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Defining Moments of the Decade: WTF, 2010s

Defined by cultural shifts, technological advancements, the climate crisis, the expansion of e-commerce, the rise of social media, and the continuation of memes, the 2010s brought major sociological changes that will continue to shape 2020.

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Here’s the Scoop on How Exercise Affects Your Poop

Sometimes, you have to get moving in order to get it moving. According to 2018 research published in the World Journal of Clinical Cases, exercise improves gastrointestinal mobility – a.k.a. the more you move, the more you poo.

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Romance in the Digital Age

Let’s face it: even if your heart flutters at the sight of an eggplant emoji, there’s no denying that texting has impacted the art of swooning.

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What is Positive Psychology?

The field of psychology often hones in on understanding mental and behavioral disorders. Every time a new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is released, psychologists and psychiatrists are tasked to familiarize themselves with an ever expanding list of disorders as well as updates to previously defined terms.

At the cusp of the 21st century, Martin Seligman, P.h.D. sought to change that by pursuing the field of positive psychology, says University of Penn.

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How Plants Think: The Controversy of Consciousness

Unencumbered by words and semantics, plants express themselves through their luscious leaves and abundant blooms, which are the result of carefully calculated survival tactics that almost seem “thought out.”

These physical characteristics can tell human observers a lot about how the plant is doing; whether it needs more water or sunlight, warmth or humidity, and so forth – but, plants don’t have eyes like we do. They don’t have brains like ours, yet research shows they possess intelligence.

How far does that intelligence go? Do plants “think?”

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The World’s First National Period Day

Today, Oct. 19, marks the very first national period day, according to Period., a non-profit organization fighting to end “period poverty.”

As this article is being written, rallies are taking place across the country to part the red sea of the oppressive “tampon tax” on period products.

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