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The power of placebo: Is it the alcohol – or is it partly in...

Rate this article and enter to winThe minimum legal age for drinking alcohol in the US is 21.Anyone who has tried alcohol knows that it affects how we feel, communicate, and behave. After a...
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The new smoking scene: What does it mean for you?

Rate this article and enter to winWhoever said “life is measured by the moments that take your breath away” probably wasn’t talking about cigarettes. Or about other features of the contemporary smoking scene, like...
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Are you a social engineer?: 4 ways to use your powers for good

Rate this article and enter to winFeel like throwing a party? If so, you’ll play an important role in shaping the social culture of your campus. Party throwers are the social engineers who design...
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Personal mixology: Your body, your life, your limits

Rate this article and enter to winNot all of us can handle the same amount of alcohol. Different body types, genes, minds, and experiences affect our tolerance. Here, five students talk about their relationship...
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Up in smoke: Marijuana laws and why they matter

Rate this article and enter to winWhat is marijuana legalization to you? Is it largely a health issue, a criminal matter, or a question of personal choice? Is medical marijuana a miracle or a...
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The hazards of mixing with Molly

The drug “Molly” has been around for years. Maybe not in the same pure form, though. These days, Molly is usually mixed with other substances, and that’s what ramps up the risk.Who or what...
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E-CIGARETTES Unhealth-E or OK?

A few years ago, they were rarely seen in the wild. Now you can find them next to the Blow Pops in gas stations. They’re E-cigarettes, and they got popular fast. Researchers are scrambling...
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The academic hangover: How your brain is affected by drinking

Rate this article and enter to winAfter a hard day or week, some of us look forward to unwinding with a drink or two. No big deal. We’re over the legal drinking age. We...
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When is alcohol a problem? How to talk about lower-risk drinking choices

Rate this article and enter to winMost students make healthy decisions when it comes to drinking alcohol, including the more than 20 percent who didn’t drink at all in the last 30 days, according...
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“I only smoke when…”: How casual cigarettes catch up with you

Rate this article and enter to winMany people have a favorite activity to do with friends. But one particular social activity has caught the attention of researchers: social smoking.In a recent Student Health 101 survey, more...