What Is Community Anyway?

What Is Community Anyway?

David M. Chavis & Kien Lee

David M. Chavis & Kien Lee

"Community" is so easy to say. The word itself connects us with each other. It describes an experience so common that we never really take time to explain it. It seems so simple, so natural, and so human. In the social sector, we often add it to the names of social innovations as a symbol of good intentions (for example, community mental health,..

"Community" is so easy to say. The word itself connects us with each other. It describes an experience so common that we never really take time to explain it. It seems so simple, so natural, and so human. In the social sector, we often add it to the names of social innovations as a symbol of good intentions (for example, community mental health, community policing, community-based philanthropy, community..

Reasons to include Bajra into your diet

Reasons to include Bajra into your diet

Dr. Arbinder Singal

Dr. Arbinder Singal

Bajra is one the most common grains consumed widely in rural India, and is often referred to as the poor man's staple food. While it is one of the oldest grains cultivated by man, people living in urban cities seem to have forgotten this coarse grain and its multiple health benefits. We give you 5 reasons you should include bajra in your diet...

Bajra is one the most common grains consumed widely in rural India, and is often referred to as the poor man's staple food. While it is one of the oldest grains cultivated by man, people living in urban cities seem to have forgotten this coarse grain and its multiple health benefits. We give you 5 reasons you should include bajra in your diet. 1# Good source of energy: Bajra is mainly made of starch,..

Best And Worst Exercises For Your Heart

Best And Worst Exercises For Your Heart

Arthur Agatston

Arthur Agatston

Not all workouts are heart healthy. Here's which exercises one cardiologist says guarantees a lifetime of cardiovascular fitness. Some days it seems I answer more questions about sports injuries than I do about heart health. It's partly because my patients know I'm pretty active (golf, tennis, Pilates...), but also because many people don't..

Not all workouts are heart healthy. Here's which exercises one cardiologist says guarantees a lifetime of cardiovascular fitness. Some days it seems I answer more questions about sports injuries than I do about heart health. It's partly because my patients know I'm pretty active (golf, tennis, Pilates...), but also because many people don't realize that while some activities are good for your heart,..

Returning Home

Returning Home

Jesse An Nichols George

Jesse An Nichols George

What is home for you? Where is home? What does it mean to go home? So many these days have mentioned to me that they just want to go home. They just want to click their heels while wearing the ruby red slippers and wake up somewhere else; somewhere that is full of heart and soul. Somewhere full of love, and where they feel nurtured and cared..

What is home for you? Where is home? What does it mean to go home? So many these days have mentioned to me that they just want to go home. They just want to click their heels while wearing the ruby red slippers and wake up somewhere else; somewhere that is full of heart and soul. Somewhere full of love, and where they feel nurtured and cared for. I also see that for many they are well on this path...

Should Christians Take Drugs?

Should Christians Take Drugs?

Dr. Edward Lewellen

Dr. Edward Lewellen

That's an interesting question, isn't it? Many Christians feel a discussion whether it is "right" or "wrong" to use drugs is solely related to recreational drugs because the widespread use of prescription drugs among Christians is accepted. Because of a major surgery I had in July, 2016, I can attest that most Christians accept the use of..

That's an interesting question, isn't it? Many Christians feel a discussion whether it is "right" or "wrong" to use drugs is solely related to recreational drugs because the widespread use of prescription drugs among Christians is accepted. Because of a major surgery I had in July, 2016, I can attest that most Christians accept the use of prescription drugs. I saw multitudes of Bibles, crosses, prayer..

Climate Change, Harmed Almost Half of All Mammals

Climate Change, Harmed Almost Half of All Mammals

Scott Waldman

Scott Waldman

The effect of climate change on endangered species has been wildly underestimated, a new study has found. A survey of studies has determined that climate change has had a particularly dire effect on mammals and birds on the endangered species list. That includes about half of the mammals and almost a quarter of the birds on the "red list"..

