Now Try This: Laugh Your Way to Health

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“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” – Robert Frost It goes without saying that laughter is one of the most fundamental aspects of being human, and the experience is something we all will and have shared at one point or another. But what happens when we start to take a look at the physiological effects on laughing

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What’s the Difference Between Matcha and Mate?

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Let’s start off this conversation by understanding that the practice of cultivating and consuming tea is an ancient practice that has been adopted and expanded by countries across the globe. The term tea itself has a number of connotations, sometimes referring specifically to the plant itself, but other times as an umbrella term for a beverage, meal service, agricultural product,

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Quick Zucchini Pasta

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For my birthday last year, Yasemin got me one of those vegetable spiralizers. I decided to experiment with it, and also with coconut oil, which is a new cooking ingredient for me. After quickly turning the zucchini into “spaghetti,” I threw some coconut oil into the pan and heated up some cumin seeds and fennel seeds. (Plot twist: I grabbed the wrong

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Passive vs Aggressive vs Assertive

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We all know them, the friend that fly’s off the handle at a waiter in a restaurant, the roommate that covered the house in post-its instead of talking, the coworkers that refuse to stand up for themselves no matter the personal cost. All of these scenarios represent an inability to properly communicate emotions in a way that is productive to

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