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Apps + podcasts we love: Sleep Cycle alarm clock

Alexis A., third-year undergraduate, University of Maryland “The idea of getting adequate and restful sleep is somewhat laughable for college students. Between all-nighter study sessions, binge-watching favorite shows, and trying to maintain some kind of...
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Stress much? Try this 30-second, in-the-moment mindfulness trick

Rate this article and enter to winWhat’s your favorite thing about school? If you said “the exams,” you’re either Hermione Granger or you’re an anomaly. I’m done with school now and free of academic...
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Wake & meditate: Your guide to a mindful morning

Rate this article and enter to winIn my last post, we talked about how to meditate and why it’s pretty much the best thing ever (in a nutshell: less stress and anxiety, more calm,...
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Expert tips for (finally) achieving work-life balance

Rate this article and enter to winYou wear a lot of hats. You’ve got your student hat, your work hat, your family hat, and your fedora. No? OK, scratch that last one if you...
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Meditation is having a moment. Here’s how (and why) to join in

Rate this article and enter to winEmma Watson meditates. Katy Perry and LeBron James meditate. Jon Krop meditates. (OK, that last one is me, but still.) Trendy meditation studios are opening in major US...
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Sleep debt might be the reason you’re always tired—here’s how to avoid it

Rate this article and enter to winWhen you’re all revved up for your new coursework, it’s easy to skip sleep in favor of diving into your reading. OK, it’s easy to skip sleep in...
Ask the doc: “How can I stay awake while studying?”

Ask the doc: “How can I stay awake while studying?”

"Is there anything I can do to prevent falling asleep while studying?"—Larry C., Pennsylvania State UniversityShort answer: Yes.Longer answer: For some background, there are two common causes for the phenomenon you describe: sleep debt...
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Thing of the month: Alarmy (Sleep If U Can)

Vishal Kummetha,second-year graduate student, University of Kansas“If you can’t jump out of bed in the morning (e.g., most people?), this app is for you. It’s a creative alarm system that requires you to be...
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Bliss out, don’t miss out: The joy and solace of sleep

 Rate this article and enter to winMost of us adore and crave sleep. When we asked hundreds of you what you’d love to be doing right now, sleeping ranked second—behind only “being with someone...
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How to stretch your way to better sleep

Rate this article and enter to winJust as you crawl into bed, you remember that you forgot to finish your reading (now you’ll need to wake up early to do it). Then you start...