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Health & Wellness February 22, 2018

“We Need to Talk…” 4 Tips for Discussing Traumatic Events with Children

Maggie K., Senior Editor

A parent’s natural instinct is to protect their child from enduring any kind of pain or trauma. But, in today’s world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to shield children from disturbing or stressful situations. From gun violence to natural d...

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Health & Wellness February 20, 2018

Get to the Heart of the Matter: Controlling Cholesterol

Heather M., Editor

Having high cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. However, you can guide people in your community through some simple lifestyle changes to help them control their cholesterol levels. Not All Cholesterol Is Bad! There’s a bi...

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Health & Wellness February 15, 2018

Good Loving: Building Respect, Honesty and Trust at the Heart of Healthy Relationships

Christina D., Senior Editor

Respect, honesty and trust are important hallmarks of healthy relationships. In healthy relationships, people talk honestly, listen well, and trust and respect each other. In contrast, in unhealthy relationships, one person tries to exert control ...

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Military Life February 14, 2018

Decisions, Decisions! Is the New Uniformed Services BRS Right for You?

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Saving for retirement is a top priority for many Service members. And thanks to the new Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System (BRS), many members can reap the benefits of investing in their post-military futures. Members who enter the milit...

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Health & Wellness February 8, 2018

Keep Your Finger on the Pulse: Find Out If You’re at Risk for Heart Disease

The leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. is heart disease. With that in mind, do you know if you have a healthy heart? While you may think that your habits and lifestyle arent’t that terrible, you may be surprised to find that...

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Education February 6, 2018

The Clery Act Is Creating Safer Campuses: Is Your Institution Complying with It?

Julia S., Editor

Campus safety is a real concern for students: 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college (National Sexual Violence Resource Center). The Clery Act requires all public and private institutions of postsecondary education...

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Health & Wellness January 30, 2018

The Flu Bug That Won't Quit: Why We Are Not out of the Clear Yet

Julia S., Editor

This flu season has proven to be quite overwhelming: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), their influenza-like-illness (ILI) activity indicators have already passed those during the peak of the 2014-2015 season. And t...

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Education January 24, 2018

American Schools Can Join the Fight Against Child Trafficking

Christina D., Senior Editor

Slavery does not exist only in history books. Several million people are, today, victims of a modern-day form of slavery called human trafficking. Many of these victims are children. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploi...

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Health & Wellness January 18, 2018

This New Year, Flex Your Resolution Muscles and Celebrate Motivation!

Christina D., Senior Editor

What do the winter holidays mean for you? Joy and celebration? Indulgence and comfort? Family gatherings and home cooking? For some, the holiday season tests their self-control and delivers temptation at every turn. Many people overeat, drink e...

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Education January 16, 2018

Protect Your Students: Develop Strategies to Increase Campus Safety for a Healthy College Experience

Julia S., Editor

All students deserve to be and feel safe at school. It is our job to do everything in our power to ensure that is the case. To do so, we need to understand our current campus safety landscape and take the appropriate measures to prevent violence –...

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