In the city of Fargo we’re no strangers to severe winters, and this last week has been especially taxing, with its sub-zero wind chills.
The winter season in northern climes is infamous for giving people the “winter blues,” an unscientific term for a range of symptoms ranging from a general tiredness or malaise to full-blown seasonal depression, due to the lack of sun, the bitter cold, and any number of other factors.
Fortunately, there are ways to get on top of the winter blues…
StreetsAlive! is becoming a new downtown summer community-building tradition, with the tagline, “making active living the status quo.”
This series of healthy events is set to return to Fargo-Moorhead with a kick-off on the afternoon of July 10th followed by events on August 28 and September 25.
According to Sara Watson Curry, event coordinator, and Director of Operations for Great Rides, this summer’s events will feature “three miles of streets through both cities which will…
It doesn’t take much to make a difference. Sometimes it’s the one small change we make that impacts the entire health of the environmental world. Earth Day is approaching and if there was one thing you could do to that would undoubtedly make a difference, would you do it?
What is Earth Day anyway?
An annual event celebrated on April 22, it is the day in which the entire world demonstrates support for environmental protection. In 1970, a voice was given to the link between…
By Catherine Falconnier
A study from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota has found a correlation between doula support and lower rates of interventions and C-sections.
What is a doula?
In a nutshell a doula is a woman who is trained in prenatal education, pain management techniques during labor, and postpartum well-being for the whole family.
“Previous studies have shown health benefits of doula support for mothers and their babies and obstetricians recommend that…
Instincts, emotion and habit get the better of the human being time and time again. Determination is the only way out.
By Eric McKenzie
According to the University of Scranton, 45% of Americans will make news resolutions and just 8% of people achieve their goals.
The Top 5 New Years resolutions for 2015 were:
1. Lose Weight
2. Getting Organized
3. Spend Less, Save More
4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
5. Staying Fit and Healthy
What do you…
By Lisa Nawrot
My friend Emily recently checked into a hotel for the night and was just about to crawl into bed when she peeled back the bedspread to reveal a half-eaten piece of pie. The scene was complete with linen napkin, plate and fork, as if the duvet, enjoying a private dinner, had been suddenly interrupted in the middle of the dessert course.
When I tell this story, invariably the first thing people ask is, “What kind of pie was it?” as if that would make any difference.…
By Marina Semerikov
Envision that you are in the grocery store, surrounded by people, loud conversation and the occasional temper tantrum. There is noise, there are bright lights and lines of people at check out. Now notice how you feel about this scenario. Does this imagery bring about feelings of serenity or joy? I didn't think so.
Next scenario, you are driving in traffic and waiting for the endless set of rail cars to pass through. In this visual alone, how does your face feel? Are…
Besides its natural beauty, there is something perfect and primal about the woods. Many of us spent hours there as kids on our bikes, growing up, risking (and sustaining) injuries. It was a private world that generations of kids blazed through and wore down.
“When I was a kid, it was just us on our BMX bikes,” said Patrick Crary, a board member of Fargo-Moorhead Trailbuilders and a key personality who made…
By Will Mackman
Bike lanes, StreetsAlive!, Great Rides Bike Share – it’s hard to believe none of these existed in Fargo-Moorhead 10 years ago.Bike lanes, StreetsAlive!, Great Rides Bike Share – it’s hard to believe none of these existed in Fargo-Moorhead 10 years ago. When looking back only a decade we can see we are pedaling in the right direction to become a more bicycle-friendly community.
These efforts have not gone unnoticed. In…
In its most instinctual sense the stress response is a way to deal with immediate or pre-imminent danger.
Let’s say a building nearby were about to collapse. The nervous system would respond by dilating the pupils, increasing heart rate and respirations, and shunting blood to the muscles.
The activated hormone system also deals with this immediate stress, pumping cortisol, epinephrine and other hormones into the bloodstream.
How many times in a year do we see that type of imminent…
by Sabrina Hornung
The moment of truth has arrived. After seven weeks of sampling and judging some of the finest libations in the area the results for this year’s Cocktail Showdown have arrived. Christopher Larson, Raul Gomez and Sabrina Hornung…
by Sabrina Hornung
Formed in 1988, The Supersuckers have gained the moniker of being “the greatest rock n’ roll band in the world.” In 2015 lead singer/bassist Eddie Spaghetti was diagnosed with stage 3 oropharynx cancer. Thankfully he…
by Chris Larson
If you’ve never had Mankato’s Organ Grinder Amber Ale, you should probably put it near the top of your “must try” lists.If you are a fan of Mankato Brewery you may have been a bit confused the last time you went looking for…