A girl on swing

Bringing Back Play: What the Loss of Play Means for Our...

In her online Washington Post article “The Decline of Play in Preschoolers — and the Rise in Sensory Issues,” pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom...
Disney's Mickey and Mini Mouse participate in the Thanksgiving Day Parade

What Disney Gets Wrong About Its Princesses and Heroines

How far has Disney come from its early days of promoting traditional and limiting gender roles? This is an especially potent question today at...
Transition to Vacation

Why We Need More Play, Recreation, and Leisure in Our Lives

The author Stuart Brown, M.D., details the intriguing encounter between a twelve-hundred-pound Polar Bear and a Canadian Eskimo sled dog in the book Play: How...

How Much Do Our Words Matter?

Although we have always known it intuitively, science has confirmed the tremendous power our words have on ourselves, communities, and the world. In fact,...
Clark and Jones

Two Moms on a Mission to Fight Human Trafficking

When Kim Jones (90), the director of external relations and development for PLNU’s Center for Justice & Reconciliation, found out a 13-year-old girl was...
birds

Podcast: Why Are We So Lonely? “Connection” at the Cost of...

Do the “communities” we find ourselves a part of represent the type of relationships that are necessary for our biological, social, civic, and spiritual...

Reflections on the 2018 Human Trafficking Research Conference

When I hear the words “research conference,” I think of poster boards filled with charts and data, PowerPoint slides full of acronyms, or abstract...
Student at lab

Women & STEM

Although there are talented women in every field, the gender gap in many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is well documented. According to...

Why Are We So Lonely? “Connection” at the Cost of Community

Things worsened. Dave Cummings, Ph.D., PLNU professor of biology, struggled to hold any food down, his body shaking, weak, and aching, head pounding. He...
African Children Soccer Feet at Sunset

Breaking Poverty’s Cycles

What can we do in response to a global and local crisis? In September 2015, a photograph of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi's limp body on a...

Roots of Giving: A Time for Reflection

On a chilly Friday evening, students, alumni, and faculty members shuffled down Caf Lane during the Roots of Giving fair, passing tents selling handmade...

Origins of Overload

Are we really as busy as we claim to be? And if so, why? Christine Spicer outlines a few sources of our stress.

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