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Motivation validation: Who and what are you here for?

Rate this article and enter to winWhy are you a student, anyway? Why we’re doing <whatever thing> is a question to ask yourself at certain points in life. If your choices don’t seem to...
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How to handle a passive-aggressive roommate: Even if it’s you

Rate this article and enter to winA housemate getting passive-aggressive can make you want to move time zones away. You may be familiar with sneak attacks by roommates, like procrastinating on emptying the trash,...
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The pursuit of perfection: What is the cost of your high standards?

Rate this article and enter to winIt’s four in the morning, and you’re triple-checking the details of your research proposal or paper. You don’t submit your draft presentation because it’s too rough, even though...
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Fling or forever? How to find what you’re looking for

Rate this article and enter to winRelationships come in all shapes and sizes, just like people. We seem to be a culture obsessed with romance, sex, and attraction. Whether you’re looking for something deep...
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Life’s obstacle course: Strategies to keep your studies on track

Rate this article and enter to winThere will be many challenges during your college career. Most can be anticipated, such as tough exams and lengthy papers. But other issues—like personal illness, financial hardship, or...
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Check your anxiety: Students share what works (and what doesn’t)

Rate this article and enter to winAcademics. Relationships. Family. Finances. Competition. Decisions. Obligations. Student life is filled with stress generators. Stress is normal, but it can cause anxiety, and sometimes that anxiety becomes severe...
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Sexual assault awareness month

Rate this article and enter to winThis April, schools nationwide will take part in National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual...
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Too much, too little: Recognizing disordered eating habits

Rate this article and enter to winIn college, students are typically faced with many challenges, some rewarding, and others that give new meaning to the word “stress.” There are many productive ways to deal...
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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...
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Students’ stories: Surviving sexual assault and other trauma

Rate this article and enter to winThe process of surviving sexual assault, sexual abuse, and other traumatic experiences is unique to each individual and can be difficult to predict. “There’s no right way to...