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Get Up & Do Something for Others

What’s the secret to happiness and life satisfaction? Is it landing your dream job? Meeting the love of your life? Maybe it’s being able to afford a new sports car, or losing 10 pounds, or traveling to a new place. Or is it something more? Turns out, life satisfaction has more to do with what you do for others and …

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Don’t be Stressed This Holiday Season

Although the holidays can be some of the best times of the year, sometimes they can be really stressful. The high demands and pressures of shopping, cooking, baking, traveling, cleaning, hosting (the list can go on and on), can take a toll. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed from these demands and pressure is totally normal. Here are a few things …

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Bedtime: Not Just for Kids

I’m not afraid to say it–I have a bedtime. Normally this is anywhere between 10 and 11 at night (depending on when I finish up my work). Most people tend to focus on the amount of sleep they get when in reality, regularity is just as important. Having a sleep routine can lower your risk of obesity, hypertension, high blood …

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How To: Deal With Conflict

Conflict is something we all have to deal with, but also something that no one likes to deal with. For the most part, none of us have control over when conflict occurs or how extreme the conflict may be. What we do have control over, is how we react. If you tend to get anxious when dealing with conflict, focusing …

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How to Stop Taking Criticism Personally

Does anyone really like criticism? I don’t think so. As humans, we want to be liked, fit-in, and interact positively with others. So, naturally, when someone begins to criticize us or our work, we can take it personally. Sometimes we might overreact, get defensive, or feel the need to attack back. First off–let’s not. It’s understandable why you’d feel this …

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10 Sleep Tips To A Better Nights Rest

Sleep deprivation is something that affects many of us. That feeling of waking up in the morning refreshed and ready to go is one that a lot of people wish for. A good night’s rest is everything and then some. Many underestimate the strengths resting has on our bodies. Sleep deprivation can lead to different chronic disease such as diabetes, …

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Just Breathe

Deep breathing is one of many ways to relieve your stress and help you relax. Breathing has a lot to do with your body and how you feel both physically and mentally. You can practice these breathing exercises anywhere you are and at any time, so they are great for relieving anxiety and making you feel good. These breathing techniques …

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Make the Most of Your Mental Health Day

With more light being shed on the importance of mental health, more schools, employers, and organizations are acknowledging the need for mental health days. Different social environments can influence stress levels. For example, a student could be stressed for academic reasons. An employee could be stressed about their reports due at the end of the week. Everyone has different reasons …

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Wait…Too Much Caffeine is a Thing?

As with all things, there’s a fine line between consuming something too much. Caffeine, especially, is no stranger to this. If you’re currently in school or working full-time, I’m sure at some point or another, you’ve experienced some side effects from over-consuming caffeine. How much is too much? It’s hard to pinpoint an exact amount because everyone’s tolerance, sensitivity levels, …

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Mid-Semester Burnout?

Well, everyone, we’ve made it (halfway). But now that mid-semester is here, so is the burnout. Burnout tends to get the best of us, and most of the time, we don’t even notice burnout till it’s really affecting us. You’re not alone in this though, at one time or another, we’ve all experienced burnout to some degree. Burnout can be …

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