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Daylight Savings Time

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Toward the end of the year, some people get into the spirit of the holidays while others experience the winter blues. When it comes time for daylight savings, the days get shorter and darker which could affect anyone’s mood. With it being cold and dark outside, it can be hard to find the motivation to get outside […]

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What is LUX?

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Dictionary definition: LUX Pronunciation: (luks), —n., —pl. luces Pronunciation: (lOO’sEz). A unit of illumination, equivalent to 0.0929 foot-candle and equal to the illumination produced by luminous flux of one lumen falling perpendicularly on a surface one meter square. LUX is a unit of light measurement – basically, it’s the amount of light that is emitted for your body to […]

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Surviving The Summer

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For many people, the summer months are miserable. Actually being able to enjoy the summer can be a very difficult, especially if you’re someone who suffers from depression like Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Many people think that SAD only happens during the cold, dark winter months, but summer SAD is actually more common than you’d […]

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What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (appropriately nicknamed SAD) is a type of depression that occurs due to the changes in the seasons. SAD is most common in the cold fall and winter months but some people also suffer from summer SAD. Another names for seasonal affective disorder is: winter blues. SAD is caused by lack of sunlight. The sun […]

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Causes of Seasonal Affective Disorder

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While we are always learning new information about Seasonal Affective Disorder, one thing we do know is the cause – lack of sunlight. During the winter, the days are shorter and much darker than our bodies are used to which is why Seasonal Affective Disorder is most common in the fall and winter. Due to the […]

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