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Organize your study space to maximize your time

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re ready to study, for real this time. You sit at your desk and rub the ache at the back of your neck. Your phone chirps. Your friend...
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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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Understanding depression: A student’s journey

Rate this article and enter to winFeeling down lately? Depressed? Or are you worried about a persistently despondent friend or family member? You’re not alone. How to handle your own depression and help others...
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How to look tan without a tanning bed

Rate this article and enter to winWhatever your natural skin color, you may have strong views about tanning (for or against). Here’s what turned things around for a first-year graduate student at Rutgers University,...
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The many faces of depression: How to recognize warning signs

Rate this article and enter to winMost people sometimes feel sad or anxious, with these feelings passing within a day or so. So how do you know if someone needs help? When a person...
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3 steps to bounce back from an academic setback

Rate this article and enter to winSometimes grades and academic performance don’t come out as planned. What can you do if you receive a less-than-ideal grade? The first step is to recognize that it’s...
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Drained?: How to sync your sleep & life

Rate this article and enter to winHave you ever struggled to stay awake in your 9 a.m. class or early morning meeting, and wondered why? Let’s say you slept for six hours—below the recommended...
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Stress effects: Understanding your body’s reaction to tension

Rate this article and enter to winYou may be familiar with how you feel emotionally when under a lot of pressure: overwhelmed, agitated, or depressed. But stress can also manifest in physical ways, for...
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The new smoking scene: What does it mean for you?

Rate this article and enter to winWhoever said “life is measured by the moments that take your breath away” probably wasn’t talking about cigarettes. Or about other features of the contemporary smoking scene, like...
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4 steps to successful finals

Rate this article and enter to winIn a recent Student Health 101 survey, more than 80 percent of students agreed that the end of the semester is more stressful for them than any other...