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Firsthand stories of first-gen students

Rate this article and enter to winGoing to college is one of life’s most rewarding—and also demanding—experiences. For first-generation college students whose parents did not have the same opportunities, the financial, social, academic, and...
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Mind your mind: How to summer mindfully

June is here, and several massive changes are just around the corner. First, no more mindfulness columns until next fall! (I know; I’m sad about it too.) Second, summer break is coming up, if...
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How do you do it?: Explore your safer sex options

Rate this article and enter to winSchool is a time of discovery. Gail Wingate, a nurse practitioner at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, says, “For many students, exploring sexual health is a...
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Wake & meditate: Your guide to a mindful morning

Rate this article and enter to winIn my last post, we talked about how to meditate and why it’s pretty much the best thing ever (in a nutshell: less stress and anxiety, more calm,...
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Dynamic vs static stretching: Discover the difference between the two

Rate this article and enter to winStretching is an important part of any fitness routine. Studies have shown that it is beneficial, but the question is, should you stretch before or after exercise?According to...
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How to eat well in hectic times

Rate this article and enter to winEating healthfully is a lot easier when things are slow-paced. But when is the life of a college student mellow?Busy days with irregular schedules can make sitting down...
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The no-burnout guide to busy

Rate this article and enter to winWe all start the semester with noble intentions and big ideas about self-discipline—yet within weeks, many of us are pleading for extra time on assignments or skipping sleep...
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Take control of your to-do list: Find the time management tactics that fit your...

Rate this article and enter to winStudents who carry college success into the real world are superheroes of scheduling, organizing—and perhaps most importantly—managing time. Want to find your time-management superpowers? The key is to...
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Getting wild with no regrets

Settling into campus life comes with tons of things to do. Be sure to add “experiencing wilderness” to your list.“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains...
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Stress effects: Understanding your body’s reaction to tension

Rate this article and enter to winYou may be familiar with how you feel emotionally when under a lot of pressure: overwhelmed, agitated, or depressed. But stress can also manifest in physical ways, for...