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Hannah Shabb

It’s getting hot in here

It is no secret that this past summer was a hot one. Wildfires have been tearing through North America, especially in California and other western states. Why, you may ask, has the number of fires increased? Is this something we should be worried about? Although there are several factors that contribute to fires, climate change…

Are chia seeds worth the hype?

Chia seeds seem to be all the rage right now, showing up in ads everywhere and incorporated into different foods and drinks. Pictures of aesthetically pleasing acaí bowls and fruity drinks dominate social media, oftentimes sprinkled with these small seeds. But what is so great about chia seeds? What is the source of this trend?…

A day in the life of an athlete

My alarm going off in the morning is my least favorite sound. Every time I hear the ringing, I groan, and my chest tightens as a wave of stress comes over me. It’s time for morning weights. The early bike ride to the training room can be a cold one, and I race there half…

Here’s why you need to have more #funinthesun

Most of the time we hear about the sun causing wrinkles, skin cancer or sunburns. But the sun also does a bit of good, provided you always apply sunscreen and take breaks under the shade. Vitamin D Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin.” It is an essential nutrient that the human body creates…

The importance of creating space for yourself

Look around the space you are in. How does it make you feel? Happy? Stressed? Relaxed? The spaces we surround ourselves with impact our lives more than you may realize. The nature of the space you are in greatly affects your mood and can even affect how you feel physically. When considering a good atmosphere…
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