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5 ways to stay active during Maymester

May 22, 2018

Welcome to Maymester, Buffs! For some students this time of year means taking classes, and for others it means the start of summer. But no matter what you’re up to this Maymester, you’re invited to stay active with The Rec.

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Sink into summer reading with these book recommendations

May 10, 2018

Summer is all about relaxation, adventure and reading for pleasure, simply for the joy of it! Here are recommendations from some of the library's subject specialists, and a title from one of CU Boulder's own.

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Podcast: Humor expert discusses April Fools' Day

March 29, 2018

Associate Professor Peter McGraw reflects on the darker history of April Fools' Day and his theory on what makes something funny.

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Daunted by spring cleaning? Blame your brain, professor says

March 27, 2018

There's a reason it's difficult to get started on spring cleaning: The brain is wired to be very cautious and conservative in starting big projects.

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8 good reads for spring break

March 21, 2018

Spring break is an ideal time to relax, refresh ... and read! Consider picking up one of these librarian recommendations. Rediscover the joy of reading something that isn't on a syllabus, part of your research or office work.

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Healthy Buffs: Let's talk about STI testing

Feb. 28, 2018

When we talk about sexual health, many of us may get a little uncomfortable. But it doesn’t have to be this way; if we aren't afraid to talk about getting the flu or strep throat, we can talk about our health below the belt.

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Building a sustainable lifestyle one habit at a time

Feb. 21, 2018

Whether it's remembering to recycle, biking more often or learning to grow food, here are five ways the science of creating effective habits can help you live a more sustainable life.

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Healthy Buffs: How to help a friend with disordered eating

Feb. 21, 2018

Eating disorders can be hard to talk about, especially when you're concerned about a friend. See tips for talking with a friend who might be struggling, as well as where to find support.

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Campus clinic addresses communication changes, challenges for people of all ages

Feb. 7, 2018

Open to all, the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic can help a child who's having trouble learning, a transgender adult navigating voice changes, a concussion survivor in need of a cognitive evaluation and others such as stroke and Parkinson's patients.

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Healthy Buffs: 5 steps to staying healthy this spring

Jan. 24, 2018

Viruses such as the flu and common cold can last 7–10 days. And since antibiotics typically don’t work for viruses, it’s all about staying as healthy as possible. So how do we do it?

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