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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tame the tension: Science-backed ways to talk it out

Rate this article and enter to win How often are you baffled by someone’s refusal to share (or even see) your point of view? As a species, humans are not terribly effective at changing other...

Suicide prevention: What to do when a friend needs help

Rate this article and enter to winHave you been worried about a friend, roommate, or classmate who is increasingly withdrawn, behaving recklessly, or hinting at self-harm? Joining a college campus means joining a community—and...

Students get real about race—and how to help each other

Rate this article and enter to winIn a recent survey by SH101, close to 1,000 students described incidents of racial bias that they’ve observed or experienced, usually in school. We asked students and experts...
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Drinking? 7 ways to get what you want from it

 Having the drink without the downsideDo you choose to drink alcohol? If so, chances are you’re interested in figuring out how to get alcohol’s buzz (feeling chatty, relaxed, and socially connected) while avoiding its negative effects (feeling tired,...
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Drinking? The science of the buzz and how you can control it

 The science of drinking: How to make it work better for youIf you choose to drink alcohol, you’re likely familiar with the relaxed, chatty buzz that may come early in the evening—and the slump that sometimes...
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Quiz: What kind of a roommate are you?

Rate this article and enter to winOne way to find out is to live with someone for a year, ask them to review your roommate performance, and brace yourself for the verdict. Another way...
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Best friends for never?: “How I handled my frenemy”

Rate this article and enter to winEver had a friend who routinely made you feel unhappy about yourself and your life? Just as positive relationships are known to be good for our emotional and...
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Just dance: 7 reasons to bust a move

Rate this article and enter to winWhether we’re jamming to Wiz Khalifa, rocking out to 1D, or foxtrotting with our beloved, dance makes us feel physically and emotionally revitalized. And any time we could...
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Are you social or nocial?: Take the quiz

Rate this article and enter to winTaylor Swift, the ice bucket challenge, and Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein ads have all “broken the internet,” but what would you do if the interwebs were really down?...
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Are we best friends for life (BFFLs) or frenemies?

Rate this article and enter to winAll relationships have their ups and downs, and it’s normal to have disagreements with friends on occasion. But if someone demands a lot of your energy or leaves...