twodaymag's Lifestyle Contributor: Kristen Houghton

  • The Reality of “School-itis”
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    The Reality of “School-itis”

    For these children a school building is a cage, a place where they feel trapped and vulnerable. With schools opening around the country this week, there are some children who would do anything to escape going back.

  • Killing for No Reason At All
    twodaymag's Lifestyle Contributor: Kristen Houghton

    Killing for No Reason At All

    Eight years ago this month a nineteen year old local college student died. His name was Tristan and he deserves to be remembered. He died as a result of a vicious beating by another student while two other students looked on laughing.

  • Are You Depressed or Just Sad?
    twodaymag's Lifestyle Contributor: Kristen Houghton

    Are You Depressed or Just Sad?

    A person suffering from depression may not necessarily be able to do so. When someone is sad, he or she tends to know that things will get better over time. A person going through depression does not see an end to his or her problem and think things will get worse.

  • Obesity: Is It Really A Disease?
    twodaymag's Lifestyle Contributor: Kristen Houghton

    Obesity: Is It Really A Disease?

    I disagree; obesity is not a disease, or anything else that is classified as a medical condition. It causes many medical conditions and it certainly is connected to real diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, but in and of itself it is not a disease.

  • Positive Retail Therapy
    twodaymag's Lifestyle Contributor: Kristen Houghton

    Positive Retail Therapy

    Research psychologists have long documented a causal relationship between individual possessions and personal contentment. In other words, the consensus among scientists is spending money on yourself does indeed buy happiness.

  • When You Can’t Be Happy
    twodaymag's Lifestyle Contributor: Kristen Houghton

    When You Can’t Be Happy

    If someone you love is going through a time of pain, struggle, and uncertainty it can disrupt your life just as much. It is called ‘second hand’ turmoil and we all will experience it sometime in our lives.

  • Why I Love Pole Dancing
    twodaymag's Lifestyle Contributor: Kristen Houghton

    Why I Love Pole Dancing

    Pole dancing classes offer women the opportunity to let loose and have fun while toning our bodies and increasing our core strength. Once featured only in ‘gentlemen's clubs’ and strip joints, pole dancing is emerging as the latest health-club rage.

  • Testicular Fortitude: Seriously?
    twodaymag's Lifestyle Contributor: Kristen Houghton

    Testicular Fortitude: Seriously?

    Do you have testicular fortitude?  If you're a woman do you even need it? Unfortunately there is still the idea that drive and getting ahead seem to be eternally equated with high levels of testosterone.

  • The Truth About the Quarter Life Crisis
    twodaymag's Lifestyle Contributor: Kristen Houghton

    The Truth About the Quarter Life Crisis

    There’s a transitional period in every person’s life;  leaving adolescence and entering adulthood. Just because you've entered adulthood doesn't mean that everything in your life is really established.

  • Crowning Glory: The History of Women and Hair
    twodaymag's Lifestyle Contributor: Kristen Houghton

    Crowning Glory: The History of Women and Hair

    What is it with a woman’s hair that causes so much concern anyway? Short, long, layered, tinted, bleached, and everything in between, hair seems to take center stage.  If you're thinking of cutting your hair or letting it grow long, you might be interested to know that your woman’s ‘crowning glory’ has been a topic of importance for thousands of years.