Who We Are
At SECEC.org, we aspire to provide the best & latest health information available. We seek out the best of the medical field today, research and review the information and bring it you for your pleasurable reading. We're serious about our research, our posts, and making our minds and bodies the best they can be.
The first issue of Southern Living was published in February 1966. When The Progressive Farmer Company launched the brand, they declared it the “Magazine of the Modern South.” The brand's north star was that it had to stay Southern. “It must and will be in every issue as thoroughly Southern as crepe myrtle, longleaf pine, Mardi Gras, fig preserves, and black-eyed peas,” said an early prospectus. It was a radical idea at the time—an aspirational guide to Southern food, homes, gardens, and travel—and it succeeded because the editors understood the power of Southern identity and the practical needs of the audience. It was innovative, risky, and transformative. Within 10 years it was one of the most profitable magazines in the country (“The Most Profitable Magazine in the U.S.”, June 15, 1977, Forbes).
Today, we haven't strayed far from the vision laid out by our founders in 1966. We embrace that very same idea by celebrating a more progressive South, one that's constantly evolving. We're committed to celebrating the region in all of its complexity, and we're dedicated to sharing and amplifying diverse voices and multicultural stories in every corner of the South.
Every day, we cover the region with a dynamic mix of content that includes daily news, service, inspiration, real-people profiles, and trusted advice. We're telling soulful stories that readers can't find anywhere else—stories of small towns, lost recipes, and unique traditions. We're engaging with our audience all the time, whether we're swapping recipes in our “What's Cooking with Southern Living” Facebook group or helping readers identify paint colors on Instagram. We also believe in great storytelling, especially when it highlights meaningful aspects of Southern culture and those who are making the South a better place.
Our team of editors and writers are constantly seeking out what's new and exciting in the medical field. We take great pride in our work and strive to create original, accurate, authoritative, and well-researched content free of ethical concerns, conflicts, and misinformation. If you see something that doesn't seem up-to-date or accurate, please let us know by emailing [email protected]
As part of the editorial process, our writers interview relevant, qualified sources for stories, then verify all information and data included in their final stories. We strive to provide proper context and background information to help our readers. All stories are then reviewed and edited by a top editor; we assess content for grammar, accuracy, readability, and relevance. If you have noticed an issue with a specific piece of content, please bring it to our attention by emailing [email protected]
Our editorial team is committed to producing high quality, factual content. If there is an error in a story, we will correct it as soon as possible. All corrections will be clearly labeled as such and will include what changes were made and when. When an article is factually correct, but the language is not as clear or detailed as necessary, the story may be updated without an editor's note.
Our editors adhere to strict standards for article sourcing. We rely on current and reputable primary sources, such as expert interviews, government, city, and state organizations, and professional and academic institutions. All data points, facts, and claims are backed up by at least one reputable source.
Our content strives to serve and represent all communities. A cornerstone of our reporting and sourcing is to consider multiple perspectives that includes BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women.
Independence and Impartiality
We believe in independent, fair, and impartial journalism. Our editors and writers are held accountable to a high standard of honesty and transparency, and our original editorial content is not influenced by our advertisers. As such, we maintain a strict separation between advertising and editorial content. Any content that is provided by or on behalf of an advertiser or sponsor, is clearly labeled as such.
All product reviews on SECEC.org are independent and based on research and product testing conducted by our editors and writers. We share the products we love and that we think our readers will love, too. If you visit certain links within our content, we may receive commissions from your purchases. We never receive compensation for recommending products within our content.
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