March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women’s achievements in society, politics, culture, and economy. It’s a day to honor the advancements women have made and raise awareness to promote equality.
Spring marks the arrival of flowers, warmer weather, and longer days. It also marks the arrival of another annual tradition: spring cleaning. Over the years, spring cleaning has evolved from removing dust and soot from the winter to deep cleaning, decluttering, and organizing—with home tidying and organization even becoming a trend.
It’s natural to feel exhausted or tired now and again. We’re all familiar with the drowsy feeling we might get after a late-night flight, an exceptionally long day of work, or an overstimulating visit with family and friends.
When you’ve had a bad day, you’ve probably had someone tell you to “look on the bright side” or “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” While these talks can sometimes be unhelpful at the moment, the people giving them may have the right outlook: positivity.
Getting enough exercise can be hard enough, but during the winter—with colder temperatures, wind, and (depending on your location) snow—it can be even more challenging. When it comes to choosing between exercising or curling up on the couch with a cup of tea, we know the decision most people want to make.
Socialization is essential at every life stage. For young children, socialization is a crucial part of their development. It allows them to grasp the concept of communicating with others, understanding feelings, and learning appropriate interactions. For young adults, socialization can introduce them to people and perspectives different from what they’re used to, and often provide them with long-lasting friendships. For older adults, socialization can help prevent isolation, improve health, and create a feeling of community and belonging.
The end of the year is a special time. The weather cools down, and excitement is in the air about the holidays approaching. Everyone is looking forward to gathering with family (even if it’s virtual this year), spending time together, and, most importantly—sharing their favorite meals.
Ever since the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation, our lives have changed drastically. Words and phrases like “social distancing” have gone from unknown to everyday vocabulary. This situation has changed the way we shop, travel, and interact with others.
When we think about our health, the first thing that comes to mind is typically our physical health. How are we feeling today? Any unusual aches or pains? Are we eating a healthy diet and getting enough sleep? We often care so much about our physical health that we sometimes forget to focus on our mental health—which is just as important.
It’s common knowledge that living a healthy lifestyle can prevent health issues from developing further down the road. Everyone knows that eating well, sleeping well, and getting enough exercise are key elements in promoting longevity and preventing chronic illness.