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Jersey City Becomes First City in New Jersey to Offer Trans-Inclusive Health Benefits

On Tuesday September 22, 2015, Mayor Steven Fulop announced that "Jersey City would be expanding the health care it offers city employees to include coverage for transgender medical care and related procedures, such as gender affirmation...Show More Summary

Yoga for 'Falling Back'

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher This is the time of year I call "bummer"--it's not quite fall and not quite summer, either. My heart aches as my hands pass over the shorts and sandals in the closet...Show More Summary

How to Be One of Those People Who Has Three Bites of a Cookie

You know those people who just have three bites of a cookie, and then completely lose interest? Do you find them infuriating? I know that I did, for a long time. How can they possibly just not want to eat the rest of that cookie! I could eat 16 cookies! Today I want to write to you about how you can become of them. Show More Summary

Axing Additives: A Good Start

Something interesting is happening in the food industry. Panera, Subway, and Taco Bell have all promised to get rid of artificial ingredients including colorings and flavorings from some or all of their foods. Nestlé (at least for its few chocolate candies) and Kraft (for its mac and cheese) have said the same. Show More Summary

How to Get Back on Track After You Have Derailed

Have you ever found yourself on track towards your goals, motivated and making forward momentum, and then suddenly, you're not? Perhaps you know the exact cause of what lead you off track, or perhaps you notice you're way off and don't even know how that happened. Show More Summary

In Defense of Nursing

My colleagues and I in the third year class at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences recently took our board exams and made the transition from the classroom to the clinic. Now, nearly 100 percent of our time is focused on applying the knowledge we have amassed. Show More Summary

Danger Zone: HIV in the Military

It was the day after my 22nd birthday when my commanding officer in the United States Marines Corps Reserve told me that I had tested HIV positive. He read my diagnosis from a script. I thought that I would never see another birthday. Show More Summary

5 Essential Tips to Avoid College Weight Gain

It's back to college, and I'm here with the five best tips (and easiest!) for keeping your body in shape all semester long! As a college teacher and the mom of two college students, I know how time crunched students are, and making time...Show More Summary

Mending Our Body Image: A Win for Our Daughters, Our Mothers, Our Culture and Ourselves

I brought my beautiful girl, Arayla (10.5) with me to Ecstatic Dance in Oakland today, for the first time in a couple of years, as it's often one of my only kid-free spaces. It was so sweet having her with me today; both of us doingShow More Summary

How to Change Bad Habits in 4 Easy Steps

Question: I cannot stop the habit of over-eating (worrying, being late, or whatever your habit is). Life is continuously changing; it is a flow. Habits are stagnant, stuck energy. The more you are stuck in your habits, the more you are closed to the flowing energy of life. Show More Summary

Seeing Health Care Prices More Clearly

In our market-driven system, choice in goods and services is seen as good for consumers. Armed with knowledge of how much they will pay and what they will get in return, consumers in the market will compare their options and make decisions that yield them the most benefit. Show More Summary

7 Stories That Make You Proud to Be a Runner

Amazing stories involving running surface by the hundreds every year. (Flip through any issue of Runner's World and you'll see what we mean.) From young to old, elite athlete to newbie, the running community continues to show it not only hits the road each day to stay healthy or PR a race, but also to help others and inspire. Show More Summary

The Adversity Faced in Childhood That Has No Name

Did you know that growing up facing adversity in your childhood home has an impact on your life that can last well into your adult years? The adversity negatively wires a developing brain. This can cause us to struggle with our relationships, emotions, behaviors, and health. Show More Summary

What It Means to Be 24 Years Old and Sick

I'm 24 years old, and for the past six years, I've been in and out of the hospital, in countless doctor's offices and in two different mental health treatment centers. I've missed out on a lot. I never quite got the college experience I wanted -- I've had to drop out of school three times on three different medical leaves. Show More Summary

Should older Americans live in places segregated from the young?

Stephen M Golant, University of Florida Demographers frequently remind us that the United States is a rapidly aging country. From 2010 to 2040, we expect that the age-65-and-over population will more than double in size, from about 40 to 82 million. Show More Summary

13 Ways to Waste Time -- and How to Get It BACK!

My writing partner Paul Kraly and I decided that while we were still not suffering from triskaidekaphobia, we'd brainstorm a companion piece to the recent blog "13 Ways to Organize and Save Your Sanity." Here are 13 everyday time-wasters and suggestions on what to do instead. Show More Summary

The Language of Fitness 101

If you've never had the opportunity to let "demarche" slip into social conversation, you should try it. Nobody ever knows what it means and you get immediate street cred when you try to explain the term in a way a regular person canShow More Summary

When Someone We Love Believes Something We Hate

A dear friend believes something that I think is absurd -- unimaginable in fact. That he could think what he thinks is not just absurd and unimaginable to me, but also distasteful, and profoundly difficult to respect. Complicating the...Show More Summary

Stop Apologizing, Reclaim Your Power

This message is going to make some people pretty mad, but I'm going to say this anyway. For you. For me. For all of us who have been giving our all every single day, yet continually come up short: I'm not sorry I'm letting you down. Don't get me wrong, I was sorry. Show More Summary

When the Dying Start to Outlive Temporary Plans; Will You Stop Getting Better Already?

The youngest of seven children whose parents are deceased, Colleen Haggerty chronicles about the coalescing of her adult siblings following the sudden brain cancer diagnosis of their single/childless 53-year-old brother, the makeshift...Show More Summary

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