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Technology

Make the most of your day: Using technology to maximize your time

Rate this article and enter to winTechnology is often considered a distraction for college students, especially in the world of social media, which often ends up being a way to waste time. However, other...
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Self-care for colds

The “common” cold can be caused by over 200 viruses. Since there’s no cure, focus on alleviating your symptoms. They usually last between a week and 10 days and include: Sore throat, cough Stuffy nose, sneezing,...
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Water wars

Is your fancy bottled water any better than plain old tap water? Nope. Bottled “spring” or “mineral” water, just like tap water, is collected from a natural wellspring in the ground. And a quarter...
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Young Americans reinvent spirituality and religion

Young adults in the US are increasingly likely to identify with more than one religious or spiritual tradition. One in five college students who responded to a recent Student Health 101 survey considered themselves multifaith, meaning...
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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...
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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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National minority health month

April is National Minority Health Month, a time for publicly grappling with the health disparities that affect racial and ethnic minorities.What is a health disparity?A health disparity is “a type of health difference that...
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World day for cultural diversity for dialogue and development

May 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, a global event established by the United Nations in 2002. It’s an opportunity to deepen our understanding of diverse cultural values and to...
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Lifting the haze on hazing

More than half of students involved in clubs, teams, and organizations experience hazing, according to StopHazing.org, a hazing prevention and research initiative based at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Hazing is any...
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Spring break safety

Here are tips for enjoying school break safely: Bring sunscreen of at least SPF 15 and reapply often. If you choose to consume alcohol, pace yourself and make sure you know what’s in your drinks. Plan...