The effect of climate change on endangered species has been wildly underestimated, a new study has found. A survey of studies has determined that climate change has had a particularly dire effect on mammals and birds on the endangered species list. That includes about half of the mammals and almost a quarter of the birds on the "red list" kept by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature..

Only Fools Rush Love

Only Fools Rush Love

Jo Craven McGinty

Jo Craven McGinty

Formula offers guidance in how many relationships are needed before the ideal partner materializes. Mathematicians can't help themselves. They want to reduce everything to a formula. Even love. So listen up, lonely hearts: With Valentine's Day approaching, if you are wondering how many relationships must come and go in your search for an ideal..

Formula offers guidance in how many relationships are needed before the ideal partner materializes. Mathematicians can't help themselves. They want to reduce everything to a formula. Even love. So listen up, lonely hearts: With Valentine's Day approaching, if you are wondering how many relationships must come and go in your search for an ideal mate, there is a formula for that. The solution uses probability..

Tips on Fixing a Broken Relationship

Tips on Fixing a Broken Relationship

Lauren J. Drury

Lauren J. Drury

Tips on how do you fix a broken relationship. Fixing or repairing a broken relationship is not impossible. Communication and understanding is key to fixing a broken relationship... Relationships are so delicate and can break on minor issues and simple misunderstandings. Once broken, it is a die-hard task to mend the relationship and get back..

Tips on how do you fix a broken relationship. Fixing or repairing a broken relationship is not impossible. Communication and understanding is key to fixing a broken relationship... Relationships are so delicate and can break on minor issues and simple misunderstandings. Once broken, it is a die-hard task to mend the relationship and get back the same intensity of affection in the relationship. There..

Love in the Age of Big Data

Love in the Age of Big Data

Eve Fairbanks

Eve Fairbanks

Once upon a time, in the Pony Expresso cafe in Seattle, a man and a woman began to experience the long-mysterious but increasingly scientifically investigated thing we call love. The first stage is called "limerence." This is the spine-tingling, heart-twisting, can't-stop-staring feeling, when it seems as though the world stops whirling and..

Once upon a time, in the Pony Expresso cafe in Seattle, a man and a woman began to experience the long-mysterious but increasingly scientifically investigated thing we call love. The first stage is called "limerence." This is the spine-tingling, heart-twisting, can't-stop-staring feeling, when it seems as though the world stops whirling and time itself bows down and pauses before the force of your..

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

Ellen McGrath

Ellen McGrath

Love is as critical for your mind and body as oxygen. It's not negotiable. The more connected you are, the healthier you will be both physically and emotionally. The less connected you are, the more you are at risk. It is also true that the less love you have, the more depression you are likely to experience in your life. Love is probably..

Love is as critical for your mind and body as oxygen. It's not negotiable. The more connected you are, the healthier you will be both physically and emotionally. The less connected you are, the more you are at risk. It is also true that the less love you have, the more depression you are likely to experience in your life. Love is probably the best antidepressant there is because one of the most common..

Antibacterial Soap Does Not Fight Illness

Antibacterial Soap Does Not Fight Illness

Vicki Batts

Vicki Batts

The FDA's latest ruling on antibacterial soap has finally confirmed what many people have suspected for quite some time: They aren't any better at killing bacteria than conventional soap. Many people choose to purchase soaps and body washes that bear the "antibacterial" claim, under the false belief that these products will somehow be better..

The FDA's latest ruling on antibacterial soap has finally confirmed what many people have suspected for quite some time: They aren't any better at killing bacteria than conventional soap. Many people choose to purchase soaps and body washes that bear the "antibacterial" claim, under the false belief that these products will somehow be better for their families. But, the truth is that these products..

11 Proven Health Benefits of Garlic

11 Proven Health Benefits of Garlic

Joe Leech

Joe Leech

Those are famous words from the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, often called the father of Western medicine. He actually used to prescribe garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions. Well... modern science has recently confirmed many of these beneficial health effects. Here are 11 health benefits of garlic that are supported by human..

