Psychology professor Nathan Deichert stands in a laboratory at Black Hills State University on Nov. 8, 2022. (Photo by Nicole Schlabach for South Dakota Searchlight)

Can gratitude reduce physical pain? Spearfish researcher wants to find out

BY: - November 23, 2022

People in pain might benefit from practicing gratitude, according to a professor who has studied gratitude for nine years at Black Hills State University (BHSU).  Nathan Deichert, professor of psychology at BHSU, and a group of five undergraduate students are studying if more grateful physical therapy patients feel less severe pain, or if pain interferes […]

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Playing turkey day Tetris again this year? Consider charity on Tuesday

BY: - November 23, 2022

“Oh, man. Where am I supposed to put all this milk?” That was me last week, having returned from a trip to the madhouse that is the Sioux Falls Costco on a Saturday with two gallons of a staple beverage my wife had restocked the day before. I cursed my failure to investigate the fridge’s […]