Health Hack: Keeping Active During the Winter

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back into the swing of things! Whether you’re going back to work or school, it’s a brand-new year which means a the chance to start a brand-new routine that you can stick to. So, how do you keep active during the winter months? We’ve got

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Practicing Random Acts of Kindness

Now is the time to slow down and reflect on the past year; to look at what we’ve accomplished in 2013 and chart where we are headed in the new year. It is also a chance to spend some quality time with family and friends. Sometimes, however, without a strong support group, the holidays can be the

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Transcending Holiday Stress

It’s that time of the year again! The holidays are quickly approaching and everyone is in a frenzy. You’re thinking of what to get your loved ones or what to bring to a family dinner and if it will burn a hole through your wallet. Now it’s time to stop stress and… Set a Shopping Budget.

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Finals Frenzy: Healthy Winter Snacks

It’s the happiest season of all! The holidays are upon us, and suddenly, sleigh bells are ringing and the smell of hot chocolate permeates the air. My roommates elf of the shelf is situated comfortably inside a bright pink fuzzy Juicy Couture stocking and The Grinch is playing in the background on our television. But

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Avoiding Overindulgence During the Holidays

Too much turkey? A mountain of mashed potatoes? It happens to the best of us. The holiday season can become a nightmare for your waistline if you’re not mindful. It’s important to think about your plan of action before you dive into all the holiday goodies that you family will make. It’s okay to indulge a

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Cold Weather Winter Workouts

By: Ashley Yenick, Merrimack College  As a native northeasterner, I know that there are some wicked winters. It’s way too cold in the dorm, you don’t want to walk to the gym; you just aren’t in the mood— but what if your workouts were fun? Lucky West Coast gals have the luxury of wonderful weather all

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Study Savvy: Your Brain on Sugar

By: Emma Martin, Ithaca College What is your go-to snack when cramming for a big exam? A sugared-up cup of coffee to propel you through the night? A candy bar to spike your energy? Or do you retreat to a cream-covered donut to console your misery? As it turns out, all that sugar may be

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Benefits of Oils: A Getting Started Guide

By: Emma Martin, Ithaca College Just a few years ago, and the very mention of “oil” left the health conscious everywhere in shivers. Low fat was ALL the rage, and oil was considered an evil food group that should be completely avoided. Diet crazes usually ignore a couple of key points. One of these is

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Prescription Drug Dangers

   By Emily Roseman, Alumna of American University Trendy shirts sweat pants and hoodies adorned by emaciated models with coy smiles across their faces. Each one given their own ‘team’ logo to sport on the back. What do the models have displayed on the backs of their jerseys? Not football. ‘Designer drugs;’ with an even more

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5 Healthy Snacks for Girls-on-the-Go!

  By: Beatrice Rivera, Rutgers University As a commuter student, I find it difficult at times to eat healthy. Some days, I leave campus at 6 p.m. or later, and by the time I arrive home, I’m exhausted! What we choose to eat plays an important factor in our daily performance, as well as our

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