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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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Suicide prevention: What to do when a friend needs help

Rate this article and enter to winHave you been worried about a friend or family member who is increasingly withdrawn, behaving recklessly, or hinting at self-harm? Being a student means joining a community—and within...
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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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Just dance: 7 reasons to bust a move

Rate this article and enter to winWhether we’re jamming to Wiz Khalifa, rocking out to Walk the Moon, or foxtrotting with our beloved, dance makes us feel physically and emotionally revitalized. And any time...
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Are we best friends for life (BFFLs) or frenemies?

Rate this article and enter to winAll relationships have their ups and downs, and it’s normal to have disagreements with friends on occasion. But if someone demands a lot of your energy or leaves...
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Give your heart on Valentine’s Day

More than 120,000 people in the US are waiting for an organ: parents, children, college students, grandparents, and others. By signing up to be an organ donor, you have the power to save a...
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Profile of a friend: How to be an ally to survivors of sexual assault

Rate this article and enter to winNo one wants to think that our friends, family members, or acquaintances might have been sexually assaulted or abused. Yet statistics suggest we all know survivors, whether or...
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Active listener or problem solver? How to help friends through tough times

Rate this article and enter to winMost of us have had someone we’re close to struggle through a rough patch. Wanting to help the person feel better, we may try to offer a quick...
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The art of active listening

Rate this article and enter to winWhen it comes to getting the most out your education, effective listening is a crucial skill to have. But when else do you need to be opening your...
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Make your time count: Keeping friends and family part of the equation

Rate this article and enter to winWhen school is a big priority, it can be challenging to find time to spend with friends and family. But studies show that spending time with loved ones...