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The Finals Week Survival Guide to Studying

Every corner of every floor of every library on campus is inhabited by students. The bitter scent of coffee is pungent in the air. Students have entered in unspoken pacts of silence, only broken by lengthy sighs. Christmas may be on the horizon, but holiday cheer is nowhere in sight. …

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Hurricanes 101: What, Why & How

If you have glanced at the tv or scrolled through your social media feeds in the past few weeks, it would have been impossible to miss the plethora of news coverage on the recent hurricanes that have hit the United States and its territories. It goes without saying that these …

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A Ketogenic Diet Will Give You a Longer Life

In today’s culture, information on dieting and fitness is widespread across both traditional and social media. It is a popular topic of conversation and many people are persuaded by the promise of one fad diet or another in order to trim off those five pounds that accumulated over last Christmas. …

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High Intensity Exercise Can Counteract a Fast Food Diet

After the release of the popular documentary, “Super Size Me”, the effects of a diet high in fast food are widely known. These high calorie foods are often loaded with saturated and trans fats and can be high in sodium. Too many of the fats and sugars that make fast …

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Higher voices in fertile women

It has long been confirmed in research (and in practice) that a woman’s body goes through many changes during her cycle of fluctuating hormones. Particularly during the fertile window, where estrogen levels reach their peak, a woman may be experiencing subtle changes in behavior. These behaviors may increase her chances …

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23andMe Receives FDA Approval for Health Reports

After being banned in November in 2013 by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, 23andMe suffered huge losses financially and they lost about half of their new user signups. They were no longer allowed to give personalized health reports on specific conditions, that is, until now. The genetic testing company …

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The Truth about Sugar Addiction

The global issue of obesity has become one of the greatest threats to human health and has risen to epidemic proportions. More than 30% of Americans suffer from obesity and the many health problems that tend to accompany this condition. It can cause inflammation which leaves those who are overweight …

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Phubbing: Is your Phone Ruining your Relationship?

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders, affecting millions of people worldwide and posing a significant public health issue. When examining the main factors that lead to depression, it may not surprise you to learn that marital discord is high on that list. When married couples experience …

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How to Train Your Dog: Treat or Praise?

Although it may seem that your dog is highly motivated by food as they beg for scraps at the dinner table, a new study at Emory University suggests that dogs respond equally to praise, and in some cases are actually more motivated by praise than food. When a dog is …

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The Truth About Red Wine

Scientific publications have always been deeply disconnected from their portrayal in the media. Unfortunately, the material in a meticulously crafted publication is often diluted to an exaggerated headline and a three paragraph description, if you’re lucky. By the time a publication gets into the hands of a journalist, the juicy …