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The 6 Words That Helped Me Stay Sober

25 years ago today, I picked myself from the fetal-position heap I was in on the middle of my bed and made a decision not to kill myself. Or maybe it was the fleas that made me move. Whatever it …

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The Science Behind Gift-Giving (Infographic)

If you've ever wondered why giving someone the perfect gift (or even receiving one) makes you feel good, the answer is the science behind it. Neurological research suggests the good feeling of giving …

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Student Loans Hurt More Than Our Wallets

A recent Northwestern Medicine report shows that the debt of young adults takes a major toll on their physical and emotional well-being. The study, published in Social Science & Medicine, revea…

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Your ‘To-Do’ List for Gardening in July

The fruits of our gardening labors are literally in our hands this month. Harvests of early tomatoes, corn, squash, herbs to enjoy along with bouquets of flowers for the house and garden… Be car…

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Join the 4th of July #WeAreALLConnected Global Dance Party

As a young person facing the challenges of our world today, it's sometimes difficult to imagine how connected I am to making a difference on any large scale. But just the other day, as I had been thi…

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My Father Passed Away. This is What He Taught Me

With my 40th birthday last month, I’ve been in a deep process of self-reflection and have been looking back on my own life and all that has unfolded in the past four decades. I, too, can clearly see…

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Gardening: What to Do in June

Pondering what to do in your garden in June? Finally, now that the weather is reliably warm, we can move into summer gardening! It’s safe to plant tropicals and your warm weather vegetables (tomat…

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Why Hands-On Living is Your Best Teacher

I rarely feel a desire to teach other people how to live or love. Why is this? I experience each person I meet as already "being Love"; as already being intelligent, whole, and with the ability to dis…

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3 Healthy & Energizing Coffee Alternatives

Most people wake up every single day and go straight for the cup of coffee! Coffee can be healthy in moderation, but in large amounts can be very dehydrating and acidic to our bodies. Not to menti…

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How Climate Change Crushed My Cars

This is not hot news or anything, but some of us are still feeling the effects of super storm Sandy. She was mean. She tossed very large trees across our yard, which totaled not one, but two of ou…

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