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Relay for Life Makes a Difference for Cancer Research, Cancer Survivors, and Volunteers

Many people have a family member, neighbor, or friend who has been personally affected by cancer. Every year, more than 1 million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer, which is an astonishing number. Throughout the years, I have known several people who have been affected by the disease and have survived. With cancer hitting so close to home, I wanted to help spread the word about this horrible disease, and somehow make an impact. A friend of mine has supported the Amer… [Read More]

#DearMe Campaign Shines on International Women’s Day

This past Sunday was International Women's Day, and in celebrating that all women are uniquely fabulous, YouTube launched a project aimed at encouraging teenage girls to "recognize their strengths, embrace their passions and imperfections, and realize that when the going gets tough, it doesn't mean it's going to last forever." Dubbed #DearMe, the campaign features women sharing messages they wish they could pass along to younger versions of themselves.  In the weeks leadin… [Read More]

Don’t Make Your Computer Mouse Your Work Enemy

I had surgery on my right hand four years ago. After several years of pain and many attempts to fix the issues on my own, I went to a hand surgeon. The result was a reconstructive surgery to remove a cyst, fix nerve endings, and restore feeling in my little finger. All of this because of my incorrect use of a computer mouse! When the surgeon noted that he "has never seen a hand this old on somebody this young," I realized how important it is to use a computer mouse properly. Most of … [Read More]

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