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Lesley's heath and wellness initiative supporting staff, faculty, and students.
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During the warmer summer months you tend to spend a lot more time outdoors. Beyond using proper sun protection, you should be also aware of the air quality.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) tells you how clean or polluted your outdoor air is and what associated health effects might be a…


How researchers are using computer games to treat pain, aging, ADHD, and other ailments.

Feeling anxious, depressed, fearful, or unable to focus? Is your memory getting fuzzy? Medication might help. Therapy might help. And someday soon—according to neuroscientists, game designers, and drug makers—you might be prescribed a videogame that helps as much as (or more than) either. Here are a few of the innovative companies that are fusing game mechanics with principles of cognitive psychology to create a new paradigm for digital healing.

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"From McDonald’s To Organic Valley, You’re Probably Eating Wood Pulp" via Allison Aubrey

Do not be alarmed, but you may be eating wood pulp. Or at least an additive that started out as wood.

Image: NPR

this is awesome!! maybe a little pricey at $200 so i might be trying to make this DIY one instead


A portable, simple way to get your butt off your chair. All you need is … a chair.

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ideas.ted.com post “THE FASTEST WAY TO FIGHT PREJUDICE? OPEN UP" by ash beckham.

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Please confirm your contact information, add other Mobile Devices and choose your notifications preference.  Log into:   


Login with your user name and password. These are the same credentials as your Lesley Login. 

We are changing our Emergency Alert System vendor.  All active members of the campus community have been automatically enrolled to receive alerts to your Lesley.edu email only.  The information you provide will establish the means by which you will receive campus emergency alerts and notifications in the event of an emergency, weather related closing/delay, or other potentially hazardous situations. The information you provide will remain private and will be used for emergency alerts and notifications only.

Why are we doing this?   In an effort to improve our Emergency Alert System, Lesley University identified a stronger provider, RAVE Mobile Safety.  This provider has better redundant backup services in the event of a loss of local communications during a serious event.  This provider also allows us to have more notification devices registered in their system, so you may register as many devices as you wish.

(You can opt out from this system if you wish.)

All members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to participate in this important campus safety program for your own safety and the community-at-large.  Many thanks!

Michele Marie Trifiro

Director of Campus Safety and Student Services

good.com’s infographic charting when people leave home for work - is it surprising that nearly 25% leave after 9am?

The Census Bureau released the 2010 American Community Survey today. It contains data on who Americans are, where they live, how much money they make, and how they get around. That last part is what we’re interested in today—this infographic shows when Americans leave home for work each day. A full quarter don’t get out of the house until after 9 a.m.!


Did you know most states have a consumer protection office? Find out how to contact yours for help:  #ThanksCAH


"Eating Broccoli May Give Harmful Chemicals The Boot" via Eliza Barclay

Do cleanse diets actually work? The jury is still out –– but a recent clinical trial found that vegetables like broccoli may help cells remove certain toxins

Image: Julie Gibbons/Flickr

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