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Ask the counselor: “How do I know if I found the right psychologist for...

A counselor discusses how to choose the right psychologist for your individual needs.
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Why you probably need more sleep—and how to get it

Sleep deprivation can affect more than just your tiredness; it can have a major impact on your immune system, weight, stress level, and focus.
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How to have the best back-to-school transition

A recent graduate reflects on what transition angst feels like, and our counselor suggests resources and strategies that help.
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Social support: The most overlooked self-care routine

Rate this article and enter to winI began feeling pretty out of it when I was 18. I had just started college after moving away from a tight-knit friend group in my hometown and...
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Talk it out: The science behind therapy and how it can help you

Rate this article and enter to winNew class expectations, new living situations, and navigating newfound independence can give us all the feels—from super psyched to super stressed. Even if you’re loving your student life,...
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Check your anxiety: Students share what works (and what doesn’t)

Rate this article and enter to winGrades. Roommates. Relationships. Competition. Decisions. Obligations. Finances. College life is filled with stress generators. Stress is normal, but it can cause anxiety, and sometimes that anxiety becomes severe...
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Brain awareness week

This month (March 16—22) brings us Brain Awareness Week: seven days in the year when scientists tell us how much they’re learning about our brains and ask for funding so they can learn more....