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Why Do We Get Hangry?

Why Do We Get Hangry?

  • 3/26/2017 4:49:00 PM
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Danielle Sanders, Huffines Institute Administrative AssistantHave you ever wondered how food affects you mood? If you have ever felt irritable or grumpy when you haven’t eaten, then you know what it feels like to be “hangry”. The term is a play on the words “hungry and “angry” and refers to the tendency of a person to be short tempered or frustrated when they are due for a meal. But, where does it come from, and why does it appear that only some people experie...
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When Drills Become Job Interviews

When Drills Become Job Interviews

  • 3/5/2017 5:22:00 PM
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Carlos Guevara, Huffines ProducerWith the NFL scouting combine going on in Indianapolis, the biggest job interview for the NFL hopefuls there are the many drills that make or break players. At the combine, there are drills that the athletes take place in and these drills transfer into their professional career. Some of which are the 40-yard dash, the vertical, and the broad jump. So, what is it about these drills that make such a huge impact on the professional game? Well it is the fact that foo...
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Man - The Only Animal Crazy Enough for Distance Running

Man - The Only Animal Crazy Enough for Distance Running

  • 2/26/2017 7:25:00 PM
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Alexis Appelquist, Huffines Producer     Leagues of people gather at the break of dawn, creating a sea of neon colored nylon and spandex, all with the fixed determination of a distance typically anywhere from 5k to 26.2 miles. Endurance running has become the favorite pastime of suburban moms and ex-military fitness enthusiasts alike, with roots anchored even before ancient Greek tales of the marathon and extending to modern day world-class athletes. In retrospect, humans are far ...
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The Science Behind the Fad Diet

The Science Behind the Fad Diet

  • 2/19/2017 6:07:00 PM
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Alexis Appelquist, Huffines Producer   Everyone has that one friend who always seems to be attempting some new diet regiment. Maybe they’re doing a juice cleanse in order to detoxify their system, or trying to eat nothing but raw vegetables. Odds are they read about it in a magazine, saw it on a commercial, or have a distant relative-in-law that swears they took six inches off their waistline with this latest trend. Lately, you may have heard of going Paleo or the Whole30 or the ...
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In My Language I Am Smart!

In My Language I Am Smart!

  • 2/12/2017 4:47:00 PM
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Xuewei Chen, M.S.This is an exciting year full of adventure for Mr. and Mrs. Wang. They both retired in China and came to the US to reunite with their daughter. Upon arriving to the US, Mr. and Mrs. Wang encountered so many challenges because of their limited English proficiency and ignorance of US health systems. Every time they need to visit a doctor, their daughter has to be there with them to translate and explain everything. They are proud of their daughter. They want to be supportive of he...
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Motor Skills: What Kind of Practice Makes Perfect

Motor Skills: What Kind of Practice Makes Perfect

  • 2/5/2017 3:27:00 PM
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Taewon Kim, M.S.Our daily life requires complex procedural skills, which are basically presented sequential movements, such as playing a musical instrument, driving a car, typing a computer keyboard, and texting with a smart phone. Thus, learning sequence movements become very important to people to live more efficiently. For example, driving a manual vehicle, which are sort of decision making movements, requires a complicated pattern of subsequent motor skills while changing down a gear from th...
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Why is Finland More Fit

Why is Finland More Fit

  • 1/24/2017 1:58:00 AM
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Caitlin Ballard, M.S.Finland is a world leader in education and health outcomes, ranking 8th among 50 countries in childhood and youth fitness levels. In comparison, the United States ranked 47th in the same study. Finland is consistently recognized as one of the most top performing countries in the world. Additionally, Finland provides equal opportunity to higher education, innovative teaching methodologies, high quality curriculum, and advanced pedagogy strategies to keep students active and e...
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Team Cohesion within College Athletics: Bonding or Isolation?

Team Cohesion within College Athletics: Bonding or Isolation?

  • 12/14/2016 2:31:00 AM
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Arden Anderson, M.S.The over 460,000 student-athletes competing in college athletics across the United States do so in a team environment, which undoubtedly impacts their experience in and out of sport. In the name of "team bonding", college coaches work very hard to build more cohesion within their teams with the hopes of improving athletic performance, since it is generally accepted that higher levels of team cohesion generate improved athletic performance, athlete satisfaction, and ...
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Degenerative Brain Disease in Contact-Sport Athletes—Scientists Hit Back

Degenerative Brain Disease in Contact-Sport Athletes—Scientists Hit Back

  • 12/9/2016 2:20:00 AM
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Christina Bennett, M.S.You have probably seen the headlines touting the latest football player to be diagnosed with the rare degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE was first diagnosed in NFL football player Mike Webster in 2002 and has continued to grab the public’s attention.Experts believe that repeated hits to the head are the cause of CTE. These brain injury events include both those labeled as concussions and brain injuries less severe. People at...
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Think BIG, Start SMALL: MicroRNAs and Breast Cancer

Think BIG, Start SMALL: MicroRNAs and Breast Cancer

  • 12/4/2016 5:22:00 PM
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Chelsea Goodenough, B.S.The human body is capable of powerful things. When in prime condition, we are capable of adrenaline induced She-Hulk strength, and fighting the effect of zero gravity by walking on the moon. This, to most of us, is recognizable as disease, and is amongst us in the form of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to name only a few. A disease that affects nearly 246,660 new people every year, is breast cancer, with an estimated 40,...
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