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You Should Listen to Your Body

Winter is coming, and no, I am not talking about Game of Thrones. For some of us, this means we’re on the downhill side of the semester. Midterms are ending, and finals are in the near future. ...

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3 Simple Snacks for That Sweet Tooth

You might be trying to stay away from sweets, but then you get that craving. Sometimes it's okay to indulge a little.

These three recipes may make the difference so you don't go to a fast ...

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Group B  Strep Throat: A Mini-Horror Story

Up until 2014 I had a perfect record at the dentist. I was always a member of the “No Decay Club,” my dentist’s club for patients without cavities, and flossed and brushed like they told me ...

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Gender Drinking Gap Is Closing

Congrats fellow women! We have all but closed the gender drinking gap.1 It looks like all those wine nights watching "The Bachelor" were contributing to the greater good. It's true ...

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How to Handle Situations With a Bad Roommate

I have had the ultimate roommate experience. I mean, I shared a womb with someone! In other words, I am a twin. How could anything else compare? We have shared a bedroom our entire 21 years. ...

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10 Things That May Help You Stay Focused on School

I am one of those students that has been in school for six years. When I first started school, I had an extremely difficult time balancing all of the things in my life at the time. I constantly ...

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companion app

After seeing movies like The Call and Taken, it is hard not to feel paranoid when walking alone to your car or exploring an unfamiliar city with your best friend. We can’t ...

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On Surviving Game Day

How to Survive Game Day

Football season is just around the corner, and for some of us it begins this weekend. There’s nothing like game day for college students — ritual chants, getting decked out in school colors, ...

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superfoods for stress relief

When we’re feeling stressed out, all we ever seem to crave is unhealthy comfort food to help ease the worries. I mean, stressed spelled backwards is desserts for a reason, right? However, junk ...

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rio

Rio Health Concerns

As the 2016 Olympics kick off for the summer, the excitement for the competition is palpable throughout the air, but it’s hard to overlook the many health concerns that have risen in Rio. Here ...

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5 IUD Myths Debunked

Intrauterine devices, more commonly known as IUDs, are a popular contraceptive device amongst women when it comes to choosing a form ...

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cup of tea

Admit it, you’re a coffee addict, but have you ever considered switching over to tea? Whether you take your tea iced or hot, it can be an extremely healthy alternative to your normal cup of ...

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girl on plane

Sleeping is arguably the best pastime when you’re on board a lengthy flight. However, that is definitely easier said than done. There are a plethora of things working against you when it comes ...

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summer fruit in season

On a hot summer day, a bite into a piece of succulent fruit can help battle the heat just as well as an ice cold glass of lemonade. When it comes to seasonal fruits, here are some of the best ...

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Couple Hugging

Maybe you heard it from a peer in your middle school days, from an older sibling, or a parent just not ready to explain sex to you yet. Whatever the case, there's plenty of myths surrounding sex. ...

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sleep paralysis

Have you ever heard of sleep paralysis? It can be exactly as scary as it sounds. It happens when a person passes between the stages of being awake and sleeping and the result of this is feeling ...

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Couple Heart Around The Sun

Love Under The Sun Sign

There are a number of factors that determine the reasons as to why you are attracted to someone, but more often than not, it is their ...

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Will the Pull-out Method Really Work?

If you have intercourse with someone who has a penis, perhaps you have heard of the “pull-out” or “withdrawal method.”This is a technique that some people believe will protect them against ...

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Couple in Bed

It’s no secret that the anatomy of men and women differ greatly, but how does this impact your sex life? There’s a reason as to why your guy is sleepy or needs a break after sex when you’re ready ...

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Girl dreaming

After waking up from a vivid dream, we are sometimes left wondering if it had some sort of deeper meaning. More often than not, they connect with a very personal part of us considering they ...

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Kissing Couple

Choosing the right form of birth control for you can be a difficult process that involves a lot of research and trial and error. I was on birth control pills before I made the switch to the ...

