Author Archives: Tracey March

What’s the Skinny on Bend, Oregon?

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Researchers have known for a long time that the environment can structure behavior. From studies of how buildings influence social interaction to observations on how climate influences mood, the impact of where you live can make a huge difference in the quality of your life. Given the influence of environment, we… Read more »

I Was a Meal-In-A-Box Skeptic. Enter HelloFresh.

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Life goes fast, and that can be stressful when you have stuff to do. Between juggling kids, job, housecleaning, grocery shopping, caring for aging parents, getting snow tires (oh shoot–yes–gotta do that soon), cooking, and a whole myriad of other stuff, it’s no wonder many people are looking at ways… Read more »

Election Have You Stressed Out? It Should.

We thought this might be a timely article to talk about stress. If you read reliable news sources, it’s quite possible that you’re more than stressed about the direction this country seems to be taking. Among other things: Our President-Elect has appointed a hero of the white nationalist movement as Chief… Read more »

It’s 3 a.m. And I’m researching insomnia — on a screen.

Sweet, sweet sleep.

About three years ago, I remember thinking how much it would suck if I wasn’t a good sleeper. And then I turned 45. Oy. So with that opener, it shouldn’t be a surprise that every now and then I can’t sleep at night. Like tonight. So, to make productive use… Read more »

5 Reasons a Warm Bath Will Make Your Day Better

  When I was growing up in the UK, baths were by far the preferred method of personal hygiene nightly rituals. And studies show the Brits might be onto something. There are many benefits of having  bath over a shower. Yes, the bath tends to use more water (it really… Read more »