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A Great Day Starts with a Great Morning

Imagine the following scenario: you oversleep your alarm, stub your toe getting out of bed, it’s raining cats and dogs outside, and you’re out of coffee. Immediately you think to yourself, “this is the worst day ever!” And there you have it: you just set your intention for the day. Those six little words determined the kind of day you’re …

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Overcoming Being Overwhelmed

It’s that point in the semester where deadlines that once seemed so far away are quickly approaching, I’m finding myself feeling extremely overwhelmed. I consider myself to be pretty organized and on top of my responsibilities such as work and assignments, however lately I just feel like I am never ahead of the game. I realize that this is a …

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How to “Undiet”

Fad diets have become extremely popular for rapid weight loss. They are often nutritionally unbalanced and ineffective for sustainable weight loss. Nutritionists are now finding that the healthiest new diet might not be a diet at all. Meghan Telpner, author of “UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health,” explains that an undiet approach is all about finding a sustainable diet …

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Blue Light and Our Sight

We can’t deny that our screen time has drastically increased over the past decade. A 2014 Nielsen report found that the average adult logs about 11 hours of screen time a day. Consequently, looking at a screen for extended periods of time leaves your eyes feeling strained, dry and blurry. Cell phone, computer and television screens emit a type of …

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Rejection: Why It May be Your Friend

So you were rejected from the job you interviewed for. Now what? Everyone, at some point in their careers, experiences rejection. It feels pretty disappointing – right? Especially if it was a job or internship you were really excited about. No matter how bummed you are, your next few steps can make or break you. Step 1: Take a Deep …

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Feeling Anxious? Rethink Your Nutrition

The National Institute of Health states that anxiety disorders are the most common illness in the US, affecting nearly 18% of the population. While there are various therapy and medication options, most people who suffer from anxiety don’t realize how their overall nutrition may be affecting their condition. If you find yourself feeling anxious, these are some nutritional strategies that …

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When Life Knocks You Down…Stand Back Up

Last week was one of “those” weeks. Nothing was going my way. Back luck was my middle name. Life just kept knocking me down. Check it out… Hurdle #1: Hanging out with my roommate in the kitchen. Making dinner, laughing and talking about the weekend. So I go to open my kitchen cabinet and a tub of peanut butter falls …

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An Act of Kindness a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

“The noblest act is that of making others happy.”— P.T. Barnum Altruism is most commonly described as a selfless act that benefits solely the individual acted on. Research says that those who partake in altruistic acts regularly may be gaining more than their recipients. Physical Health One study performed by psychologist David McClelland at Harvard University observed students watching a …

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Little Ways that Stress Negatively Affects Your Life

Like it or not, but stress is inevitable. Trying to balance your career, schooling, friends, family, and health can be overwhelming. Throw unexpected occurrences like illness, failures, crises, and deadlines into the ring, and you’ve set yourself up for the perfect storm. Most of us are aware of the obvious drawbacks of stress like breakouts and poor quality sleep. However, …

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How do your needs stack up?

In 1943, Abraham Maslow determined that four basic needs must be met in order to begin the process of self-actualization: physiological, safety, belongingness, and esteem.  This would later become known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the foundational model for modern psychology and behavioral theory. Maslow determined that should any of these needs go unfulfilled or become deficient, ones’ health would …

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