An Apple a Day . . .

You are probably familiar with the age old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  In other words, if you eat your fruit and vegetables, you are more likely to stay healthy and, as a result, will require fewer doctor’s visits.  We could add to the list of preventive behaviors – exercising, getting…

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How are Your Cogitative Powers?

You may be thinking, “Cogitative?  That’s an awfully big word for this early in the morning.”  And if you are thinking that, at least you are thinking.  Cogitation is defined as, “the action of thinking deeply about something; contemplation.”  Unfortunately, this is not something that many people make the effort to do very often.  We…

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Say “Good Morning”

A recent Associated Press article reported on the need to change the “smartphone habit.”  It appears that smartphone addiction is by design.  The constant stream of notifications, color scheme in apps, and all of the “likes” followers and in-game trophies are intentionally designed to distract you from the “real” world to focus on your “virtual”…

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Do You Have Experience?

 Imagine that you walk into a flower nursery.  You are looking for some plants that can be placed in a particular spot in your yard that will produce beautiful flowers all summer long.  As you describe the location where you are hoping to plant these, you are impressed with the worker’s knowledge of how much…

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What is Going on in There?

 Regardless of what Brandon’s parents told him, he continued to stay up until all hours of the night playing video games, watching You Tube videos, and communicating with friends.  His mom soon realized that her son was experiencing an online addiction. The American Psychiatric Association studies have compared the neurological effects of online addictions to…

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