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Exercise and Coping with Anxiety

Starting college is an exciting step in one’s life; however, it can be stressful at times, especially during midterms and finals. As a matter of fact, according to a study conducted by MentalHelp in 2016, “89 percent of

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Mental Health Tips for Going Back to School

Going back to college or university can be a stressful event, especially during a pandemic. A rise in stress and mental health issues is becoming more common, especially for those who were stuck at home and studied in

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4 Reasons Why Writing a To-Do List Can Improve Your Sleep

To-do lists are commonly associated with productivity, motivation, and getting organized. However, the benefits of to-do lists don’t end there. Writing to-do lists has yet another positive effect – improving your sleep. As unusual as it may seem

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What is Toxic Positivity?

Positivity and optimism are commonly seen as valuable to one’s mental health and well-being. However, experiencing negative emotions and responding to a negative situation is completely natural. On social media, it is common to see quotes that encourage

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How to Become Your Own Best Friend

Friendship is an important and enjoyable aspect of life. It brings new experiences and opportunities to relate to others, but have you ever considered developing a friendship with yourself? In many instances, we see ourselves only in relation

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Going on Social Media Cleanse

Starting an Instagram Cleanse In the world of health and wellness, it is not uncommon to hear recommendations for starting a juice cleanse or a dietary detox in order to remove toxins from your body and improve overall

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5 Steps to Getting Out of a Creative Funk

Last month, I had just bought a new spiral-bound sketchbook and flipped open to the first page, excited to create something new and exciting! But, nothing happened. I sat and stared at this blank page feeling stuck. It

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The Pursuit of Mental Health in Goal-Oriented Society

Goal-Oriented Society Living in a goal-oriented society, I am often preoccupied with the task of collecting an array of tangible achievements in order to reinforce a personal sense of value. My accomplishments in school, research, networking, and professional

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Waking Up Black

My legs feel extra heavy today which isn’t surprising because it’s the third time this week. It started the morning after a colleague asked why my hair wasn’t “all crazy” that day – I believe they were referring

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4 Sleep Tips to Help Reduce COVID-19 Anxiety

The world today is entirely different ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the widespread circulation of this disease, most of our lives have been affected to a certain extent. Many lost their jobs, while

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