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Smoke and stress: Break the link

Rate this article and enter to winFor more than 35 years, Cindy W., a 50-year-old student at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, smoked about a pack a day.“I smoked for stress relief,” she says....
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Up in smoke: Marijuana laws and why they matter

Rate this article and enter to winWhat is marijuana legalization to you? Is it largely a health issue, a criminal matter, or a question of personal choice? Is medical marijuana a miracle or a...
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The academic hangover: How your brain is affected by drinking

Rate this article and enter to winAfter a long, hard day some of us look forward to unwinding with a drink or two. No big deal. We’re over the legal drinking age. We can...
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With someone who drank too much? How you can help

Rate this article and enter to winWe all know this scenario: You’re out with your friends and everyone is enjoying themselves—swaying to the music, unwinding, and perhaps throwing back a few drinks. But you...
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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? Responsibilties increasing? Halfway through this semester, you may be wondering how you’ll make it all happen. As a pharmacologist who works with students,...
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Do you drink?: Exploring the reasons behind your choices

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re probably familiar with stories about college drinking, but have you ever given much thought to why you choose to drink alcohol or not? The latest research offers...
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The power of placebo: Is it the alcohol – or is it partly in...

Rate this article and enter to winThe minimum legal age for drinking alcohol in the US is 21.Anyone who has tried alcohol knows that it affects how we feel, communicate, and behave. After a...
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Opioid epidemic: What it looks like, what it means, & what to do

Rate this article and enter to winWhat do you know about opioid abuse and addiction? Take our quiz to see how your knowledge compares to other students’, and find answers to questions like these:...
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Are you a social engineer?: 4 ways to use your powers for good

Rate this article and enter to winFeel like throwing a party? If so, you’ll play an important role in shaping the social culture of your community. Party throwers are the social engineers who design...
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The gritty truth behind cigars and chewing tobacco

Rate this article and enter to winMost people know about the addictive qualities and cancer risks of cigarettes, but what about cigars and chewing tobacco?Cigars One cigar contains 5–17 grams of tobacco. That can be...