Social Media, Echo Chambers and Misinformation, Oh My

Do you remember standing in line at your local grocery store and reading the tabloid headlines about alien abductions and celebrity gossip and conspiracy theories? Most of us would roll our eyes and have a good chuckle, while others (you know who you are) would run and tell all their friends the latest, juicy “news”... Continue Reading →

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Developing Healthy Social Media Habits

Over the past several decades, with the advent of social media and hand-held smart devices, we have become increasingly connected to the world around us. Yet, studies show we are feeling lonelier than ever. When social media platforms such as Facebook emerged, they offered a way to reconnect with long lost friends and out of... Continue Reading →

Forest Bathing: Healing in Nature

Can simply being in nature really improve your health? Studies (and Japanese traditions) say yes. Of course escaping into nature for a few hours is not going to magically cure our chronic illnesses or erase disability, but the benefits of regularly “bathing” yourself in nature are clear. Forest Bathing, known as Shinrin-yoku in Japan, was... Continue Reading →

A Story of Being Human: Doing It My Way

This is an installment from our storytelling photography project entitled A Story Of Being Human. To learn more, check out our introductory post here.   "I always did it my own way, whatever ‘it’ is. I’ve done a lot of things I really wanted to do, Packer games, I left the country—took a road trip... Continue Reading →

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