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Amanda Hill


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Recent articles by Amanda:

How COVID vaccines have affected the mental health of Mainers

For the first time since the pandemic began, people are feeling more relaxed after getting their shot. → Read More

'Maine Christmas Song' reaching new generations through picture book

'The Maine Christmas Song' was recorded 35 years ago. It's now reaching new Maine children through a picture book. → Read More

Children's books 'Best Buddies' and 'Unbound' shed more light on differences

Author Lynn Plourde and illustrator Melissa Sweet of Maine show the beauty in differences through children's books 'Best Buddies' and 'Unbound.' → Read More

Does exercising before bed interrupt your sleep pattern?

Dr. Mimi Secor, author of "Healthy and Fit at Any Age," explains what we can learn from the study's findings and ultimately, how to get a better night's sleep. → Read More

Stocking stuffers made in Maine

Check off your holiday list while supporting Maine makers. → Read More

'Hector Fox' encourages kids to explore friendships and adventures

New England illustrator, Astrid Sheckels, talks about bringing woodland characters to life in a new children's book called Hector Fox. → Read More

'Middletown' kicks off live theatre again in Lewiston

The Public Theatre in Lewiston is reopening October 15 after closing its doors in 2020. The play it's presenting, "Middletown," follows two couples. → Read More

How to replenish your emotional bandwidth

"The state of the workplace is now described as VUCA: volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous," psychologist Dr. Karen Doll said. → Read More

Do you suffer from career fatigue? Here's how to adjust

"Career fatigue is a precursor to burnout... a growing indifference in the work you do, a drop in productivity, and an increase in work-related stress." → Read More

'How To Talk Monster' brings Halloween fun to reading

Maine author Lynn Plourde teaches kids that differences should be appreciated through new children's book, 'How To Talk Monster.' → Read More

Developing healthier eating habits

Mindful eating is all about experimenting with the foods that make you feel better, and training your brain to crave what does. → Read More

Multitasking is a myth: here's what to do instead

Psychologist Dr. Karen Doll says our brains aren't designed to process two important tasks at once, but here's how to tell your boss you need some time. → Read More

Visiting space without leaving Aroostook County

Maine is home to the world's second largest solar system model, which spans 100 miles through Aroostook County. → Read More

The way you sleep may be hurting you

Chiropractor Dr. Allyson Coffin shows us the best sleeping positions and explains what you're doing wrong before you climb into bed. → Read More

Aimsel Ponti's list: music in October

Aimsel Ponti is a music writer for the Press Herald, she has compiled a list of some upcoming concerts in the month of October. → Read More

Maine's fall foliage report, and the woman behind it

Gale Ross has officially been recording fall foliage for the state of Maine for more than two decades. → Read More

'Silence' novel follows Iraq war veteran to Maine island facing conflict

William Carpenter said he never intended to write about a soldier, but the character came to him while reading about the realities of war. → Read More

Tramuto Foundation: 20 years of honoring 9/11 victims through compassion

Donato Tramuto and Jeff Porter began the Tramuto Foundation after losing their friends in the 9/11 attacks. For 20 years, the foundation has helped Maine students. → Read More

Tips to do some fall cleaning on your finances

Wealth manager, Harry Abrahamsen, has five simple ways to stay on top of the big financial picture. → Read More

Life hacks from the Farmers' Almanac

How to scrub your grill with an onion, when to cook vegetables in cold water vs. warm, and other life hacks from the Farmers' Almanac. → Read More