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MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS

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In the United States, the number of people practicing meditation more than tripled between 2012 and 2017. Meditation has a rich cultural history in countries like India, China, and Japan, and it is becoming increasingly popular in the Western world, with good reason: meditation can have extensive mental health benefits, and a person needs less than ten minutes alone each day to do it. Very significant to the times we are in right now, some studies have found that meditation may reduce implicit bias and fight against racial prejudice.

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WHITE NEIGHBORS WALK WITH BLACK MAN

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Shawn Dromgoole is a twenty-nine-year-old black man who has lived in the same Nashville neighborhood his entire life. His family has been in the neighborhood known as 12 South for fifty-four years. Ever since he was a child he felt unease in his home town, acutely aware that few people looked like him.

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MESSAGE FROM GOD?

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A recent poll conducted by the University of Chicago Divinity School and The Associated Press-NORC Center indicates the coronavirus has prompted almost two-thirds of American believers of all faiths to feel that God is telling humanity to change its ways. 

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WAYS TO SOOTHE AN ANXIOUS CHILD

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Most parents have experienced a frightened or anxious child. Anxiety often initiates the fight-or-flight response, triggering the release of chemicals that ramp up heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure to mobilize the body for action. As a result, children may cry, shake, cling, hide, be especially quiet, be still, act out, or feel nauseated. After the threat is gone, it can take twenty to sixty minutes for the body to return to normal.

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GARDENING BLOOMS DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

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People are picking up new hobbies while in self-quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A USA Today article reports that gardening is experiencing a boom among Americans. Not only is it a way to pass the time, it also ensures there will be fresh food after panic-buying led to shortages in grocery stores. Americans are also purchasing animals, particularly chickens, to produce a steady influx of eggs.

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