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How to react less and enjoy more this holiday season

Rate this article and enter to winThe holidays are coming up, and I know two things for certain: (1) My aunt will re-gift me an old book and pretend she bought it for me,...
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5 things you didn’t know about vaping

Rate this article and enter to winBy now, you’ve probably seen people puffing on all sorts of odd-looking devices, walked through clouds of vapor on the street, and maybe even tried an e-cigarette yourself....
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With someone who drank too much? How you can help

Rate this article and enter to winDoes this sound familiar? You’re out with your friends and everyone is enjoying themselves—swaying to the music, unwinding, and perhaps having a few drinks. But you notice one...
Opioid epidemic: What it looks like, what it means, & what to do

Opioid epidemic: What it looks like, what it means, & what to do

Rate this article and enter to win What do you know about opioid abuse and addiction? Take our quiz to see how your knowledge compares to other students’, and find answers to questions like these:...
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Ask a pharmacologist: Can I take something to boost my brain?

Rate this article and enter to winAssignments accumulating? Exams coming up? Halfway through this semester, you may be wondering how you’ll make it all happen. As a pharmacologist on a large campus, I routinely...
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When is marijuana use a problem? And why that’s hard to answer

Rate this article and enter to winAs marijuana laws become more forgiving in Colorado and other states, marijuana may be more accessible. For anyone who’s using (or considering using) marijuana, it’s important to unravel...
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Vaping: What we know so far — & what we don’t

Rate this article and enter to winWhen e-cigarettes hit the market 10 years ago, they were advertised as a clean, safe alternative to traditional smoking. To some extent, that may be true; they do...
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The student guide to going out

Rate this article and enter to winGoing to a party? Or throwing one? Party-throwers and party-goers play a vital role in shaping the culture of your campus. Party-throwers are the social engineers who design...
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The power of placebo: Is it the alcohol – or is it partly in...

Rate this article and enter to winThe minimum legal age for drinking alcohol in the US is 21.Anyone who has tried alcohol knows that it affects how we feel, communicate, and behave. After a...
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The new smoking scene: What does it mean for you?

Rate this article and enter to winWhoever said “life is measured by the moments that take your breath away” probably wasn’t talking about cigarettes. Or about other features of the contemporary smoking scene, like...