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Career Exploration

After meeting with several students over the last few years about the same things, I’ve determined that “freaking out” about their career-related future is a completely normal experience (seems to be worst for sophomores and seniors). “I don’t know if I chose the right major.” “Should I switch majors?” “How do I know what I’m […]

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Whole Fruits or Vegetables, or Juices: Which Packs the Most Punch?

We all know that fruit and vegetables are the cornerstone of a healthy diet.  Government health recommendations state that most of us should be eating two cups of fruit and two and a half cups of vegetables each day.  But how many of you choose your servings of fruits and vegetables from juice drinks? While […]

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Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Hard work is valued in many cultures, and it often takes hard work and thoughtfulness to make sure you are productive in the various roles you serve. In the workplace, productivity is required for those that desire to keep their jobs.  For those of you that might be struggling with productivity at work (or home), […]

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Top 5 Leadership Books for College Students

You may be interested in reading books to learn how to develop leadership qualities. At the same time, if you put “leadership books” into a search engine, you will likely receive over 50 million results. Students frequently ask me for suggestions on leadership readings. Thus, I wanted to share my top 5 recommendations for leadership […]

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There’s an app for that 2: Apps that can help you be safe, healthy, and productive

Get tired of calling your landlord when you’re locked out of your apartment? Wish you knew more about harmful chemicals that could be in your food or cleaning supplies? Don’t have time to read articles when you see them, but then struggle to find them later? There’s an app for that! In follow-up to the […]

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Dump My Caffeine Habit…NOOOO (Really, I don’t have to?)

It is well documented that caffeine is a stimulant, meaning that it can increase alertness. In fact, we all know that too much caffeine can disrupt sleep patterns, causing a myriad of health issues. But, do you need to cut out caffeine completely in order to get a good night’s sleep? Researchers have discovered that […]

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There’s an App for That! Using MyPlate Text Messaging!

We all know that making good food choices during college can be difficult. You are busy attending classes, working, completing homework or hanging out with friends. Before you know it you have put on a little weight. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on tools to help you make better food choices and […]

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You Are What You Eat: Can Diet REALLY Impact Depression????

********************** Julia MacKenzie, guest author   With major depressive disorder (MDD) being so prevalent in the United States today, it is imperative that researchers determine how to stop the rise of this disorder. 19% of people diagnosed with MDD live in the United States. This statistic puts America as the second leading country for prevalence […]

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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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Eating on a Budget: 5 Ways to Fill Your Belly When Your Wallet is Empty

Eating healthy does not have to be expensive.  Here are 5 ways to stretch your food budget: 1.       Drink More Water Instead of spending money on bottled drinks, invest in a filtered water bottle and refill often! Bottled water is no different from tap water in terms of safety. If you’re not a fan of […]

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