Take a Deep Breath—it’s Good for You

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Take a deep breath. Feel better?  It’s supposed to. Taking a deep breath and doing it correctly is known to be good for your physical and emotional health no matter what situation you’re in. When experiencing stress, anxiety and trauma, breathing can be short and shallow with most of the air directed toward the chest.…

Calling Out the Cult of Chlorine Dioxide

The medicine show is back in town. You know, the one where the self-proclaimed “doctor” sells bottles of cure-all off the back of his wagon to people desperately looking for help for a sickness? In the old days, the bottle usually contained a mixture of basically nothing medicinal—plus a good shot of alcohol. These days,…

Tinting 101: Eyelashes Still Part of the Curriculum for California Cosmetology Schools

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It’s time to set the record straight about eyelash tinting in the Golden State. Many beauty journalists have recirculated bad information without batting an eye, leaving consumers and cosmetology students confused about the rules. So we wanted to take a moment to break it down for you. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn’t approved…

New on Campus: Mental Health Check-Ins

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Being an educator is not a teacher’s sole job, because teachers have the privilege of wearing many hats.  From early education through high school, these instructors act as referees, counselors, coaches, cheerleaders, mentors, role models, and, at times, a trusted confidante to their students. During the school year, teachers spend up to four hours per…

State Expands Fight Against Opioid Crisis

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California continues to expand its efforts to combat the opioid addiction crisis with a boost of federal funding and a program model from an unlikely East Coast source. The latest component of the state’s medication assisted treatment plan for opioid addiction is called the Hub and Spoke System, which is based on a similar, highly…

VIDEO: Cars Put on a Diet to Pave the Way for Alternate Modes of Transportation

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Have you noticed green patches of paint popping up on California roads? How about parked cars in the middle of the street? Landscape architects and traffic engineers are making these changes by putting motorized vehicles on a “Road Diet.” It’s an effort to reduce single occupancy vehicles and accommodate bicycles, scooters, ride sharing and foot…

Consumers Advised To Check License On Damage Restoration Companies

SACRAMENTO—If you’re working with a damage restoration company, the chances are you’ve already been the victim of a catastrophe. But if a damage restoration company moves and stores your goods while restoration work is performed, they are obligated to follow the same laws and regulations that govern household moving companies, protecting you from predatory “bandit”…