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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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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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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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You up? Tips for better sleep

Nov. 8, 2019

If you’ve experienced late nights and early mornings, feeling tired can seem like just another part of the college experience. But sleep is vital to our overall health—research shows that getting 7-9 hours of sleep every night makes a big difference for our mood, metabolism, memory, immune system and more...

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3 tips for staying healthy before finals

Nov. 8, 2019

Finals season can be stressful but if we don’t feel our best, it can cause our stress levels to rise even more. Here are a few tips to help you feel your best and stay healthy in preparation for finals. Get vaccinated Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to...

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How to make the most of your time at the gym

Nov. 8, 2019

It can be challenging to fit exercise into our busy schedules. Between classes, work, social events and studying it may seem like there just isn’t enough time in the day to hit the gym. If this sounds familiar, it may be time for a refresh. Here are four ways to...

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It doesn't have to be awkward: How to discuss STIs with your partner

Did you know the most common symptom is no symptom at all? Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be a difficult topic to discuss with our partners. While it may feel like an awkward subject, it doesn't have to be. Get tips for starting the conversation.