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Finding harmony: Strategies for successfully sharing living spaces

Rate this article and enter to winLiving with roommates, like any relationship, needs to be handled with care and respect. For those who are transitioning from life in a traditional dorm to a suite...
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Look up!: Is your smart phone replacing your social life?

Rate this article and enter to winSmartphones are integrated into our lives—almost as much as toothbrushes, textbooks, and cat videos. By 2013, nearly three out of four college students had a smartphone. “Meeting someone...
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The balance beam: Prioritizing & managing your time

Rate this article and enter to winElizabeth M., a Texas Ph.D. student, only has time to write her thesis at night. She used to come home from school, head to a bedroom to work,...
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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 aren’t terribly effective at changing other people’s...
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Active listener or problem solver? How to help friends through tough times

Rate this article and enter to winMost of us have had someone we’re close to struggle through a rough patch. Wanting to help the person feel better, we may try to offer a quick...
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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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Turn conversations into connections: Tips on meeting people and building friendships

Rate this article and enter to winAs we navigate the world of change and opportunity in school, camaraderie can serve as the backbone of our experiences. Friends can make us feel happier, healthier, and...
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How do you identify?: Exploring the labels of sexual identity

Rate this article and enter to winLabels: they’re everywhere. We use them to identify food, clothing brands, and where to send a package. Labels are also sometimes used to describe ourselves and other people.Especially...
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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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Make your time count: Keeping friends and family part of the equation

Rate this article and enter to winWhen school is a big priority, it can be challenging to find time to spend with friends and family. But studies show that spending time with loved ones...