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Fitting in fitness: 20-minute workouts to fill your week

Rate this article and enter to winCollege is the ideal time to cultivate a healthy lifestyle. Most schools offer an on-campus gym, outdoor settings for physical activity, and intramural sports. Breaks between classes give...
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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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Mind your mind: Looking out for yourself

I recently returned to my childhood home for the holidays. As I walked across the front yard, a weird thought struck me. If you asked me to describe, without looking, what sort of trees...
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The many faces of depression: How to recognize warning signs

Rate this article and enter to winMost people sometimes feel sad or anxious, with these feelings passing within a day or so. So how do you know if someone needs help? When a person...
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Small steps to big fitness: A little goes a long way

Rate this article and enter to win $1,000Does your New Year’s resolution relate to physical activity or fitness? Maybe you’re thinking in terms of a full-scale fitness renovation or whole body overhaul. If so……how...
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...
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Do you drink?: Exploring the reasons behind your choices

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re probably familiar with stories about college drinking, but have you ever given much thought to why you choose to drink alcohol or not? The latest research offers...
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The science of happy: 8 ways to get into the habit

Rate this article and enter to winMoney, fame, love, sport, chocolate—what works? For centuries we’ve been trying to figure out what makes us happy. Psychologists, economists, theologians, and others have come at this from...
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Mind your mind: Meditation: How to do nothing and everything

In this column, I’ve shared a few different mindfulness methods to help with stress and difficult situations. The uber-method, the cornerstone of mindfulness practice, is meditation. Many people try meditation and think they “can’t”...
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Recharge & refocus: Ways to make time for yourself

Rate this article and enter to winFree time in college can feel fleeting. In a recentStudent Health 101 survey, almost 90 percent of respondents said they at least occasionally feel like they don’t have enough...