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good energy-boosters for students

Good Energy-Boosters for Students

Whether they’re studying for quizzes, doing homework, or sitting in class, students need the right amount of energy to get through the day. For this reason, it’s not rare for students to turn to energy drinks to boost their focus. However, there are much healthier ways to do this. To help you boost your focus […]

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How College Students Can Cope with Mental Illness and Stress

College students have always struggled with mental stress and anxiety. Graduating from high school, usually in a family-based setting, and transitioning to a college program, even if still living at home, requires major adjustments. Some students are not ready at first for the pressures of college and earning top grades to ensure a good job […]

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How to Not Lose Your Mind Working Through College

As a busy and hard-working college student, you’re likely feeling a lot of pressure. It’s challenging going to class, making time for friends, and keeping a job. At times, you might barely get to class on time, let alone finish tying your shoelaces. You’re probably doing everything you can to excel in your studies. After […]

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The Lifelong Effects of Smoking All Young Adults Should Know

According to the CDC, nearly 20 percent of people admitted to trying cigarettes before the age of 18. This trend is very disturbing and must decrease. Perhaps, if we discuss the lifelong effects of smoking, young people will think twice about lighting up. The Lungs Cigarettes contain harmful chemicals that can cause irreparable damage to […]

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5 Ways To Manage Your Asthma While at College

When you suffer from asthma, you need to have control over your environment so that you can limit your exposure to allergens. But if you’re a college student living in the dorms, unfortunately, this level of management is never fully attainable. Student housing is often a breeding ground for germs and allergens, making it very […]

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Student Health: 4 Ways To Stop a Cold Before It Starts

As a college student, there are a lot of things that keep you busy—and all of them require you to be at your best. Whether it be classes, homework, exams, or your extracurricular activities, maintaining your physical and mental well-being is the key to lasting success. However, with a hectic lifestyle such as this, it’s […]

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Dangers of Falling Into Fad Diets in College

University students and weight gain stereotypes have gone together for quite a long time. In the U.S., many new students struggle with the “Freshman 15,” a label describing how easy it is to put on extra weight in school when you’re surrounded by food constantly. Gaining weight in college can also be a problem due […]

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3 Treatments for Mesothelioma

For many people, going to the doctor provides peace of mind that their bodies are in good health, and they are doing what they can to ensure longevity and quality of life. However, just one appointment can change that sense of peace. If you end up with a life-threatening or terminal illness diagnosis, it can […]

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Hydration Dos and Don’ts for Athletes

Coaches and online fitness gurus are always exhorting athletes and followers to stay hydrated. Unfortunately, they don’t often say much about how much or what you should drink, or when. Both too little fluid and too much can be life-threatening. Hydration dos and don’ts for athletes apply to professionals, school athletes, and weekend warriors alike. […]