Now that college has started, the question for many is should they, or shouldn’t they, rush a fraternity or sorority? The decision can define many students’ collegiate experience – and the rest of their life. About 16% of college students sign up for Greek life, which translates to roughly 700,000 undergraduates across 800 campuses in the U.S. and Canada. At some schools, … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Joining a Sorority or Fraternity
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The human body is an amazing machine. It has evolved to develop protective responses to stressors. Sure, the stress we experience today is much different than centuries ago (thank goodness we're not battling traffic and T-Rexes), but our bodies are programmed to respond in the same way. Your body sees fat as energy, and to your body "energy is life." Your body also sees … [Read more...] about Is Stress Killing Your Diet?
This is the second piece in a three-part series from Bright Beacon on energy drinks. Don't miss the first part - Energy Drinks: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Drinking? We all teach our kids to say no to drugs, but how many parents think to warn their children about the dangers of Red Bull? Here are five reasons why kids should stay away from energy drinks: 5. CAFFEINE - … [Read more...] about Skip The Speed: 5 Reasons Teens Should Avoid Energy Drinks
Dr. Oz did a segment on the benefits of coconut oil consumption last week on his popular TV show. Finally more and more people will begin to understand and benefit from the positive research that is out there on the healing properties of coconut oil! While there is still a lot to learn, we can be happy that Dr. Oz and others are blessing this incredible life-giving energy … [Read more...] about COCONUT OIL – The Fat That Makes You Thin!
Herbal teas, with their many health benefits, are the drink of choice for many women, but pregnant women should be wary when drinking some herbal teas. While some herbs are considered safe and even beneficial for pregnant women to drink, the effects of other herbs on developing embryos is simply not known. Ingredients Most teas are made from the leaves of tea plants. Herbal … [Read more...] about Herbal Teas and Pregnancy