Archive for August, 2016

Editorials, Family Issues, Well-being

Hats off to Adults Who Earn Their High School Diploma

Did you know that more than 29 million Americans don’t have a high school diploma. Why? Well, each person’s story is different: there are the young mothers and fathers who opted to support their family over school, kids who were forced to choose putting food on the table for their family over school, and even […]

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Cardio, Diabetes, Nutrition, Other Cancers

health benfits of beerRaise Your Glass to the Health Benefits of Beer

Scientists have found that moderate beer drinking is associated with a number of very positive health outcomes. But the key word here is moderate, which we’re defining as one or two beers per day for men and one for women. Much more than that and you’ll increase your risk of developing the same conditions that […]

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staying informed about prostate cancerGetting Informed, Staying Involved

While some campfire stories are scary, I hope mine had the opposite effect. In 2001, I spent over three months biking across the country to raise awareness about prostate cancer. My wife was my support team, following in a car while I pedaled along. In the evenings, we’d stay at campgrounds, letting people know about […]

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forest firesPreventing Fires: It’s Up to Us

Unless you’re living completely off the grid (and if you were, you wouldn’t be reading this), you’ve heard about the recent fires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and taken far too many lives.  For more than 70 years, Smokey Bear has been telling us about how to prevent forest fires. Clearly we need to be […]

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Family Issues, Fatherhood, Psychology, Work

being the breadwinner isn't always goodMen, Maybe Being The Breadwinner Is Not a Good Thing

Gendered expectations in marriage are not just bad for women, they are also bad for men, according to a new study by University of Connecticut (UConn) sociologists. Using data on the same nationally representative group of married men and women over 15 years, the authors examined the relationship between men’s and women’s relative income contributions […]

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