Those are famous words from the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, often called the father of Western medicine. He actually used to prescribe garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions. Well... modern science has recently confirmed many of these beneficial health effects. Here are 11 health benefits of garlic that are supported by human research studies. 1. Garlic Contains a Compound Called..

Why You Need Cardio Exercise

Why You Need Cardio Exercise

Paige Waehner

Paige Waehner

It's Not Just for Weight Loss Anymore We all know we're supposed to do cardio exercise. We know it burns calories and can help us lose weight, but do we know why we really need to do cardio exercise? That's not the only question you may have. There's plenty of confusion about what to do, how long to do it and how hard to work at it, making..

It's Not Just for Weight Loss Anymore We all know we're supposed to do cardio exercise. We know it burns calories and can help us lose weight, but do we know why we really need to do cardio exercise? That's not the only question you may have. There's plenty of confusion about what to do, how long to do it and how hard to work at it, making it hard to figure out just how to set up an effective cardio..

Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships

Love Is Respect

Love Is Respect

Communication is a key part to building a healthy relationship. The first step is making sure you both want and expect the same things—being on the same page is very important. The following tips can help you and your partner create and maintain a healthy relationship: Speak Up. In a healthy relationship, if something is bothering you, it's..

Communication is a key part to building a healthy relationship. The first step is making sure you both want and expect the same things—being on the same page is very important. The following tips can help you and your partner create and maintain a healthy relationship: Speak Up. In a healthy relationship, if something is bothering you, it's best to talk about it instead of holding it in. Respect..

Switching from Unconscious to Conscious Mind

Switching from Unconscious to Conscious Mind

Dr. Paul Haider

Dr. Paul Haider

New studies with Functional MRI show that when a person is about to make a decision that part of the brain which is our unconscious takes over about 3 or 4 seconds before we make any decision. The reality is that we have so much more going on in our unconscious mind, it's the reason why we pick the color shirt we are wearing today, the type..

New studies with Functional MRI show that when a person is about to make a decision that part of the brain which is our unconscious takes over about 3 or 4 seconds before we make any decision. The reality is that we have so much more going on in our unconscious mind, it's the reason why we pick the color shirt we are wearing today, the type of car we drive, who we have as a spouse and so much more...

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?

Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? Signs that You're Not Sleeping Enough and What You Can Do About It Sleeping Woman When you're scrambling to meet the demands of a busy schedule, cutting back on sleep may seem like the only answer. Sacrificing an hour or two of rest in order to get more done can sound like a reasonable trade-off. But the truth..

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? Signs that You're Not Sleeping Enough and What You Can Do About It Sleeping Woman When you're scrambling to meet the demands of a busy schedule, cutting back on sleep may seem like the only answer. Sacrificing an hour or two of rest in order to get more done can sound like a reasonable trade-off. But the truth is that even minimal sleep loss takes a toll on your mood,..

Staying Fit When There’s No Time to Exercise

Staying Fit When There’s No Time to Exercise

Melissa Conrad Stöppler

Melissa Conrad Stöppler

While looking at an article by a leading fitness guru, I was struck by her emphasis on making exercise a priority and finding a way to fit in your gym time at any cost. Although she's right in principle, those of us who are balancing multiple roles—as parent, worker, spouse, volunteer, household manager, etc.—often find that 24..

While looking at an article by a leading fitness guru, I was struck by her emphasis on making exercise a priority and finding a way to fit in your gym time at any cost. Although she's right in principle, those of us who are balancing multiple roles—as parent, worker, spouse, volunteer, household manager, etc.—often find that 24 hours per day simply aren't enough. Fitness gets put on the..

Is the Truth Out There?

Is the Truth Out There?

Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Susan Krauss Whitbourne

We've been hearing a lot in the last week about who is lying when "facts" and "alternative facts" are presented by government spokespersons. This focus on truth-telling leads to the question of how to figure out whether any of the people you know are providing you with so-called alternatives to the truth. Psychologists suggest all sorts of..

