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Family Matters: How Family Meal Patterns Create LifeLong Habits

********************Melissa Crone, guest author As we grow out of adolescence many of the eating habits that were instilled in our childhood impact the choices we make as adults. These choices can define the quality of our lives.  For example, we have all heard of the health benefits of eating breakfast. Did you eat breakfast every […]

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You had me at…,”Would you like some water?”

It is a challenge to stay properly hydrated, especially during summer.  Hydration status is essential in improving one’s overall health and well-being and plays a vital role in both physical and cognitive functioning.  Water plays numerous roles in the body (e.g. regulating body temperature, controlling blood pressure, and transporting nutrients) making daily consumption essential. Even […]

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Don’t Deprive…Eat for Your Body and THRIVE!

We are constantly bombarded with messages about our weight.  We are told that thinness equals beauty and that being fat is a bad, shameful thing.  We receive conflicting information about the best ways to maintain a healthy body, and fad crash diets are regularly promoted in the media.  It’s no wonder that many of us […]

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Eating for Energy: 4 Easy Tips

We get it – you’re busy. You barely have time to sleep, much less go to the gym or cook a homemade meal. You fall asleep in class or at your desk, and you zone out every 15 minutes.  The good news is that nutrition can help improve your energy situation. The bad news is […]

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Coping with the Divorce of Your Parents

Many of you have a range of stressful daily experiences, and coping with families issues, such as the divorce of your parents may be one of them. There are programs to help parents cope with the divorce and programs for younger children, but emerging adults are also influenced by the divorce of their parents. I […]

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Whether or not to attend your own graduation ceremony

With graduation quickly approaching, whether or not to walk has been a popular conversation among my friends and I. Some of friends are walking across the stage, and some are not. I ultimately decided to, and here are some things I considered… Are you being recognized? Yes, many of us want to be modest, but […]

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Expectations vs Reality of Social Media Experiences

I saw this YouTube video last year, and I thought it was brilliantly done and wanted to share. The video depicts the expectations and realities of meeting, or rather, reconnecting with a romantic interest via Facebook. Social networking use has been associated with lower levels of social well-being; for example, more social media and smart […]

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Depression May Not Be What You Think!

Anyone can struggle with depression.  Kevin Breel discusses depression in this Ted Talks video, “Depression May Not Be What You Think.” He says that everyone sees him as a typical teenager, but he sees himself differently. He is an individual that battles depression. Kevin makes the point that there are misconceptions about depression, stating that […]

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What Do You Wish You Knew Before College?

What do you wish you knew before you went to college? Do you have any hints for those starting an academic journey? Hannah Flom writes of the 14 things she wished she had known before college. I think her list is fun; you can go over to Thought Catalog to read the entire post. Some […]

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The Importance of Self-Care

In today’s busy, do-it-all world, many of us are overburdened with responsibilities and never-ending to do lists. In an attempt to be the best student/friend/partner/employee/etc., we often forget the most important thing – taking care of ourselves. Whether you’re completing your internship, your final year(s) of college, or on the job market, stress is inevitable. […]

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