How to Prioritize Your Mental Health this Spring

Disclaimer: these are meant to be small suggestions that may help you mentally, this is not meant to be medical advice on mental illness. Some resources will be at the end of this article. Mental health is a crucial, but at times forgotten, part of maintaining our health and wellbeing. It entails our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing, and greatly affects our daily lives. From our relationships, to our coping mechanisms, to how we treat

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Air Pollution: An Urgent Cry for Sustainability

Air pollution and its harmful consequences, particularly in India, has steadily increased over time, killing millions of people and detrimentally affecting the environment. Just in 2019, 1.7 million people in India died because of air pollution, accounting for 18% of all deaths in the country (1). Additionally, nature and wildlife suffer damaging consequences due to this phenomenon. It is the responsibility of humans around the world to enact change or else it will just keep

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Sustainable & Just Community Development

Profugo, like many other organizations, aims to create social change, and better the lives of those who have less access to resources such as health services, education, and entrepreneurial skills. The work Profugo does is essential and has fostered great change in Wayanad. What is fundamental to the work they do however, is that it is underscored with the prioritization of choice, participation, and inclusion of the community they are serving. A crucial aspect of

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Book Review: Where Am I Giving? by Kelsey Timmerman

Kelsey Timmerman is a New York Times bestselling author, a public speaker, and self-proclaimed “touron” (a traveler who is “curious and seeks out interactions with locals, but is also a bit of a moron because it’s impossible not to be when you are trying to move through a world different from your daily life”) (p. 208). Timmerman grew up in small-town America, yet always longed to see the world. After graduating from Miami University with

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Nutrition Education: Why Isn’t it a Priority?

Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts: these are the core subjects taught in public schools in America. Health class: this is typically taught only a few times a year and only a section of this course covers the topic of nutrition. According to the CDC, “US students receive less than 8 hours of required nutrition education each school year, far below the 40 to 50 hours that are needed to affect behavior change.” As

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