Family Ties during the Holidays

It is the holiday season. The story of the holidays is one of love, joy, coming together and experiencing the best of being a family. How do you reconcile this story with reality if someone you love is being abused by a partner? What part do you play? How do you support the person you love? How do you protect yourself?

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The High Price of a College Education

The price of a college education at Lewis and Clark College right now is a lot more than the cost of tuition, it is personal. The freedom and security students felt a week ago has been shaken by racist posts and threats followed by hate motivated assaults on two students in one night. They are not alone. Racist threats were made to students at Western Washington University on Yik Yak last week.

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Herbs for a Modern Life

Here in the US, herbs are a novelty.  Most of us tend to respect them up to a point, thinking “Wouldn’t it be great if they really did do those things people say?”  To the rest of the world, they are medicine.  Specifically, they are the first thing used for most ailments, while pharmaceuticals are used only when things have gone so wrong that there is no other option.  What gives?  Why the difference here?

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Eating to Support a Workout Program

Like so many other topics involving nutrition, this one will seem pretty confusing if you search for answers on the internet.  There is certainly a wide variety of information out there, much of which is not in agreement.  While most people are concerned about what to eat before working out, it is actually what you eat afterwards that will probably make the bigger difference in your health. 

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