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Being an anxious person seemingly since birth, I’ve tried everything short of medication to cure me of my worry. Fear has eaten away at my life for as long as I can remember. When I was a child, I would stay up at night fearful that a car crash would take my mother from me. As a 20-something, I was a perpetual job-searcher because I always worried I’d suddenly lose my job and not have health insurance. When I became a mother, my anxiety increased tenfold. I worry about my kids so much that I developed nervous tics. …


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We have a real problem. Far too many of us are struggling to manage our mental health and wellness. Drug addiction plagues our society, depression and anxiety cases have skyrocketed and mental health disorders were recently declared an epidemic.

With 83% of Americans experiencing occupational stress, managers should be working hard to keep employees content, engaged and thriving. Not only is it the right thing to do but it’s also in their best interest to keep you happy so you remain productive. Unfortunately, many CEOs, managers, and H.R. representatives don’t put enough time and energy into ensuring their employees’ wellbeing.

So, how can you tell if your company makes an effort to help employees manage their anxiety and stress? …


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While not exactly the most nutritious food, sometimes breaking off a piece of a Kit Kat bar hits that sweet spot. The chocolate and wafer combo is one of Nestle’s most popular products and was once even deemed the most influential candy bar by Time Magazine.

I’m not really one to advocate candy consumption but at least when someone purchased a Kit Kat bar in the UK and Ireland, they were buying candy that contributed to Fair Trade. Pretty soon that will no longer be the case. It’s easy to overlook this change but important we don’t. Even those of us who are not located in the UK or Ireland should be paying attention. …


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You may have recently come across a few articles sharing different ways to address racism and support the black community since the death of George Floyd. While all of these articles are pretty comprehensive, most seem to be missing one key — but often-overlooked — form of systematic racism: the U.S. food system.

The Food System in America Today

Our food system interconnects the growth, production, processing and distribution of food throughout the country. It’s supposed to ensure the food that eventually ends up on your plate promotes good health and has as little environmental impact as possible. Unfortunately, it no longer does this.

There’s a number of reasons why the food system doesn’t work for the American people anymore. Doctors, journalists and scholars have documented the failures of our current system. Many have concluded that a handful of food corporations, known as “Big Food”, control a large portion of the food system and place profit over public health. These companies create, market and sell ultra-processed products that contribute to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and a whole host of other illnesses. There’s little oversight because many of the laws created to regulate the food system have been overturned or simply ignored. …

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