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Homelessness

By Chrissie Simonds So many people misconceive the true nature of homelessness. A lot of people assume a homeless person is a bum living on the street, sleeping on a park bench or living underneath a bridge. People assum...
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The Breeze and I

By Kalamu ya Salaam Last Thursday I drove out of town to Luling, Louisiana, only thirty or so miles upriver from New Orleans, on the west bank of the Mississippi River. I was there to see a neurologist, Dr. Hightower, &h...
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Outrunning Diabetes

By Stephen Jackson November is National Diabetes Month and it means a lot to me. I took medication to control my high blood pressure and my high cholesterol. When I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2009 I refused to take &...
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Staying Connected by Logging Off

By Christina Stopka-Rinnert I have a confession to make. I’m addicted: not to drugs or alcohol or even sex, but to social media. I may need a twelve-step program. My name is Chris, and I’m addicted to Facebook. It starte...
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In the Face of Fear, Dare to Be Powerful

By Tamara Y. Jeffries We call it a “yink.” My sister thought of the term years ago to describe that glitchy little twinge that rustles around in the pit of your belly when you’re afraid or anxious. Sometimes it’s attache...
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NYC Marathon: A “Sweet” Finish

 Completing 26.2 Miles on a Wing, Prayer and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups By Mark Zustovich A fleeting moment during my first running of the New York City Marathon stands head and shoulders above the rest. No, not th...
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I’m Busy, What Can Yoga Do for Me?

  By Margarita Manwelyan We’ve all heard that practicing yoga is good for our health. We need more breathing, more stretching, more strengthening the body and more opening of the heart and of the mind. Yet it’s stil...
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Single Black Female.

By Rhonda Bayless I have been single for about eight years. That doesn’t mean I haven’t gone out on a few dates or that I haven’t had sex. It means that I haven’t committed myself to a relationshi...
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Five Benefits of Attending Therapy While Divorcing

By Alanna Gardner In collaboration with Main Line Family Law Center, Philadelphia Marriage and Family Therapy hosted its first lunch-and-learn event, focusing on divorce and separation laws in Pennsylvania. This workshop...
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Marathon Man

By Mark Zustovich When BK Nation co-founder Kevin Powell, a friend and fellow runner, asked me to write about my experiences training for the 2013 ING New York City Marathon, I struggled over how I would approach the sto...