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Understanding the Lack of Health Equity

 March 1, 2022

Is there a disparity in how COVID-19 adversely affects racial and ethnic minorities? An overused phrase since the surge of this health crisis, “We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat.” In a global pandemic where even the rich are not spared, we forget many racial and ethnic minority groups suffer […]

Keeping Zen After a Relationship’s End

 January 15, 2022

Come February, we immediately think of Valentine’s Day. TJ Klune’s book entitled “The House in the Cerulean Sea” reminds us of the misconceptions that love can only be the “romantic type.” However, even if we’re surrounded by all sorts of love from family and friends, one would think a romantic partner would complete the picture. […]

What 2021 Has Taught Us So Far

 December 15, 2021

2021 is anything but ordinary. In fact, it is the most extraordinary year so far. With the threat of COVID-19 still around and countries slowly bouncing back, the world finds itself standing at a decisive point. Each day bears its own weight, and every little news gives a hint on whether we’ll be moving forward […]

This is What Happens When You Skip Your Breakfast

 December 1, 2021

Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day. Yet, despite such a title, breakfast is also the one most commonly skipped. With lots of things to do and finish early in the morning, taking a meal often gets the least priority. From beating the traffic to finishing a rushed assignment, many reasons […]

The Worker’s Woe: Work-From-Home and Alienation

 November 15, 2021

The introduction of the remote work setup is a double-edged sword. While it allows workers to work at the comfort of their home and avoid the risk of being infected with the virus, the same also exposes them to distractions, work-and-life imbalance, as well as feelings of alienation. As for the latter, such prolonged conditions […]

How to Avoid Overeating During Thanksgiving?

 November 1, 2021

Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion to destress and catch up with relatives and friends. But with the presence of delicious food, great company, and a good mood, the event might also be the perfect excuse to overeat and ditch your diet. Before the perfect occasion turns into an eating catastrophe, here are the top tips […]

Coffee Lovers: How Much is Too Much?

 October 30, 2021

To say that coffee is good is an understatement. From its earthy smell to its nutty taste, there is a lengthy list of reasons coffee enjoys popularity. Yet, as the saying goes, too much of anything is bad. In the case of coffee, how much is too much? Below is a brief guide that will […]

Posture and Productivity: Is There a Connection?

 October 1, 2021

Who says desk jobs aren’t physically straining? The immobile nature of desk jobs is the most probable reason it could be harmful to one’s health and productivity. The harm of a sedentary routine Perhaps we have technology to thank for making most tasks simpler. A simple tap on a phone screen or a simple click […]

Managing Online Class: How Teens Can Manage Stress and Burnout

 September 15, 2021

School is among the biggest sources of stress among teens. Even before the pandemic, school-related demands were considered the common triggers of teen stress. In a 2014 survey released by the American Psychological Association (APA), many teens reported high stress levels even higher than those reported by adults, especially during the school year. This was […]

Is it Bad to Stay Indoors All Day?

 September 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed everything indoors. Classes became online. Work became home-based. Even bonding and meet-ups with friends became virtual. While this abrupt shift in our way of life is necessary to prevent the spread of the virus, spending all day at home also has its fair share of possible health risks. Is it Bad […]