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When it comes to relationships, humans aren’t as good at maintaining them as you would think. There’s even an oft used metaphor for the paradox of human intimacy, known as the hedgehog’s dilemma, wherein the hedgehogs are stand-ins for human being, and their spines are the bad habits we all have that make it hard to maintain healthy relationships. You could say we’ve evolved as a society to fast for biological evolution to keep up, so our primitive biological impulses make it hard to get along with others. However, if you’re willing to work for it, you can make relationships…

Do you instantly want to visit your local SPCA to get a kitten when you see a cat food commercial? Do you wish you had a dog to walk when you think of getting outside for some exercise? Not many people can resist the charm that pets promise, but looking at their cute faces on television or in your friends’ homes are completely different than actually owning one. The fact is, owning a pet is a huge responsibility and if you want your pet to be happy and healthy for a lifetime, you’re going to have to make a big…

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Personal health issues which, when allowed to go unchecked and multiplied by millions of suffers, have the potential to influence society for the worse. Unfortunately, many people don’t monitor their health and indulge in self-destructive behaviors. Sometimes they are indifferent to how their behavior affects others and sometimes they are preoccupied with other things. At times, this self-neglect only affects them; at times, it just affects their family; and at times, it affects strangers. Often this self-neglect is almost unconscious. For instance, a mother who smokes while pushing a pram and taking the dog for a walk is not only…

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Thanks to the digitization of archives, records, and other technologies providing accessible windows to the past, it’s never been easier to learn the story of our ancestors. In fact, we quickly discover the “story” is more like a hit television series on steroids: dozens of characters, a web of plots, and plenty of mysteries to solve as time goes on. Making it even better is the fact it’s real. Of course, the true-life nature of our family history has one slight drawback: any hint of hereditary illness or disease means it’s possible such an issue could arise in ourselves, or…

Millennials

It isn’t a secret that Millennials form a quite unique part of our population and they are defined by characteristics and events that set them apart from all other generations. However, when it comes to things like nutrition and health, the theme does tend to remain the same. If you take a look at the 2015 Food and Health Survey that was done by the IFIC (International Food Information Council), you will see that Millennials have different opinions on health habits that are more traditional, the usage of information and resources for remaining healthy, and even on how some nutrients…