Tag: health and wellness

Caffeine Cravings: What to Choose, What to Avoid

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Student, Ohio University

Caffeine will be your hero many times throughout your college life, but beware--it has a dark side. read more

Dealing With Stress as a College Student: Advice and Fun Sites to Take a Break With

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When you feel like you're about to tear your hair out, take a breath, and deal with your stress using the tips, advice, and resources below. read more

Energy Drinks: Harmful or Helpful?

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Senior Assistant Editor, Carnegie Communications

If someone were to tell you that energy drinks are similar to unfiltered cigarettes, would you still drink them? Consuming an excess of these sugary drinks combined with lack of sleep, stress, and alcohol is a dangerous combination. read more

How International Students Can Fight Jet Lag

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Associate Producer, Boston Science Communications

As jet-setting international students, it's easy to believe that hopping international time zones has become an intuitive life skill--that conquering the natural ebb and flows of our circadian rhythms is just another task--like learning how to drive a car. But no matter how often I travel, that untimely wave of drowsiness or alertness manages to interrupt my efforts to acclimate without fail. read more

Cheap Thrills: Tips On Grocery Shopping For Less

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DJ and News Commentator, WTBU; Blogger and Journalist

For most college students buying groceries every week is not a concern because dining plans, for the most part, provide their daily nourishment. But for students who may not have meal plan, shopping for food can sometimes break the bank and be a little difficult too. read more

What NOT to Do the Week Before You Take the SAT or ACT

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Director of Business Development, Triumph College Admissions (TCA)

Take care of yourself physically and mentally the final week before test day. If you're not used to eating healthy and getting at least eight hours of sleep then it may be difficult for you to do, but it's worth it. read more

How to Avoid the Freshman 15

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Educational Consultant, Research Psychologist, and Writer

Most students gain weight when they are in college. Some research points to a natural growth spurt that happens during those years, and others say the pizza-gorging, soda-guzzling, sedentary affinities of the college freshman is to blame. Maybe it's a little of both. read more

International Student Orientation: What's Next?

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Dean of International Services and Programs, University of Oklahoma

The steps to adjusting when you arrive for university abroad. read more

The Top 10 Myths About Attending University in America

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Director, International Student Services, Pepperdine University

Many students who come to study in America have expectations about campus life shaped by television and movies, or by offhand comments from well-meaning friends and family. Here's the truth behind some of the most common myths. read more

Nutrition for Athletes

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Eat the right foods for maximum sports performance. read more