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Night Sky

Are You a Cusp Sign?

You probably know your astrology sign, but have you ever heard of a cusp sign? Could you possibly be one of these so called cusp signs? You are a cusp sign if you are born a couple of days from ...

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couple on the beach

Summer has finally arrived, and for many of us that means a break from school, stress, and opens up some much needed free time. For those of us in relationships, summer gives us the perfect ...

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Couple

How do you know when it’s the right time to move in with your significant other? You know that you love your partner and want to spend as much time with them as possible, but you still need to ...

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Anxiety

My Anxiety Diary

In high school I was diagnosed with depression. From then, I was off and on medications but stayed off of them until I was leaving for college. My doctor prescribed me a medication that deals ...

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Apps to Manage anxiety

For those that struggle with anxiety on a regular basis, it can seem exceptionally difficult to find peace in a world otherwise plagued with impending stress. I downloaded six apps made to help ...

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Morning person

Mornings can be daunting, especially the getting out of bed part, but research shows that early-risers are more likely to be more successful and optimistic throughout their day. Planning your ...

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Gun

Today public shootings are not something that is uncommon in the United States. Tragic events like the death of Christina Grimmie on June 11 and the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub on ...

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When Teenagers in Love Move in Together

My boyfriend and I started dating when I was 17 and he was 18 in April 2011. I was a junior in high school and he was a senior. As soon as we starting dating we became best friends and were ...

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Pregnant woman

Most of us have experienced a pregnancy scare at some point in our lives, whether it was from missing your period one month or having to replay the night over and over to make sure he actually ...

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Girl

5 Ways to Tackle Anxiety

Change happens. Opportunities arise and sometimes you know you have to take them, even if they put you out of your comfort zone. Along with new and exciting changes can come stress and ...

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first date

Stress is like an avocado. It’s natural, and best digested in moderation. Too much stress can harm a body and mind, just like too many avocados can lead to weight gain. But we all need stress just ...

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brain food

When it comes to your mental health, there are many things that one can do to help benefit their brain, including eating. Here are some foods that you can add to your grocery list to better ...

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birth control pills

You slipped up and missed a birth control pill. Now what do you do? First things first, don’t panic. There are steps you can take to make sure you’re not at risk for an unintended pregnancy. A ...

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meal prep

Meal prepping can be time-consuming and expensive if it is not planned well, but if done right, it can help you eat healthier, save you cooking time during the week and help you stay on a ...

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study

Finals are such a difficult part of everyone’s life. The unnecessarily long essays, multiple choice questions, and fill in the blanks bring thousands of young people into a serious mode of ...

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acne

Acne is something that many people deal with. According to the American Academy of dermatology, up to 50 million people can be affected by acne each year. Causes for acne can come from anything ...

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zodiac

We all battle with stress from time to time, but what exactly does our zodiac sign have to do with this? Why does my Aries boyfriend totally stress out over things that don’t even phase my best ...

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yoga

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easy meals

Cooking is fun, but when you’re on a budget, it can be difficult making every meal that we see. Here are some dishes that will satisfy your taste buds without making you ...

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Festival season

It’s that time of year again, your favorite music festivals are right around the corner. It can be hard to stay healthy at these shows though, with fried food around every corner and the sun ...

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stress

Stress can come from many places. Whether it's stress from college, work or home life the last thing you want to worry about when you’re trying to relieve that stress is your finances. You ...

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7 Apps To Track Your Period

Keeping track of our time of ...

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relaxation apps

We are all prone to stress, and left unmanaged it can take a serious toll on our health. It is necessary to set aside time for ourselves to ease our minds and bodies. Fortunately, stress relief ...

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yoga

It seems as if everyone is doing yoga. People are taking advantage of the practice not only for health benefits but also for their own enjoyment. While you may have heard of the vinyasa or ...

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iPhone Night Shift

 

 

Many of us keep our iPhones or iPads nearby when we sleep. Whether it be for last minute social media and email checks before bed, or our alarm for the following ...

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