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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...
Trainer in the gym

Ask the trainer: November 2015

“I’d like to start lifting weights, but I never have before. Where do I begin?”—Naomi H.,* University of MarylandLifting weights can be intimidating to newcomers. It’s a whole new world of machines, dumbbells, and...
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Circle of 6 by The Line Campaign, Inc.

Why we love it:This free app offers an easy way to reach six people who can help in an emergency.What is it?As the Circle of 6 Web site explains, "Need help getting home? Need...
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Mind your mind: Troublesome thoughts & what to do with them

Ever heard of “floating noting”? Probably not—because it’s a cute, rhyming nickname created by yours truly. The practice, though, came from Burmese meditation masters, and it’s a beautifully simple method for dealing with complicated...
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...
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Ask the trainer

Ask the trainer: How do I gain confidence to go to the gym?

“How do I gain enough confidence to go to the gym?”—Blake M.*, Santa Clara University, CaliforniaGaining enough confidence to start going to the gym could be one of the best things you do for...
SAM app

SAM (Self-help for Anxiety Management)

Why we love itWe all feel a little anxious sometimes. It’s hard not to, with busy school schedules, frequent testing, family, friends, extracurriculars, and everything else we’ve got going on. Trying to stay on...
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Health & safety outdoors

Summer is here. That means more fun activities outside! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are many ways to stay healthy while enjoying the great outdoors: Apply sunscreen with an SPF...
Trainer in the gym

Ask the trainer: Are there mindless exercises I could do while sitting in class...

“Are there mindless exercises I could do while sitting in class or studying?”—Kelly L., Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and LabradorFor many people, especially students, sitting is a major part of the day. While...