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News Author Galen Lastko

Cuddle Time II: The Oxytocin Commotion

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on June 8, 2021 Cuddling is one of the first things most humans get to experience. Shortly after arriving on the planet, we are delivered to mom and…

The Long Haul

Photo by Shane on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on May 25, 2021 For all the sound and fury and shenanigans COVID-19 has dumped unceremoniously in our laps over the past year, the disease was never prone to causing…

Go Get Stuck: The COVID-19 Vaccine Disinformation Roundup

Photo by CDC on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on May 11, 2021 With vaccination numbers on the rise and cases mostly on the decline, whispers of a return to normalcy are on the breeze once again, at least…

How to Train Your Immune System

Photo by Ellie Storms on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on April 27, 2021 While waiting in line at the grocery store last week, I ended up behind a mom and her young lad, who was maybe about six…

Laziness

Photo by Graham Holtshausen on Unsplash Finally, An Article from Authority Posted in the Humboldt Independent on April 6, 2021 Laziness is the inclination towards disinclination. It can manifest as a lack of necessary or unnecessary activity, procrastination (a personal…

A Whole Host of Fun

Photo by Dr. Mae Melvin, USCDCP on Pixnio Published in the Humboldt Independent on March 16, 2021 A parasite is, by definition, a lifeform that cannot exist without another host organism, from which the parasite derives food, shelter, and other…

You Mite Like to Know…

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on March 2, 2021 Let’s give COVID-19 a week off: I doubt it’s going anywhere. In the meantime, did you know that your face is covered in mites? It’s not just you…

Seven Years of Pandemic?

Photo by CDC on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on February 23rd, 2021 Scariest among the recent COVID-19 updates is the revelation that we might be facing another seven years of COVID-19 updates. Not necessarily in the United States,…

(Why We Don’t) Do the Right Thing

Photo by freestocks.org from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on February 9, 2021 All pandemics considered, human health is generally speaking in a better place nowadays than ever before. Despite the effects of our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and the grotesque impacts of…

Episode IV: A New Hope

Photo by Steven Cornfield on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on January 26, 2021 The Biden administration seems to be taking on COVID-19 before they’ve even had time to unpack, announcing sweeping overhauls in national policy to be rolled…