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How to hang in there when it feels like too much

Rate this article and enter to winSome call college the best time of your life. It can also be the most stressful. Is it worth it? Yes. Now more than ever, you need a...
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The parent pop quiz: Helpful, hands-off, or helicopter?

Rate this article and enter to winIs your parent or guardian helpful, hands-off, or helicopter? And what effect is that having on your college experience? Take our quiz, track your score, and click on...
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What is plagiarism, and who did I copy this from?

Ever read something and thought, “That’s brilliant! I’ll use that in my paper!” No harm, no foul, right? Wrong. Copy someone else’s work, and you’ve broken a major rule in writing—and it could earn...
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The body as a canvas: Choosing if body art is right for you

Rate this article and enter to winWhen Kelsey Rogers got the opportunity to become a tattoo artist, she didn’t have any tattoos. But even then, she realized that for many people, the decision to...
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Ask a pharmacologist: Can I take something to boost my brain?

Rate this article and enter to winAssignments accumulating? Exams coming up? Halfway through this semester, you may be wondering how you’ll make it all happen. As a pharmacologist on a large campus, I routinely...
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On your honor: How to achieve academic integrity

Rate this article and enter to winIn the spring of 2011, Alyse C., now a fifth-year student at University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, was struggling in one of her marketing classes. “I just...
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The 4 keys to college courses

Rate this article and enter to winGrades not what you expected? You’re not alone. I see countless students each semester who have that shocked look on their faces when they get their first midterm...
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Let’s get cooking: 4 basic techniques you need to know

Rate this article and enter to winEnjoying simple, tasty meals in a dorm or apartment is more manageable than you might think. The best part is, you don’t need anything fancy to make it...
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What makes us creative—and what kind of creative?

Find your typeCreativity is hot in psychology research, and researchers are finding creative ways to explore it. They’ve shown that openness to experience is the key personality trait associated with creativity. But what does...
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Creative kitchen solutions: Tips for making meals using any tool

Rate this article and enter to winIn the 1980s, the TV show MacGyver introduced Americans to a new action-adventure hero. MacGyver was a master improviser: Need to fix a blown fuse with a gum...