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Better Call Sol

Photo by David Monje on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on December 29, 2020 By the time you read this, the winter solstice of 2020 will have passed, yet the daily increasing light goes on for another 6 months…

Don’t Read This Article

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on December 22, 2020 While it’s been discussed from the onset of the pandemic, the impact of COVID-19 on our collective mental health over the past year is in…

Good Lordosis (it’s not about Covid)

Photo by Joyce McCown on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on December 15, 2020  The word ‘spine’ comes into common metaphorical use in several ways, mostly to indicate strength of character. If you are spineless you are weak or…

Love is All You Need

Photo by Everton Vila on Unsplash In his 2012 book “The Social Conquest of the Earth“, renowned biologist E.O. Wilson compared various eusocial species in an effort to tease out the differences and similarities between human societies and those of…

Keep Your Mask On

Photo by Atoms on Unsplash I will go ahead and concede that a few layers of cloth don’t exactly seem like that significant of a measure in the face of a global pandemic. However, I must admit that I am…

Twice Bitten?

Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 20, 2020  What Confirmed Reinfection Means for the Future of COVID-19 Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve been hearing rumors that COVID-19 can infect patients more than once, and…

A Breathtaking View: Respiratory Health in Wildfire Season

Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 29, 2020 It’s been a rough year for breathing. We already ask quite a bit of our respiratory system, which is stuck between car exhaust, industrial and environmental pollution, seasonal bouts of pollen,…

Being in the Zone

Photo by Sage Friedman on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 15, 2020 Studies have shown a wide variety of positive effects on the brain resulting from a consistent meditation practice. Decreases in activity in parts of the…

Back to School

Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 1, 2020 While things might get heated over the specifics, everyone generally can agree that they want the best for their kids. The problem being that these days, no…

Qualified Immunity

Photo by Magda Ehlers from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on August 11, 2020 In recent weeks many news stories have been emerging speculating as to whether or not recovered COVID-19 patients are immune to getting the disease a second time. Other stories…