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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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The drinking myth: What’s true on your campus?

Rate this article and enter to winRyan S., a senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, entered college with the idea that heavy drinking was a common pastime. “A lot of people have...
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Food hacks for an unhealthy world

Rate this article and enter to winOK fine—so we shouldn’t grab a soda or donut on our way to our first class. But when we’re in a hurry, sleepy, stressed, or all out of...
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Fact-check the flu: Immunize yourself against the myths

Rate this article and enter to winThe flu spreads rapidly among students—and so do myths and misunderstandings about what the flu means for them and how to avoid it. We asked a leading expert...
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10 ways to exude confidence (even if you don’t have it)

Rate this article and enter to winWhen dealing with new situations, confidence is often the last thing we feel. Luckily, leading psychologists are now suggesting that confidence can be faked first and felt second....
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3 steps to bounce back from an academic setback

Rate this article and enter to winSometimes grades don’t come out as planned. What can you do if you receive a less-than-ideal grade? The first step is to recognize that it’s okay.Acknowledge the SituationReceiving...
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Smoke and stress: Break the link

Rate this article and enter to winBrittany B., a senior at Oklahoma City University, had her first cigarette when she was 17. It started small, something she did every couple of days with friends....
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Personal mixology: Your body, your life, your limits

Rate this article and enter to winNot all of us can handle the same amount of alcohol. Different body types, genes, minds, and experiences affect our tolerance. Here, five students talk about their relationship...
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The study drug debate: Do they create an academic advantage?

Rate this article and enter to winThe non-prescription use of stimulant drugs, such as Adderall® and Ritalin®, appears to be on the rise. You might hear them nicknamed “study drugs” or “brain steroids,” and...
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Go off the grid: How unplugging can help you unwind

Rate this article and enter to winIn today’s gadget-crazed culture, it’s easy to get lost among a frenzy of text messages, smartphone apps, and social media. According to a recent Student Health 101 survey, 58 percent...