Two friends sitting in the woods, talking.

How to be a Buff: Supporting a friend after a traumatic experience

When upsetting things happen and people need someone to talk to, they usually turn to a friend, roommate or someone they trust. Here are some ways you can support a friend after a traumatic experience.

Bowl of ramen noodles in broth with eggs, seaweed and bok choy

4 easy meal upgrades to try

Looking for easy ways to spice up your meals? Try these simple upgrades.

Girl holding a box vape while exhaling vapor on a cold day.

5 things everyone should know about vaping

While vaping can serve as an alternative to cigarette smoking, it still poses inherent risks, especially for young adults. If you choose to vape, here are 5 things you should know.

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5 ways to make it through September

As we spend more time at home, it’s important to practice self-care, make time for fun and remain hopeful. Here are a few things you can do to make it through September.

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4 things to look forward to this weekend

Sept. 22, 2020

Looking for something to do this weekend while remaining physically distant? Here are 4 things to look forward to.

Garlic kale ricotta pizza

4 easy recipes to try this month

While healthy eating—and healthy budgeting—look different for everyone, there's something pretty great about a meal that hits all our macronutrients (carbs, fats, protein) and costs just a couple bucks per serving.


Drinking and sex: Tricky questions (and surprising answers)

Sometimes drinking can lead to unintended consequences (like hooking up with your roommate or kissing your ex). Navigating sex can be complicated, especially if alcohol or other drugs are involved. Here are answers to some of the trickier questions around drinking and sex. What is consent and how is it...

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How to be a Buff: Supporting yourself and your friends with mental health

Whatever you may be going through, it’s important to show yourself and others compassion through this process. Here are some things you can do to support yourself and your fellow Buffs with mental health.

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Quarantine vs. isolation: What’s the difference?

Quarantine and isolation can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know about the differences between quarantine and isolation.

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Where to find support for mental health as a grad student

As a grad student, your daily schedule can sometimes feel overwhelming, as you make an effort to balance coursework with teaching, employment, friends, family and other responsibilities. As a result, it can feel like there’s not enough time to take care of yourself. To help better meet the needs of...