I'm sure by now you have seen the news and everyone post about the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests, you may not know what you can do to help. Maybe you are not physically able to make it out to the protests or unable to afford to make a donation right now, but there are still things you can do to help. The easiest and quickest way to still support a cause and help make a difference is to sign a petition. It is important to show your support and help speak out against police brutality and the on going racism in our country, because if you are not helping fix the problem you are part of the problem.All of these are on https://www.change.org/
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Women are learning new ways to assist hormonal health every single day.
Everyone knows someone who has polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Maybe you don't know that you know, but with 10% of women in the United States having the autoimmune disease, it's more common than you'd think. The hormonal hell that many of these women go through is not only painful, but it's exhausting, with too few answers thanks to a lack of research and consistency.
This lack of research makes the disease rather "trial and error" for many women, as everyone's case is different and requires them to figure things out based on experimentation. Thankfully, the women of the world are good at fixing problems. While PCOS has caused me a lot of hurt, I've been blown away by the women I've met who continue to tackle this battle head-on, one day at a time.
We need to learn how to support politicians without idolizing them.
OK, listen, I also think Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is cool. I had an Elizabeth Warren sign in my dorm room for a while. I'm currently interning for a congressional candidate. I'm very invested in politics. And supporting and liking certain politicians over others is a part of being invested in politics.
She pioneered the sexual wellness movement.
Rebecca Alvarez is many things: founder, sexologist, CEO, mentor, and more — as a Latina businesswoman, each of her endeavors is grounded in the strong principles of inclusivity and diversity, especially in sexual health and wellness. Bloomi is the product of her all of her shared passions, and with it she has fostered a community of like-minded, passionate women.
I didn't even know what PCOS was until I was diagnosed.
There is not a consistent standard for health education in the United States. There are a lot of variables that go into this — what state a student lives in, whether they go to a public or private school, and the district's funding and priorities. These variables can be argued for any subject, not just health class. But as we continue to grow as a society, hopefully bettering our education system along the way, it's crucial to consider this often-forgotten element of a child's schooling.
Everyone's journey to feeling healthy is very personal.
In March, the whole country shut down. School was online, extra-curriculars were canceled, and I found myself laying in bed all day every day. One day, as I was laying in bed contemplating my laziness, I decided that I wanted to do something to make myself more healthy. I was feeling so down on myself and my laziness so I decided to make a change.
September is the month for Los Angeles natives and Australian music fans.
The Neighbourhood, Bad Suns and The Driver Era are three Los Angeles bands that released songs this month. Not only was it a month for Los Angeles bands, but many Australian bands released new music — San Cisco's fourth studio album, Surf Trash single, Skegss single, and High Tropics single. I made new discoveries this month and was pleased by the amount of new music.
Read the listicle below to learn what came out this month in alternative rock music:
I know the last thing you want to think about right now is exercising, but it's time to put down the controller and put on your workout clothes.
As someone who has also been living on a bed since March, I can guarantee you that working out has been the last thing on my priority list. It's pretty far down there, along with my motivation and brain cells I used to use for work. However, I have made an effort in the past couple of weeks to move up exercising to at least number three on my priorities list.
My story is what's shaped who I am today.
Content warning: article discusses sexual assault and may be triggering for some readers.
You can work through this.
I am not a licensed therapist or medical provider, therefore this article is not to be used as such. Instead, see it as an article to help guide you in a healthier direction when finding solutions to minimize your anger. If you are dealing with anger issues, please consult your primary care physician, or reach out to Better Help.
Everyone has dealt with anxiety, stress, and even anger at some point in their lives. For some, it's a daily battle with coping anger issues. In fact, it can be brought on by something rather random, or it could even be caused by a highly stressful job where you are dealing with incompetent coworkers and feeling rather under-appreciated. Although life tends to bring along this type of stress that piles on top of the already raging volcano inside, it is best to learn how to live with it in a healthy way.
At 18, the world looked so much different for me than it did for most other 18-year-olds that I knew.
Going into rehab when I was 19 was hands down the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life. My addiction started when I was around 17 and spiraled and spiraled out of control, as addictions always do. However, looking back, I'm so lucky my addiction started and ended when it did.
1. Alondra, Florida Gulf Coast University
2. Brianna Cicero, National Writer's Society
3. Jennifer Kustanovich, SUNY Stony Brook
4. Madison Franz, Florida Gulf Coast University
5. Abby Margaret, University of Hawaii at Manoa