Mary Summers

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Mary Summers is a recent college grad and freelance writer residing in the Pacific Northwest. She loves writing about trending topics, health and beauty advice, music, film, and television.

Recent blog posts written by Mary Summers

About Mary Summers

Mary Summers is a recent college grad and freelance writer residing in the Pacific Northwest. She loves writing about trending topics, health and beauty advice, music, film, and television.

Here are my most recent posts

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Athletes Who Also Make Great Bankers

What does a professional athlete do when he or she graduates college with the competitive juices still flowing? For some people, the answer is to pursue a career in the finance industry. With an increasing amount of graduates in general heading into the finance industry after graduation, the athletic department is seeing the same. Brian […]

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Happy Cows Have More Calcium

Do you remember those ads about how happy cows make better milk? Turns out they were on to something. A recent study has shown that happy cows can produce milk with more calcium. This is accomplished by giving those cows serotonin shots. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter connected to happiness, so it follows that happy cows […]

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The History of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

In 2012, Trayvon Martin was killed by a white man who was later acquitted of manslaughter. Since then there has been a series of events across the nation where black men have lost their lives to white men. Many of the white men have been police officers. Most of them have not been charged for […]

Not Your Mom’s ESG: How Businesses Are Supporting Employee Health

Helping the environment is more than just watching your carbon output or planting more trees. It means taking care of your human capital in sustainable ways as well. Many businesses are turning to ESG (environmental, social, and governance) programs to make that happen. Innovative employee health benefit programs guide employees who want to be as […]

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Tibetan Healing Sand Mandalas

In Buddhism a mandala is a balanced geometric pattern. The word “mandala” in sanskrit means “world in harmony.” They believe that a deity is housed in the center and the patterns around it will help guide individuals. The monks envision the mandala as a three dimensional palace and the mandala allows them to follow the […]

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Christian Mingle Grows Again

ChristianMingle, which has long billed itself as the “largest and fastest growing online community” for dating, may be about to grow a little larger and faster. Following a settlement against the California-based dating company, they’ll be making changes to their app and websites to allow gay and lesbian Christians to search for same-sex matches. Up […]

While creating a company pay careful attention to how you construct your corporate culture.

How Do You Make a Company Culture That Works?

It isn’t easy to start a company. And it’s very hard to determine what kind of company you want to be, culturally: do you value employees who work more hours than they should? Do you value collaboration or a social atmosphere? With so many options, deciding which are right for your company takes some serious […]

A row of customers at some food trucks in Portland.

Portland’s Street Eats

Food trucks are a mobile restaurant trend that is sweeping the nation. They provide a unique and tasty alternative to dine-in restaurants. Usually a food truck will pick a specific theme or dish to specialize in, reducing the number of items on the menu but increasing the quality of the foods served. Some trucks choose […]

A variety of hemp products.

What is Hemp Milk and Will It Get Me High?

You know I love a good dairy alternative (don’t you?). As marijuana and marijuana-related products have increased in popularity in the last few years, so has the use of hemp. Hemp is related to the marijuana plant, but has an incredibly low (around 0.5%) percentage of THC, the mind-altering compound in marijuana. Marijuana plants will […]

A pair of hands touch, painted in rainbow colors.

Gay Marriage was a Victory, but the Fight Isn’t Over

On June 26th, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that state-level bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, which made a lot of lesbian and gay couples happy, among other people. For many people, especially those who consider themselves allies to the LGBT community, that seemed like the final goal. “Gay marriage” so dominated the […]

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