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August 5, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu

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Does Caffeine Stress You Out?

August 5, 2013 04:00 by Cindy Marie Hosszu  [About the Author]

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We are wired... These days, we don’t often find ourselves running from mountain lions on our way to hunt for dinner, but our bodies are still wired to protect us from threats. Some more common threats we face in our time is mounting bills, busy jobs, raising teenagers, or… the amount of caffeine we put in our body. Caffeine increases cortisol levels in the body at rest, and exaggera... [More]

August 4, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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The Best (or Worst) Four Years of Your Life

August 4, 2013 17:05 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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Back to School Series The start of your college career is just around the corner. You’ve done your campus tour, been assigned your college dorm, signed up for your classes, said goodbye to your high school friends, listened to your parents cry as they anticipate your departure, and wondered what your life will be like as a college student. Will you get along with your roommate? Will your ... [More]

August 1, 2013
by Robert Roopa M.Ed (AE)., M.Ed (CP)., CCC.

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The Benefits of Planning/Taking a Vacation

August 1, 2013 14:22 by Robert Roopa M.Ed (AE)., M.Ed (CP)., CCC.  [About the Author]

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Many of us plan vacations to get away from our busy schedules. Arlene Uhi’s text, The Complete Idiots Guide to Beating Stress, suggests that much of the stress we experience is often connected to our daily routines (i.e. commute, commitments, and concerns) (Uhi 2006). According to a recent 2009 study completed by Joudrey and Wallace, active leisure pursuits (such as taking a vacation) helped... [More]

July 31, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Wednesday Wisdom: Bonjour! How many languages does your brain know?

July 31, 2013 05:00 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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Learning to speak another language takes time and effort, but the benefits outweigh the costs. A new language can grant you access to a new culture, open your mind to fascinating literature, allow you to explore a faraway city, and view the world from a different perspective. By learning Portuguese, you can learn to dance to Bossa Nova like an authentic Brazilian. By learning German, you can let... [More]

July 24, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Wednesday Wisdom: The Brain Workout

July 24, 2013 04:30 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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The last article in our series on brainpower addressed the relationship between diet and mental capacity. But eating your way to a smarter brain is not enough. You should also actively exercise your brain muscles. In the same way that you might go for a jog to tone your legs, you should also give your brain a workout to sharpen your thinking. Benefits of Brain Exercises In a fascinating study o... [More]

July 23, 2013
by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.

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Problems You May Encounter on a Summer Vacation

July 23, 2013 17:06 by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.  [About the Author]

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How do you cope in small spaces? "To be stuck inside a mobile with the Memphis blues again" as Bob Dylan so poignantly phrased it going from living in a house to living in a recreational vehicle has some unforeseen difficulties. Most assuredly everyone you meet will be bedazzled by your transformation and with more than a little better than the wish that they too could live happily ever after as ... [More]

July 19, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu

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Friday Inspiration -Too Pooped To Party?

July 19, 2013 04:15 by Cindy Marie Hosszu  [About the Author]

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Am I the only one who stays up late all week doing things around the house, forcing myself to go to sleep so that I can get up for work the next day, in full anticipation of Friday when I can stay up late to party, or in my case, read that book that left me hanging in the last chapter? Then, when Friday finally rolls around, I find myself falling asleep at the dinner table. It is so unfair. But ... [More]

July 17, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Wednesday Wisdom: The Brain Diet

July 17, 2013 04:41 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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Most of us try to incorporate healthy foods into our meals. Balanced diets help us maintain a healthy weight, fight disease, build muscle, and improve our general well being. But have you considered the relationship between your diet and your brain? As part of my series on brainpower, this week I will outline some foods that help enhance your mental capacity. Brilliant Breakfast According to Dean ... [More]

July 14, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu

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What Can You Do To Raise Awareness?

July 14, 2013 14:33 by Cindy Marie Hosszu  [About the Author]

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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Mental illness is the most common cause of disability, affecting one in four adults, and one in ten children in the United States, but minorities are less likely to receive care. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created to raise awareness about mental illness in diverse communities and promote wellness and recovery. Statistically ... [More]