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Workoutdoors

Where do you like your cardio—outdoors or at the gym? People who run outdoors push themselves harder, on average, than the treadmill crowd, according to a classic study in the Journal of Sports Science (1996). The...
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Communicate like a pro

Professional communication skills are for everyone. Interacting with others in an internship, job, or classroom is different from hanging out with family and friends. Here are some tips to improve your professional communication. While...
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World environment day

June 5 is World Environment Day, an event created by the World Health Organization to raise awareness and action for the environment. It serves as a “people’s day” to show the impact that we...
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(Emotionally) safer sex

Sexual relationships involve emotional vulnerability. We asked more than 300 students how they feel about this and how they protect themselves from potential hurt.1 in 3 students (67 percent) pointed to the value of...
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World day for cultural diversity for dialogue and development

May 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, a global event established by the United Nations in 2002. It’s an opportunity to deepen our understanding of diverse cultural values and to...
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Edible stress busters

You’re approaching the end of the academic year. That means projects, papers, and finals—and sometimes comfort foods. Although sweets stimulate the short-term release of serotonin, a calming brain chemical, over the next day or...
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Young Americans reinvent spirituality and religion

Young adults in the US are increasingly likely to identify with more than one religious or spiritual tradition. One in five college students who responded to a recent Student Health 101 survey considered themselves multifaith, meaning...
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Know your networking needs

The richest people in the world look for networks, and everyone else looks for work—or so it’s been said. Networking can help you find a job, a leadership position, an on-campus research opportunity, and...
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National minority health month

April is National Minority Health Month, a time for publicly grappling with the health disparities that affect racial and ethnic minorities.What is a health disparity?A health disparity is “a type of health difference that...
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Brain awareness week

This month (March 16—22) brings us Brain Awareness Week: seven days in the year when scientists tell us how much they’re learning about our brains and ask for funding so they can learn more....