What a New Crop of Veteran-Lawmakers Means for Democrats

Still, veterans argue that they can bring their experience to bear on issues that at first blush may seem unrelated to their specific expertise. Spanberger, for example, cited tariffs as an issue that benefits from a national-security perspective in addition to an economic one, arguing that it has implications for how the U.S. positions itself. “There’s the issue of the United States’ place in the world and the actions we’re taking on a global stage,” she said.

The Generational Trauma of Separating Families

The roots of Trump’s child-detention policy are in American history. A Salvadoran migrant and his sons outside a shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on June 19, 2018, after the father decided to stay with his children in Mexico because of President Trump’s family-separation policy. (Reuters / Jose Luis Gonzalez) As recently as last year, Republican Congressman…

Potato Greens Restores a Mother’s Energy

Potato greens always seems to remind me of a story I heard from a Mother of 2. This mother became ill while out running errands with her 4 year in one hand & 7  months in another hand. She started thinking.  Should I go to the hospital or go home? She decided to called a…

High blood pressure? Potassium could help

(iStock) High blood pressure has received a good amount of press in recent months. New guidelines have lowered the definition of hypertension to a blood pressure of130/80 instead of 140/90. In addition, the DASH diet, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, a well-studied, evidence-based plan, continues to be effective decades after its first release. High blood pressure relates to…

How Your Smartphone May Be Making You Unhappy

Our phones connect us electronically but could be degrading our personal connections. While the impact of smartphone distraction is particularly widespread among teenagers, an increasing number of couples are dealing with the issue as well. (Getty Images) Have you ever pulled out your smartphone to check an incoming text during a family dinner? Scrolled through your…

Reflecting on December 2017

As members of society , If we don’t reflect on our mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them. However, if we reflect on those mistakes, figure out what went wrong, see how we can prevent them in the future, we can use our mistakes to get better. Mistakes, then, are a valuable learning tool, instead of…