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Tame the tension: Science-backed ways to talk it out

Rate this article and enter to win How often are you baffled by someone’s refusal to share (or even see) your point of view? As a species, humans aren’t terribly effective at changing other people’s...
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Students get real about race—and how to help each other

Rate this article and enter to winIn a recent survey by SH101, close to 1,000 students described incidents of racial bias that they’ve observed or experienced, usually in school. We asked students and experts...
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Drinking? The science of the buzz and how you can control it

 The science of drinking: How to make it work better for youIf you drink alcohol or have spent time around others who choose to drink, you’re likely familiar with the relaxed, chatty buzz that may...
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Let’s talk about sex: How to share what you both want

Rate this article and enter to winWhat makes a romantic or sexual encounter great? What do people want out of something “simple”? Everyone has their own answers—like physical pleasure, feeling connected to their partner,...
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Disability?: How to work with your school to get what you need

Rate this article and enter to winIf you have a disability, has it affected your ability to engage in a course? Data collected by the American College Health Association (2015) suggests that most students...
Building a better community: How & why to work the small stuff

Building a better community: How & why to work the small stuff

Rate this article and enter to winWhen we talk about sex and romance in our communities, we need to go holistic. This means recognizing the attitudes, assumptions, and expectations that we bring to our...
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This V-day, give the gift of mindful communication

Jamal knows why he and his girlfriend have problems: “I bottle up my feelings.” Monique says the fights with her roommate happened because “we weren’t bringing up the small issues regularly.” Dominic and his...
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6 ways to survive & thrive in a group project

Rate this article and enter to winGroup projects: a slacker’s dream, or a perfectionist’s idea of cruel and unusual punishment? Like it or not, a group project may well be in your not-too-distant future,...
What if everyday choices were treated like sexual consent?

What if everyday choices were treated like sexual consent?

Rate this article and enter to winConsent isn’t complicated. But when it comes to sexual consent, some people suggest that it is. If understanding consent were truly so difficult, here’s what our everyday lives...
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Why is everyone talking about student sexual assault?

Rate this article and enter to winThe evidence is clear: Sexual assault and coercion are common in higher education, and have been for decades. Why have we taken so long to see it?In part,...