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DAILY ACTIVITIES TO DE-STRESS WHEN LIFE IS TOO MUCH

Many people look forward to downtime, but their chaotic lives leave little to no time for stress-relieving refuge. Engaging in various activities can significantly help manage stress levels and de-stress effectively. Here are some stress-reducing activities along with examples for further guidance: Exercise Engaging in physical activity prompts the release of endorphins, those feel-good neurotransmitters…

THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA BREAKS AND UNDERSTANDING “DOOMSCROLLING”

In today's digital age, social media has become an integral part of our daily lives, offering connectivity, information, and entertainment. However, excessive use of social media can have detrimental effects on mental health and overall well-being. Research indicates that adults and adolescents spend significant amounts of time on social media platforms, with potential negative consequences…

JOURNALING: WHY IT’S SO POPULAR AND HOW YOU CAN START

Journaling has been on the rise in recent years, and Apple's introduction of its new journaling app is boosting its popularity even further. With the announcement of iOS 17 this summer, Apple revealed its plans to make the iPhone more "personal and intuitive." Part of that mission includes a new app called Journal that seems…

WHY YOU SHOULD BE MEDITATING DAILY AND HOW TO DO IT

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years and has its roots in ancient Eastern cultures, especially India and China. The earliest records of meditation date back to around 1500 BCE in India, where it was initially used as a Hindu spiritual practice. The practice of meditation then spread to other parts of the world,…

10 MOCKTAILS TO ADD TO YOUR REPERTOIRE

Cocktails without the alcohol, also known as mocktails, are a healthier alternative to their alcoholic counterparts. While alcohol may provide a temporary high, the consequences of overconsumption can be severe. By contrast, alcohol-free drinks offer numerous benefits, making them an optimal choice for those who are want to cut back on alcohol or quit drinking…

10 ALTERNATIVES TO ALCOHOL AND WHY SOBRIETY IS NEVER A BAD IDEA

Everywhere you look, you can find recipes for new drinks or trending cocktails to try on a night out. But there is a rising trend that is slowly making waves in city social scenes – sobriety. While it is tempting to think of not drinking as merely another holistic fad, more and more twenty-somethings are…

TIME TO QUIT VAPING: THE MANY DANGERS OF NICOTINE ADDICTION

Maybe you started vaping in college – or worse, high school. Maybe you're just now picking it up because you were the only one in your friend group without a Puff Bar. Originally marketed as a way to help older generations ease out of cigarettes, vapes (or e-cigarettes, as they were once commonly referred to)…

BEING AWARE OF YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE MAY BE THE KEY TO A MORE FULFILLING LIFE

Your "personality" is the set of characteristics and traits that define your behavior, emotions, and cognition. Understanding personality types and which one you most closely identify with can not only help you to understand yourself, but to understand others better, too. We've explored some of the most common personality types, signs to help you identify…

INTERVIEW: ALLY PETITTI OF “TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT” PODCAST ON MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF TELLING YOUR OWN STORY

Being a twenty-something means spending a lot of your time just “trying to figure it out.” Ally Petitti can attest to that. By her early twenties, she had already made the cross-country move from her hometown of Westchester, New York to Los Angeles, gotten a degree from USC, landed a job at Interscope Records, and…

20 MODERN DATING TERMS THAT MAY SPELL DISASTER: FEAR THE “SITUATIONSHIP,” AVOID “LOVE BOMBERS,” AND “GATEKEEP” YOURSELF

Unless you're very lucky, it sucks to be dating in the modern world. It often feels like everywhere you turn, you're being ghosted, love bombed, or you're trapped in a complicated situationship that never quite makes it to the next level. Many of us long for the perfect partner, but in reality, you're not going…

START PRACTICING YOGA RIGHT NOW WITH THESE FREE ONLINE CLASSES

Yoga is a practice that originated in ancient India and has become increasingly popular all around the world. It is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that helps individuals achieve a state of balance and harmony in their lives. Yoga has many benefits for the body, including improving flexibility, strength, and overall health. The history…

EXTEND YOUR LIFE WITH THESE HEALTH PRACTICES AND DELICIOUS RECIPES

As humans, we all have one common desire, to live a long and healthy life. While we may not have control over every aspect of our health and longevity, there are certain practices that can significantly increase our chances of living a long and fulfilling life. In this article, we will discuss some of the…

INTERVIEW: SAMMY JAYE OF “LET’S BE REAL” ON MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND BEING IHEARTRADIO’S YOUNGEST-EVER PODCAST HOST

Born and raised in New York City, podcaster Sammy Jaye got her start in journalism before she even made it to high school. After a family friend convinced her to do an interview at Z100, Jaye did so well that she quickly became iHeartRadio's youngest-ever solo podcast host. Launched when she was only 17 years…

THE ULTIMATE HEARTBREAK PLAYLIST – MUSIC FOR EVERY STAGE OF GRIEF

It’s cuffing season and the holidays are coming up, which can be especially difficult for those who find themselves nursing a broken heart. Whether you are experiencing your first heartbreak with a partner you thought you were going to take home to meet your parents, processing feelings from a situationship, or dreaming of an unrequited…

“SELENA GOMEZ: MY MIND & ME” EXPLORES THE REALITIES OF STARDOM AND MENTAL HEALTH

Apple TV’s documentary directed by Alex Keshishian, Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me, was released on November 2nd, pulling back the curtain of stardom to reveal the truth of Gomez’s struggles with lupus, depression, anxiety, and bipolar. The film follows Gomez from 2016 onward, presenting a raw, sometimes ugly, sometimes depressing, but always honest and…

INTERVIEW: POP SINGER-SONGWRITER ALEXIS LYNN ON KEEPING THE MENTAL HEALTH CONVERSATION OPEN WITH NEW ALBUM “REAL TALK”

Canadian pop singer Alexis Lynn is not in the business of holding back. Her debut EP, 2019’s Things Get Good, introduced listeners to an artist whose bubbly, soul-infused pop prefers to cut right to the chase of LGBTQ+ realities, and Lynn carried that unflinching honesty all the way through the making of her sophomore album…

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