Secrets to Getting Some Shut-Eye

More and more women are struggling to sleep; here are four ways to drift off to better health
Awakening at 3:30 am is never a welcome event.

Mystery Solved

How an ovarian disorder may affect fertility and more
When 15-year-old Willow passed out on the bathroom floor, her mother rushed her to the emergency room. Acutely aware that Willow had been experiencing extremely heavy periods, she advised the ER staff.

With Eyes Wide Open

A permanent solution to having to "put on your face" every day
"Because I don't like looking like a hairless Chihuahua!" Tina Nadain exclaims when asked why she decided to have permanent makeup applied to her very pale eyebrows.

Small Farms Face Growing Pains

Food: Minding the GAP — Good Agricultural Practices
When the person who grows, picks and packs your food is the smiling farmer on the other end of a handshake at the weekly market, it's easy to feel sheltered from food recalls and nationwide outbreaks of listeria or salmonella. After all, that's what so many people love about small farms and local food: It's personal, with a side order of trustworthiness.

Kitchen Culture

Fermenting preserves the harvest and promotes wellness
Fermentation is nothing new; it's been employed in food and beverage production for centuries — used to make bread and cheese, preserve fruits and vegetables, and craft wine and beer, it's an art form dating back 9,000 years. What is new, though, is the focus on fermentation for its health benefits, especially aiding in digestion.

Boys vs. Girls

Research is confirming Michael Gurian's views on education
For decades, Michael Gurian — local author, counselor and consultant — has pushed a radical idea: Boys and girls are different. Not only that, but he argues that many of these differences are inherent, part of biology and neurology, not just upbringing and the surrounding culture.

Get Fancy for the Kids

Charity Corner: An annual highlight of the Halloween season
Described by organizers as "a prom night for grown-ups," the mission of the Pumpkin Ball fundraiser gala goes much deeper. Heading into its 13th evening this year, the event has become an annual season highlight for attendees, who get dressed up in tuxes and sparkly gowns to enjoy a festive atmosphere of food, auctions and fun, all to support local kids.


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