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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Quizlet App

Apps + podcasts we love: Quizlet

Martin M., third-year student at San Bernardino Valley College, California “Not going to lie, I usually don’t want to study for my classes. That may have something to do with Netflix and YouTube being readily...
Guy looking in the mirror

Ask the doc: “Is it normal for moles to appear a lot more when...

—Lizette G., University of the District of Columbia, Washington DCYes. It’s very common for people to acquire and lose moles over the course of their lifetime. Mole accumulation peaks in the 30s and after...
Girl peeking through her hand

Ask the counselor: “How can I be less insecure?”

—Adam C.*, University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC (*Name changed)Congratulations! You’ve already completed the first step in becoming less insecure. You’re asking what you can do, which shows you already have confidence...
barbell in crosstraining gym

Ask the trainer: “I’d like to start lifting weights, but I never have before....

—Naomi H.,* University of Maryland(*Name changed)Lifting weights can be intimidating to newcomers. It’s a whole new world of machines, dumbbells, and ’80s headbands (the last one is optional). Resistance training is important, however, for...
Assortment of tea, honey, and fruit on a table

Ask the doc: “What are the best things to eat and drink when you...

—Karina A., California State University, FresnoColds are pretty common, especially when you’re sharing your space with thousands of other students on campus. And if you’re run down with the sniffles, your appetite is probably...
lonely girls on stairs

Ask the counselor: “How do you differentiate normal sadness from clinical depression?”

—Olivia C.*, California State University, Northridge(*Name changed)Sometimes we just feel blah. Nothing seems to be going right and all we want to do is crawl into bed and get away from life for a...
Man stretching

Ask the trainer: “How do you stay motivated to work out?”

—Rachael T., University of WyomingOnce you get over the initial ugh, starting a workout program can be pretty exciting—and the motivation tends to come more easily in the beginning. But as time goes on,...
Winter Wellness

Winter Wellness

Whether you’ve lived in Nebraska for years or merely since August, adjusting to the chilly weather is challenging for most.While it might be tempting in this earlier period of transition to put off grabbing...
Patient receiving blood pressure check

Ask the doc: “What can I do about my high blood pressure?”

—Blake B.*, Ashford University, San Diego, California(*Name changed)While it’s unusual for college students to have high blood pressure, it’s by no means unheard of, especially as rates of activity decline and rates of obesity...
Pensive African American female

Ask the counselor: “How do I survive in a racist community?”

—Gala C., Dordt College, IowaIt’s not easy being in a community that you feel has hatred toward others because of their race. It’s stressful to hear negative comments or see discrimination and feel like...