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Understanding self-injury and how to cope with emotional pain

Rate this article and enter to win Deliberately hurting oneself is among those human behaviors that seem baffling and counter-intuitive from the outside. A student who parties, gets depressed, and ends up cutting himself may...
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Capturing your creativity: How to engage your brain outside the classroom

Rate this article and enter to winIf you’re anything like me, college is really, for lack of a better word, hard. The workload is intense, and though I was always smart, I never considered...
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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...
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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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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Mind your mind: reclaim your worried mind

Do you worry about your academic performance, job prospects, or where your relationship’s going? Are you worried about passing or failing, winning or losing?The problem: Worrying about a certain outcome can get in the...
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Meditation is having a moment. Here’s how (and why) to join in

Rate this article and enter to winEmma Watson meditates. Katy Perry and LeBron James meditate. Jon Krop meditates. (OK, that last one is me, but still.) Trendy meditation studios are opening in major US...