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Smoke and stress: Break the link

Rate this article and enter to winFor more than 35 years, Cindy W., a 50-year-old student at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, smoked about a pack a day.“I smoked for stress relief,” she says....
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Suicide prevention: What to do when a friend needs help

Rate this article and enter to winHave you been worried about a friend or family member who is increasingly withdrawn, behaving recklessly, or hinting at self-harm? Being a student means joining a community—and within...
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When is alcohol a problem? How to talk about lower-risk drinking choices

Rate this article and enter to winMost students make healthy decisions when it comes to drinking alcohol, including the more than 20 percent who didn’t drink at all in the last 30 days, according...
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4 reasons to prioritize laughter

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It takes time: Finding your way through grief and loss

Rate this article and enter to winGrief is an emotion that doesn’t often get talked about. It might seem private or you might not know how to support someone experiencing it. Though many students...
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Edible stress busters

You’re approaching the end of the academic year and may be feeling the pressure of school, work, and home life. That means stress—and sometimes comfort foods. Although sweets stimulate the short-term release of serotonin,...
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How to manage stress now

Rate this article and enter to winAs fall winds down and the end of this semester finally comes into focus, you may be near the end of your rope in terms of managing stress....
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Independent studies: Getting support along the way

Rate this article and enter to winDo you feel like a satellite adrift in space? Has your closest companion become a pipette or do you barely remember your school logo until you log into...

The gritty truth behind cigars and chewing tobacco

Rate this article and enter to winMost people know about the addictive qualities and cancer risks of cigarettes, but what about cigars and chewing tobacco?Cigars One cigar contains 5–17 grams of tobacco. That can be...
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How to be happy: Why your experiences matter most

Rate this article and enter to winWhen stress runs high and cash runs low, it’s reassuring to know that our experiences, not our possessions, are our main source of happiness. The emotional boost we...