By Laura Araujo

September 2, 2021

It’s been an amazing summer and will hopefully be a warm and cozy fall. That means there is still ample opportunity for backyard picnics, time spent on the beach or the backyard, BBQ’s, parties, and long conversation-filled hours spent dining al fresco.  Each one of these delightful events has one thing in common for most of us – free-flowing alcohol. 

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By Laura Araujo

June 16, 2021

In our always-on world, slowing down can feel more than luxurious — it can feel like you’re breaking the rules. But that’s seeing the world upside down. Slowing down and living your life a little less hectically will not only improve your mental and physical health, it will simply bring more joy and pleasure into every moment. Here’s how you can live the slow life.

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By Laura Araujo

May 17, 2021

More than 56% of people live in an urban environment, and (at least in the US and Europe) spend more than 90% of their lives indoors. As you might imagine, most of that time is spent sedentary, and in front of a screen. The Japanese, however, instituted a simple practice that has shown surprisingly powerful health benefits to counter this trend.

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