This time of year it’s tempting to put out bird feeders for your sweet neighborly birds to visit. Dr. Kip Thompson, associate professor of public health and sports medicine at Missouri State University, recommends waiting until warmer months. Avian flu, specifically the highly pathogenic strain of H5N1, has been sweeping across the United States and around the world. The … [Read more...] about What you need to know about the avian flu
Police work can enhance quality of life in neighborhoods, according to Missouri State University’s Dr. Ron Malega, but policing has come under fire in recent years while many people question the “use of force.” Malega, a former officer turned associate professor of geography at Missouri State, also worked at the Bureau of Justice Statistics. About 10 years ago, he conducted a … [Read more...] about Study investigates instances of ‘use of force’ by police
Answering 10 questions to determine which woodland creature you most identify with can be fun. But how accurate are what we consider to be more in-depth personality tests? Some of the most popular ones are the Myers-Briggs test, the 5 Love Languages quiz and the Enneagram test. “I’m all for people taking assessments, but they must know what the assessment is primarily used for, … [Read more...] about Should I base my personality off a Buzzfeed quiz?
Houseplants not only beautify an indoor space, but they also freshen up the air, help to boost your mood and even reduce stress levels. There are many types of houseplants. Aroids from the family Araceae include common houseplants, such as Chinese Evergreen, Devil’s Ivy, Peace Lily and Philodendron. “They tend to be low light, reliable and easy to care for,” said Dr. … [Read more...] about What to consider when caring for houseplants
Friday, April 22 is Earth Day. Want to be more eco-friendly? Let’s start with your shopping habits. Brands have been greenwashing products for years. This tactic convinces consumers to spend more on similar products in favor of a “green” label. “Brands started to realize that people care about green products,” said Dr. Jamie Grigsby, assistant professor of marketing at … [Read more...] about Greenwashing: A harmful trend targeting well-meaning shoppers