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Your body on exercise

Here are five reasons your body loves physical activity—whether dancing, swimming, playing a sport, walking, biking, or visiting the gym: Regular exercise can act as a cognitive enhancer, promoting creativity. The National Institutes of Health report...
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Love your body

Rate this article and enter to winAccording to a 2006 study, the average American encounters 5,000 advertisements in one day. Many of these messages revolve around looking “better,” and influence just about everyone.Sadly, poor...
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(Emotionally) safer sex

Sexual relationships involve emotional vulnerability. We asked more than 300 students how they feel about this and how they protect themselves from potential hurt.1 in 3 students (67 percent) pointed to the value of...
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Understanding self-injury and how to cope with emotional pain

Rate this article and enter to win Deliberately hurting oneself is among those human behaviors that seem baffling and counter-intuitive from the outside. And a common fear of those engaged in this type of behavior...
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Bring home the gold: Olympic workouts you can do anywhere

Rate this article and enter to winThis year, top athletes will gather together in Sochi, Russia to compete in the 22nd Winter Olympic Games, and over a third of the respondents to a recent...
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Raise your STI-Q

Which sexually transmitted infection (STI) is making a comeback?What’s up?Syphilis rates. They’ve nearly doubled since 2005, and approached 17,000 new cases in 2013, says the CDC.In whom?Men (90 percent of cases)—especially men who have...
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Find and leverage your emotional strengths

Rate this article and enter to winThe skills and resources people have for overcoming challenges and supporting themselves and others are essential to success. However, they are sometimes overlooked, in favor of focusing on...
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Balancing school and rest-of-life: How to set and defend your boundaries

Rate this article and enter to winJuggling full-time school and full-time life? Join the club. At the same time as handling classes, instructors, and assignments, we’re dealing with family, keeping up with our friends,...
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Online learner? How to make distance learning work for you

Rate this article and enter to winWhen you take classes online, you may feel disconnected from the college community. You’re not right there on location. You may be significantly older or younger than your...
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Keep your weekend busy…but free

Rate this article and enter to winAs students, we feel constant pressure to save, manage, and budget our money. While there are all kinds of issues and events that require us to spend, the...