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Eat right now: Nutrition essentials made easy

Rate this article and enter to winInformation about food barrages us every day. Everyone seems to want a memory boost, more energy, and a healthy glow. While knowledge is power, conflicting reports and complicated...
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Water wars

Is your fancy bottled water any better than plain old tap water? Nope. Bottled “spring” or “mineral” water, just like tap water, is collected from a natural wellspring in the ground. And a quarter...
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Everyone’s Issue: How we can all help prevent sexual assault

Rate this article and enter to winAll students have a vital role in the effort to build safer and socially comfortable campuses. Research shows that only a small number of men on campus are...
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How to handle a passive-aggressive roommate: Even if it’s you

Rate this article and enter to winA roommate getting passive-aggressive can make you want to move time zones away. You may be familiar with sneak attacks by roommates, like procrastinating on emptying the trash,...
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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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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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Test stress much? Try this 30-second, in-the-moment mindfulness trick

Rate this article and enter to winWhat’s your favorite thing about school? If you said “the exams,” you’re either Hermione Granger or you’re an anomaly. I’m done with school now and free of academic...
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How do you define sex? Understanding what intimacy means to you

Rate this article and enter to winThere are many different beliefs when it comes to sex and sexuality. In a recent Student Health 101survey, almost 70 percent of the more than 400 respondents said the...
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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...