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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 are not terribly effective at changing other...
Healthy Buffs: Good vibes

Healthy Buffs: Good vibes

“Treat yourself” is one of those mantras we all can get behind, and research shows that it really does improve our mood in the moment. A recent study also found that when we treat...
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Speaking, performing, presenting? How to turn fear into fuel

Rate this article and enter to winArticles about performance anxiety, aka “stage fright,” usually start the same way: Surveys reveal that Americans fear public speaking more than anything else, including death. Well, I’m pleased...
Ask The Question

Ask The Question

Suicide – it’s not an easy topic to talk about, but it is so important. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college-aged students. Whether you or someone you care about is having...
Healthy Buffs: Supporting a friend

Healthy Buffs: Supporting a friend

Making connections with others is an important part of the university experience. Drinking alcohol or using other drugs are sometimes seen as a vehicle for socializing*. It’s helpful to consider how these might impact the...
Healthy Buffs: Keeping it in perspective

Healthy Buffs: Keeping it in perspective

Social media can be a place to keep up with friends, make plans or hear about events. At the same time, it can be a bombardment of news and information, which may get stressful....
Pills, Rings and Hormonal Things

Pills, Rings and Hormonal Things

We’ve all heard the term “birth control” before, but what is it really? From the pill to the implant, people use birth control for a number of reasons. Steffie Goodman, a nurse midwife at...
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Healthy Buffs: STI Testing

When we talk about sexual health, many of us get a little uncomfortable. But why? We aren't afraid to talk about getting the flu virus or strep throat. Are chlamydia bacteria or herpes viruses...
Healthy Buffs: How to help a friend with an eating disorder

Healthy Buffs: How to help a friend with an eating disorder

Eating disorders can be hard to talk about. They can be even harder to talk about when you’re concerned about a friend. Starting the conversation and connecting a friend to resources is important in...
Healthy Buffs: Three tips for better relationships

Healthy Buffs: Three tips for better relationships

Whether it’s a significant other, a roommate or a family member, a meaningful relationship with another person can be a source of fun, support and happiness. To keep these relationships working well, we all have to...