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Indoor plants can improve health, well-being

Indoor plants can improve health, well-being

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Keeping and tending an indoor plant, or multiple, improves health and indoor air quality. Plants take in carbon dioxide and emit oxygen, which provides better air quality. Fresh air from plants and nature is a necessity for both physical and mental health, according to The Institute of Specialist...

Small steps can reduce water intake

Small steps can reduce water intake

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Life, Wellness

Saving water is more than just taking a five-minute shower. In the home, repairing leaking pipes and fixtures such as faucets or toilets can save at least hundreds of gallons of water, according to the State of Washington Department of Ecology website. A leaking toilet can waste 200 gallons of water...

Pumpkins offer more than autumn decoration

Pumpkins offer more than autumn decoration

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Uses: Each fall, primarily at the end of September and throughout October, pumpkins are ready for harvest. With that comes pumpkin patches, jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice everything. They have a dual-purpose — decoration and meal creation. After scraping out the “guts” o...

Plasma center urges donations

Plasma center urges donations

MARIAH INMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Life, Wellness

Pullman’s plasma center hopes for more college students to donate. Currently, the Pullman Green Cross America Plasma Center gets 50 to 70 percent of its donations from students at the University of Idaho and WSU, said Christopher Pham, plasma center marketing specialist. Pham encouraged healthy...

Power of cranberries: Boost immunity, versatility

Power of cranberries: Boost immunity, versatility

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Health: Cranberry juice is great for cleansing any unfamiliar bacteria, but is usually sweetened artificially and thus is not as healthy for the body. It may be wise to glance at the sugar content before purchasing a container. People tend to drink cranberry juice to ease urinary tract infections. Cran...

Food co-op hosted plant protein workshop

Food co-op hosted plant protein workshop

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

The Moscow Food Co-op five-part class, “Healthy Eating on a Budget,” promotes making better decisions about food while saving money. Classes take place monthly, with a different theme for each class. Saturday’s class, titled “Proteins,” was the second in the series and featured the affordability...

Yoga instructor combines passions

Yoga instructor combines passions

MARCO MCCRAY, Evergreen reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Life, Showcase, Wellness

As a yoga instructor with a love for all things furry and four-legged, Sanctuary Yoga instructor Andrea Perkins has found a way to balance and even combine her two life passions. To do this, she brought a previously unheard-of idea to the Palouse. With the help of the Whitman County Humane Society,...

Flaxseed consumption can improve digestion

Flaxseed consumption can improve digestion

LATISHA JENSEN, Evergreen reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

HEALTH: Flaxseeds have a high fiber content and are a great source of Omega 3. Fiber is crucial for smooth digestion and regular bowel movements. Two tablespoon of flax contains about four grams of dietary fiber, according to the Healthy Flax website. This may cause bloating for those who first start ...

Network with professionals at the Career Expo

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Life, Wellness

The Academic Success and Career Center is hosting a Career Expo on Tuesday. The expo at Beasley Coliseum will include career counseling, testing, and for-credit courses; etiquette dinners, resume critiques and mock interviews; and on-campus networking events with prospective employers, according to...

Take precautions to avoid the flu

Take precautions to avoid the flu

LATISHA JENSEN, Evergreen reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Life, Wellness

As flu season approaches, people can lower their chances of contracting the illness by taking certain precautions. WSU Health & Wellness Services offers flu shots for students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting this Friday and continuing every Friday in October, in the Programs and Outreach entrance...

Photo contest for all skill levels to participate

MARIAH INMAN, Evergreen reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Life, Wellness

The annual Outdoor Photography Contest and Exhibit, hosted by University Recreation and the Student Entertainment Board, welcomes all amateur photographers to submit outdoor-themed photos. The contest aims to present human- and nature-inspired outdoor recreation, according to the UREC website. The...

Take a break, reduce stress

Take a break, reduce stress

September 27, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

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