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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...
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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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Bliss out, don’t miss out: The joy and solace of sleep

Rate this article and enter to winStudents adore and crave sleep. When we asked hundreds of you what you’d love to be doing right now, sleeping ranked second—behind only “being with someone I love,”...
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Suicide prevention: What to do when a friend needs help

Rate this article and enter to winHave you been worried about a friend, roommate, or classmate who is increasingly withdrawn, behaving recklessly, or hinting at self-harm? Joining a college campus means joining a community—and...
4 reasons to prioritize laughter

4 reasons to prioritize laughter

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How to make sense of your symptoms online

Rate this article and enter to winThree out of four web users say they search for health information online, according to Pew Research. But how can you know if that info is reliable? Anyone...
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...
Unbroken: Accepting who you are and what you need

Unbroken: Accepting who you are and what you need

Rate this article and enter to winWhat’s up with our personalities and behaviors? Many of us have a diagnosis that has something to do with the way our mind works—and if not, we probably...
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Check your anxiety: Students share what works (and what doesn’t)

Rate this article and enter to winGrades. Roommates. Relationships. Competition. Decisions. Obligations. Finances. College life is filled with stress generators. Stress is normal, but it can cause anxiety, and sometimes that anxiety becomes severe...
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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...