We've been hearing a lot in the last week about who is lying when "facts" and "alternative facts" are presented by government spokespersons. This focus on truth-telling leads to the question of how to figure out whether any of the people you know are providing you with so-called alternatives to the truth. Psychologists suggest all sorts of ways to figure out how to sniff out a fibber, but so far these..

Habits of Strong and Healthy Relationships

Habits of Strong and Healthy Relationships

Sara Altschule

Sara Altschule

What makes for a healthy romantic relationship differs from couple to couple. Forming a trusting and positive partnership takes effort and time. And unfortunately, it doesn't just happen overnight. For any relationship to grow strong and stay strong, you need to put in some work. Below are some habits that will help create and maintain a happy..

What makes for a healthy romantic relationship differs from couple to couple. Forming a trusting and positive partnership takes effort and time. And unfortunately, it doesn't just happen overnight. For any relationship to grow strong and stay strong, you need to put in some work. Below are some habits that will help create and maintain a happy and healthy twosome. Communication Communication is key...

Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great

Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

Robert Locke

Robert Locke

There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner. One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion..

There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner. One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition..

Awesome-Morning Stretches

Awesome-Morning Stretches

Michele Foley

Michele Foley

Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, take the extra 10 minutes to stretch. It's a great way to energize the morning and ease away any stress or tension from the previous day or a funky sleeping position. Try this easy stretching sequence when you wake up to get your blood flowing and your body primed for the day. Upward Stretch..

Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, take the extra 10 minutes to stretch. It's a great way to energize the morning and ease away any stress or tension from the previous day or a funky sleeping position. Try this easy stretching sequence when you wake up to get your blood flowing and your body primed for the day. Upward Stretch Greet the morning by raising your arms towards the sky;..

Tips for a Healthy Spine

Tips for a Healthy Spine

Beth W. Orenstein

Beth W. Orenstein

Millions of people are affected by back pain every day. And beyond living with the pain itself, this kind of condition can diminish your quality of life, causing you to miss work and social activities that you enjoy and preventing you from being able to accomplish even simple, everyday tasks. In fact, low back pain is the leading cause of..

Millions of people are affected by back pain every day. And beyond living with the pain itself, this kind of condition can diminish your quality of life, causing you to miss work and social activities that you enjoy and preventing you from being able to accomplish even simple, everyday tasks. In fact, low back pain is the leading cause of job-related disability, according to the National Institute..

Looking Back Over the 80’s

Looking Back Over the 80’s

Dr. Paul Haider

Dr. Paul Haider

I find it interesting, that during the 80's we had people like Milken, Boesky, Seigel, Levine, and others who did scandalous things ripping off the public. And when the 80's came to a close, people were asked what they thought of the 80's and they said, "The Decade of Greed"— But has anything changed? Has the Ethics of Man Changed? - Has..

I find it interesting, that during the 80's we had people like Milken, Boesky, Seigel, Levine, and others who did scandalous things ripping off the public. And when the 80's came to a close, people were asked what they thought of the 80's and they said, "The Decade of Greed"— But has anything changed? Has the Ethics of Man Changed? - Has the ethics of mankind changed for the better in this day and..

Prevent Heart Disease and Improve Cardiovascular Health

Prevent Heart Disease and Improve Cardiovascular Health

Help Guide

Help Guide

Eating to Lower Cholesterol, Prevent Heart Disease and Improve Cardiovascular Health Heart Healthy Diet Tips Are you concerned about your cholesterol or your cardiovascular health? While weight control and regular exercise are critical for keeping your heart in shape—the food you eat may matter just as much. In fact, along with other healthy..

Eating to Lower Cholesterol, Prevent Heart Disease and Improve Cardiovascular Health Heart Healthy Diet Tips Are you concerned about your cholesterol or your cardiovascular health? While weight control and regular exercise are critical for keeping your heart in shape—the food you eat may matter just as much. In fact, along with other healthy lifestyle choices, a heart-healthy diet may reduce your..