The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature

By Andrea Wulf Andrea Wulf's The Invention of Nature tells the forgotten story of Alexander von Humboldt of Prussia (1769-1859). Humbolt was an energetic learner, a bold adventurer of the natural world and the most famous scientist of his age. Through his courageous explorations of the Americas and Russia, Humboldt came to understand the interconnectedness of all of nature and became the first to predict and discuss climate change. He is Read more »
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November 04, 2015
How to Raise an Adult

How to Raise an Adult

By Julie Lythcott-Haims Whether parents are trying to corral a tumultuous toddler or snip the proverbial apron strings of a twentysomething, Julie Lythcott-Haims’ approach to parenting exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and presents an alternative for raising them to self-sufficient adulthood. Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways over-parenting Read more »
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September 03, 2015
Aging Backwards

Aging Backwards

By Miranda Esmonde-White Miranda Esmonde-White is a popular fitness personality and the creator of a fitness technique called Eccentrics. Eccentrics is a type of stretching that involves a simultaneous lengthening and strengthening of all the muscles, which Miranda argues results in greater mobility in the joints and promotes longer, leaner muscles. Studies have shown that we can slow down the aging process, and Miranda offers her Eccentrics technique as a way Read more »
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September 03, 2015
Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly

By Brené Brown “The credit belongs to the man . . . who at least fails while daring greatly.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston College of Social Work and has spent the last thirteen years researching vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her TED Talk, “The Power of Vulnerability,” is one of the five most-viewed talks in the world. She is also an active Read more »
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September 03, 2015
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This October, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new recommendations for children’s exposure to screen time that relax some previous read more »

BCBS of MS & Habitat for Humanity Dedicate New Home
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