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Look up!: Is your smart phone replacing your social life?

Rate this article and enter to winSmartphones are integrated into our lives—almost as much as toothbrushes, textbooks, and cat videos. By 2013, nearly three out of four college students had a smartphone. “Meeting someone...
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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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Capture your calm: 8 small steps to stress less

Rate this article and enter to winThe semester is coming to an end, and that usually means finals, projects, and papers. Feeling under pressure? For most of us, dodging our responsibilities is not an...
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How to manage anxiety for any assignment

Rate this article and enter to winExams, presentations, and final papers may come with intense emotions. According to Dr. Ian Connole, a counselor at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, “The weeks around finals...
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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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Food hacks for an unhealthy world

Rate this article and enter to winOK fine—so we shouldn’t grab a soda or donut on our way to our first class. But when we’re in a hurry, sleepy, stressed, or all out of...
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Curb your cravings: Strategies to become a mindful eater

Rate this article and enter to winFood and water are two of the necessities of life. They’re also a big part of how people connect with family and friends, and eating can be a...
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5 effective fitness fads: Learn the pros and cons of the latest routines

Rate this article and enter to winTrying out a variety of fun and interesting ways to exercise can help you stay motivated—and break up the 150 minutes per week recommended in the U.S. Department...
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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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The 8-hour advantage: Discover the science behind shuteye

Rate this article and enter to winThe value of getting substantial sleep can never be overestimated, especially for busy students. Homework, meetings, and other tasks often seem like they take precedence over a good...