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Meditation is having a moment. Here’s how (and why) to join in

Rate this article and enter to winEmma Watson meditates. Katy Perry and LeBron James meditate. Jon Krop meditates. (OK, that last one is me, but still.) Trendy meditation studios are opening in major US...
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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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Chill out, don’t bug out: Your best ways to prep for stress

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re dealing with an epic family saga, your dissertation proposal isn’t going to write itself, and the town hall meeting lasted forever because the phantom trash-can thief is...
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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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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, 26 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 term 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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23 things students wish they’d known sooner

Rate this article and enter to winSeek support & use it1. “Before you start school, set up your support system, e.g. who’s going to babysit or give you rides.”—First-year student, College of the Desert, California 2. “You...
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How to handle a passive-aggressive roommate: Even if it’s you

Rate this article and enter to winA housemate getting passive-aggressive can make you want to move time zones away. You may be familiar with sneak attacks by roommates, like procrastinating on emptying the trash,...