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Every Brain is Different: How to Seek the Right Form of Counseling

Counseling allows patients to better understand their mental health and successfully manage their symptoms. But therapists often implement various counseling styles, each with their own benefits depending on the patient’s needs.

By familiarizing yourself with the various treatment options available, you can seek a professional who specializes in a counseling style that best suits you.

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The Remote Learning Accessibility Crisis

Whether you love your Zoom classes or loathe them, we need to touch upon the elephant in the room: at least 463 million students are cut off from online learning worldwide.

Fueled by global socioeconomic inequities, a recent UNICEF report illustrates how this accessibility crisis doesn’t discriminate.

Students of all ages are unable to reach remote learning platforms because they lack the devices and infrastructure needed to implement them.

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Should You See a Counselor, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist?

“Therapy” in and of itself is an umbrella term. Going to therapy could indicate you’re seeing a counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, a social worker, a behavioral health specialist, or a number of other professionals.

While all of these professionals are eager to guide you towards better mental health, the type of service provided by each one will vary. Understanding the differences between a counselor, psychologist, and a psychiatrist will help you decide which care is right for you.

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September is National Honey Month

As sunflowers put on a show for us this month, it’s also important to pay homage to another black and yellow marvel of nature: bees.

September is National Honey Month, a time in which we honor the byproduct of the five-eyed, six-legged, insects that have soared through our skies at 20mph for the last 30 million years.

Bee pollination adds approximately 14 billion dollars to improved crop yield and quality annually in the United States, according to NASA. And while we all know the “BEES ARE DYING,” which will inevitably wreak havoc on agricultural output, did you know that honey may have played a critical role in human evolution?

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How Many Calories Are Burned Playing Basketball?

Thump! Thump! Thump! Your heart beats in synchrony with the basketball as you dribble down the court. You swiftly shift gears into a pure state of flow as your eyes lock with the net. After the game, your body is a whirlwind of excitement, relief, and exhaustion.

A game of basketball is truly a full-body workout; you’re running, dribbling, shooting; your heart rate increases; and it takes a whole lot of concentration (let’s not forget, your brain accounts for 20 percent of all calories consumed by the body), too.

So, just how energy-intensive is a game of basketball? Experts at Dunk or Three slam-dunked it down to a science and have the answer.

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An Abbreviated History of Neuroscience

Ah, neuroscience, the study of the squishy, slimy, three-pound computer that rests between our ears. Although the brain is the most complex organ in the body (or as a Trends in Cognitive Sciences Journal review aptly put it, “one of the most complex multicellular structures in biology”), neuroscience itself is only a mere 55 years old.

That’s right — the study of the brain, this omnipotent, protein and fat blob of soft tissue, is probably much younger than your grandparents.

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How Online Counseling Can Help You Manage Quarantine Mood Swings

Summer’s over but the coronavirus pandemic appears to have no end in sight. Case numbers are still on the rise, schools change their plans for reopening every other day, social injustice continues to take more victims, and 10.2 percent of Americans remain unemployed.

Oh, let’s not forget to mention there’s an incredibly important presidential election looming over our nation, too.

Needless to say, 2020 has left us in a global fugue, confined to our homes and a prisoner of our minds, using moods like chalk to tally down the days spent in quarantine. After all, the varying emotions seem to be the only way to tell the days apart anymore.

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