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Adopting A Menstrual Leave Policy?


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

By Ariel Swopes Many women and girls can agree to the fact that society has never taught us how to treat our periods with anything other than silence. We tend to hide the existence of our periods in shame. I can remember waiting until the restroom was clear before using it because the thought of others ...

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How to Stay Fit Over the Holidays


Thursday, December 13, 2018

By Taylor Johnson Family gatherings, work parties and last minute shopping are what mostly consumes our time during the holidays. This results in us putting off going to the gym and working out. Throughout this time it’s important to stay active because the holidays are when we consume the most calories. Here are some ways that ...

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Pamela Burnett: A Breast Cancer Surviver’s Story


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

By Aisha Powell Pamela Burnett is a 57-year-old Opa-Locka, Florida resident who is a breast cancer survivor. She was born in Syracuse, NY but was raised in Miami-Dade. In 2006, she created the Beautiful Gate, a non-profit organization that provides resources, education and support to vulnerable communities of color by the disease of cancer. Burnett, who ...

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Eight Subscription Boxes You May Not Have Heard About


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

By: Serghie Faustin Though Christmas only comes once a year, getting a highly anticipated package in the mail definitely feels like a mini holiday. This feeling of excitement can be amplified even more when you’re not completely sure what you’re going to see when you open the box. I’m talking of course about subscription boxes! Several ...

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The Panic Room


Monday, July 16, 2018

By Joye Epps Panic has been described as a sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly, unthinking behavior. Anxiety has been characterized as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Although different, people often use these terms interchangeably due to them being mutually exclusive. Unfortunately, I have ...

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No More Drama: 5 Ways to Improve Mental Health Using Your Phone


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

By Kyana Harris The US Office of Minority Health reported Black/African-Americans are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult whites. In our culture, seeking professional help and/or treatment for mental health issues is often frowned upon. In addition to the stigma against therapy, less than 2 percent of the American Psychological Association ...

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