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Protect your skin from the sun all year

While we may be transitioning into autumn, it is important to continue the safe sun habits you practiced all summer. The sun’s rays are still shining down every day, all year round (even through clouds!), so it’s important to keep up with the...

Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

From EatingWell The deep flavors of molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg make these wholesome pumpkin cookies delicious without the addition of butter—and they lend themselves beautifully to the inclusion of whole-wheat flour. They are...

Kindness is the best medicine

Offering kindness is a simple but effective gesture to help others get through these challenging times—and it can help you, too. Researchers found that kindness releases mood-lifting brain chemicals that help lower stress, create emotional warmth...

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Protect your skin from the sun all year

While we may be transitioning into autumn, it is important to continue the safe sun habits you practiced all summer. The sun’s rays are still shining down every day, all year round (even through clouds!), so it’s important to keep up with the...

Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

From EatingWell The deep flavors of molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg make these wholesome pumpkin cookies delicious without the addition of butter—and they lend themselves beautifully to the inclusion of whole-wheat flour. They are...

Kindness is the best medicine

Offering kindness is a simple but effective gesture to help others get through these challenging times—and it can help you, too. Researchers found that kindness releases mood-lifting brain chemicals that help lower stress, create emotional warmth...

Tips to cultivate optimism

With so much uncertainty these days, it is hard to stay upbeat, especially if you tend toward pessimism rather than optimism—largely a personality trait resulting from your genetics, upbringing and experience. However, by replacing pessimistic...

Diabetes Awareness Month: What you should know

More than 34 million Americans (about 1 in 10) have diabetes, and approximately 95% of them have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes most often develops in people over age 45, but children and young people are also developing it. It’s important to...

Simple ways to practice self-love

Self-love is an important part of well-being that often gets put on the back burner as we prioritize the needs of others before our own. However, the very definition of self-love requires prioritizing your own needs first, and not sacrificing your...

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Protect your skin from the sun all year

While we may be transitioning into autumn, it is important to continue the safe sun habits you practiced all summer. The sun’s rays are still shining down every day, all year round (even through clouds!), so it’s important to keep up with the...

Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

From EatingWell The deep flavors of molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg make these wholesome pumpkin cookies delicious without the addition of butter—and they lend themselves beautifully to the inclusion of whole-wheat flour. They are...

Kindness is the best medicine

Offering kindness is a simple but effective gesture to help others get through these challenging times—and it can help you, too. Researchers found that kindness releases mood-lifting brain chemicals that help lower stress, create emotional warmth...

Tips to cultivate optimism

With so much uncertainty these days, it is hard to stay upbeat, especially if you tend toward pessimism rather than optimism—largely a personality trait resulting from your genetics, upbringing and experience. However, by replacing pessimistic...

Diabetes Awareness Month: What you should know

More than 34 million Americans (about 1 in 10) have diabetes, and approximately 95% of them have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes most often develops in people over age 45, but children and young people are also developing it. It’s important to...

Simple ways to practice self-love

Self-love is an important part of well-being that often gets put on the back burner as we prioritize the needs of others before our own. However, the very definition of self-love requires prioritizing your own needs first, and not sacrificing your...

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Protect your skin from the sun all year

While we may be transitioning into autumn, it is important to continue the safe sun habits you practiced all summer. The sun’s rays are still shining down every day, all year round (even through clouds!), so it’s important to keep up with the...

Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

From EatingWell The deep flavors of molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg make these wholesome pumpkin cookies delicious without the addition of butter—and they lend themselves beautifully to the inclusion of whole-wheat flour. They are...

Kindness is the best medicine

Offering kindness is a simple but effective gesture to help others get through these challenging times—and it can help you, too. Researchers found that kindness releases mood-lifting brain chemicals that help lower stress, create emotional warmth...

Tips to cultivate optimism

With so much uncertainty these days, it is hard to stay upbeat, especially if you tend toward pessimism rather than optimism—largely a personality trait resulting from your genetics, upbringing and experience. However, by replacing pessimistic...

Diabetes Awareness Month: What you should know

More than 34 million Americans (about 1 in 10) have diabetes, and approximately 95% of them have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes most often develops in people over age 45, but children and young people are also developing it. It’s important to...

Simple ways to practice self-love

Self-love is an important part of well-being that often gets put on the back burner as we prioritize the needs of others before our own. However, the very definition of self-love requires prioritizing your own needs first, and not sacrificing your...

Feeling down?

Know when to get help The pressures and stress of the pandemic combined with everyday life stressors, getting too little sleep, or suffering a loss or disappointment can all affect your moods and emotional health. Small or large setbacks can feel...

Don’t delay – your vaccines are covered

Early fall is the best time to get vaccinated ahead of the upcoming flu season. And if you haven’t already, now is the time to get your COVID-19 vaccine as well. Vaccines are the most effective prevention measures against COVID-19 and the flu! But...

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