Keeping the love alive in a long-distance relationship takes a lot of effort and creativity. Beyond video chats, there are many fun and exciting things couples can do to connect with each other from afar. Dr. Alicia Walker, assistant professor of sociology at Missouri State University and an intimate relationship expert, shares with Women’s Health why house hunting … [Read more...] about Date ideas to connect in a long-distance relationship
The last time Dr. John Schmalzbauer participated in a study of campus ministries was from 2004-2008, when he worked on a project directed by Dr. Betty DeBerg at the University of Northern Iowa. At that time, the Great Recession had not taken full effect, undergraduate students didn’t have access to widespread social media and religious “nones” didn’t outnumber evangelicals. But … [Read more...] about Campus ministry: What’s changed over the decade?
By now, you’ve probably received your COVID-19 stimulus check from the government, or will soon. If you don’t need to use the money to cover basic needs, what should you do with it? Dr. David Mitchell, professor of economics at Missouri State University, offers some suggestions to Fatherly. … [Read more...] about How should you spend your stimulus check?
While some stress is good for you, too much of it for too long will harm your physical, mental and emotional health. There are several helpful ways to relieve stress, such as yoga and meditation. Dr. Stephen Berkwitz is the department head of religious studies at Missouri State University, with expertise in South Asian religions and culture. He offers some insights about yoga … [Read more...] about Relieve your stress with yoga and meditation
The late scientist Dr. Carl Sagan said, “You have to know the past to understand the present.” This is especially true when it comes to understanding tensions in the Middle East. Dr. Djene Bajalan, assistant professor of history at Missouri State, offers insights into the Middle East by studying the region’s history. He explores how Kurdish political activism developed within … [Read more...] about Using history to understand the present