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Roommate resolutions: Finding common ground for stress-free living

Rate this article and enter to winWhether you’re a night owl living with an early bird or a neatnik whose roommate’s idea of cleaning is to relocate the dust bunnies, sharing space with someone...
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Expert Q&A: Mindfulness and meditation explained

Rate this article and enter to winSo it turns out that you want to know more about this mindfulness stuff. For those who haven’t been following my monthly series, mindfulness is all about taking...
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The beginner’s guide to budgeting

Rate this article and enter to winOne of the great things about a new school year is that it’s much like New Year’s-you get the chance for a fresh start. That’s why it’s crucial...
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Spring break safety

Here are tips for enjoying school break safely: Bring sunscreen of at least SPF 15 and reapply often. If you choose to consume alcohol, pace yourself and make sure you know what’s in your drinks. Plan...
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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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The study drug debate: Do they create an academic advantage?

Rate this article and enter to winThe non-prescription use of stimulant drugs, such as Adderall® and Ritalin®, appears to be on the rise. You might hear them nicknamed “study drugs” or “brain steroids,” and...
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10 FYIs on STIs: Everything you ever (and never) wanted to know

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Random acts of kindness week

How are you honoring Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 9-15)? Most people would agree that kindness has many benefits. Did you know it’s good for your health? It’s true: Kindness relieves stress. Kindness...
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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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What happens at the counseling center?

Rate this article and enter to winBeing a student can be stressful. You’ve got your schoolwork to focus on, plus all kinds of other things going on. Sometimes it can help to talk with...