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TED by TED Conferences

TED by TED Conferences

Why we love itCombat boredom between classes, learn a new skill, or understand an old idea in a different way. Everyone’s talking about TED Talks. TED started at a conference about technology, education, and...
Mind your mind: Looking out for yourself

Mind your mind: Looking out for yourself

Ever feel anxious or overwhelmed? If you’re not a robot, your answer is probably yes. Anxiety isn’t a fun experience, but it’s totally normal. The good news is that there are simple ways to...
Quizlet App

Apps + podcasts we love: Quizlet

Martin M., third-year student at San Bernardino Valley College, California “Not going to lie, I usually don’t want to study for my classes. That may have something to do with Netflix and YouTube being readily...
HealthyOut by HealthyOut

HealthyOut by HealthyOut

Why we love it:Take the guesswork out of eating healthy at restaurants! Have you ever been out to eat and couldn’t find a healthy item on the menu? Want a break from ordering salads?...
Doctors

Ask the doc: June 2016

“Can I get ringworm if my roommate has it?”—Andre G., University of Miami, Florida Yes, you can. Ringworm (tinea corporis) is transmissible. It is not a worm but a skin infection caused by a...
Tired girl, breaking from working out

Ask the trainer: What are the signs that you’re working out too much/inefficiently?

—Catherine N., University of WyomingIf you’ve been on a regular workout routine and aren’t seeing the results that you want, or aren’t feeling great despite your efforts, that can be very frustrating. Working out...
lonely girls on stairs

Ask the counselor: “How do you differentiate normal sadness from clinical depression?”

—Olivia C.*, California State University, Northridge(*Name changed)Sometimes we just feel blah. Nothing seems to be going right and all we want to do is crawl into bed and get away from life for a...
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Get Out The Vote

November 6th is Election Day. This year, there’s the presidency, plus many state and local positions - and ballot initiatives - up for vote. Elections are an important time to get involved with your...
Group of teachers

Ask the professor: How do you write a good thesis statement?

“How do you write a good thesis statement?”—Lauren H., Trent University, OntarioThis is a great question. I’ve been teaching college writing for almost 20 years and have read a lot of essays that haven’t...
Student and teacher talking outside

Ask the professor: How do I go about getting a recommendation letter?

—Jennifer W., Pasadena City College, CaliforniaGlad you asked this question, but I am going to use my “editor” cap to add the word “good” before “recommendation letter” as I know that is really what...