Beat the Winter Exercise Blues

Exercising during the winter months can be tough! It gets dark out super early and its cold, which can make it hard to stay motivated.  Winter is also a time when many people may struggle with SAD (seasonal affective disorder), which can make these months…

Shopping Therapy

An average American typically spends about $1,600 on  clothing  annually. This does not include gifts or other items that we impulsively buy. There is something  most of us love about shopping whether we are searching  for a gift for a friend’s birthday, a  secret Santa…

The role of social media

Today, virtually every teenager has some type of social media account. Social media serves as a way to communicate with friends, stay updated and to entertain yourself. Social media also has the ability to alter your reality and decrease your self-esteem. When you log into…

Introducing Rachel

Hello everyone! My name is Rachel and I am a recent graduate of Skidmore College. While there, I majored in Political Science and Anthropology. It was during a Medical Anthropology class in my Sophomore year that I first realized I was absolutely in love with…

Trick or Treating with Food Allergies

Trick or treating is a fun activity to do with family or friends, but if you have a food allergy or sensitivity, this activity can feel challenging and scary.  Peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, wheat, and soy are among the top allergens in candy that…