How To Fight Depression In College

The Blues…we all get them. Being away at college and on your own for the first time can make the blues even more apparent. Whether you’re feeling homesick, are down about a relationship/friendship or are just in a funk, you’re not alone. Most students will feel blue at some point in their year, especially as a freshman.The trick is findin...

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Sick in College and Away From Home

So you have tried your absolute hardest to avoid the virus-ridden people on your floor, and you’ve been popping vitamin C every day like it’s your job, but somehow you have still managed to catch the bug that’s been passed around your classmates all quarter.  Now that you are sick in college and miserable, it dawns on you that your mothe...

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How To Manage Stress in College

“College was the best four years of my life.” This is a cliché that unfortunately isn’t true for every student attending a university. According to Nami.org, “More than 40 percent of college students have felt more than an average amount of stress within the past 12 months.” This excess stress could be due to a lack o...

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Easy Dorm Recipes

So you’re sick of eating in the dining hall, but have no motivation to cook a “real meal.” Have no fear, you can make easy dorm recipes from the comfort of your room! All you need is a few key ingredients (that you probably keep in your mini fridge anyway) and a handy dandy microwave. Now I know that not everyone is on board with the microw...

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Getting Fat in College

Weight gain during college is so typical that the “Freshman 15” has become a commonly known phrase.  But if you start college with the necessary knowledge, tools, and determination,  and make a concerted effort, you can avert the seemingly inevitable weight gain.  Read more... Eat mindfully.  Are you paying attention to what you’...

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Staying Healthy In The Dorms

It’s inevitable; you’re going to get a nasty cold while living in the dorms. Illnesses spread like wildfire in dorms and there is no way to fully avoid the inevitable. But there are ways to avoid frequent bouts of sickness. Living in cramped quarters leads to quick spread of germs and bacteria that can infect everyone. Especially sharing a comm...

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Maintaining Healthy Skin in College

A very close friend of mine encountered skin issues during her freshmen year of college. Her skin was typically clear and radiant, the picture of healthy skin. It looked almost as if she drank eight glasses of water a day without missing a sip. But freshmen year caused her to be faced with several breakouts on her face that she did not know how to ...

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How to Survive College with an Alternative Eating Lifestyle

It’s hard enough stomaching on-campus meal options as a typical college student. However, when you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or have a gluten allergy, eating on campus can create an even bigger conflict. Four college students shared their input and experience related to eating on-campus, and they also provided advice for students with alternati...

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