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Bringing Home the Office

 

By Christina Christian Some 65 percent of Americans admit to bringing their work home. Working extended hours from the comforts of the kitchen table or couch is a reality that has steadily grown over the past 20 years. A phenomenon known as “the stress of higher status” (Schieman, 2010), it necessitates that professionals bring work home as many as five days of the week, which most reason that the encroachment of work on family and personal time is a means to an end.…

Lessons From My Mother

By Christina Christian My mother use to say “You must do better than I did.” As I reflect on my mother’s use of this expression, it was evident that the pain and struggle of her own experience was one that she did not want her children to know.…

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

By Iris Hunter Do you get the recommended “quantity” of hours of sleep per night, only to wake up feeling as though you didn’t get enough “quality” sleep? If so, then you are not alone. There are countless individuals who currently suffer from the lack of sleep and/or the lack of quality sleep.…

Dad’s Hunting Sparks Medical Career

By Dr. Paula Newsome My dad was an avid hunter, but he would not take me hunting because I was a girl. Our bonding time involved me helping him clean his catch. While we eviscerated squirrels and rabbits, I became fascinated with cleaning the animals and learning the parts of the animals.…