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Mind your mind: Stress-proof the holidays

The holidays make me think of two things: (1) lots of talk about kindness and giving and “the holiday spirit,” and (2) lots of stress about travel, family, last-minute work, and other holiday hassles....
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Chill out, don’t bug out: Your best ways to prep for stress

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re heading toward an epic bio exam, that history lit review isn’t going to write itself, and the student government meeting lasted forever because the phantom glitter-bomber is...
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Mind your mind: Touching a soap bubble with a feather

Ever notice that more stuff seems to happen in the first few weeks of school than in the next six months? So many people to meet and events to check out and flavors of...
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Weight vs. wellness: Which goals work for your health?

Rate this article and enter to winHow do you feel about your body? And how is that perspective working for you? Body weight and body image are among the most challenging and perplexing health...
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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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Your introvert advantage and how to use it

Rate this article and enter to winMost of us can be introvert-ish, at least sometimes. In a recent survey by Student Health 101, 25 percent of students who responded identified as full-on introverts, and...
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Why not me?: Jealousy, envy, & how to tell the difference

Rate this article and enter to winEnvy and jealousy are deeply painful emotions. They bring a debilitating sense of woundedness and powerlessness. It is normal to experience these feelings from time to time, but...
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What’s up, sugar? Quiz: Sugar’s about to get real

Rate this article and enter to winSugar is confusing on so many levels. Is it natural to the product or added—and does that matter for our health? (Yes, up to a point.) Why don’t...
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The no-burnout guide to busy

Rate this article and enter to winWe all start the semester with noble intentions and big ideas about self-discipline—yet within weeks, many of us are pleading for extra time on assignments or skipping sleep...
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25 things college students wish they’d known sooner

Rate this article and enter to winFind your place & your people1. “Enjoy all of your ‘firsts.’ Don’t worry about not knowing the city, what you’re getting into, or who to ask advice from....