prepare to store new information we...

Teens and Importance of Friendships The importance of friendships and family support in helping prevent depression among teenagers drove research at the University of Cambridge. This study published in the open access journal PLOS ONE. It found that teenagers who had...

If you're suddenly covered in itchy red bumps, stress -- not allergies -- might be to blame. When your body experiences excessive stress (for either a short or long period of time) your immune system...

Women are nearly twice as likely as men to develop depression. They have a 12-13% lifetime prevalence rate for depression, meaning more than 10 million women may suffer from it each year. Although depression can occur at any...

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