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Study drugs: 5 things to consider

Nov. 25, 2019

It’s that time of year again: finals. As we prepare to bunker down in the library and finish strong, it may seem tempting to use study drugs as an aid. While stimulants and other drugs have become popular study tools, there are a few things you should consider before using...

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5 winter break survival tips

Nov. 23, 2019

For many of us, winter break brings much needed relief, but it can also be a source of stress or anxiety. Whether you’re celebrating traditions, visiting with family, ringing in the New Year or just enjoying time at home, here are a few tips to help you survive winter break...

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How to beat the break-up blues

Nov. 22, 2019

The end of a relationship – whether it lasted for weeks, months or years - can leave us feeling upset and uneasy about what comes next. In fact, research shows that the pain from a break-up can activate pain receptors in our brain the same way that physical injuries do...

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How to support a friend through tough times

Nov. 21, 2019

Traumatic events happen every day, and CU Boulder is not exempt. The way we respond to a survivor matters—our response can influence a friend’s decision to seek out further help and can affect their healing process. In many cases people want to help, but they may not know how to...

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What to do if you’re feeling sick

Nov. 20, 2019

The end of the semester is almost here, and that means it’s also cold and flu season. While the final stretch of the semester can be stressful, it may seem worse when we aren’t feeling our best. If you get sick this season, here are some tips to help you...

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Healthy Buffs: 5 tips for stressing less this week

Nov. 20, 2019

The right amount of stress can keep us motivated, but too much of it can take a toll on our physical and mental health. It’s important to find healthy ways to manage stress, especially during finals and the holidays. Here’s our quick guide to stressing less this week. Plan your...

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Healthy Buffs: How to fuel your way through finals

Nov. 18, 2019

Whether you have papers, presentations or exams coming up, finals are demanding on our minds and bodies. Eating healthy snacks and getting physically active can help us improve our retention of information, energy levels, concentration and stress levels. Here are some great snack and activity ideas to keep you fueled,...

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Healthy Buffs: Having tough conversations

Spending time with family can be as stressful as it is enjoyable. As we make the transition home, we can sometimes find ourselves having important conversations that can be uncomfortable. Here are some tips to help you get through a tough conversation this holiday season.

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How to stay healthy when traveling

Nov. 16, 2019

Fall break is just around the corner and for some of us that means travel. Whether you’re heading out of town by car, bus, train or plane, there are a few things you should keep in mind to stay healthy when traveling. Sleep Between jumping time zones and hauling luggage,...

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Healthy Buffs: Healthy, Cheap and Easy Meals

Nov. 15, 2019

There is nothing like a warm, home cooked meal on a chilly Colorado day. These recipes are not only crowd pleasers with minimal clean-up, but wallet pleasers as well! Sweet potato boats ($1.86 per serving) Sweet potatoes are a fantastic source of fiber as well as vitamins B and C...