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    A MINIMALIST VALENTINE’S DAY

    WHAT I REALLY ENJOY ABOUT BEING A MINIMALIST ON VALENTINE’S DAY “I will just get him any shirt. I don’t care anymore.” I heard a lady say after walking through the store not finding the perfect Valentine’s Day present. Another said, “let’s see if he will get me anything this year”. And in that moment I thought to myself, “this is not what Valentine’s day should be about”. It should not be stressful and it definitely is not a relationship test. What is the story behind St. Valentine and Valentine’s day? There are a few stories describing the origin of this widely celebrated day. However, I will stick to one…

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    EATING HABITS: SHOULD CHILDREN EAT EVERYTHING ON THEIR PLATE?

    PARENTING STYLES MAY HAVE AN EFFECT ON CHILDRENS’ EATING HABITS AND THEIR FUTURE RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD. “You have to clean up your plate”. These are familiar words that you may have heard parents say to their kids; either in your family or at a restaurant or a friend’s house. With the prevalence of childhood and adult obesity, researchers are looking into factors which play a role in children’s relationship with food. A target that researchers are looking into is the “Parenting style and feeding style” within the home. Eating habits are formed during the first years of life. The first five years of life are a time of rapid physical…

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