Even wearing sunscreen isn’t as simple as it seems

It’s high school graduation season and that means radio stations everywhere are overplaying Baz Luhrmann’s 1997 song, “Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen).”

Let’s talk about the ‘S’ word: Stress

Before you can manage stress, it is essential to understand what it is. To put it simply, stress is how your brain and body respond to strain, tension or a demand. Some people experience acute stress, while others experience chronic stress. Acute stress is generally a brief stress response to an event, while chronic stress is prolonged exposure to stress.

Gen Z will be the ‘Even Greater’ Generation

Generation Z — the Gen Xers’ babies born between 1995 and 2010 — are starting to reach adulthood and the world will, thankfully, never be the same.

U.S. must refocus the climate debate, find practical solutions

Debating whether it was wrong for President Trump to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord negotiations is never-ending. Both sides will find ample evidence to claim the accords are good or bad for America; however, the rhetoric can’t obfuscate our ongoing work to reduce greenhouse gases.

Letters to the Editor for June 15, 2017

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Want to save the world? Tell local leaders to act now on climate change

Last week, after our president pulled the United States out of a worldwide agreement to save the planet from the almost-certain ravages of unchecked climate change, a beautiful thing happened — business and political leaders stood up and said, “No.”

Bring all the bees to your yard with these pollinator-friendly garden tips

What’s all the fuss about pollinators? For one thing, we depend on pollinators for the majority of the crops we eat. And at least 80 percent of all plant life depends on pollination for reproduction. And more pollination makes for better fruit set and quality, in addition to increasing fruit size, resulting in more productive farms and gardens.

Letters to the Editor for June 8, 2017

Demand independent Russia investigation

Would you put your body on the line to fight white supremacy?

The mourners gathered at a TriMet stop in the heart of Northeast Portland’s Hollywood district Saturday evening. Carrying candles, flowers and signs filled with messages of love and peace, tears wetting their faces, they greeted each other silently.

Want a long, healthy life? Get better sleep

Could an extra hour of sleep really make a difference in your life? According to the experts, the difference is significant.